Argentine Dogo

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
Originating during the 1920's, the Argentino Dogo 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, Argentino Dogo's became a favorite of those involved in the bloodsport of dog fighting and as a result gained negative notoriety. In 1991 the Argentine Dogo was banned in Britain under the Dangerous Dog Act. They are also banned in Australia.

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With a unique coat, extremely strong jaws, and intense expression, the Argentine Dogo 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.

Does your Argentine Dogo bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
The Argentine Dogo is not recommended for the 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. Argentine Dogo's are loyal and devoted to family and make excellent guardians of their home and territory. They will do well with other pets they have been raised with. They are good with children but should never be left unsupervised. The Argentine Dogo is a 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.
Weekly brushing is required 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. The Argentine Dogo is relatively healthy, although deafness and hip dysplasia can occur.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
The Argentine Dogo coat is glossy, thick, short and is soft in texture. They are constant shedders.
Early intense socialization and obedience training is an absolute must. The Argentine Dogo breed is highly intelligent and training must be done with respect, love, firmness, fairness, and consistency. The Argentine Dogo 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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Argentine Dogo puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Argentine Dogo's thrive on athletic activity and vigorous exercise. They are not recommended for apartment living. They do best in a securely fenced yard. The Argentine Dogo's make good walking and jogging companions provided they are securely leashed and muzzled when in public. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Male: 90-100; Female: 80-90 lbs
Male: 24.5-27.5 ;Female: 23.5-26 inches



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Argentine Dogo Questions

What should I expect to pay for a purebred Argentine Dogo with no reg.papers? I know there are many different options that will set price. Please help

Unless the parents are registered Argentine Dogo's, there is no way to determine if your puppy is purebred of not. If the breeder is able to show you the paper work of the dam and sire, and just has decided not to register the litter then you should only be paying the bare minimum that it would cost to raise the litter. Somewhere in between $500.00 - $850.00 per puppy. Since the breeder is not putting in the effort to produce registerable puppies, then the dog is not worth a registerable puppy amount.

How many puppies does a female Argentine Dogo have?

The average litter size of a Dogo Argentino is between 6 - 8 puppies, but there can be more and there can be less. Having a female x-rayed at between day 55 - 58 will give the breeder an idea of the size, placement and number of puppies.

My Dogo puppy was supposedly a Dogo mix, but he really looks purebred the older he is getting. Migo is white with a butterfly pink nose and oddly enough a half tail. But everything else about him looks purebred.

Unless you are extremely concerned as to the fact that your dog is a Dogo mix or even a pure-bred, you don't need to worry. If you really want to find out if he is truly a mix or a pure-bred, then get him DNA tests. You can buy Doggy DNA tests online and at your vet. Just make sure they have the Dogo in their breed list.

How much does an Argentine Dogo cost?

The Dogo Argentino can cost between $1000.00 - $4000.00 per puppy, depending on breeder, linage, pedigree, show potential, hunting potential, ect. A reputable, responsible and quality breeder is your best bet to get a pup, young dog, or adult that is of a high quality. But there are breed rescues where you can get a pup or dog without the hefty price-tag. But being rescues, you won't know the pedigree of the dog.

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