My name is Marcus and I am the owner of Solid Kennels. I believe that the Argentine dogo is the best all around dog. The creator of the breed spent an extensive amount of time creating the dogos for one main purpose, hunting. He also made sure that the breed is a great companion and guard dog. Here at Solid Kennels I am not trying to change the breed or make a bigger or better dog. I went out and found my foundation stock from hunting lines. These dogs are structurally sound great looking dogs from hunting stock and have been produced within the original breed standard. Their bloodlines are of hunting and show quality although I am not into showing. My main goal is to breed a great companion, hunting dog, and guard dog that shows no fear and looks good doing it.
Take a look around and feel free to contact me if you have any questions. If you are interested in a pup you can fill out the puppy waiting list form by clicking the link below.
The history of the Dogo
Argentino and the two brothers who created the breed is as colorful and
passionate as the history of Argentina itself. Antonio Nores Martinez was not
quite 18 years old and Agustin a year younger in 1925 when Antonio first
conceived and took the first step in his vision of a big game hound created
specifically for the varied and rugged Argentine countryside.
It is important to point out that the Fighting Dog of Cordoba, a breed
established in that area consisting of Mastiff, English Bulldog, Bull Terrier,
and Boxer is now extinct. Much of the early work on the new breed was devoted to
eliminating the fighting eagerness and developing the hunting instinct. An
effort that was essential and highly successful.
The formula Antonio used was:
1) the Fighting Dog of Cordoba, to which he added blood from
2) the Pointer to give him a keen sense of smell which would be essential
for the hunt.
3) The Boxer added vivacity and gentleness;
4) the Great Dane it's size;
5) the Bull Terrier, fearlessness;
6) the Bulldog gave it an ample chest and boldness;
7) the Irish Wolfhound brought it's instinct as a hunter of wild game;
8) the Dogue de Bordeaux contributed it's powerful jaws;
9) the Great Pyrenees it's white coat and
10) the Spanish Mastiff gave it's quota of power.
Want to learn more about Argentine dogos or see the original breed standard?
Click on this link.... Breed Standard