Specializing in Racking & Singlefooting Horses

 


OUR ARGENTINE DOGO

"Kilo" is our Argentine Dogo that we are very proud to own. We purchased him from Debonair Dogo Argentinos in San Diego, CA. The Argentine Dogo, also known as the Dogo Argentino,  was developed in Argentina in the early 1900's by Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez and his younger brother Augustin as a breed to hunt wild boar and mountain lion. They used a combination of 10 distinct breeds to develop the Dogo, as they wanted to produce the ultimate hunting and companion dog.

It took 20 years of careful breeding to develop the Dogo into it's own separate breed and consider it a purebred.  The 10 breeds used to develop the Dogo were: 1) Cordoban Fighting Dog(now extinct), 2) Pointer 3) Boxer 4) Great Dane 5) Bull Terrier 6) Bulldog 7) Irish Wolfhound 8)Dogue de Bordeaux 9) Great Pyrenees 10) Spanish Mastiff.

Antonio was killed by a man intending to rob him in 1956, and his younger brother Augustin was left to continue developing the Dogo to what it is today.  The Dogo now is still used as a big game hunter in many countries and the US,  as well as being successful in obedience, military, police work, guides for the blind, tracking, search and rescue, Schutzhund, and many are used as therapy dogs as well.

Video of Kilo playing in the creek!



August 2012


Kilo on his 3 year old birthday


December 2010


October 2010


October 2010


October 2010


October 2010


June 10, 2010


June 10, 2010


June 10, 2010


June 10, 2010


On his 2 year old birthday!


Kilo playing in the big snow December 19, 2009


Kilo playing in the big snow December 19, 2009


Kilo with his Christmas Presents - December 2009


Kilo trying out his new dog bed


Kilo at our campsite Bandy Creek Memorial Weekend May 2009


1 year 5 months old, July 09


1 year 5 months old, July 09


Kilo with Polar Bear at one year old.


9  months old, December 2008


9  months old, December 2008


9  months old, December 2008


November 2008


8 1/2 months old, November 2008


6 months old


6 months old


7 months old


Kilo chasing Max


7 months old


7 months old


7 months old


6 months old


6 months old


5 Months Old


Patiently waiting for his food bowl to be filled - 5 Months Old


5 Months Old

 


13 weeks old


13 weeks old


August 2012


August 2012


December 2010


December 2010


October 2010


October 2010

October 2010

 


June 10, 2010


June 10, 2010


June 10, 2010


On his 2 year old birthday!


Kilo playing in the big snow December 19, 2009


Christmas 2009


Kilo getting to know "Moon"


Kilo getting to know "Moon"


1 year 5 months old, July 09


1 year 5 months old, July 09


1 year 5 months old, July 09


Kilo on his first birthday


9  months old, December 2008


9  months old, December 2008


9  months old, December 2008


November 2008


8 1/2 months old, November 2008


6 months old


7 months old


Kilo's pouncing lion look - 7 months old


Kilo's favorite sleeping position


7 months old


7 months old


6 months old


Kilo showing off his Batman tag! - 5 Months Old


Kilo's "Lion Pose" - 5 Months Old


13 weeks old


11 weeks old


11 weeks old

If you have any questions, please contact Karen or Tony Smith at
(423) 357-7519 or by email.

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