Argentine Dogo

Overview

The Dogo Argentino, also known as the Argentine Mastiff, is a large, white, muscular dog that was developed in Argentina primarily for the purpose of big-game hunting, including wild boar; the breeder, Antonio Nores Martínez, also wanted a dog that would exhibit steadfast bravery and willingly protect its human companion. It was first bred in 1928, from the Cordoba Fighting Dog along with a wide array of other breeds including the Great Dane.

Information

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Nicknames
Argentine Mastiff
Hypoallergenic
No
Litter Size
6.0
Breed Type
Purebred
Breed Group
Working
Breed Coat Type
Smooth

Characteristics / Temperament

Dogs have several different traits or characteristics which may or may not be right for you. Learn if the Argentine Dogo has the set of characteristics that are right for you.

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Coat Colors

The recognised colors of the Argentine Dogo are: white.

Life Expectancy

The Argentine Dogo has a life expectancy of 10 to 13 years.

Height and Weight

The Argentine Dogo typically weighs between 45 to 80 pounds, placing it on the heavier end of dog breeds. It's typically 18 to 99 inches in height.
Gender Weight Range Height Range
Male 55 pounds - 80 pounds 20 inches - 99 inches
Feamle 45 pounds - 70 pounds 18 inches - 88 inches

Food Consumption in Cups

The Argentine Dogowill require on average 4.0 cups of dog food daily for proper nutrition.

Argentine Dogo Photos

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History

The fasinating history of the Argentine Dogo below.

In 1928, Antonio Nores Martinez, a medical doctor, professor and surgeon, set out to breed a big game hunting dog that was also capable of being a loyal pet and guard dog. Antonio Martinez picked the Cordoba Fighting Dog to be the base for the breed. This breed is extinct today, but it was said that as a large and ferocious dog, it was a great hunter. Martinez crossed it with the Great Dane, Boxer, Spanish Mastiff, Old English Bulldog, Bull Terrier, Great Pyrenees, Pointer, Irish Wolfhound and Dogue de Bordeaux. Nores Martinez continued to develop the breed via selective breeding to introduce the desired traits.

Health Problems

Learn the common health problems associated with the Argentine Dogo dog breed.

As in the Dalmatian, white Boxer, and the white Bull Terrier, the dogo may experience pigment-related deafness. There is possibility of an approximate 10% deafness rate overall with some dogos afflicted uniaurally (one deaf ear) and some binaurally (deaf in both ears).