Also known as the Argentinian Mastiff, this powerfully built large breed is used for its superior guarding and hunting capabilities. While it is loving, devoted, and highly responsive, as a pet, it needs a firm Alpha owner, well-established boundaries, and consistent rules to thrive. Originally, it hunted in a pack, and that group-oriented intelligence makes the Dogo a superb family guardian.
1. Dogo Argentinos 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Dogo Argentino Temperament and Training
3. Dogo Argentino Diet and Feeding
Dogo Argentino Diet
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Dogo Argentino Weight
Dogo Argentinos generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Dogo Argentinos. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Dogo Argentino with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.