Dogo Argentino

Some fanciers bandy the term “disqualification” around liberally, as if tossing a big salad. But that word comes with very specific conditions — to say nothing of serious ramifications. A disqualification is the ultimate censure in the dog-show world, a verdict by a judge that sends your dog from...

Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Molosser style.
When faced with these two extremes, Molosser fanciers should choose the middle ground: “Just right.”

In writing the Dogo's inaugural AKC standard, Daniel D'Hulst kept in mind the original standard and philosophy of breed creator Antonio Nores Martinez.
Daniel D’Hulst reflects on his ‘bad-ass’ adaptation for AKC.

Neapolitan Mastiff fanciers would easily spot their breed's influence in this Dogue de Bordeaux.
It’s a natural tendency to immerse ourselves in our chosen breed, to the exclusion of all others. But it's important to know what influences from other breeds can bedevil our own.
To understand rustic Molossers like the Dogo Argentino and Cane Corso, look to this cigarette-smoking icon.

Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez, right, in 1948.
Read his own words about Argentina's "perro de presa."