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Dogo Argentino?

Discussion in 'Other Breeds' started by TiffaneeCavan1, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Tiffany3483

    Tiffany3483 Good Dog

    For experienced dog owners, Dogos are awesome family dogs. They adore children. They can be good with other pets if raised with them, but same sex aggression is very common with other dogs. They are very powerful dogs and need a strong minded and physically strong owner. Last one I fostered a registered 10 month old male w/ no training and while he was very friendly and sweet, he was so strong, he almost dislocated my shoulder. It took 2 adults to walk him safely.

    I have owned Dogos for the past 12 yrs and was for a while very active in Dogo rescue. I've been to Dogo specialty shows and met many Dogos owners and breeders from all over the world. To me, they are the best dog in the world. Nothing compares to them for me. Once you go Dogo, you don't go back! :) They are not easy dogs and there are days you want to pull your hair out, but once you earn the love of a Dogo, it makes it all worth it. They love with all their hearts and will lay down their on life to protect their family.

    Dogos are hunting dogs, so they have a high prey drive, they love the woods. They are like bull dozers, they will just shove there way thru anything. I don't think I've seen a Dogo that didn't have scars on it. They have strong jaws and bite and hold. They have bone crushing bites and strong determination. You hurt them, it just pisses them off, they don't scare easy. They are determined, fearless, very smart. I had one that got in trouble for knocking the can over. She watch me pick it up bitching and carrying on about it. So the next day, I find a chair beside the big outdoor trashcan. And couldn't figure out why. Then the neighbor came to tell me about it. Bianca pulled the chair over, got up in it, pushed the lid open, got what she wanted and didn't knock the can over!

    They are a lot of dog. Rescue is getting more and more b/c people don't know what they are getting into. They are slow to mature and a Dogo puppy that is properly exercised and trained can do major destruction! They are family dogs and like to be with the family. They do not do well being left in the yard or separated from you. Many people have issues with separation anxiety. Dogos do shed and they shed horribly. Everything you own will have white hair on it. It weaves into the fabric and you can't even picked it out! They are prone to food and environmental allergies. Some are also born deaf. Other health issues- skin cancer, his/elbow dysplasia, cancer (osteosarcoma is common). Not a really long lived breed. Some make it to the teens, but for most, especially big males 10 yrs is about it. They do come in your choice of colors as long as you like white! Pirate patches (black around ONE eye) is acceptable. Some do have other patches and it not acceptable for the show ring and not usually used in the breeding programs. I had one with a brindle patch on his butt. Gave him character. He was adopted by a family with a Cane Corso who was the exact same shade of brindle that Dex had on his butt and their daughter thought it was perfect!
     
  2. cliffdog

    cliffdog Good Dog

    I am not necessarily disagreeing with you, I just thought I would chime in quickly- not all guardian breeds are good with children! Some breeds which are very hard in temperament will not tolerate childish behavior very well. All dogs are individuals however of course.

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  3. Tiffany3483

    Tiffany3483 Good Dog

    I agree with you on not all guardian breeds, but Dogos as a breed do adore children. Almost the same way APBT's do. Of course not every dog of the breed is going to love children. Some does depend on experiences and how they were raised, but most Dogos owner/breeders I know would put a bullet in the head of any Dogo that went after a child or showed any aggression to them.

    When I had 3 Dogos here, my friend came over and her 3 kids opened the gate and came into the yard and all the dogs were super excited to them even the ones that had never met them, but they wouldn't let the kids mother in! She was stuck at the gate until I got there.
     
  4. klisa723

    klisa723 Big Dog

    Really? Wow.
     
  5. cliffdog

    cliffdog Good Dog

    Yeah, I wasn't really speaking of Dogos, I've always heard they are good with kids from people that own them. It just seems like a common mistake amongst dog people that any breed which is a dedicated protector will be good with kids which simply isn't true.

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  6. KateNLeo

    KateNLeo Big Dog

    Is their hair longer than an APBT?
     
  7. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    Oh I agree 100%
    I think of guardians in 3 different levels:
    The first are a softer type guardian like a dobe, rotti, GSD the breeds that are more common as pets.

    Then the harder breeds like a corso, neo, dogo and most mastiff type guard breeds. They to me usually are the type that are very family oriented and will protect them with their lives.

    Then there are the extreme guardians like ovacharks, bully kuttas, filas that are more a one person type dog or just plain aggressive with people.

    If that at all makes sense that's just how I classify them in my head.
     
  8. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Not that it's probably not been posted (didn't make it past this post) but if you don't know anything about the breed then why are you posting like you do?? Human aggression and the innate need to protect is 2 completely different things. You are right though, Dogos are not for a novice owner. Although people say the same thing about APBTs, or mixes there of. :rolleyes:
     
  9. cliffdog

    cliffdog Good Dog

    Actually a doberman is one of the dogs that I wouldn't necessarily trust around children, depending on the type of dog. If I had a dobe that was bred for show and had a soft temperament, that'd be one thing. But some of the dogs that are competing at high levels of protection sports, or on police forces nowadays are really no-bullshit dogs. If a kid gets in their face that kid may walk away without a face, you feel me?

