An utterly fearless breed, the Dogo Argentino is a large, white, muscular dog that originated in Argentina for hunting big-game such as wild boar.
It was developed in 1928 by Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez primarily from the now extinct Cordoba Dog that he crossed with the Great Dane, Boxer, Spanish Mastiff, Old English Bulldog, Bull Terrier, Pyrenean Mastiff, English Pointer, Irish Wolfhound and Dogue de Bordeaux.
The Dogo Argentino is capable of taking down mountain lions.
Weight: Female: 77–88 lbs (35–40 kg) Male: 88–99 lbs (40–45 kg)
Height: Female: 24–26 inches (60–65 cm) Male: 24–27 inches (60–68 cm)
Life span: 10–12 years
Temperament: Affectionate, Fearless, Cheerful, Loyal, Friendly, Protective, Tolerant.
Health: Generally a healthy breed, but up to 10% may suffer from pigment-related deafness.
• Brought to United States in 1970 by Dr. Raul Zeballos.
• Banned in the Cayman Islands, Denmark, Fiji, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom (permit only).
AKC Working standard
UKC Guardian Dog
FCI Group 2, Section 2.1 Molossian: Mastiff type #292