Where Are Dogos Argentinos From?
Antonio and Augustin Martinez developed the Dogo Argentino to be a superb large game hunter and human protector. In 1925, they created the Dogo by integrating a variety of other breeds, including the Cordoba Fighting Dog, Pointer, Boxer, Great Dane, Bull Terrier, Old English Bulldog, Irish Wolfhound, Dogue de Bordeaux, Great Pyrenees, and Spanish Mastiff.
In 1947, Antonio, who was also a surgeon, published the breed standard in Argentina. The breed was used for many jobs, including drug & bomb detection and police work. In 1970, Dr. Raul Zeballos brought the Dogo to the United States and it was eventually recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2020.