Learn About The Dogo Argentino

The Dogo Argentino sounds like a breed that has been around for hundreds of years, but the breed is a relatively recent creation. If you are considering getting one of these dogs, you might want to know more about the breed before making your final decision. 


The breed was developed in Argentina in the early 20th century. The original breeder wanted a dog that would be an excellent big game hunter and one that would be a loyal family pet. The base breed for the Dogo Argentino was a breed that has since gone extinct, the Cordoba fighting dog. This was a dog that was bred specifically for fighting. Other foundational breeds for the DA include the Great Dane, Bull Terrier, and Olde English Bulldog. Many breeds that went into the creation of the Dogo Argentino were used for hunting and were generally relatively large solid dogs. 


Even though the DA was initially bred to be a game hunting dog with a strong protective side, the dogs are used in all kinds of places these days. For example, they are used by both the military and law enforcement. The DA can also be used as a guide dog for blind people and a good search and rescue dog. The Dogo Argentino will be happier if they have some job to do, even if it's just regularly working with obedience training. 


The DA is considered a large dog. Males and females are about the same size at the shoulder, and they weigh about the same. In general, the dogs should be longer than they are tall. Their bodies should be substantial and muscular with a broad head. If you are buying a puppy for a companion dog, then meeting breed confirmation standards isn't necessary, which means you could get more than a white dog with very few spots. You might choose to get a dog with spots on them, especially brindle spots. 

If you are looking for an intelligent, courageous dog that will be protective of your family, then a Dogo Argentino puppy for sale might be the right dog for you. Make sure that you socialize with them so that they are used to other people, as their protective instincts will make your dog's posture become strange to them to indicate to their family there is a stranger. Your dog is going to be happier around your family and doing something that will keep them happy and busy.