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Argentine Dogo

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Dog Breed Group
Other 
Origin of Breed
Argentina 
Life Expectancy
10-12 years 
Color
Completely white 
Coat
Short and thick with a glossy sheen. Hair is stiff, coarse and of uniform length 
Exercise Needs
Lots 
Temperament
magnificent hunter of wild boar and mountain lion, El Dogo Argentino has extremely strong hunting instincts, incredible determin 
Good with Children
Yes 
Grooming Needs
Average shedder 
Average Size - Male (in)
23.6 - 25.6 inches 
Average Size - Female (in)
23.6 - 25.6 inches 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
88 - 99 lbs 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
88 - 99 lbs 
Health Issues
Sluggishness, aloofness.v

Breed Description

The noble white dog known as El Dogo Argentino, in the U.S. as the Argentine Dogo, is appreciated by canophiles everywhere for it's many abilities and wonderful temperament. The Dogo is the result of an excellent and meticulous breeding program combining the ten breeds pictured here to create a large game hunter capable of besting such adversaries as wild boar, puma, jaguar and fox.

In 1947, after 20 years of a rigorous breeding and selection program, El Dogo Argentino was introduced to the world in the Argentine magazine Diana. Authored by the breed's creator, Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez, this article presented the first standard for the Dogo. After his tragic death in 1956, the breeding program was left to his brother, Dr. Augustin Nores Martinez, who had assisted Antonio from the beginning of his endeavor in the provence of Cordoba. Along with Agustin were a select few hunters such as Elias Owen and Amadeo "Chi Chi" Bilo who aided in the breeding and repopulation process since by then the national dog of Argentina had diminished drastically in numbers. It should be noted that at this time most of the breeding was taking place in the provinces of Chubut and Pampas. In 1964 the Federacion Cynologique Argentina (FCA) recognized El Dogo Argentino. Augustin received international recognition for the breed in by the Federacion Cynologique International (FCI) in 1973.

Today, the Dogo is seen worldwide as one of the greatest large game hunters as well as impressing many with its accomplishments in schutzhund, french ring sport and much more. A loyal companion, a guardian of master and home, and the ultimate hunter, El Dogo Argentino is a gentle and noble friend to all.

Breed Infobits

The Dogo Argentino is a large confident dog.
The Dogo Argentino was designed as a hunter of big game such as the wild boar, mountain lion, and jaguar.
The "White King of the Pampas" is a proud animal, conscious of its power, which make it reliable and self confident

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