Historically, the Dogo Argentino emerged in the 1920's as a result of Antonio Nores Martinez and Agustin combining the genetics of approximately 10 of the worlds most well-loved breeds including but not limited to the Pointer, the Boxer, the Spanish Mastiff, and the Great Dane. Characteristically then, it is not difficult to understand why the Dogo Argentino is rapidly becoming known as one of the most adored, athletically developed, naturally protective, and intelligent working class canine companions. Combining the the right owner(s), early socialization, and quality canine training the Dogo Argentino can be one of the most satisfying and stable family protection companions!
The Dogo Argentino, is one of the most versatile canine due to its ability to channel guardian-like instincts, fearlessness, power, and animal aggression while maintaining its fondness and frolicsome (playful) behavior towards family and within social settings. The Dogo Argentino was bred to pack-hunt big-game such as Pumas or Wild Boars and possesses strong prey drive which accounts for the need to have an owner with the mentality of an Alpha. The ideal owner will have the proper respect for the power, intelligence, and the abilities of what we consider to be a superb breed. Although the mechanics or makeup of the Dogo Argentino allows it to function as a mighty force when the situation or circumstance warrants, it is unique in its ability to be sensitive towards family often times soliciting physical attention or contact from family members. The Dogo Argentino is also known for it's display of a peaceful, calm, or composed behavior when indoors. It is a breed that encompasses it all- athleticism, protective instincts, playfulness, calmness.
The Dogo Argentino has the body that people pay millions for- lean, muscular, and highly elastic skin. The Dogo Argentino is a great balance of sturdiness and style. The chest is proportionate and sturdy, the tail is long and strong, and the neck of the Dogo Argentino is thick and robust.
The Dogo Argentino typically weighs between 80-110 pounds, it has a height of 24 to 28 inches at the shoulders with a life span of approximately 10-12 years on average.
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