Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Argentinian Mastiff demonstrated the desired traits of a Watch dog, Hunter and Guard dog and is known by its alternative name the "Dogo Argentino". The origin of the Argentinian Mastiff dog breed was in Argentina where it was developed in the 1920's.
Argentinian Mastiff Breed Group and Dog Type - Working Dog Group: The Argentinian Mastiff is one of the many breeds of dogs that belong to the Working Dog Group.
The Argentinian Mastiff is a dangerous dog: The dangerous Argentinian Mastiff (Dogo Argentino) is banned from the UK and there are Limitations of ownership in some USA States.
Other names for the Argentinian Mastiff: The Argentinian Mastiff is known by the alternative name for the "Dogo Argentino". Other nick names for this breed of dog include the Argentinian Mastiff, Argentine Dogo and Dogo Argentino.
Origin of the name: The origin of the name "Argentinian Mastiff" derives from from its county of origin in Argentina and the generic name of the breed. The word "Mastiff" is from the Old French word 'mastin' meaning "great cur". History facts and info about all the Mastiff breeds
Argentinian Mastiff History and Origin: The Argentinian Mastiff is often described as a Molosser dog that shares a common ancestry with the large, powerful dogs of antiquity including the now extinct Alaunt breed.
The country of origin of the Argentinian Mastiff breed was in Argentina during the 1920's. Although generally associated with its role as a Guard Dog, the Argentinian Mastiff was also used as a hunting dog to assist the Argentinean Gaucho in hunting the extremely dangerous wild boar and ferral hogs in the Entre Rios and Buenos Aires Provinces of Argentina. The large, ferocious wild boar has four sharp tusks used for fighting off predators and which could inflict severe injuries, especially after a powerful charge.
Argentinian Mastiff Modern History: The modern history of the Argentinian Mastiff moved on and the breed is now used as a Watchdog, Guard Dog and hunter.
Argentinian Mastiff Height: The Argentinian Mastiff breed is classified as a large sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 24-27 inches (60-68 cm). The height to the shoulder of a female dog is 24-26 inches (60-65 cm).
Argentinian Mastiff Weight: Not surprisingly for a large sized dog, the weight of a male dog is 88-99 lbs (40-45 kg). The weight of the smaller female dog is 77-88 lbs (35-40 kg).
Argentinian Mastiff Coat Type: The coat type is described as a short, smooth coat.
Argentinian Mastiff Coat Colors: The colors of this dog breed include white coat color.
Argentinian Mastiff Grooming - LOW Grooming Needs: The grooming needs of the Argentinian Mastiff are categorized as Low in order to maintain a healthy, tangle-free coat and reduce the risk of skin infections. The limited grooming needs of the Argentinian Mastiff are considered to be low maintenance, requiring limited attention to grooming where brushing and combing, is concerned. Grooming Requirements should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular inspections of the nails, teeth, eyes and ears.
Argentinian Mastiff Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 4-8 puppies. Argentinian Mastiff puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Argentinian Mastiff puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.
Argentinian Mastiff Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Fearless, Energetic, powerful, headstrong and Self-reliant.
Argentinian Mastiff Exercise Requirements - HIGH Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog is high. The Argentinian Mastiff requires regular daily exercise consisting of approximately one to two hours each day. This large, powerful dog has an effortless, smooth, agile gait with strides of a moderate length and requires a brisk walking speed or jogging by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements.
Argentinian Mastiff Diet: A fully grown Argentinian Mastiff should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.
Argentinian Mastiff Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Argentinian Mastiff breed include Allergies, Hip Dysplasia, Deafness. Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Argentinian Mastiff dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: No.
Argentinian Mastiff Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Argentinian Mastiff breed is 10 to 12 years.
Argentinian Mastiff Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Argentinian Mastiff breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Argentinian Mastiff names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Luis *** Juani *** Raul *** Josef *** Boris *** Walter *** Mateo *** Alejo *** Pablo *** Franco.
Argentinian Mastiff Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the girl dog. Our top choice of good female Argentinian Mastiff names are Paz *** Rocio *** Sofia *** Malena *** Nani *** Sasha *** Jazmin *** Marti *** Clara *** Melina.