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The Dogo Argentino, also known as the Argentinian Mastiff or Argentine Dogo, is a large, muscular dog with a massive head and powerful jaws. It is white in color, sometimes with a black spot on head. Its ears are set high on its head, sometimes being cropped short.

A close up of a Dogo Argentino

Height : Male 24-27 inches tall ; Female 24-26 inches tall

Weight: Male 88-100 lbs ; Female 77-88 lbs

Lifespan: 10-12 years


The Dogo Argentino is a large, muscular dog with a short coat for dealing with the Argentinan heat. There coat is almost always white (any markings are 'flaws'), and they have brown eyes.


Dogo Argentinos are bred for hunting, so they are very athletic and courageous. They are very loyal to their owners and trustworthy. They are quite smart and respond well to training.


The Argentinian Mastiff was developed in Argentina, 1928 by Antonio Nores Martìnez. He wanted a dog for big game hunting including wild boar and a dog that would show bravery and be willing to protect its human to the death. It was created using the Great Pyrenees, Irish Wolfhound, Pointer, Great Dane, French Mastiff, Boxer, Spanish Mastiff, Bulldog, Bull Terrier and a now-extinct breed called Dog of Cordoba.