The Dogo Argentino is a huge, white, well-built dog that was developed mainly for the purpose of big-game hunting, counting wild boar and puma, in Argentina.
Antonio Nores Martínez, the breeder also craved for a dog that would show persistent courage and willingly defend its human buddy to the death. It was first raised inheriting traits from its ancestor Cordoba Fighting Dog along with a wide range of other types including, but not restricted to, the Great Dane.
In the year 1928, A, a doctor, surgeon and professor ,Antonio Nores Martinez wanted to develop a breed which could be used as big game hunting dog that was a loyal pet and good watchdog. Cordoba Fighting Dog was picked to become the base for the breed. This breed is non-existent today, but it was said to be a big aggressive dog and a great hunter. Martinez crossbred it with Old English Bulldog, the Great Dane,Boxer,Bull Terrier, Spanish Mastiff, Great Pyrenees, Irish Wolfhound,Pointer, and Dogue de Bordeaux. Nores Martinez further developed the breed to familiarize the desired traits.
Hunting and legality:
While the Dogo Argentino was created chiefly from the vanished Cordoba Fighting Dog, it was bred to be a compliant hunter, i.e. to go together with other bay dogs and catch dogs and on the hunt without fighting with the other dogs. Aggressive traits of the ancestor Cordoban Dog were specifically removed to enable an even cooperative nature in the new breed.
The Dogo Argentino is banned in many countries like Iceland, Australia,Ukraine, and Singapore. In the United Kingdom, it is unlawful to own a Dogo Argentino without legal authority. Laws vary in the United States, with prohibitions on the class enacted in Aurora, Colorado.
The Dogo Argentino is a big short-coated white dog with very brawny and strong body that infrequently has any patterns (that may be any type of design or spot on the fur, it is considered a defect)
The Standard Height of the breed for femalevaries from 23.6 to 25.6 inches (60 cm to 69 cm and for the males it varies from 23.6 to 30.0 inches (60 cm to 76 cm) calculated at the withers. The weight varies from 40 to 54 kg. The length of the dog’s body is just somewhat longer when compared to height height, but feminine category may be fairly longer in body than male category. The front leg when measured from point of elbow to the floor, it’s length is roughly equal to one-half of the tallness at the withers. The crown has a wide, somewhat domed skull and when viewed in profile the muzzle is a bit higher at the nose than the stop. The tail is thick at the base, set low and tapers to a point. It has been considered as looking similar to the American Bulldog but appropriate tall with a dense white coat. The class has also been defined as looking alike to the American Pit Bull Terrier, even though the American Pit Bull Terrier is far tinier and weigh very less ie.30 to 60 pounds.
Dogos are big-game hunters and are sometimes trained for search and rescue, police assistance, service dogs, and military work.
As with all breeds, the Dogo Argentino can be good with kids, if accurately socialized at early age.DogoArgentinos have been bred specifically to allow better socialization with other animals and are right for cluster surroundings. They get together with other dogs and pets easily. Because violent traits are deliberately bred out therefore attacks on beings or other companions are extremely infrequent. The Dogo has an average lifespan of 12 to 14 years.
As in the Dalmatian, the white Bull Terrier and the white Boxer, the dogo may undergo pigment-related deafness. There are chances of nearly 10% deafness rate with some dogos strickenone-sidedly that is one deaf ear and some completely that is deaf in both ears. Studies have exposed that the occurrence of deafness is radically reduced when the only breeding stock used is that with bilaterally normal hearing. Hip dysplasia is also very commonly seen as health problem in the breed.