Good with Kids:
Dogo Argentino was created by Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez in Argentina in 1928. Dr. Martinez crossed several breeds of dog amounting to about 10 breeds with a now-extinct breed of dog from Cordoba. This all white dog was intended to possess the hunting ability and protecting instinct for its owner by its creator â Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez.
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Large dog breed
The Dogo Argentino is a strong, fierce and still loving breed. They were created for the purpose of big game hunting and so display a certain tenacity. However, they were also created to protect and love their family, making them excellent companions.
Working dog breed
The shoulder-height is 61 â 69cm (24 â 27in)
36 â 45kg (80 â 100lb)
The Dogo Argentino is very good with children and makes a good guardian of the home and family. This breed is very playful in nature especially at puppy stage.
The Dogo Argentino comes in short-hair and very easy to care for. Occasional brushing might be required especially when moulting or shedding.
The Dogo Argentino is a highly intelligent dog and very powerful and quite easy to train if the trainer is consistent using loving but firm authority. This breed needs someone who understands how to display leadership meaning that the person has to be firm, confident and consistent.
The Dogo Argentino is a large, well-muscled dog. The deep-set chest is wide. There is an abundance of skin on the muscular neck. The head is massive with a rounded shape from front to the back. The muzzle concaves upwards slightly, with a slight stop and is about the same length as the skull. The jaws are strong. The teeth should meet in a scissors bite. The nose is black. The eyes are set well apart, and are dark brown, light brown or hazel in color. The rims of the eyes should be pink or black. The ears are set high and are usually cropped to make them stand erect, and triangular in shape. The thighs are very muscular with a short hock. There are usually no dewclaws. The thick tail is long and carried naturally low reaching the hock. The thick, glossy coat is white and has no undercoat.