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Dogo Argentino Puppy: What to know before buying

Dogo Argentino Puppy: What to know before buying

The Dogo Argentino has a reputation for being a dangerous fighting dog. But the truth is, the Dogo Argentino puppy is a friendly, affectionate family dog that has many facets.

Now, because Dogo Argentino puppies are very rarely bred, buying a puppy can be difficult. Maybe you’ll even have to wait a couple of months to get a puppy.

Besides being rarely bred, a Dogo Argentino puppy will cost you a fortune too. If you want to buy a Dogo Argentino puppy, you will pay between $1,000 to $4,000, if you’re buying from a qualified breeder. Some breeders might even ask for up to $8,000 if the puppies have a particularly good bloodline.

In this article, we’ll talk more about the Dogo Argentino puppy and what you need to take into consideration before getting one.

Dogo Argentino Puppy – Always buy from a reputable breeder

When you hear the average price of a Dogo Argentino puppy your first thought might be “Where can I buy them for cheaper?”. But, we’ll be completely honest with you. Don’t look for a cheaper puppy, in most cases, only sketchy breeders will sell their price for a low price.

Please only buy a puppy from a reputable breeder who is registered in a kennel club, for example, the American Kennel Club. Because these breeders are subject to regular controls and the well-being of their puppies is important to them.

Dogo Argentino facts

Good breeders will sell you a healthy puppy that is vaccinated, chipped, health examined, dewormed, and with a pedigree. They will also ask you lots of questions to see if you can take care of the puppy. If you find a breeder that isn’t asking any questions and just wants you to buy the puppy under any condition, run! They are only profit-oriented and will sell their puppies at a ″ dumping price ″, in the worst cases they will sell the puppy before the 8th week of life.

If you want to learn how to find a good breeder then read our articles on that topic:

Obviously, besides getting the actual puppy, you’ll also have to pay for puppy supplies. The basic equipment includes:

  • puppy food
  • treats
  • dog bed and blankets
  • leash and collar or harness
  • food and water bowl
  • toys
  • brush and dog shampoo
  • a transport box for the vet
  • emergency medication

Raising your puppy

The Dogo Argentino needs a loving, patient and above all consistent upbringing. If you’re too strict with them, they can easily become a man-made fighting dog. He’s is definitely not a dog for first-time owners.

Another reason why it’s important to train and socialize them right is because of their size and weight. They are large dogs that are between 24 and 27 inches tall, and weigh between 80 and 100 pounds. Like it usually is with dogs, males tend to be slightly taller and heavier than females.

Obviously, you will hardly be able to keep your Dogo Argentino under control if he is not absolutely obedient. The four-legged friend requires a strong but loving hand that assigns it to its place in the human pack. With a weak, insecure owner, he can quickly start thinking that he is the pack leader.

The Dogo Argentino is a beautiful dog

Good socialization of the puppy from an early age is also very important. So, you should consider puppy school or kindergarten. There your puppy can learn how to behave among his own kind, and you will have fewer problems later on. In puppy school, your dog is in contact with other dogs, so they will learn how to behave. And another plus is that you’ll be able to talk to other dog owners there too and get useful tips from them.

The good news is that the Dogo Argentino is a smart dog and learns very quickly. He is happy about everything you teach him and is willing to work and cooperate.


The Dogo Argentino is a strong dog with a lot of personality, but they are by no means aggressive if you raise them right. In fact, they can be very affectionate and friendly. He would do anything for his family and wants to keep them safe and protect them.

But, due to their strong character, they need confident guidance, so if you’ve never owned a dog, then this breed might not be for you.

Lastly, you should be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of this breed and have plenty of time to train and socialize them. You should also know how to raise them, otherwise, you’ll really end up with a dangerous dog.

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My name is Jackie and I am a veterinarian with a degree in veterinary medicine. With extensive experience in treating various animals, I am known for my compassionate and personalized approach to animal care.