Historically an endurance hound like its Irish Wolfhound ancestor, the Dogo Argentino (Dogo’s) was expected to track wild boar across vast pampas then corner and hold the animal for the hunters. After cornering the boar, these dogs reserve enough strength to attack and hold the wild animal, which can weigh up to 400 pounds. Additionally, this breed is capable of incredible bursts of speed for short distances but can also cover long distances at a gallop. Their bodies are slightly longer than they are tall and females tend to be somewhat longer than males. As a large, white, smooth coated animal, the Dogo gives an appearance of power. These dogs have a mostly square, slightly domed skull that features a large black nose, which may have a dash of pink in it. Their ears are naturally dropped but, for show, can be cropped. Despite the fierce look of the Dogo Argentino, they are very affectionate with friends and family and are good with children. They are intelligent, highly trainable and love to be the center of attention. These dogs have a friendly demeanor masked by their appearance and are a reliable family guardian that enjoys family guests and are interested in many activities. Unwelcome guests should take caution not to approach this breed since Dogos are very protective and good at guarding. If the Dogo senses a direct threat to any family member, they will act to protect that person. This sense of protection and love is shown also by the Dogos craving for close physical contact with their people. The common saying goes, a Dogo Argentino never lays at your feet, they lay on your feet. A Dogo Argentino will be kept quiet and content for hours by a warm body and soft couch.
No Ad Found