Dogo Argentino

Dogo Argentino

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

Height

24-27 inches (male), 23.5-26 inches (female)

Weight

80-100 pounds

Life Expectency

9-15 years

BEHAVIOR

Appearance

Molossian normal type, mesomorphic and macrothalic, within the desirable proportions without gigantic dimensions. Its aspect is harmonic and vigorous due to its powerful muscles which stand out under the consistent and elastic skin adhered to the body thr

Head

Of mesocephalic type, it looks strong and powerful, without abrupt angles or distinct chiseling. Its profile shows an upper line which is concave – convex: convex at the skull because of the prominence of its masticatory muscles and its nape; and sl

Body

Neck – Of medium length, strong and erect, well muscled, with a slightly convex upper line. Truncated cone-shaped, it joins the head in a muscular arch which hides all bony prominences in this part, and fits to the thorax in a large base. It is cove

Forequarters

As a whole, they form a sturdy and solid structure of bones and muscles, proportionate to the size of the animal. Forelegs straight and vertical, seen from the front or in profile. Shoulders – High and proportioned. Very strong, with great muscular

Hindquarters

With medium angulation. As a whole, they are strong, sturdy and parallel, creating the image of the great power their function requires. They ensure the proper impulsion and determine the dog’s characteristic gait. Upper thigh – Length proport

Coat

Coat: Uniform, short, plain and smooth to the touch, with an average length of 1⁄2 to 3⁄4 inch. Variable density and thickness according to different climates. In tropical climates the coat is sparse and thin (letting the skin shine through and making