The Dogo Argentino has achieved full recognition by the AKC, and has been assigned to the working group. If your Dogo has been registered with the AKC FSS, you should be receiving the new AKC certificate and registration number for your Dogo by mail.
The AKC has done an excellent job communicating information about this breed. In an article written by Ranny Green (accessible via the AKC website) the author states “Let’s get this straight right from the outset: If you’re thinking Dogo Argentino (Dogo), you must be a leader and an experienced dog owner. In other words, firm, confident, and consistent.”
The article further discusses that the Dogo Argentino is not a dog for a novice pet owner. ” Dogos are very active and need some type of job to keep them stimulated. They can be needy and seek out attention as well. If you have selected a Dogo as a pet dog, you need to ensure plenty of opportunity for exercise. Interactive toys are also a great way to keep your Dogo busy. They need to know their boundaries from the outset. When you bring your puppy home, you need to ensure that your puppy knows where to sleep, eat, and eliminate. You also need to let them know their boundaries. A family that selects a Dogo for a pet, should place a high priority of socializing their Dogo. Dogo’s like many other large breeds/ Mastiffs, do not self socialize which is why socialization with people, other dogs/pets is critical especially during puppy-hood and adolescence. Socailization should continue throughout adulthood.
“This is a strong-willed breed and can be very stubborn and challenging. The owner needs to have the same mentality to make it a cohesive pack. A bored Dogo can be a destructive Dogo (Green, 2019).”
To access the full article on the AKC Website, please follow the link https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/dogo-argentino-newest-recognized-breed/