AKC PuppyFinder: Dogo Argentino Puppies
- Breed Traits
- Personality: Loyal, trustworthy, and, above all else, courageous
- Energy Level: Somewhat Active; Dogos require vigorous exercise to stay at their physical and temperamental best
- Good with Children: Better with Supervision
- Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
- Shedding: Infrequent
- Grooming: Occasional
- Trainability: Responds Well
- Height: 24-27 inches (male), 23.5-26 inches (female)
- Weight: 80-100 pounds
- Life Expectancy: 9-15 years
- Barking Level: Barks When Necessary
- Breed Description
The Dogo Argentino, also known as the Argentinian Mastiff, is a relatively new breed, bred in the 1920's as an athletic hunter of big game. His intelligence and strong prey drive are ideal in the field and he'll do especially well with an experienced owner. With plenty of training and exercise, your Dogo Argentino puppy will grow up to be a friendly companion. Keep his mind and body active and you'll be rewarded with a responsive and devoted family member.
- History & Job
Breed History & Job Description: The Dogo’s origin story is unique. The breed was the brainchild of brothers Antonio and Augustin Nores Martinez, teenagers of the 1920s who set out to create a breed that could hunt big game and serve as a trustworthy family companion. Their foundation breed was the fearsome Cordoba Fighting Dog (now extinct), which was interbred over the course of 20 years with nine other breeds. Antonio grew up to be a surgeon, and Augustin became an Argentinean diplomat. Antonio was murdered in 1956, but his brother, thanks to his diplomatic postings, was able to promote his beloved breed around the world.
Dogo Argentinos are generally a healthy breed. Like all breeds there may be some health issues. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Dogo Argentinos are healthy dogs.
Recommended Health Test from the National Breed Club:
- BAER Testing
- Breed Club