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The Dogo Argentino is an extremely powerful and intelligent breed of dog.  They are slow to mature and often act like puppies until 2+ years of age.  The untrained adolescent dogo (1.5 - 3yrs) is an enormous liability, capable of great harm.  Dogo Argentinos need their minds and bodies exercised on a daily basis.  Dogos are an independent, dominant, thinking breed of dog who were bred to think and act on their own.  They need a dominant, confident, loving and trustworthy leader who has time and know-how to properly exercise and work them.  Once a dogo loses respect for someone, it is almost impossible to gain it back. This powerful breed of dog requires far more responsibility in raising and caring for them than most other breeds of dogs.
I do NOT recommend that a Dogo share a home with same-sex dogs in the herding or terrier group.
 
Exciting News:
 
Jersey (Dual CH Gladiator's Del Rio Reign, RN, TT CGC) has successfully been bred to Sirius (Multi CH 27x BIS Winner Sirius de Debonair).  There are 27 Champions, INCL 5 World Champions & 11 OFA Hip scores on the pedigree. These much anticipated puppies should arrive around December 14, 2013.
 
As of December 2013, Jersey is now 5 Years old, has 28 BOB, 18 Group 1, 4 BIS, 2 RBIS & 5 AKC Best in MISC Class! She has earned her UKC CH, IABCA NAT & INT CH titles as well as passed the ATTS Temperament Test and AKC Canine Good Citizen, as of March 2013, she also has earned her AKC Rally-O Novice Title. Jersey was invited to the 2011 AKC Eukanuba Tournament of Champions and has qualified for the 2012 AKC Eukanuba Tournament of Champions.
 
 
Thanks a Million Ben w/ Gladiator Dogos for such a wonderful puppy!
 

 


The Dogos are more than a hobby for me. They are my passion.  On this site I've assembled some of my favorite pictures, as well as helpful information about the breed. 

My Dogos and I reside in Tempe, Arizona.  Our dogos are family dogs who participate in Conformation, Obedience and Agility.

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This is my girl, Huaica (1992 - 2002), at 6 years.

Del Rio Dogo News
 August 2005 -- Detroit's full brother & Bri's pup, Dexter (Leguero x Brillante), is now a UKC Grand Champion!  He is also UKC's 2004 Top 10 #1 Dogo Argentino.  Dexter's hip and elbow X-Rays have also been OFA approved. Congratulations GR CH Del Rio Dexter!
 
August 2005 -- Bri's pup Max (Juancho x Brillante) has recently passed the AKC CGC test in California.  Max has gone through over a year of continuous training.  He is a very versitle dog who has excelled in all of his training endevours, watch for him in the show rings.
 
Oct. 29, 2005 -- Bri's pup Nilla (Buster x Brillante) beat Brillante in the Open class at DAAA's 1st Specialty Show. Nilla's daughter, Gally, then beat Nilla in the Winners Bitch class & she went on to win Best in Specialty Show!
 
Oct. 30, 2005 -- Brillante took 2 BOB wins & 2 group 1 wins w/NCA. Plus, she was called out for BIS consideration.
 
Oct. 30, 2005 -- Both Brillante & Detroit earned 1 "leg" each towards their NCA Rally-O titles. This makes them the first dogos since the 90's to qualify in ANY performance sports in the USA!

Thanks for dropping by and taking a look at my photos. Please get in touch with any comments or questions. Amy McPetes. Click link to email.