Origin: Argentina. Application: Argentine dogohotnichya dog in the big game. Classification FCI: Group 2. Schnauzer and Pinscher, mastiff and Swiss Mountain. Section 2.1. Mastiff dog mastiff type.
Without testing working qualities. Brief historical background: Dogo Argentino Breed has its origin from the province of Cordoba in central (inland) of the Republic of Argentina. Its author was Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez, a famous doctor and representative of an ancient local family. A passion for dogs, probably hereditary, led him in 1928 to establish a basis and standard on the new breed, which he called a Dogo Argentino. His work was based on the methodical crossing several breeds with the old fighting dog of Cordoba, a dog that was very strong and energetic, but lacked psychic and genetic stability. This native breed was the product of interbreeding Old English Mastiffs, English Bulldogs and Bull Terriers and was widely known and appreciated by fervent fans of dog fighting, while the very popular sports, covering all classes of society. After careful and detailed study and selection of the characteristic signs of different generations, Dr.
Nores Martinez accomplished his purpose, obtaining the first line. In the beginning it was thought that this – a dog for fighting, but the disposition of Dr. Nores Martinez for hunting led him to take a dog in one of his usual outlets on the hunt, where a new breed demonstrated its skills, thus becoming a key figure in all the hunts a doctor. So Dogo Argentino quickly became a great dog for hunting big game. Over time, the ability to adapt has made this dog very multilateral, as regards functions, and she was a wonderful companion and a loyal and diehard defender of those he loves. Strength, durability, subtle sense of smell and bravery make it the best among dog used for hunting wild pigs, mountain lion and other native predators, which may be found in the vast expanses of heterogeneous land in Argentina. Her harmony, balance and excellent muscles of an athlete are the ideal properties for regular long trips in any weather conditions and further pursued by a ferocious battle with the victim. May 21, 1964 This breed Dogo Argentino was recognized by Canine Federation of Argentina and the Argentine Agricultural Society, who discovered the studbook to initiate registration. Only July 31, 1973 the breed was adopted FCI as the first and only Argentinean breed. This happened thanks to great enthusiasm, work and effort of Dr. Augustin Nores Martinez, his brother and successor of the founder of the breed. Read the rest of the site Dogo Argentino Gina