Dogo Argentino

Dogo Argentino

Dogo Argentino


: Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez developed Dogo Argentino puppies during the 1920s. He developed them to be fearless big game hunters. Not only are these great as family guard and guide dogs, but they're also used in military and police work. In addition, these dogs were favorites in dog fighting because they gained negative notoriety. They were banned in Britain during 1991 with the Dangerous Dog Act. They're banned in Australia, too.


Dogo Argentinos are an athletic breed and must have vigorous exercise. Apartment living isn't recommended for them. Instead, they should have access to a securely fenced yard. They make great jogging and walking companions as long as they're kept safely leashed and muzzled when in public.


Weekly brushings are required to minimize dead and loose hair on the Dogo Argentino. Only bathe when absolutely necessary with a mild shampoo. They must also have frequent nail clipping. They're relatively healthy even though they can develop hip dysplasia and deafness.


The Dogo Argentino has a unique coat with very strong jaws and an intense expression. They're a muscular breed, very intelligent, mentally stable, and courageous. If they show unprovoked aggressiveness, those dogs are considered to be severely defective.


The coat of the Dogo Argentino is thick, glossy, short and of soft texture. They're constant and heavy shedders.


First time dog owners should not choose Dogo Argentinos. This is a very dominant breed and must have a the same in their owners. New owners must find reputable and ethical breeders to ensure a steady temperament. This breed is devoted and loyal to their family and excels at guarding their territory and home. They do fine with pets that they've been raised with, as well as with children. However, they shouldn't be left alone with children. Dogo Argentinos have an imposing appearance and they display dignity. If you're thinking about adopting a Dogo Argentino, you need to know that they might be targeted for banning laws. Also, some insurance companies might not provide policies to home owners because of the risk of legal issues.


Dogo Argentinos must have intense obedience training and socialization early in life. This is a very intelligent breed so training must be conducted with love, consistency, respect, fairness and firmness. They respond positively to rewards. You risk unpredictable behavior if training is conducted with harshness, tough training methods or kennel isolation. They're very agile and work great in police work and as guide dogs.