This breed is just… amazing. My dad used to live near this guy who owned four of these beasts and one evening, while discussing dog training, he told me about how this guy would walk them after dark. All four of them. At once. On his own. Fuark, just imagine seeing four white masses of pure muscle being held back by one puny man walking towards you. Gosh…
It took ~25 years and at least 10 different dog breeds (including the Fighting Dog of Cordoba, Pointer, Boxer, Great Dane, Irish Wolfhound, and Spanish Mastiff) to create the Dogo Argentino, which were initially used to hunt large game such as wild boar. Despite of its intimidating appearance, the Dogo Argentino is an excellent companion animal if trained and socialised early.
Here’s an X-ray of an attempted placement of a nasal-gastric tube in a puppy with severe skull fractures.
This little pup had been hit by a car. The skull fractures were so severe, that instead of going through the sinuses and down the back of the throat, the tube went through the sinuses and into the brain. It was euthanised shortly after this rad was taken.
This dog’s guardian angel must have been working overtime! Fuark, that’s insane… He was attacked by the neighbour’s dog when he scaled the fence for some unknown reason and luckily the other dog just missed the jugular.
It was like that on both sides and about 8 teeth fell out when they tried to clean and crack the plaque off. The poor guy was left with 3 teeth! The only reason this dog was brought into the clinic was because the owner found an abnormal lump under its eye.
I honestly cannot believe this. The owner of this dog is a DENTAL HYGIENIST… I am just lost for words…