Dogo Argentino

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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
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White
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2020

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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 $1,997.50. 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 $4,100 upwards to $9,500 or even more for a Dogo Argentino with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Dogo Argentinos sold is $2,100.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,997.50
Average Price: $2,100.00
Top Quality: $4,100.00 to $9,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 517 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 2020

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 517 Dogo Argentino dogs.
  • 1. Sylvia
  • 2. Zana
  • 3. Bruno
  • 4. Bullet
  • 5. Jade
  • 6. Marco
  • 7. Queen
  • 8. Rockell
  • 9. Ryder
  • 10. Star
  • 11. Tara
  • 12. Brinx
  • 13. Blue
  • 14. Dogo Pup
  • 15. Jemma
  • 16. Rayn
  • 17. Buster
  • 18. Cazador
  • 19. Daisy
  • 20. Gonzo

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Member Since: December 2006
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Show quality Dogos Argentinos with World Champion, Movie Star and First Ranked lineage. Our clients include many international breeders, professionals, hunters and families. Argentum puppies are located in 36 countries, 24 American States and 5 Canadian Provinces over our 15 years as breeeders.We are based in Argentina, the breed’s country of origin. English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese spoken.

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Anonymous asked:
Hello, I just adopted a Dogo. He is very nice and obedient. I am training him every day and I see improvement. He still runs after skateboards and rollerblades though. I am trying to distract him when they appear but it's hard, do you have any recommendations to reduce that behaviour? Since I never had a Dogo and I am trying to do the best I can for him I would love if you could also recommend some literature and some food I could give him. He is 11 months old and I am not sure what food to give him. The shelter got us some but I am not sure that is the best for a Dogo. I hope to hear from a professional to provide the best life possible for Pongo. Thanks a lot

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The Dogo Argentino is a very hardy breed of dog that has a high prey drive. To help curb the behavior of running after skateboarders and rollerbladers, I would suggest a good "Leave It" cue. Get a friend or family member to help you with this. Find your dogs bubble, meaning the space between you and that moving skateboarder where your dog does and then does not react. Once you know the bubble, start there. Using a high value but small treat, have your dog take his eyes off of the skateboarder to look at you when you use the command "Leave it". Start walking parallel to the skateboarder while they move about and continue to encourage your dog to focus on you. As he gets better, get closer and repeat. Then when you can be within a few feet, praise highly and jackpot him with a larger high value treat. Repeat in a secured area with your dog off leash. This way he knows he must ignore those things while both on and off leash. Remember, be firm but gentle with your dog. Use positive reinforcement and never get upset if he looks away. Just redirect him to you, using the treat and if need be, take a step away from the skateboarder to give him more space. It will take time, but if done properly, he will ignore anything when you say Leave It and look to you for further instructions. Make sure to do this while both stopped and moving so he knows that a continuation is coming. Making him sit for too long and doing nothing but staring at you is boring, the skateboarder is not. Be more fun for him to be with. Lastly, have him meet the skateboarder with all the gear on both before and after the training session so that he knows that they are people and he does not need to chase them. Keep the lessons roughly 10 - 15 long, once a day and within 1 - 2 weeks you should have great results.

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The Dogo Argentino is a very hardy breed of dog that has a high prey drive. To help curb the behavior of running after skateboarders and rollerbladers, I would suggest a good "Leave It" cue. Get a friend or family member to help you with this. Find your dogs bubble, meaning the space between you and that moving skateboarder where your dog does and then does not react. Once you know the bubble, start there. Using a high value but small treat, have your dog take his eyes off of the skateboarder to look at you when you use the command "Leave it". Start walking parallel to the skateboarder while they move about and continue to encourage your dog to focus on you. As he gets better, get closer and repeat. Then when you can be within a few feet, praise highly and jackpot him with a larger high value treat. Repeat in a secured area with your dog off leash. This way he knows he must ignore those things while both on and off leash. Remember, be firm but gentle with your dog. Use positive reinforcement and never get upset if he looks away. Just redirect him to you, using the treat and if need be, take a step away from the skateboarder to give him more space. It will take time, but if done properly, he will ignore anything when you say Leave It and look to you for further instructions. Make sure to do this while both stopped and moving so he knows that a continuation is coming. Making him sit for too long and doing nothing but staring at you is boring, the skateboarder is not. Be more fun for him to be with. Lastly, have him meet the skateboarder with all the gear on both before and after the training session so that he knows that they are people and he does not need to chase them. Keep the lessons roughly 10 - 15 long, once a day and within 1 - 2 weeks you should have great results.

Anonymous

As for food, this breed does very well on a high quality grain-free dog food, or dog food with oatmeal or lentils instead of rice, barley or corn. I have three clients with Dogo's, two of them are on a raw diet that they purchase from a dog food company. The raw food comes in patties and they defrost them partially and feed their dogs with that. One is on a beef diet, while the other is on a mixture of turkey and chicken.The third client of mine has their dog on a high quality dog food called Acana. They feed the "Classic Red" to their dog. This flavor has both lentils and oatmeal in it. When choosing a dog food, remember that the first 5 ingredients take up the bulk of the food. You want meat to be the main ingredients in your dogs food. Both meals and whole animal products so you know your dog is getting both muscle meat, organs and bones. For example, the first 5 ingredients for Acana are: Lamb meat meal (23%), steel-cut oats (22%), fresh ranch-raised beef (5%), fresh Yorkshire pork (5%), lamb fat (5%). This means that the food is make up of a least 33% meat right off the bat. There are other meats in this particular bag of dog food as well that add more to the meat side, up to 6 more meat products. But remember, every dog is different, just as every human is. Your dog may need a lower protein level, and budget also plays a part in feeding your dog. I always tell my clients to feed their dogs the best food that suits their specific dog and that they can afford. It does not matter about brand, or popularity, it matters if it works for your dog and your budget. Do some checking around for sources with food suppliers in your area, and I am sure you will find a good quality food for your boy.

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.

Anonymous asked:
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

We had the privilege of our female Dogo Argentino "Beauty " for 12yrs. She became Alpha dog at about 18 months of age. We also had Male German Shepherd, Labrador, and a Mastiff. Beauty was a better protector of children than even their parents. She was extremely loving and respected for her power and temperament by people and all other dogs. She personally took down 2 would be burglars, along with becoming a fixture at the local hospital doing goodwill care for patients. I have had 12 different breeds of dogs. The Dogo Argentino is the absolute best all round quality dog to ever have.

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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Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Having your Yorkie fixed, does not make her less aggressive toward other female dogs. I have one, and I brought in a puppy female Dogo. The Dogo and her were fine together for a couple years. Then the Dogo became became pregnant, she didn't appreciate the Yorkie being so dominant anymore. She began attacking her. Obviously, the Yorkie doesn't have the upper hand in that. You may want to reconsider your options, or you may want to keep them apart, if they are both dominant females.

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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The Dogo needs plenty of daily exercise, because it is a hunting dog, it needs a minimum of 2 to 3 hours per day. Canyons, mountains, deserts are all great terrains for them to explore and give them the exercise they need. They will be destructive if they don't have enough to do. Your cat may not have a problem with other dogs, but the Dogo may have a problem with your cat, unless you get it as a puppy and is introduced properly to the cat and it grows up around him. Dogos will instinctively attack cats, birds, and any other small farm animal.

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Updated: 10/28/2020