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Argentine Dogo - Dog Breeds - Everything You Need To Know

Jul 15, 2008
To begin with we will give you some basic info on the breed and them move on to other areas of this excellent dog.

Breed group: Mastiff

Weight: Male 90-100 lbs, female 80-90 lbs

Height: Male 24.5-27.5 inches, female 23.5-26 inches

Overview

The Argentine Dogo was developed by a courageous big game hunter, Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez during the 1920s. This dog was also used for military and police work, and also for guard and guide dog purposes. This breed since had a lot of negative publicity due to them becoming a favourite amongst dog fighting enthusiasts. The dangerous Dog Act banned these dogs in Britain in 1991, and they have also been banned in Australia since then. Some of the many talents of the Argentine Dogo include hunting, tracking, watch dogging, guarding, police work, narcotics detection, military, work, competitive obedience, and schutzhund.

Temperament

The Argentine Dogo is not ideal for those without any previous dog ownership experience. This breed can be very controlling, and will therefore require an owner that is dominant. It is very important that new owners find ethical and breeders of a good reputation, as a stable temperament for these dogs are essential. This dog is very devoted to its family, and will do very well guarding its home and territory.

They will also get along well with the pets they have been raised with. They should however not be left alone with children, although they get along well with them. The Argentine Dogo has a very striking appearance, and exhibits dignity.

Care

The Argentine Dogo does not have very high grooming needs, and they are very easy to take care of. This dog has no doggy odour. Special attention should be paid to the nails of these dogs, as they tend to suffer from ingrown toe nails. Their nails should therefore be clipped often. The Argentino Dogo is an average shedding dog.

Training

The Argentine Dogo should be exposed to intense socialisation from an early age onwards. Obedience training also is a must for this breed. This is a very intelligent breed, and the training of these dogs should take place in a loving, firm and fair environment. The Argentine Dogo will respond well to reward. Erratic behaviour might occur if training is done in a heavy-handed manner or if they are isolated in kennels. This breed will excel in agility, as guide dogs, and in police work.

Health problems

The Argentine Dogo is a fairly healthy dog breed, but they can however suffer from deafness and hip dysplasia.

After reading the above you shoiuld now be in the possition to make the right choice about either getting this breed or lookiong further for another more compatible one. in either case i wish you happy choosing.
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