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The Dogo Argentino was developed in Argentina by Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez in the 1920's. Nores Martinez wanted a dog that was a good pack hunter and guardian, but could also be trusted with the family. The base of the Dogo Argentino is the now extinct breed called the Dog of Cordoba.

 

He added:

  • Boxer
  • Bulldog
  • Bull Terrier
  • Dogue de Bordeaux
  • Great Dane
  • Great Pyrenees
  • Irish Wolfhound
  • Pointer
  • Spanish Mastiff

 

 




Dogo's use for:

  • Hunting
  • Tracking
  • Watchdog, Protection, Guarding
  • Schutzhund
  • Military Work
  • Police work
  • Narcotics detection

Characteristics:

  • Loyal
  • Playful
  • Intelligent
  • It’s excellent with children
  • The coat is white, short and glossy
  • The head is convex in the front, with a moderate stop
  • The skull is massive and the jaws are strong and tenacious
  • The muzzle should be about the same length as the skull
  • The eyes should either be dark brown or dark hazel
  • The ears are docked
  • The nose should be black
  • The long tail reaches to the hock
  • The chest is wide and deep giving an impression of strength
  • The skin on the neck is loose
  • Life Expectancy About 10-12 years
  • Needs early socialization with other animals

 

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