    A lot of BYB dobermans aren't trustworthy with kids either. BYB dobermans are a crapshoot, they're either too soft or they're a bundle of nerves, very rarely good family guardians. A lot of them are fine with kids but I also see a lot of people on doberman forums with problems about how their dog is reacting to kids.

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  10. catchrcall

    catchrcall Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    There are a lot of Dogo's out there hunting hogs, and believe it or not most hog hunters are family type people that won't tolerate any type of HA especially directed toward children. I have owned a couple Dogo crosses and hunted with a bunch of them. Most of them that are already catching are dogs that I'd like to own if they were twenty pounds lighter. The ones I have been around have been happy sort of dogs, eager to please and for the most part gentle around kids. The only exception I have seen to that would be adolescent aged ones that can be a bit wild and possibly knock a kid over while they're goofing around, about like any other breed. They have a different sort of personality to them from the Pits and American Bulldogs I've been used to that's hard to explain. It's like two things that don't go together. Friendly but aloof, skittish but fearless(some of them), freakin braindead but smart, I can't explain it any better than that and I know I sound like an idiot trying but that's about as good as I can do.

    As far as actually owning one, I can say that I'll never go looking for a dogo pup to catch with but if the right adult landed in my lap at the right price and the right time I'd probably take it. There is just way too high of odds that it turns out to be a cull as a catch dog to put that much money into an unknown. I wouldn't worry about a dogo around kids any more that I do my bulldog and pit.
     
  11. thediva

    thediva Little Dog

    My friend has one that lives in an apartment and does well with 2 good exercise sessions per day. His dog is ruled with an iron fist, so he is very well behaved and has no issues with other dogs and is good with children. He's too much dog for me, but with a strong leader, i think they are great dogs!
     
  12. Tiffany3483

    Tiffany3483 Good Dog

    Yes. In my experience ABPT/AST do not shed bad compared to a Dogo. I do think it has to do with the white coat. For example my Boston is mostly brindle, but he was a white on his neck/chest. When I use the curry comb on him, his brindle area has little to no hair coming off, but once I hit the white area-I get a handful of hair.

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    Dogo beside a 55lb white pit bull

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  13. cliffdog

    cliffdog Good Dog

    That's too funny :lol:

    I am more of an American Bulldog person but I do think that for looks, Dogos are a lot more handsome. It may be the cropped ears.
     
  14. Tiffany3483

    Tiffany3483 Good Dog

    Pics of my Boy Casper. He is on the larger side for most Dogos and he was born deaf.

    The day I got him at around 6 months old

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    Who has the bigger mouth?

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    About 10 months going thru a growth spurt

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    First hog :)

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    Running

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    Linus my old Greyhound using Casper for a pillow

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    Playing with Gunner

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    Hunting lizards or shadows

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    My old dog family

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    Chasing a pelican at the beach

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    Christmas 4 yrs ago

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    How he spends his days
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    We lost Trista, she had gone inside to go potty and got side tracked with the TV and was using Casper who is DEAF as a seat and you can see how much he cared.

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    Meeting a strange Greyhound at a event- (Casper loves white hounds due to being raised with Linus and Casey)

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  15. Tiffany3483

    Tiffany3483 Good Dog

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  16. tracie2114

    tracie2114 Little Dog

    Wow gorgeous dogs... I love the pic with the Boston, looks like the caption should read "oh shit!!!"
     
  17. Tiffany3483

    Tiffany3483 Good Dog

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    My first 2 dogos from breeders:

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  18. LeTigra

    LeTigra Good Dog

    Oh my gosh, Tiffany GORGEOUS DOGS!!!!

    I love the "first hog" picture! lol
     
  19. Beki

    Beki Good Dog Premium Member

    Your Daughter's name is Trista? So is mine:)
     
  20. Tiffany3483

    Tiffany3483 Good Dog

    I wish Casper's ears had been cropped. I do prefer the cropped look. I've fostered American Bulldogs and I prefer the Dogos. :) Neva was intense though and Jack was in love with her. She was in heat and out in the back yard to potty. Jack was inside, but my roommate opened the front door and he got out, but we had the divider fence up so he couldn't get to the back yard.

    I was watching them. She was flagging, sticking it thru the fence and Jack was all worked up. He started digging. But instead of digging under the fence, he dug parallel to the fence. Neva watched him dig for a while and then just gave up on him. I guess she figured he was too stupid to breed with! But I still wonder what that combo would have looked like! He dug a nice size little trench, but never made it under the fence. Neva come inside with me and Jack was still out there digging away. He isn't the brightest bulb!
     

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