Dogo Argentino History
The Dogo Argentino formula they started is as follows:
1) the Fighting Dog of Cordoba, to which he added blood from
2) the Pointer to give him a keen sense of smell which would be essential for the hunt.
3) The Boxer added vivacity and gentleness;
4) the Great Dane it’s size;
5) the Bull Terrier, fearlessness;
6) the Bulldog gave it an ample chest and boldness;
7) the Irish Wolfhound brought it’s instinct as a hunter of wild game;
8) the Dogue de Bordeaux contributed it’s powerful jaws;
9) the Great Pyrenees it’s white coat and
10) the Spanish Mastiff gave it’s quota of power.
Antonio later became a respected surgeon and used his medical knowledge to refine his dream. He wrote the standard for the new breed in 1928. Sadly, though, Antonio did not live to see the realization of his dream. In 1956 he was killed during a boar hunt by a man who intended to rob him. At this point Augustin took over Antonios dream. He brought the Dogo back from near devastation and moved the headquarters for the breed from Cordoba to Esquel, located in Patagonia in southern Argentina. Augustin later became the Argentine ambassador to Canada. He took advantage of his travels to spread Dogos throughout the world. By this time the Dogo Argentino was becoming a favorite among big game hunters in Argentina and surrounding countries in hunting wild boar and puma. The Dogo Argentino was quickly becoming a legend.