Homeland and time of occurrence: Argentina, 1920s; height 61-69 cm, weight 36-45 kg.
Description: The Great Dane of Argentina is a solid, imposing dog with a powerful character. The body of these dogs is covered with a short, thick, smooth and shiny coat of white color. Mention is also made of the massive skull along with strong, powerful jaws.
Breed history: In the 1920s, Antonio Martinez, a famous Argentine breeder, developed an original breeding program, the purpose of which was to obtain individuals of dogs capable of preying on such predators like cougars, jaguars, etc. Mastiff, Great Dane, Old Bull Terrier, Bulldog, Boxer. As a result of breeding, a standard of modern breed of Argentine dogs was developed. Originally used for hunting large predators and for dog fights, today the Great Dane is also a worthy companion.
Games, entertainment, recreation: Dogo Argentino is a born hunter. His nature requires a wide space for the realization of physical abilities. Under the conditions of a megalopolis, this is not always possible, therefore it is more expedient to keep Argentine treaties in rural areas. They need a significant amount of exercise.
Attractive features: With early start of training and appropriate socialization from Argentine dogs – despite their fighting independent character – good partners are obtained. These are fearless, hardy dogs; with proper management of the process of learning new skills, they are able to please their owner.
Argentine Dog Health Problems: Typical Diseases – Dermatitis, Elbow and Hip Dysplasia
Features of the content: The process of training is very complicated and requires only experienced owners. For beginners to work with such a dog is an impossible task!
When walking a dogo argentino it is not recommended to lower the leash, which is caused by an aggressive attitude towards other dogs.
Argentine dogs cannot be left alone with children, especially younger ones. If there are children in the house, then it would be advisable for the dog to grow with them: it contributes to addiction. In the same way it is necessary to accustom the dogo of Argentina and to the society of other domestic animals (if there are any, of course).
Argentine dogs have too short hair in order to feel comfortable in the cold. The owner should remember this and take care of warm clothes for his pet in advance. As for the tolerance of the action of direct sunlight, these dogs have no problems with this.
Miscellaneous: The average life expectancy of Argentine dogs is about 10-11 years.