Dogo Argentino Dog Breed

Source: PetWave, Updated on July 16, 2015
Dogo Argentino

Introduction

The Dogo Argentino, also known as the Argentinian Mastiff or the Argentine Dogo, is a pack-hunting dog named after its country of origin. The breed’s direct ancestors are the Cordoba Fighting Dog and a number of other breeds, which were intentionally crossed in the 1920s to create a courageous, tenacious, fearless dog that could pursue and bring down dangerous wild predators while at the same time serving as a trustworthy and stable family companion. The large, muscular Dogo Argentino is almost always pure white, which makes it especially easy to see in the forest or field. This powerful breed is remarkably athletic and agile for its size and can cover ground almost effortlessly. Still relatively rare, they respond best to positive, reward-based training and typically are extremely gentle with and fond of children. The Dogo has been described as a “consummate hunter, a superb companion [and] a wise and elegant guardian.” It continues to excel as a valiant hunter of large prey, and also as a wonderful friend for active, experienced dog owners.

Dogo Argentino Dog Breed Quick Facts

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