The Dogo Argentino originates in Argentina. Dr Antonio Nores Martínez developed the breed from Great Danes, mastiffs, and other dogs. His aim was to produce a strong, fast, hunting dog that could take down large game. The breed characteristics were set by 1928 and there is a Breed Standard.fr
A chubby puppy
History of the breed
They make good protection dogs and have been used by the police. Like any large dog, socialisation and training is necessary from an early age. A well-fenced yard is necessary in case the dog runs out to chase strangers away from his territory, whether it's a human or another dog, and there is danger of a fight and injury ensuing. A dog that is capable of bringing down large, dangerous wild animals, could bring down, or knock down, a human being.
The neck is long and strong which gives him a better view of game hiding in the foliage.
The Dogo, and some other white breeds, is prone to deafness.
Coat: short, and always white. A small dark patch is permissable near the eyes.
Height: females 60–65 centimetres at the shoulder, males is 60–68 centimetres.
Weight: from 40–45 kilograms
The first thing we notice about a dogo, is its strength and courage. We can be strong and courageous too if we trust in God. Joshua 1, 9
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