The Dogo Argentino is a pack-hunting dog, bred for the pursuit of big-game such as wild boar and puma, and possesses the strength, intelligence and quick responsiveness of a serious athlete. His short, plain and smooth coat is completely white, but a dark patch near the eye is permitted as long as it doesn't cover more than 10% of the head.
Did You Know?
The Dogo Argentino has been assigned the Working Group designation.
The Dogo Argentino is also known as the Argentinian Mastiff.
From the May 2007 Board Meeting - The Dogo Argentino will be eligible to compete in Companion Events effective January 1, 2008.
The Dogo Argentino was developed in Argentina by Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez in the 1920's.
The Dogo Argentino has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since 1996.
From the May 2010 Board Meeting - The Dogo Argentino will be eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, effective January 1, 2011.
In Argentina, the Dogo Argentino is bred to hunt big game, primarily boar and mountain lion.
In 1964, the Dogo Argentino achieved recognition with the Argentine Kennel Club.
From the November 2010 Board Meeting - The Dogo Argentino Club of America will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Dogo Argentino.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
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