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DC Dogos, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation based in the National Capital Region of Maryland.  Our rescue activities have recently expanded to nation-wide.  We are a small, young, and nimble organization, and we are well poised to rescue Dogos in need.  We do so by providing grants to local rescues that have committed to a bona-fide Dogo Argentino and through breed specific education.

The Dogo Argentino

The Dogo Argentino is a majestic breed of dog first bred in Argentina during the late 1920’s by Antonio Nores Martinez, assisted by his brother, Augustin.  The breeders' purpose was to create a pack hunting do for traditional Argentine boar hunting, but one that would also be  a loving  family pet.  Consequently, Dogos, while  remaining excellent hunters, typically adore children and are reasonably social with other dogs.  While you may see Dogos classified as mastiffs, this is a misconception brought about by those attempting to classify the dog to fit a show standard.  Dogos were intended to be and are hounds through and through.  Despite their intended purpose, Dogos have found work in such areas as obedience and agility trials, therapy/service, Schutzhund, as well as search and rescue and police work.

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