Frequently Asked Questions About Dogo Argentinos

Do the puppies have any type of socialization prior to being sent to their new home?

It's critical that the puppies are socialized and introduced to different situations from very early on in their life. This will make them grow up as a confident adult that is a joy to be with and will eliminate a lot of behavioral issues. I take special time to do that with the puppies early on from the very first weeks in their lives.

How many litters do you have per year?

A true Dogo Argentino will make an excellent therapy dog, I have experienced that personally. I have enjoyed the dogo argentino breed so much that I want other people to enjoy it with me and I also breed to maintain the health of the adult Dogos. I typically breed once a year or less. Click here to view my upcoming litter.

Can I meet the dam and sire?

Arrangement can be made to meet the parents and I actually do encourage that. For information on my dogs visit My Dogos. I am located in Minnesota, and visits occur at my house.

What happens to your retired breeding dogs?

These dogs are not on a job. They are family members and will remain family members whether they are breeding or not.

What are the best training methods for this dog?

They are very easy to train and whatever they learn they remember forever. They respond very well to gentle playful, purposeful training by their owner. So it is best that you train them yourself.

How much exercise does the dog need?

They need regular exercise to keep their superb muscle structure in shape.

How old will the puppy be before he acts like an adult dog?

As a member of the mastiff family they mature at the age of 2 years.

How do they get along with other animals?

They get along well with other animals as long as they are introduced to them from puppy- hood.

What possible health problems might this dog develop?

They are generally a very healthy breed. They are prone to pigment-related deafness with a 10 % prevalence rate. Parents that do not have this issue will greatly reduce this incidence. The puppy will be B.A.E.R. tested (Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response) and the test results will accompany the dog.

What guarantees do you offer with your puppies?

I have excellent bloodlines, puppies with health issues will not be sold from the start.

How big will the dog get?

When they are fully mature, they will weigh between 90 to 110 pounds with males being slightly larger than females.

What is the average lifespan of the dogs?

Typically Dogo Argentinos live for 12 years.

What type of food do you feed your dogs?

Detailed information will come with the puppy.

Do they bark?

This is not a barking breed. They bark only when there is something wrong.

Do you crop their ears?

The creator of the breed Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez insisted that the dog ears should be cropped. They have to be done before a certain age. It prevents recurrent ear infection especially if the dog is going to be in the water frequently. If the dog is going to be used for protection, it looks more impressive. As a hunter it is also functionally better.

What is the price of the puppy?

I have spared no expense to produce a Dogo Argentino with the exact temperament and standards as set by the creator of the breed Dr Antonio Nores Martinez. Any deviation from these standards will produce a different dog than envisioned by the creator of the breed and ultimately will lead to the destruction of this wonderful breed. The price of the puppy will be used to maintain and uphold the breed standards. Prices will be given upon request and each puppy will be priced individually.

When do you release the puppies?

Puppies are released at 8 weeks of age. There is a $ 30 boarding charge per day after that.

What is the payment arrangement?

A deposit is required to reserve a puppy. Puppies are sold by a binding contract between the seller and the buyer that clearly indicates all the transaction.

Are they good guard dogs?

They are excellent watch dogs and will protect their owner and property in a measured response to the level of threat.

Are they good for Schutzhund?

This is an excellent breed for Schutzhund. This is a very smart breed that exercises their own judgment. They bond strongly with their owner and will do their best to please him/her. They are easily trained.

How can I reserve a puppy?

In order to reserve a puppy you will need to send a deposit. This will guarantee you a puppy in the upcoming litter, as long as the number and the gender of the puppies allow.

Are the deposits refundable?

Breeding a Dogo Argentino to the original breed standards of Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez is a huge undertaking that requires a lot of planning, selection and vetenary care. Once you have put a deposit and made reservation I have to reject other offers. Therefore, the deposit is nonrefundable. If you have been offered a puppy and you decline it, the deposit will also be forfeited.

Do you ship puppies?

Yes, I will ship Dogo Argentino puppies. I am located in Minnesota, but will ship across the Midwest as well as Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana ,Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming. For questions regarding shipping Dogo Argetino puppies please contact me.

Jeff M
(5 stars)

I would like to start out by briefly explaining my recent history with Dogo Argentino’s. I have purchased two Dogo’s from one of the most “reputable Breeders” out there. Many of you may know who I am talking about. I paid more money for these two Dogo’s than I am guessing anyone in this forum has paid for or agreed to pay for a puppy. I did not have a choice on the puppy I received. I was told a price for the puppy, and I did not try to negotiate for a better deal. It appears that some people on this forum assume that the money that they agree to pay for a puppy affords them the right to get the best puppy of the litter. Dogo puppies are expensive! You do not go to the car dealership and say here is $3,000.00 now give me the best vehicle you have! The cost to breed, birth, and raise a Dogo puppy is very high when done properly not to mention very time consuming. You may assume that $2,000.00 to $3,500.00 is a lot of money, and I agree it is, but it does not get you anywhere near the pick of the litter for a Dogo Argentino when you are talking to a top breeder. Not to mention that maybe an experienced breeder like Dream Dogo’s may know a little more about which puppy is best for which customer based on what they have asked for, temperament, and other factors. If you want the best Dogo with the best temperament and the least amount of health issues, then Dream Dogo’s is the place to purchase your Dogo. The puppies and dogs that they sell are top quality. Believe me, I paid top dollar for top quality Dogo’s in the past and ended up with Dogo’s that died after a couple years due to health issues. After ordering pedigrees, I learned that there was also very unethical inbreeding by this breeder. One Dogo had such a bad temperament that he became a dangerous dog to have around. I received no help from this breeder with any of these issues! Then I contacted Dream Dogo’s. I explained what I was looking for, and that I have had health and temperament problems with the Dogo’s that I had purchased from another breeder. Peter at Dream Dogo’s understood the issues that I had dealt with, and picked out the perfect Dogo for me. We agreed on a price, and I took the Puppy home. This Dogo is the best dog that I have ever owned. He is personable, friendly, and is just a joy to have around. I want to thank Peter and Dream Dogo’s for their ethical and conscientious breeding of their Dogo’s. I would never buy a Dogo from anyone else! To have a Dogo that is part of the family and not terrorizing the family is what I had hoped for, and Dream Dogo’s delivered on all counts. Thanks again to Peter and Dream Dogo’s for my
dream Dogo!