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Dogo Argentino

Dogo Argentino

The Dogo Argentino, also known as the Argentine Mastiff, is a large, white, muscular dog that was developed in Argentina primarily for the purpose of big-game hunting, including wild boar; the breeder, Antonio Nores Martinez, also wanted a dog that would exhibit steadfast bravery and willingly protect its human companion.

Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club

About this Breed

The Dogo Argentino was developed Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez and his brother Agustin in Argentina. Their goal was to create an amazing hunting dog that would also be a wonderful companion. They proceeded by mixing in breeds like Great Danes, Boxers, Bull Terriers, Irish Wolfhounds, and Pointers. The Dogo Argentino was the final result. This may be the strongest and most muscular breed on the planet. While intended for hunting wild boar, these dogs unfortunately entered the fighting ring and have been therefore banned from many countries, such as England and Australia. The Dogo has a low maintenance white coat that actually reflects the sun away. These dogs need lots of room to run and require a good deal of daily exercise. Despite their horrible fighting history, these dogs can be whatever you make them. They are loyal, intelligent dogs that are wonderful with children.

Dogo Argentinos on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share Dogo Argentino ancestry.

  • Nova

    Nova

    Tao-Tao

    Tao-Tao

    DOTTI BLANCA

    DOTTI BLANCA

    Toro León

    Toro León

  • Mercy

    Mercy

    Dennis

    Dennis

    Dario

    Dario

    Cassius

    Cassius

  • Duke

    Duke

    Atreus

    Atreus

    Freya

    Freya

    Boo

    Boo

Favorite Names

For Male

  1. Zeus
  2. Charlie
  3. Diego
  4. Ghost
  5. Kane
  6. Apollo
  7. Bruno
  8. Dante
  9. Rocky
  10. Thiago

For Female

  1. Lucy
  2. Bella
  3. Blanca
  4. Harley
  5. Pearl
  6. Piper
  7. Dottie
  8. Freya
  9. Shelby
  10. Sky