Dogo Argentino

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Dogo Argentino History

The Dogo Argentino is a type of medium-sized, muscular, white-coated, working-type Argentine dog. The coat is short, smooth, and glossy. The ears are triangular and erect. The head is broad with a strongly wrinkled forehead and a strong, straight muzzle. The eyes are small, almond-shaped, and dark brown in color. The nose is black.

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Dogo Argentino Physical Characteristics

The Dogo Argentino is a large, medium-sized, short-haired breed of hunting dog that originated in South America. They generally have a wedge-shaped head, a straight muzzle, large, almond shaped eyes, a finely plumed tail, and erect triangular ears. They stand between 24 and 27 inches at the withers and weigh between 85 and 110 pounds. They are muscular and active. They have thick skin and a coat of long, straight hair that is typically fawn-colored, sometimes with darker markings. They shed an average amount.

Eye Colors

Brown, Amber

Nose Colors


Coat Colors


Height Range

Male Height Range: 24 – 27 inches

Female Height Range: 24 – 26 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 88 – 100 lbs

Female Weight Range: 77 – 88 lbs

Dogo Argentino Health

Description of breed health.


10-12 yrs

Dogo Argentino Health Concerns

About 10% Of Dogs Are Born Deaf, Hypothyroidism, Glaucoma, Laryngeal Paralysis

Dogo Argentino Temperament and Behaviour

The Dogo Argentino is a medium-sized, athletic, and muscular breed of dog that was originally bred for hunting. They are extremely loyal to their families and protective of them. They get along well with children and other household pets, but may be aggressive towards strange dogs. They are territorial and like to patrol their areas. This makes them good watch dogs and watchdogs.

Dogo Argentino Activity Requirements

The Dogo Argentino is a large, muscular dog that is best known as a guard dog. They are highly intelligent and can be very protective of their home and family. The Dogo’s major downfall is their extreme aggressiveness towards other dogs. The Dogo is a very active, high-energy dog. They need lots of exercise and mental stimulation to be happy. This is not the right breed for couch potatoes. They are happiest when they are outside playing and exercising. The Dogo is not the ideal companion for first time dog owners. They are an intimidating, dominant breed that can be difficult to train and control. They require an experienced owner who can provide consistent training and an appropriate outlet for their energy.

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Activity Per Day


Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Recognized by the American Kennel Club

Dogo Argentino is part of the Working group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Dogo Argentino is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Dogo Argentino is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Dogo Argentino is part of the Unclassified group.

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