Dogo Argentino

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Breed Group: Miscellaneous Class
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Overview
Originating during the 1920's, this breed was developed by Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez to be a fearless big game hunter. They were also used in police and military work as well as a family guard dog and guide dog. However, the Dogo Argentino breed became a favorite of those involved in the bloodsport of dog fighting and as a result gained negative noteriety. In 1991 the Dogo Argentino was banned in Britain under the Dangerous Dog Act. They are also banned in Australia.
Character
With a unique coat, extremely strong jaws, and intense expression, the Dogo Argentino is a muscular breed of Mastiff proportion. This breed is highly intelligent, courageous, and mentally stable. Unprovoked aggressiveness or cowardice is considered to be a severe defect.
Temperament
The Dogo Argentino is not recommended for the novice or first time dog owner. This breed is extremely dominant and requires a dominant owner. It is crucial that new owners find ethical and reputable breeders as a steady temperament is imperative. They are loyal and devoted to family and make excellent guardians of their home and territory. This breed will do well with other pets they have been raised with. They are good with children but should never be left unsupervised. Dogo Argentino's area breed that exhibits dignity and is imposing in appearance. Potential owners need to be aware that this breed may be targeted for banning laws. In addition, insurance companies may refuse to provide homeowner policies due to the risk of legal issues.
Care
Dogo Argentino's require weekly brushing to minimize loose and dead hair. Bathing should only be done when necessary using a mild shampoo or a shampoo formulated for white coats. Frequent nail clipping is required. This breed is relatively healthy, although deafness and hip dysplasia can occur.
Coat
The Dogo Argentino coat is glossy, thick, short, and is soft in texture. They are constant shedders.
Training
Early and intense socialization and obedience training is an absolute must. This breed is highly intelligent and training must be done with respect, love, firmness, fairness, and consistency. The Dogo Argentino responds well to reward. Unpredictable behavior can occur if training is done with harshness, kennel isolation, or a regime of tough training. They excel in agility, as guide dogs, and police work.
Activity
This breed thrives on athletic activity and vigorous exercise. They are not recommended for apartment living. They do best in a securely fenced yard. The Dogo Argentino make good walking and jogging companions provided they are securely leashed and muzzled in public.
Weight
Male: 90-100; Female: 80-90 lbs
Height
Male: 24.5-27.5; Female: 23.5-26 inches
Color(s)
White
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Dogo Argentino puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Dogo Argentino varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Dogo Argentino puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Dogo Argentinos sold is $2,000.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Dogo Argentino with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $3,900 upwards to $7,500 or even more for a Dogo Argentino with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Dogo Argentinos sold is $2,200.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $2,000.00
Average Price: $2,200.00
Top Quality: $3,900.00 to $7,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 368 Dogo Argentino puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Dogo Argentino puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Dogo Argentinos true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Dogo Argentino Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 368 Dogo Argentino dogs.
  • 1. Sylvia
  • 2. Bullet
  • 3. Jade
  • 4. Marco
  • 5. Ryder
  • 6. Zana
  • 7. Bruno
  • 8. Star
  • 9. Brinx
  • 10. Jemma
  • 11. Queen
  • 12. Rayn
  • 13. Rockell
  • 14. Tara
  • 15. Buster
  • 16. Cazador
  • 17. Blue
  • 18. Scuba
  • 19. Dogo Puppy
  • 20. Dreamdogos

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Anonymous asked:
We've had a Weimaraner (VERY dominant female) and 2 Old English Mastiffs. ALL were/are house pets and lap dogs. How active is a Dogo?

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This breed needs a very active owner and lifestyle. As a hunting dog, they are used to running over rough terrain for long distances. The Dogo needs an average of 2 1/2 hours of exercise a day, they are known to be very destructive if not properly exercised every day; rain or shine.

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Is the Dogo Argentino good with kids?

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The Dogo Argentino is not for a first-time owner, they need an experienced dog owner and understanding of the breed. The Dogo Argentino can be just fine with children if raised with them, but all interactions need to be supervised at all times. The Dogo Argentino is a powerful dog and can easily knock a child over by accident, but because the Dogo Argentino has a very high prey drive, they can mistake a child for something fun to chase. So lots of socialization between the dog and child/children need to happen and supervision at all times.

Anonymous

Dogo Argentino's are absolutely amazing with babies and children. Any and all dogs should be socialized with children if they're in the same house. As for mistaking them for prey I don't think so. I've had two dogs and they have never mistaken anything for prey as a matter of fact they would look for children to play with at the park. That's when I didn't even have kids. They're very fun loving dogs that aim to please.

Anonymous asked:
I have a dominant and slightly aggressive 3 year old Yorkie, How will she do with a female Dogo? My Yorkie is not fixed yet, I'm considering getting her fixed since I don't think I am going to breed her. I am also wondering if spaying her will make her less aggressive towards other female dogs?

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If your Yorkie is dominant maybe you shouldn't consider a Dogo…

Anonymous asked:
I want a Dogo Argentino but not really sure if they are legal in the state of Washington. I live in Seattle, WA. I'm 44, in great shape and single. I have a house with fenced yard and I have time for the dog. I'm a full-time student in college. Will the dog accept being around my male cat? My cat is comfortable around any dogs.

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Is it difficult to be the pack leader with Dogo Argentinos?

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As long as you are naturally firm and consistent, being the pack leader with Dogo's is not difficult.

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Updated: 9/19/2017