So you’re looking to adopt an Dogo Argentino, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The ideal Dogo Argentino is a study in harmony. He is large, powerful, and athletic. His strong head is supported by a thick, but elegant neck that connects to a balanced body, which is sustained by straight, substantial forelegs and very muscular, medium-angulated hindquarters. The Dogo gives the impression of explosive power and energy. Developed to find, chase and catch dangerous game the Dogo must have a good nose, great lung capacity, and a powerful, yet agile, muscular build. His expression is alert and intelligent, with a marked hardness. The Dogo is instantly identifiable by his short, completely white coat. The Dogo Argentino is a pack-hunting dog, bred for the pursuit of big-game such as wild boar and puma, and possesses the strength, intelligence and quick responsiveness of a serious athlete. His short, plain and smooth coat is completely white, but a dark patch near the eye is permitted as long as it doesn’t cover more than 10% of the head.”
An Dogo Argentino typically ranges from 60.96cm to 67.31cm in height, and weighs from 39.916128560000004kg to 45.359237kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Dogo Argentino breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Dogo Argentino insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.