Dogo argentino

dogo argentino

What is a Dogo Argentino used for?

Dog ( domestic dog) The Dogo Argentino is a large, white, muscular breed of dog that was developed in Argentina primarily for the purpose of big-game hunting, including wild boar. The breeder, Antonio Nores Martínez, also wanted a dog that would exhibit steadfast bravery and willingly protect its human companion.

Is the Dogo Argentino A Dangerous Dog?

With his dog-fighting ancestry, dog aggression can be a problem. The Dogo Argentino should be thoroughly socialized with other dogs from an early age. He should not be kept with another dog of the same sex. With his strong prey drive, Dogos should not be kept with cats, either, unless raised with them.

What does a Dogo Argentino look like?

The ideal Dogo Argentino is a study in harmony. He is large, powerful, and athletic. His strong head is supported by a thick, but elegant neck that connects to a balanced body, which is sustained by straight, substantial forelegs and very muscular, medium-angulated hindquarters. The Dogo gives the impression of explosive power and energy.

What is the Dogo Argentino Club of America?

The Dogo Argentino Club of America is the official AKC Parent Club for the Dogo Argentino and has been an active registry and club since 1985. Owning a dog is not just a privilege; it’s a responsibility.

What kind of dog is a Dogo Argentino?

The primary breed used to develop the Dogo Argentino was the Fighting Dog of Cordoba, a now-extinct breed that itself was created from Mastiffs, Bulldogs, Bull Terriers, and Boxers.

Are You Up to the challenge of owning a Dogo Argentino?

The Dogo Argentino requires a strong owner, intense socialization, and a clear understanding of his steely-willed nature. But for those who are up to the challenge – to say nothing of the responsibility – the Dogo Argentino will reward them with a devotion so fierce, many will wonder if they themselves were ever deserving of it.

How did the Dogo Argentino evolve?

Unlike many breeds that evolved organically in a time and place to perform a certain function, the Dogo Argentino was the result of a deliberate act of creation.

Do Dogo Argentino dogs chase cats?

Many Dogo Argentinos also have a high prey drive and will chase cats and other small pets. The Dogo Argentino was methodically developed in the Cordoba region of Argentina in 1928 by Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez, who wished to create a breed as a big-game hunting dog.

What is a Dogo Argentino?

The Dogo Argentino is a large white short-coated dog with muscular and strong body that rarely has any markings (any type of marking or spot on the coat is considered a flaw). While it is not accepted in many of the clubs, a Dogo Argentino can have a black spot on its head known as pirata and it is accepted by the Federación Cinológica Argentina.

What are the best qualities of an Argentine Dogo?

The strong temperament. Argentine Dogos are not Golden Retrievers. The best Dogos are versatile working dogs, capable of learning a great deal, but they have an independent mind of their own and are not pushovers to raise and train.

Can a Dogo Argentino have a black spot on its head?

While it is not accepted in many of the clubs, a Dogo Argentino can have a black or brindle spot on its head known as a pirata and this is accepted by the Federación Cinológica Argentina.

Is the Dogo Argentino legal to hunt?

Hunting and legality. While the Dogo Argentino was bred primarily from the extinct Cordoba Dog, it was bred to be a cooperative hunter, i.e. to accompany other catch dogs and bay dogs on the hunt without fighting with the other dogs. The Dogo Argentino is banned, or has ownership restrictions, in certain countries,...

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