Dogos are unfailingly loyal. It is truly amazing how a dog as big and powerful as a Dogo Argentino can be so patient and loving with kids, and crave their masters attention to such a great degree. They are content to sit for hours with their heads literally resting at or even on your feet….. they want nothing more in life than a good hunt and their masters love and attention!
If you were to visit with a grown male Dogo Argentino who was an experienced hunter, or to witness him interact with children, you would never believe that this dog, (temperament wise) is capable of tackling a full grown wild boar, or mountain lion. They are THAT gentle. But the Dogo can and will handle dangerous big game and will, in an instant show this other side. Like a gladiator, the Dogo thrills at the chance for combat either at his masters defense or during the hunt.
The Dogo is a natural guardian, and will guard it’s family and what it perceives as it’s home fiercely against intruders. Care needs to be taken to introduce friends or visitors to your Dogo, and they should be warned not to approach your Dogo without you present.
There is a distinct difference between having a Dogo Argentino as a guardian and having a dog of another breed… If a thief enters your house at night and you have any other dog you know there is a thief because the dog barks.. if you have a Dogo, you know there is an intruder because you hear him yell!!!