Height: from 60 to 65 cm (23 5/8 inc to 25 19/32 inc) / Weight: from 40 to 45 kg (88 to 99 lbs)
At the kennel, we only carry out crosses once having carried out a previous genetic test and valuing that the dog to be used is a dogo, above all. We set aside any created specimen that does not meet the psychic characteristics suitable for the breed.
Anyone who buys a dogo Argentino at La Cocha receives certain tips divided by the most important ages that a dog goes through. We always remind the buyers that these recommendations are based on our experience and knowledge, but it does not tend to be an absolute truth. The important thing is to follow the advice of each veterinarian chosen to accompany the breeding of your dog.
This is a key age for the puppy´s education, what it learns at this time it will never be forgotten. Besides, this is the time when the domain over the puppy from all the family members is defined. So the puppy must sleep outside the house during the first months because the house is the place of those who mark the real territorial domain.
Food must be taken from the puppy, touch it while eating and repress any aggressive attitude that it will naturally have, the punishment must be energetic, must be hit with a rolled-up newspaper. The puppy must go away screaming and have peed due to the fear of punishment.
This means neither promoting aggression against the puppy nor stopping to give it affection when the puppy deserves it. This is basic animal education because what you have at home and what you will share your life with for 10 to 14 years is an animal, not a child.
The dogo Argentino is a natural guardian, but when it comes to protecting its ones, it reaches maturity between 18 to 24 months old. That is why a puppy should never grunt at another person, even though he is a stranger. This attitude must be repressed.
It is common to observe some injuries on the skin, due to the stimulation of certain foods, plant, etc These injuries are easily distinguished because of the colour of their hair. That is why there is no reason to worry about them and they are usually temporary.