Dogo Argentino
Argentina FCI 292 - Molossoid - Dogo

He is a fierce guardian and defender. It is not convenient to stimulate their aggressiveness.

Dogo Argentino


Characteristics "Dogo Argentino"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Dogo Argentino" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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The Dogo Argentino (Mastín Argentino) is a breed of dog, created by the Argentine physician Antonio Nores Martínez, looking for an animal suitable for the hunting of common species in Argentina, tales como jabalíes, pecaríes y zorros colorados. Coraje, valentía y nobleza son cualidades que se potencian al máximo en esta raza.

The Dogo Argentino es la única raza de perros argentina viviente (see footnote two extinct races), defined by its creator, The doctor. Antonio Nores Martínez, as “the best dog among all dogs of prey and more prey among all dogs in the world”.

In the Decade of 1920, Antonio Nores Martínez (ayudado por su hermano Agustín, su padre Antonio y tíos) He decided to create a race of dam to collect the best qualities of the “Cordoba Fighting Dog“, pero con unas dimensiones y una fuerza física superiores. It also, se propuso lograr un perro que tuviese aptitudes para la caza en jauría, especialmente de jabalíes, pero que fuese capaz de batir o parar él sólo a la presa en combate hasta la llegada de su amo o el resto de la jauría.

Antonio used as the basis for the “Cordoba Fighting Dog“, a mixture of races introduced in the Argentina by English residents, Bull Terrier and Bulldog, con razas que habían traído los españoles, Spanish Alano and Spanish Mastiff. At these crossing, He was unbeaten in the fights of dogs, Antonio le sumó líneas de sangre Bull Terrier and Pyrenean Mastiff. Like this, in the thirteenth generation, Antonio se dio cuenta que había creado una “war machine” perfect, an invincible battle dog. Los perros blancos de Antonio se hicieron famosos pues ningún otro perro podía vencerlos en los rings.

Se crea así la familia Araucana. Luego Antonio se propuso legalizar el perro que había creado, because the fighting, Despite being his passion, they were prohibited throughout the world. On the other hand, He was fascinated by the idea of directly killing a dog to lift, continue and captured the dam. La familia Araucana no servía para la caza debido a que eran muy agresivos entre sí, muy pesados en relación a su altura y carecían de olfato. Then Antonio introduced blood Pointer, creando la familia Guaraní. Estos Dogos mantenían el espíritu luchador de la familia Araucana, but they were more resistant to pursue prey, tenían mejor olfato y se podía lograr que no se pelearan.

They spent several years crossing, selections and adequate functional gymnastics until towards the end of the Decade of 1940, Antonio managed to consolidate the current Argentine dogo, recognized as the most excellent hunting dog.

In 1946 se organizó un combate público de presentación de la raza entre Añá, an extraordinary specimen of Dogo Argentino y un jabalí reproductor de 5 years. It was a tough race for Aña, the fight came out victorious, then surrendered it in forty minutes, terminando la pelea en perfecto estado físico. The battle was filmed and woke up in the cinófilos a great admiration for the Doge (“The Dogo Argentino“, by Paolo Vianini, Vecchi publishing, 2006.).

In 1947 Agustín organizó un combate en el Club de los Españoles de Morón entre Chino, a Dogo Argentino and a Creole Black Bull, great fighter. After a while of combat, that it caused him to Chinese femur fracture, He managed to turn the nose of the bull, which, in a few minutes, He could not resist more pain and knelt. Chinese not dropped. El final fue realmente una fiesta para el público español. Francisco, another brother of Antonio, He entered the arena and spoke to Chinese who burst into their prey and continued limping (“The Dogo Argentino“, by Paolo Vianini, Vecchi publishing, 2006.).

