Welcome to Los Cazadores Dogo
Proven boar hunting Dogos
Los Cazadores Dogo Kennels are located in South
Texas, south of San Antonio, an area proud of our rich Spanish
traditions as well as our own Texas heritage. Our focus is
breeding working (hunting) lines of the Dogo Argentino - the
renown big game hunting dog from Argentina. Our goal is to
breed a line of Dogos that combines pure performance - the best
hunting instinct and "heart" with the conformation of
from the show ring. Our feelings are that keeping Dogos working in the field
as hunters, yet striving towards the best possible
conformation will help us get as close as possible to the "true"
Dogo as envisioned by it's creators, both in temperament and
physical appearance. The Dogo has already proven itself to be a
premier big game hunter since it's creation in the early 20th
century. The Dogo has been used extensively for the hunting of
wild boar and mountain lions in Argentina and it has been used here
in Texas on wild boar for the last 10-15
years or so. It is fairly certain that there are more Dogos
hunting in Texas than anywhere in the world, outside of Argentina. Our hope is to preserve the hunting instincts and
abilities of the Dogo by using it for what was created for: the
hunting of big game, specifically wild boar.
We consider this
crucial to maintaining the Dogo Argentino in it's original form.
few words about the "Working Dogo"
We still use the Dogo Argentino for it's original purpose - the hunting
of wild boar. This is an ancient tradition, known in Spanish
speaking areas as "Monteria". This tradition parallels the
well established southern tradition of hunting hogs with dogs. In our
part of Texas (South Texas), wild hogs do TERRIBLE damage to crops and even
smaller livestock. It is not out of the ordinary for a farmer to
lose up to 1/3 of his livelihood to wild hogs ravaging his crops.
Trapping or hunting with guns only helps for a short time,
because the hogs quickly go nocturnal. The most
effective method of control remains using a well trained pack of
dogs. If we fail to take out a substantial number, the only real
recourse left, is for the landowners to
bring in state provided helicopters to shoot them with
semi-automatic weapons. Our dogs do a valuable service
for farmers and ranchers all over south Texas who call us for
help in controlling this problem.
Created by Antonio and Agustin Nores Martinez in
Argentina in the 1920's, the Dogo Argentino is an
incredibly powerful and athletic dog that will face the most
ferocious of Wild Boar on it's own turf, without fear.
They are also natural guardians protective of their families and
homes. Yet they have a predictable and steady temperament and
are wonderful companions, and are especially good with children.
A quote from one it's creators sums this up well:
"I have seen my old Kob of the pampas,
hunter of many wild boar, who had fought many times with adult pumas in the
mountains, his head and body bearing the scars of his struggles, and several
times at the point of death, endure patiently the most irritating teasing of
children, without showing anger, snarling, or the least intent to bite."
- Agustin Nores Martinez, Translated from "The Argentine
Dogo"If you want to learn more about the Dogo
Argentino's temperament then please click on the "Continue"
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aspect of the Dogo Argentino - it's "Dual Nature".......
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