Questions about the Dogo

Discussion in 'Dogo Argentino' started by Stephy, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Stephy

    Stephy New Member

    Hello everyone,

    This is my first post on the mastiff forum I usually hang out on the pit bull forum. I am in school to become a veterinary technician and in my husbandry class I have to do a presentation on the Dogo Argentino. I would like to hear about your personal experiences with your Dogo. Best qualities and the pain in the ass ones :)

  2. raechiemay

    raechiemay Well-Known Member

    The guy I'm dating has one who I think is about 4-5 months old & she is like a mini jaws. She shredded an entire roll of toilet paper in less than 2 minutes on Saturday night. ;) Other than that she's very dopey most of the time. She's like a bulldozer with a chair obsession. There's a chair in the dining room that she throws herself up on all the time. She's completely obsessed with my little dog & just follows her around everywhere trying desperately to get her to play. She's very entertaining to watch lol
  3. el gato diablo

    el gato diablo Well-Known Member

    I would be interested in hearing/reading your presentation when you have it completed...would you mind posting it if it's being recorded or transcribed? I am personally seeking out working DA lines to use as catch dogs for feral pigs in my area...I would offer the suggestion of seeking out breeders that truly hunt there Dogos and fully understanding and representing what this dog is designed to do. Once you see one of these dogs in will change everything you thought you knew about what a dog can do. The terrain a DA can cover, the stamina it can maintain, and the force with which it arrives at the target animal is's not even close.
  4. missfox22

    missfox22 Well-Known Member

    I've had 2 lab / collie mixes, a lab and Rottweiler growing up. I studied about the Dogo Argentino for a few years, and just this year we got ours. He is six and a half months old right now, and so far he is the most sweetest, affectionate dog I've had. We got him at 10 weeks, and he has never been a big chewer. Depending on the situation hes been left at home to roam free in the house, doesn't chew the wood chairs, carpet, all of our cords for the ps3, xbox 360 and the two tvs in the living room. But Im assuming we just lucked out. The only issue Im having with him right now is that on leash, and off, he darts for moths or butterflies. Sometimes I cant see them, and he can be walking nicely and all of sudden dart for one on the grass or the road. He loves to chase bunnies and squirrels, but when told to stay he will stay, or mid chase he will stop if you tell him. He doesn't bark a lot, we had one drunk guy run up to us across the street near a 7 / 11 wanting to pet him, so he barked a lot at him and he wouldn't let him pet him. He sleeps with me in the morning when my boyfriend leaves for work, then at 8 he wakes me up for his breakfast then its off to work I go. He stays with my friend and her 2 dogs during the week while we are at work. He is sweet with everyone and great with other dogs, sometimes shy at first, then he gets the wiggles and wants to play with them. Sorry for no paragraphs, those keys haven't been working all day today. Good luck on your presentation!
  5. fila4me

    fila4me Well-Known Member

    I just c/p this from another Dogo post, sorry! I am lazy!!LOL!!

    I have had Dogos for over 20yrs.
    Dogos take their responsibility of their charges very serious.there is no waivering from the task before them.they are loyal,goofy,clowns,aim to please and love to lounge around on the couch/bed!!LOL!!

    I have always had my Dogos along with my Filas and Pit, it took me a bit in the beginning to see the Dogos as the protectors that they can be. I got my first Dogo 9 mos. before my first Fila.Paco was 10 mos when he came to live with me and just a big goofy puppy with extremely long legs and not very graceful.I started working on his training to be a show dog and he hated it! he would have been happier to follow me around the ring with no lead and if he could have he would have been a multi champion. he was just gorgeous,he is the pup with my breeder in the red shirt(at 18 mos)and also the in the head shot in the grass(10mos).we were at an ARBA show in DC,when he first showed me that he was every bit of a protector as my Filas. I had no kids in the early years and my dogs had limited exposure to kids.I moved to my own home and the neighbors had 8 kids,quite a shock to me and my dogs.after being in the house for 2 wks. my Dogos would cry when they saw the was like they had been around them their whole life.Dogos are amazing family dogs,they are kid magnets!!!

    they are a Velcro dog,just like most of the other Mastiff breeds.the closest dog I have had that reminds me of the all around Dogo is my Pit Bull. only I have never experienced any kind of dog aggression with my Dogos. the Dogo is normally not a barky dog,so when my Dogos did bark I knew to check it out.the only problem I ever had with any of mine, even though they were raised with my cats who are dog savvy,2 were major cat never happened when I was close by,but they got a couple of my barn cats. but, any dog can be that way. Dogos also have a HUGE prey drive and most people are not warned and/or are nor ready for the intensity most Dogos have. we see a huge amount of Dogos in shelters(most high kill) around the 2-3 yr mark.

    even though I do not have a Dogo right now, I will again in the future. they are just amazing and I really cannot imagine never have another one or three!!LOL!!

    I hope it came out as clear as it was in my head!!

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