Dogo Argentino

Working Group – AKC Foundation Stock Service (FSS)

Photos courtesy of  Blansky les

The Dogo Argentino, sometimes referred to as Argentino Dogo or the Argentinian Mastiff, is a dog bred for hunting large game such as boar or mountain lion.  “The creators stated that the correct Dogo temperament should reflect their rare contrast between extraordinary courage and incredible kindness of character. The Dogo is the most docile and mild of the hunting dogs and without a doubt, not even lap dogs have the kindness and patience to withstand the teasing that he can take from children.” The Dogo keeps in close physical contact with his owners and is a reliable guardian.  You will find him leaning against you or trying to get in your lap.  With proper socialization it is friendly to family guests, but if it senses a threat it will protect its family.  Could be aggressive to other animals, and it may be “too much dog” for the average household.

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Notes for owners
Strong willed but loving.
Short and white Easy to care for Needs exercise and mental stimulation.  Self-confident and needs “in-charge” owner


Relevant Web Sites


AKC Breed Profile

Dogo Argentino Club of America profile

We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA (, and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.