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  Dogo Argentino 

 

Registration: All Dogo Argentinos are registrable with the United Canine Association and eligible to participate in all UCA sanctioned dog shows and events.

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Dogo Argentino registration; how to register your Dogo Argentinos or to dual register your Dogo Argentino with the United Canine Association.

The United Canine Association recognized and began recording registration for the Dogo Argentino in 2002.
                                        

  

                

Breed Characteristics: 
The Dogo Argentino should give the appearance of an elegant, smoothly muscled, well balanced dog. 

The Dogo Argentino is a large mastiff sized dog that is incredibly athletics and mobile. 

The Dogo Argentino was developed as a fearless hunting dog and capable guardian of family and property.

                              
Country of Origin:  The Dogo Argentino is native to Argentina.

 

Original Purpose:
  The Dogo Argentino was developed in its native Argentina to hunt big game, primarily boar, jaguars and mountain lions.


Today's Uses:
 Today the Dogo Argentino is used primarily as a guard dog as well as a family companion dog.

Dogo Argentino is still used as a hunting dog in some countries. 


Weight:
  The weight of the Dogo Argentino is generally 85 to 125 pounds.


Height:
 The Dogo Argentino averages 23 to 27 inches tall when measured at the shoulders.

The male Dogo Argentino is a minimum of 25 inches tall at the withers and females are a minimum of 23 inches tall.  Female Dogo Argentinos are slightly smaller than male Dogo Argentinos.


Coat:
  The coat of the Dogo Argentino is glossy, short, thick and has a satin like texture to the touch.


Color:
  The Dogo Argentino is predominately white with possible ticking. One dark marking or spot is allowed on the head of the Dogo Argentino.
 

Temperament:  Dogo Argentinos are an intelligent dog that is inquisitive, very trainable and trustworthy.  The breed can be very devoted and protective of its family.

The Dogo Argentino is renowned to be powerful, loyal and quite courageous.

Dogo Argentino tend to be wary of strangers if not properly socialized at an early age.


With Children:
 
Dogo Argentinos are generally good with children.  As with all large dogs socialization of the Dogo Argentino is important and best if done at an early age.


Other Pet Compatibility:  The Dogo Argentino should be socialized and trained with other animals and dogs at an early age to eliminate aggression towards them.




Trainability: 
The Dogo Argentino is a very intelligent breed to responds well to positive reinforcement type training.  The Dogo Argentino does not respond well to
forceful type training.

Basic obedience training should be
started at an early age with the Dogo Argentino.


Activity Level:
  The Dogo Argentino is an athletic dog with a moderate activity level.  The breed is not usually high stung.  The Dogo Argentino is a large breed that enjoys plenty of exercise.  


Life Expectancy:
  The average life expectancy for a Dogo Argentino is 10 - 12 years of age. 

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