Frequently Asked Questions
This is the #1 commonly asked question, so here it is.
"Well Bred" Dogo puppies - papered Dogo puppies from good lines, and
reputable breeders that follow good breeding practices (i.e., breeding to the
original standard, breeding only to Dogos that will improve their lines and the
breed, hearing checking the puppies, etc) average from $1500-$5000 for show
prospects and breedable Dogos that are good representatives of the breed, to
$1500-1800 for companion dogs, usually with a spay/neuter agreement, and with
some kind of fault that would make them not desirable for the show ring or for
breeding. These dogs should be otherwise healthy.
How much are Los Cazadores' Dogo puppies?
Los Cazadores Dogo Kennels' puppies are priced as follows: show prospects,
and Dogo pups that meet the standard and are suitable for breeding range start at
$2500 depending on the individual pup, and the breeding. Companion dogs,
and pet quality dogs start at $1200. These dogs as mentioned above, have
some limiting factor keeping them from being show dogs, but will still have
excellent temperaments and be otherwise healthy, and will still be great hunters
or companions. We generally breed one to two litters a year...so we do NOT have
pups on hand at all times for sale. For this reason, we are very selective in who
gets a pup from us.
Los Cazadores Dogo Kennels are located in Pleasanton, Texas - about 35 miles
south of San Antonio in south Texas.
Dogos have a very dominant nature. They get
along best with a dog of the opposite sex. If they were raised with a dog of the
same sex, and this dog were VERY, docile or submissive they would probably get
along OK. They really don't get to this dominant stage until about 14 months-18
months of age. At that time they tolerate very little challenge by another dog,
regarding "pack" hierarchy. If your same sex dog is willing to back down at this
point and let the Dogo be the boss - no problem. If not....then you are going to
have problems. Opposite sex households are much easier to manage.
Our children socialize our Dogos (and cur dogs)
as puppies to a very high degree - mainly because they love puppies and they
enjoy playing with them. Our dogo puppies are handled from the day they are born
and are hand raised until they go to their new homes. They are left free to
socialize with our other dogos, cur dogs and with various aged puppies, young
dogs, and even adult dogs. Our male hunters are extremely tolerant of puppies -
even to the point of sharing their houses with a pup. As the puppies get older,
they sometimes "shack up" with one of my male hunters and basically
become roomies. This seems to build confidence in the pups- and helps teach them
how dogos are supposed to act...
A dogo can be raised with almost any animal and
be fine with it - HOWEVER, that same tolerance does not carry over to strange
cats (in this case). Cats that are their friends are OK, cats that don't belong
are often viewed as prey.
White, white and oh yea, did we say white?
Seriously, this is a common question that we get. The breed standard calls for a
completely white coat, any black or any other spots on the hair of
the body are cause for disqualification. Black spots on the hair are OK on
the head only. Black skin pigment is permitted, as long as it is not to an
excessive degree. Some amount of black skin pigment is important for the
prevention of skin conditions and allergies - especially in working lines (which
is what all lines SHOULD be, but aren't).
As a rule, no.
Dogos are not exactly high energy dogs - but they do like plenty of exercise,
and one of their favorite things to do is run. Besides that, they are fairly
large dogs and take up a lot of room in general. Some apartment situations might
be OK, but it has to be the right situation.
Yes, our registered dogo puppies are BAER
tested at Texas A&M University or another approved BAER testing site in
Texas. A copy of your puppies hearing test results will be
available upon request.
Our males average from 90-100lbs -
HUNTING WEIGHT, and our females around 75-85lbs. The males would probably weigh closer to
110-115lbs,and the females more like 95lbs in what we call "house dog
weight" which is the way most pet owners keep their dogs. Basically hunting
Dogos have VERY little body fat, and can afford little body fat and still be
able to hunt all night Our males average around 27 inches at the shoulder, and
females around 25
We ship our puppies anywhere in the continental
U.S., via Commercial air cargo. The shipping fees, as well as the crate and preflight
health cert, are the responsibility of the person purchasing the pup. We can
make the flight arrangements for you and ship the prepaid puppy to an airport
Hawaii or International shipping will be considered on an individual basis,
because it requires special considerations which vary from location to location,
therefore we prefer to ship ONLY within the continental USA.
If you want to come pick them
up in person, that is always welcome. If you buy a Dogo puppy from us, and come
down here to pick it up in person, if it is possible, we will try to take you on a boar
hunt so you can see your puppy's relatives at work, as well as at home in a
normal home situation. This is not guaranteed, but every attempt will be made to
work out the timing, either then or at some point in the future. This is for
persons who already HAVE a pup from us, or who have a deposit on a pup. We are
inundated with requests to go hunting with us from "potential buyers," we simply
do not have the time to take everyone who would like to go, hunting.