Dogo Argentino History
The Dogo Argentino is a large, white, powerful and athletic dog bred in Argentina for the purpose of big-game hunting. The Dogo Argentino was developed in the early 20th century by Antonio Nores Martinez and his brother Agustin from an old Spanish fighting breed, known as a mastiff. It is believed that these two brothers crossed several other breeds together to achieve their ideal dog for big game hunting such as wild boar, puma and jaguar. The Dogo Argentino was recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 2020 under its Miscellaneous class with full recognition into the AKC Working Group expected soon afterwards. These dogs are extremely loyal and protective companions which makes them one of the most popular guard dogs around today. They are also incredibly versatile; they can be great family pets when properly socialized but can also be excellent hunters given their strength, agility and endurance.
Dogo Argentino Characteristics