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Dogo Argentino

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The Dogo Argentino, also referred to as the Argentine Mastiff, is a breed of large, muscular dog that originated in Argentina. It belongs to the miscellaneous class under the working group which is remarkable for their excellence at carrying out police jobs such as guarding property, sled-pulling, and or search and rescue. Dogo Argentinos were originally bred to hunt wild boar and puma. Their thick and glossy single coat is basically white in color, though some members of the line have some black spots on their head called “pirata”.

Height and Weight

Both the male and female members of the line normally stand a height of 24 to 27 in at the withers, and weigh about 80 to 100 lbs.


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Dogo Argentino dogs, in general, are loyal dogs that make excellent guard dogs at home. They are playful and known to get along well with children. The breed is also very intelligent and powerful. With firm yet gentle leadership, Dogo Argentinos can be very easy to train. They are nevertheless not a pet for everyone. The breed needs a consistent and confident handler who can display a natural air of authority over them. The mature members of the line are quite aggressive around other canines. Early socialization is necessary to accustom the breed with other household animals.

Height and Weight

Both the male and female members of the Dogo Argentino breed normally stand a height of 24 to 27 in at the withers, and weigh 80 to 100 lbs.


Dogo Argentinos are not demanding when it comes to the grooming department. They only require occasional brushing. Their nails, however, have to be trimmed regularly. The breed has no doggy odor, and they only shed moderately.

Health Concerns

Dogo Argentinos are relatively a healthy breed.

Best Environment

Members of the Dogo Argentino breed will do fine in apartment living provided that they get to receive enough exercise. Access to an average-sized yard is recommended. Owners have to make sure that their Dogo pets are inside the house when the temperature drops to below freezing. The breed requires a great deal of exercise. Taking them out for long walks or jogs everyday can keep these large dogs happy.

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