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Argentine Dogo

Origin Argentina
GroupGuard Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Argentine Dogo have? The breed also known as...
Argentine Dog, Argentine Mastiff
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
How much does the Argentine Dogo puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
If you choose to purchase the Argentine Dogo, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Argentine Dogo gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

What is the Argentine Dogo's size? How big is this dog?
How much does the Argentine Dogo weigh?
Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg)
How tall is the Argentine Dogo?
Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm)

Hair & Care

What type of coat does the Argentine Dogo have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the Argentine Dogo's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
How to groom the Argentine Dogo and how often?
Easy to groom: The Argentine Dogo doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Argentine Dogo is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Argentine Dogos shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Argentine Dogos shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.


What kind of personality does the Argentine Dogo have?
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Argentine Dogo?
Smart: Argentine Dogo's intelligence is above average. Tricks and commands can be trained easily. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 70% of the time or better.
Are Argentine Dogos easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Argentine Dogos are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
How playful dog breed is this dog?
Argentine Dogos, like any other average dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
Argentine Dogos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for a moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Argentine Dogos are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Argentine Dogos need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Do Argentine Dogos bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Low to Average: The Argentine Dogo rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are Argentine Dogos good watchdogs?
Argentine Dogos are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Argentine Dogos will alert you if they sense something different.
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Argentine Dogos are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Argentine Dogo can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Argentine Dogo will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
The Argentine Dogo has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Argentine Dogo do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Argentine Dogos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Argentine Dogos need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Argentine Dogo to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
Wanderlust potential of the Argentine Dogo is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Argentine Dogos have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Argentine Dogos are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly
Are Argentine Dogos good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Argentine Dogos are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
Argentine Dogos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Argentine Dogos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Argentine Dogos kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Argentine Dogos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Argentine Dogos get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Argentine Dogos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Argentine Dogos get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Argentine Dogos are not dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Argentine Dogo is not the best choice.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Argentine Dogos have health problems?
Argentine Dogos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Argentine Dogos live? What is this dog average life span?
10-12 years
Is the Argentine Dogo breed hypoallergenic?
Argentine Dogos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Argentine Dogo have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
Argentine Dogos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Argentine Dogos require per day?
Argentine Dogos need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Argentine Dogos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Argentine Dogo need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Low to Average. The Argentine Dogo has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Argentine Dogo's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Argentine Dogo has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The Argentine Dogo is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.


Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Argentine Dogo: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Argentine Dogo have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Argentine Dogo have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-8 puppies


  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Argentine Dogo doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Low to Average.
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Argentine Dogo's intelligence is above average.
  • Barking: Low to Average: The Argentine Dogo rarely barks.
  • Watchdog Ability: Argentine Dogos are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Mouthiness: Argentine Dogos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Territorial: Argentine Dogos are extremely protective guard dogs.


  • Hypoallergenic: Argentine Dogos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Argentine Dogos are not apartment-friendly dogs.

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