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Considering a Dogo Puppy?

Jordan (Dexter) & Battle (Sancho) 1-29-03 5 weeks

Sirius x Jersey puppies have arrived (12/14/2013)!
4 males, 4 females

"Sirius" ARBA Master CH, IABCA, UKC GR CH Multi BIS Winner Sirius de Debonair, CM has CERF Clear Eyes & OFA hips, elbows, patella & thyroid. Pictures can be viewed at

"Jersey" IABCA UKC CH Multi BIS Winner Gladiator's Del Rio Reign, RN TT CGC also has CERF Clear Eyes & OFA hips.

See pictures and videos of available puppies on Facebook under "Del Rio Dogos"

All puppies are AKC & UKC registerable, Microchipped, OFA Normal Hearing (all 8!), dew claws removed & all are eligible for up to $700 back in obedience, conformation, performance and health rebates.

Contact me for more information.

Detroit x Jersey Pups due 02-29-2012
The late Del Rio Detroit x IABCA UKC CH Gladiator Del Rio Reign "Jersey"
Artificial Insemination worked! These much anticipated puppies arrived on Feb. 29, 2012 & ready for their new homes the last week of April 2012.   
Visit us on Facebook for pictures of both dogs.
Detroit has many videos of agility, rally-o and showmanship on youtube -- our handle is just "dogo"
Jersey has won 3 Best in Show Wins w/IABCA, 1 Best-In-Show w/UKC, 2 Reserve BIS w/UKC & 5 MISC Class Best in Show with AKC. She is the 14th dogo ever to pass the ATTS Temperament Test. She also has passed the AKC CGC Test. Jersey is 1 of only 2 dogos to pass with OFA hips in 2011.
Detroit has OFA Good hips, elbows & cardiac. He is DNA Profiled with AKC & UKC & has passed the AKC CGC Test, as well as winning 1 Best In Show with National Canine Association.

Dogos are a great responsibility.  They grow quickly and may take 2-3 years to fully mature, both physically and mentally. 
Although this is a powerful breed of dog that demands respect, they are also very sensitive.  Dogos do not respond well to harsh tones or treatment.  They seem to want to know "why" you want them to perform in a certain way.  I have noticed that responses are almost immediate when they are "asked" to sit, rather than "demanded" to sit, etc.  If a dogo looses respect for someone, it may be next to impossible to ever earn it back.   Respect does not mean that you treat the dogo like royalty.  It means that both you and the dogo know where each stands in the relationship.
It is essential that they know their number in the household. Ex: Mom=1, Dad=2, kid=3, dogo=4.  Dogos like to know the rules, and if you do not establish them, you will have a problem.
Dogos have a very high prey drive.  They were bred to be hunting dogs, capable of taking on Boar and Puma. 
If you are not planning on hunting with your dogo, it is a MUST that you keep your dogo busy through some other avenue.
Although a dogo puppy will get along with most other dogs and cats, once they start maturing (around 2 years of age), be prepared for an attitude change.
If you are still ready for a pup.......
I only breed 1 litter per year.  Only in the winter. 
  • All pups are BAER tested
  • Microchipped
  • FCPR, UKC & AKC FSS registered
  • UTD on shots
  • Well socialized with children and visitors from day 1
  • Raised in the home & started on housebreaking
  • Leash Trained by 7 weeks
  • eligible for up to $400 back in Obedience rebates
  • show pups only are eligible for an additional $300 back for earning a CH title

The pups grandmother, ARBA UKC CH Parrish Acre Brillante del Rio, is

  • DNA profiled with UKC & AKC FSS
  • OFA clear hips
  • OFA clear thyroid
  • CERF clear eyes
  • she has passed the AKC CGC test
  • UKC CH w/multiple group wins
  • ARBA CH w/multiple Best in Show wins

Information on the cost of a puppy can be viewed here: PUPPY-EXPENSES

A sample of my contract can be viewed here: CONTRACT

A sample of my puppy instructions can be viewed here INSTRUCTIONS

If you are interested in finding out how to obtain one of my puppies, feel free to email me your answers to my PUPPY APPLICATION at

Choosing A Breeder
   Please spend a reasonable amount of time in selecting the breeder from whom your next best friend will come from.
   There are many "breeders" who are involved with Dogos for all the wrong reasons.  Steer clear of backyard breeders, puppy brokers and puppymill breeders.
   Backyard Breeder is a term given to a "breeder" whose dogs have not "left their backyard."  The dogs may live in the house and go on walks and family outings, but are not involved in any other dog activities, nor have been screened for genetic disorders prior to breeding. 
     Responsible breeders are active with showing/hunting/obedience/agility and/or other breed-related sports, thus keeping in contact with other breeders and fanciers of the breed and therefore have a realistic idea of how their dogs compare to others of the same the breed.  Responsible breeders also perform genetic health tests on their dogs prior to breeding.

Suspect a puppy mill or backyard breeder when:

o       The breeder asks you no questions

o       The breeder is offended by questions you ask

o       The breeder cannot offer proof of genetic testing of sire and dam

o       The breeder does not want you to see the kennel

o       The sire and dam have no titles (Ch, obedience, tracking, agility, etc.)

o       You can smell the kennels as you get out of your car

o       Puppies are registered with registries other than FCI (FCPR), UKC or AKC FSS. 

Stay away from registeries such as NKC, CKC (Continental Kennel Club), UKC,I (Universal Kennel Club, International), APR, APRI, DRA, FIC & WWKC


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