This Week’s Guest on the “Strongest Dogs of the World” Series – The Dogo Argentino!
A great deal of opinions arise when we refer to the World’s Strongest Dogs, mainly because there are a lot of strong breeds raised, bred and spread all around the world, and daring to raise a single one to the winners pedestal, usually generates a heated controversy.
Strength can ultimately be measured by pulling power – pound for pound, endurance or sheer bite-force. So when it comes to defining which dogs are the strongest, comparisons won’t always be accurate or fair, if they are not made on equal terms.
We’ve decided to put together a series of weekly posts highlighting the world’s strongest dogs, without naming any particular breed as “THE STRONGEST” of all. We just want to give our readers and fans, valuable information that will provide facts and points of interest.
We kick off the series with the DOGO ARGENTINO. Watch the following Video “appetizer” and continue reading through the page where you’ll find great information on this powerful and magnificent dog.
The Dogo Argentino resembles the American Bulldog in many ways. It is a muscular, majestic dog that typically sports a short, pure white coat. Its forehead is broad, tapering to a narrower but still sturdy square muzzle. The ears of the Dogo are high and widely set. They naturally hang down over the dog’s cheeks and are broad, thick, flat and rounded at the bottom. Some owners elect to surgically crop their Dogo’s ears. When cropped, the ears should be triangular and stand erect. Ear cropping requires surgery and recuperation. Once a dog’s ears are cropped, the owner must pay special attention to keeping them clean and wrapped so that they ultimately will stand perky and erect. Sometimes, despite the owner’s efforts, the dog’s ears will never stand properly. The Dogo’s tail is thick and long, reaching to the hocks. At rest, it hangs naturally. When the dog moves, its tail is held out slightly over its topline and typically moves back and forth in a natural wagging rhythm.
Dogo Argentino – Wikimedia commons
The Dogo Argentino is a large breed. Adult males ideally measure between 24 and 27 inches at the withers, and females typically stand between 23 ½ and 26 inches in height. Healthy mature males and females usually weigh anywhere from 80 to 100 pounds. While this is not a giant breed, it still is quite large in the eyes of most owners and observers. The Dogo is a slow maturing breed. Males are not considered full-grown until they are at least 3 years of age. Females tend to mature faster, reaching maturity by about 2 years. Dogos that are under or over these height ranges are severely penalized in the show ring.
Complete Description and Key Facts about this breed – detailed below:
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