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Dogo Argentino

Dogo Argentinos are happy, open and friendly dogs that seldom bark, perhaps because they realize their imposing stature achieves the required effect without the effort.

About the Dogo Argentino

Dogo Argentinos are compact, muscular dogs with long legs. They are intelligent animals with quick reactions and their gait is calm, but firm and expressive.

These loyal, affectionate dogs are colored a remarkable white. All told, this breed possesses the physical prowess of a natural athlete. In tropical climates, their coat is thin and sparse, revealing pigmented areas. In cold climates, the hair is thicker and denser, and they may have an undercoat.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Argentina
Group
FCI Group 2, AKC Miscellaneous Class
Size category
Large
Avg life expectancy
10–12 years

Agile / Gentle / Friendly / Quiet / Resilient / Confident / Loving

Key facts

  • Requires outdoor space
  • Needs little training
  • Makes a great family dog

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