Physical Characteristics of the Dogo Argentino Dog Breed
Dogo Argentino is an athletic-looking, muscular, and medium-sized breed. The forehead is protruding outward and ends with a soft fold towards the tip of the nose. Completed with a long strong jaw and strong teeth, the head is quite large and forms a unity. Strong teeth are scissors-style, to meet each other. Although the ears are considered long and curved, they are also accepted as upright by cutting. The cut ears look a tougher look.
Eyes with a careful, smart, and alert expression may be dark brown or dark hazel. The tip of the nose is always black. The rib cage is wide and quite deep. This large chest structure resembling a square shape gives a strong look. His body is covered with white, dense, shiny, and silky straight hair. Feathers are monolayer and short. The loose leather structure in the neck area helps to protect it during hunting as it gives flexibility to the neck. Its tail is quite long and it constantly shakes its tail, which it carries below, only when it is exciting.
Dogo Argentino is an excellent watchdog. That race that is committed to their family is pretty smart and playful. It gets on well with children. He gets along well with all family members and enjoys kissing and embracing. This highly intelligent race receives easy training. However, this strong race must be raised by a prescriptive and consistent owner. Although adults show aggressiveness, they usually do not act as aggression and challenge unless they are warned. Dogo Argentino may not be the right choice for everyone. It has a dominant and effective hunter character. Breeders are working to combine the appropriate offspring with the appropriate owner. It can get along well with other pets if it is kept together from the time of its offspring. Socialization of the race and obedience training should be started early.
Dogo Argentino needs a small courtyard where it can meet the need for exercise. He can live in an apartment with a garden where he can meet this need. It can stay in the garden, but it must be in a closed place in freezing temperatures. Likes temperate climates. The daily training need of Dogo Argentino, which is a hunting breed, is quite high. It is very easy to care for short and monolayer hairs. It has no peculiar smell to dogs. Care should be taken to care for the nails that are easily bent when they are lengthened and should be shortened regularly. This breed is moderately molted.
The Origin of the Dogo Argentino Dog Breed
This breed was developed in 1920 by Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez in Argentina as a good hunting and guard dog. Recognized as the first hunting dog of South American origin, the breed is used multi-purpose as a hunter, guard, police, soldier, search and rescue dog, business dog, and the family dog.
Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez started breeding the breed by calling the dog Cordoba, a breed of a mastiff. It was later developed using breeds such as Great Dane, Boxer, Spanish Mastiff, Bulldog, Bull Terrier, Great Pyrenees, Pointer, Irish Wolfhound, and Dogue de Bordeaux in the development of the breed. The origin of the breed is said to be based on the Alano dog, now an extinct breed. However, information on this subject is not complete. Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez has worked for many years to recognize the race as a pure race and gain pure characteristics. The race was first registered as a pure race by the FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale) in 1973 and was registered.
The purpose of raising the breed, which was first brought to Austria in 1978 and recognized in Europe, was initially to create a strong and durable hunter breed. However, the purpose of breeding later was diverted and gained popularity in a short time as a breed fighting dog. Today, fighting and raising fighting races are prohibited in many countries. In England, after 1991, Fila Brasileiro, Japanese Tosa, American Pit Bull Terrier were among the breeds that were banned due to bad reputation in the Dogo Argentino race. Breeding of the breed in many European countries is permitted under certain special conditions, such as suppression of aggressiveness, training of obedience, or applying a microchip or ear tattoo.