HISTORY



This incredible breed defines and sums up a set of passions, but it is mainly the vivid image of its creator, Dr Antonio Nores Martínez.



Antonio was born in 1908 in the city of Córdoba in Argentina. He graduated as a Medical Surgeon and became one of the most prestigious one in South America. However, it was for his great work: "El Dogo Argentino" that his name became known in the world.

He was a great dog-fancying and hunting lover, a tireless traditionalist and, above all things, a great scientist. From a very young age, he had a concern: to manage to concentrate on a dog breed, a set of virtues that he saw embodied in different dogs.

The ideal dog for Dr Nores was a dog of extreme tranquillity, with great courage, resistance and that was able to give its life for its owner.



For the formation of the dogo, he added qualities of different breeds that at that time were used for dogfighting: the old Córdoba fighting dog, the Bulldog, the Bull Terrier and others of great working capacity such as the Pyrenean Mastiff, the Boxer, the Great Danes, the Irish Wolfhound and the Pointer.

Nores performed the crossings with different families to avoid consanguinity and to eliminate most of the atavistic characters and fix what he considered necessary.

In 1947 he managed to present this new breed in the province of San Luis, putting in combat one of his dogos "Aña" against the hog and the cougar. 


His work, which is presented with excellent scientific quality, received numerous publications from scientists and geneticists of that time. The vast majority of experts could not understand how, in such a short time, a young breed had achieved such genetic stability.

Antonio was killed in the prime of his life, though he died as he always wanted: in the mount and hunting. After his death, his brother Agustín Nores Martínez finished spreading his work, getting the International Cynolocic Federation (Fédération Cynologique Internationale-FCI) to recognize it as a race in 1972.

With the first pedigrees "Del Chubut" and "Totoral", "La Cocha" kennel is registered in the Federación Cinológica Argentina (Argentine Cynological Federation -FCA) in the name of Beatriz Nores Martínez and Ulises Donato D'Andrea.




Since the death of its creator, the family has maintained its bloodlines, but with a priority that we consider essential to keep any species alive, which is functional gymnastics.

In a short time, the dogo Argentino managed to reach the most remote places in the world. And his fame goes with it. It is said that those who have a dogo at some point in their life end up dying with one since no breed has demonstrated the exceptional qualities of the dogo Argentino.




CURRENT KENNEL MANAGEMENT 

In 1989, Dr Ulises D'Andrea Nores took over the kennel by increasing the number of breeders and working on the big game function. Ten years later, Jorge Alberto Funes joined the management, they are both international judges of the breed. It was not until 2017 that the ownership of the kennel was transferred to Ulises and Jorge.

MEET OUR CHAMPIONS DOGOS

1
China pechita de "La Cocha"

Date of birth: 23/04/2011

1
Rodostina de "La Cocha"

Date of birth: 09/06/2015

1
Boniche de "La Cocha"

Date of birth: 15/05/2015

1
Ivy de "La Cocha"

Date of birth: 09/01/2005

1
Moro de "La Cocha"

Date of birth: 12/05/2004

1
tregua de "La Cocha"

Date of birth: 20/04/2014

1
Tuco Benedicto III de "La Cocha"

Date of birth: 20/01/2015

1
MOrtal de "La Cocha"

Date of birth: 21/12/2005

1
Amaru I de "La Cocha"

Date of birth: 00/00/0000

DOGS THAT WERE PART OF "La Cocha"





1
Kobun de "La Cocha"

Date of birth: 06/01/2013

1
África de "La Cocha"

Date of birth: 23/04/2011

1
Esperanza de "La Cocha"

Date of birth: 01/06/2006

1
Funes de "La Cocha"

Date of birth: 05/09/2010

1
Morocho de "La Cocha"

Date of birth: 08/01/2005

1
Amancay de Huiñas

Date of birth: 07/03/2006

1
Atila de "La Cocha"

Date of birth: 08/04/2017

1
Sargenta de "La Cocha"

Date of birth: 03/11/2010

1
Agustina de "La Cocha"

Date of birth: 00/00/0000

1
Aji de "La Cocha"

Date of birth: 00/00/0000

1
Culpa furia de "La Cocha"

Date of birth: 00/00/0000

1
Leona luna 2 de "La Cocha"

Date of birth: 00/00/0000