Dogo Argentino

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Dogo Argentino

Breed Fact

Country of Origin: Argentina
Hypoallergenic: No
Height: Female: 60–65 cm, Male: 60–68 cm
Weight: Female: 35–40 kg, Male: 40–45 kg
Color: White
Life Expectancy: 9 – 12 years
Temperament: Tolerant, Protective, Loyal, Friendly, Cheerful, Affectionate
Litter Size: 3 - 8 puppies
Health Problems: N/A

The Dogo Argentino is also called the Argentinian Mastiff. It is a large, well muscled dog.

The deep-set chest is wide. There is an abundance of skin on the muscular neck.

The head is massive with a rounded shape from front to the back. The muzzle concaves upwards slightly, with a slight stop and is about the same length as the skull.

The jaws are strong. The nose is black. The eyes are set well apart, and are dark brown, light brown or hazel in color.

The rims of the eyes should be pink or black. The ears are set high and are usually cropped to make them stand erect, and triangular in shape.

The thighs are very muscular with a short hock. There are usually no dewclaws. The thick tail is long and carried naturally low reaching the hock.

The thick, glossy coat is white and has no undercoat. While not accepted in all clubs, sometimes the Dogo Argentino can have a black spot on the head known as "pirata". This trait in the Dogos coat is accepted by Federacion Cinologica Argentina. The teeth should meet in a scissors bite.