Dogo Argentino

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This dog race Dogo Argentino.

also known as the Argentine Dogo is a large, white, muscular dog.

maybe this dog simillar with dog race pitbull. developed in Argentina primarily for the purpose of big-game hunting, including wild boarand puma; the breeder, Antonio Nores Martinez, also wanted a dog that would exhibit steadfast bravery and willingly protect its human companion to the death.

Temperament

Dogo Argentinos are protective of what they perceive as their territory and will guard it against any intruder. They get along with other dogs as long as they have been properly socialized, but will usually not tolerate another dog trying to assert dominance over them, therefore they might not coexist peacefully with another dominant breed of dog. The dogo has a life expectancy of nine (9) to fifteen (15) years.

Fighting and legality.

While the Dogo Argentino was bred primarily from the extinct Cordoba dog, it was bred to be a cooperative hunter; to accompany other catch dog and bay dogs on the hunt without fighting with the other dogs. Aggressive traits inherent in the Cordoban Dog were specifically bred out; to enable a stable cooperative nature in a pack. However, in particular areas where dog fighting continues, Dogos Argentinos have been used for fighting although rarely due to their non aggresive nature.

History

In the 1928, Antonio Nores Martinez. a medical doctor, professor and surgeon, set out to breed a big game hunting dogthat was also capable of being a loyal pet and guard dog. Antonio Martinez picked the Cordoba dog to be the base for the breed. This breed is extinct today but was described as a large and ferocious dog that was a great hunter.

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