Agustín fue un gran difusor de la raza, finally achieving its recognition as such (see letter from Dr. Agustín Nores Martínez a la FCA). The standard was published in the magazine “Diana” in 1947. The official recognition in Argentina took place in 1964, and the international in 1973. You can read the letter sent by Dr. Agustín Nores Martinez1 a la Federación Cinológica Argentina solicitando la apertura de registros genealógicos de la raza, where he makes a detailed account of the virtues and potential of Dogo Argentino.

En las últimas décadas el Dogo Argentino ha sido introducido con mucho éxito en Estados Unidos y varios países de Europa. Hoy en día pueden encontrarse muy buenos criadores en distintos países del mundo y por supuesto en Argentina, cradle of the Doge, that there are breeders of excellence. Actualmente es uno de los perros reglamentarios para la policía en Líbano.

Physical characteristics

It is a very strong and sturdy dog, structure solid and muscular in all parts of the body, insensitive to pain, capable of combat with animals larger than himself and kill them. With the completely white layer, to distinguish it easily in the Mt., the Dogo Argentino it differs from other dogs also by its behavior: ladra rarely, almost for not wanting to note their presence, but when attacked, is devastating.

The head is large with a massive skull. The truffle is black. Slightly concave snout, with thin lips to the bite and catch prey allows, continue breathing. Los ojos de color pardo, well separated between them. Ears upright or semierguidas, triangular and cut. The neck is powerful, thick and arched.

The chest is wide and deep. La línea dorsal muy alta en los hombros que luego se inclina hacia la cadera. The limbs are straight, with muscular thighs, short hocks, United and short fingers. The tail is long and thick. The male must measure between 60 and 66 cm., and the female between 60 and 62 cm.; weight the male should be between the 48 to 54 kg, the female 45 kg. Always white mantle, and without spots, the pigmentation is not desired. The Dogo Argentino is an athlete, por lo cual se lo debe mantener liviano y ligero y no con tendencia a obesidad como si fuera un Mastín.

By your skin should not remain long time exposed to the Sun. For a perfect maintenance of your fur brushing with a glove of crin or rubber that drag the loose hair is necessary. Skin problems are fairly common, particularly a disease called demodexia, It tends to occur mainly in the exemplary young immunosuppressed.

Character and skills

It is the most quintessential hunting dog. Los dogos trabajan en jauría, usually four members. Cuando un dogo ventea al jabalí, aims it to achieve this and it turned on in the snout, ears, neck or legs, without releasing it despite the punishment that would receive the beast. The Dogo Argentino is a very powerful bite, a great resistance and much courage, cualidades que le permiten combatir con el animal hasta el final o hasta que lleguen los otros perros de la jauría o el cazador que rematará al jabalí con un cuchillo.

En algunos casos se incorporan a la jauría cruzas de dogos con galgos, llamadas “Dogal”, to have dogs for both faster and lighter but they do not replace pure Doges, many more powerful and resistant.
En los últimos años el Dogo Argentino I gain greater fame in hunting, given that can match in strength to the puma and another partner kill him. These copies are very strong and you don't feel the pain.

Like all working dog, is very faithful to his master. In house usually behave well and almost never ladra. It is quiet and balanced. He is very loyal and affectionate with people. It tends to be aggressive toward their peers if it is not educated properly from an early age.

You need to exercise, and be well comfortable space. It is not uncommon to find specimens with deafness. Their eyes should be cared, cleansing should be daily to avoid any type of inflammation.

As any large breed, needs a strong and constant education but without violence. Es importante enseñarle a no atacar a otros perros y demás animales domésticos con los que debe ser capaz de convivir en armonía. The hombre-perro relationship is a relationship of submission, Thus the hierarchical order must establish clear, who is charge.

Once achieved this, the Dogo Argentino will be an exceptional companion, faithful to his master that will give his life if necessary. It is a dog that his role is very awake instinct, in fact, in the small farms, they wake up the instinct, por lo cual es un perro que como mascota debería estar siempre con correa a la hora de pasearlo.

Dogo Argentino Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems, just as all people have the potential to inherit diseases. Steer clear of any breeder who does not offer a health guarantee on puppies, to tell you that race has no known problems, or keep the cubs isolated from the main part of the home for health reasons. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about the health problems of race and incidence occurring with.

Conditions that have been seen in the breed include hypothyroidism and deafness. Los dogos también pueden ser propensos al glaucoma y a la parálisis laríngea. Y, like many big and giant races, the Dogo Argentino can develop hip dysplasia.

Hip dysplasia is an inherited defect of the hip socket. It may be mild, causando poco o ningún dolor, or it can lead to severe lameness. Bulldogs with hip dysplasia can move slowly or avoid jumping. Según la gravedad de la afección, weight loss, la medicación o la cirugía pueden ayudar a aliviar el dolor. Los dogos que serán criados deben ser sometidos a una radiografía de cadera y a una clasificación por un especialista en ortopedia veterinaria a los dos años de edad.

Do not buy a puppy from a breeder who cannot provide you with written documentation showing that the parents were exempt from health problems affecting the breed.. Make the dogs are “vet examined” It is not a substitute for testing genetic health. Find your puppy elsewhere.

Los criadores cuidadosos examinan a sus perros de cría para detectar enfermedades genéticas y sólo crían los ejemplares más sanos y de mejor aspecto, but sometimes mother nature has other ideas. A puppy can develop one of these diseases despite good husbandry practices. Advances in veterinary medicine mean that in most cases dogs can still live a good life. If you are going to have a puppy, ask the breeder about the ages of the dogs in their lines and what are the most common causes of death.

Remember that after you have welcomed a new puppy into your home, has the power to protect you from one of the most common health problems: the obesity. Keeping a Dogo Argentino at the right weight is one of the easiest ways to extend its life.. Make the most of your preventive skills to help ensure a healthier dog for life.

Care of the Dogo Argentino

Grooming the Dogo Argentino is easy due to its short coat, although its large size means it's a great job. One bath every three months (or when it's dirty) con un champú suave para perros es una buena idea. Brush your stylish coat with a natural bristle brush or glove once a week. Use hair conditioner / polisher to shine.

The rest is basic care. Hay que revisar sus oídos cada semana y limpiarlos si es necesario y cortar las uñas de los pies una vez al mes. El cepillado regular con un cepillo de dientes suave y una pasta de dientes para perros aprobada por el veterinario mantiene los dientes y las encías saludables. It is essential to introduce the grooming to the Dogo Argentino when it is very young so that it learns to accept the handling and to make the fuss with tranquility.

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Type and recognitions:

  • Group 2: Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs
  • Section 2.1: Molossoid, mastiff type. Without working trial.


  • FCI – Pinscher and Schanuezer dogs. Molossian type Dogs and Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs. , Section 2.1: Molossoid, mastiff type.
  • AKC – Working dogs
  • UKC – Watchdog

FCI breed standard "Dogo Argentino"

FCIFCI - Dogo Argentino

Alternative names:

    1. Argentine Dogo, Dogo (English).
    2. Dogo argentino (French).
    3. Dogo Argentino (German).
    4. Dogue argentino, Mastim argentino (Portuguese).
    5. Argentine Mastiff, Mastín Argentino (español).

1 – Argentine Dogo dog by joseltr / CC0
2 – Dogo argentino by
3 – Argentine mastiff – Name: Ridge Owner: – Fred, of Domaine Salvator by Wikipedia
4 – Dogo Argentino during dogs show in Katowice, Poland by Lilly M / CC BY-SA
5 – Dogo Argentino by Paul Hermans / CC BY-SA
6 – Eggon taking his daily walk by Blabriel / CC BY-SA

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  1. We have one !!!! A rescue dog but clearly this breed. Every descriptor — written and photographic — is just right. He has two large spots on his back, and his nose – ever pink — also has a spot. He is a grand addition to our family.


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