Grooming your Dogo Argentino is not that much work and if fed properly they are not big shedders. Most believe
it would be hard to keep them looking fresh because Dogo Argentinos are white but this is not the case.
Brushing your Dogo Argentino with a medium stiff, then a soft brush once or twice a week is enough. We
like to use brushes for horses, we have a medium stiff and also a soft or what they call a finishing brush. Brushing your
Dogo not only removes dead hair but it also distributes the natural oils thoughout the coat and this helps keep allergins
Dogo Argentinos do not need to be given a bath that often infact it does more harm them good to bathe them as it removes
the natural oils and drys out the coat. We bathe our Dogos when we are preparing for a show or competition other
then that only when our pack really needs a bath will we give one. For shampoo we use Lemon
Joy dish soap I know it sounds silly but after years of showing I have found that it does not strip the coat and it gets them
nice and white. Where we are in San Diego our Dogos can get an outside bath year round I like using the garden hose as
hot water opens up the pours and drys out the coat, after the bath I towel dry and go for a walk until dry.
Cleaning your Dogos ears can be done after the bath with Q-tips or cotton balls if you are not experienced in ear care.
In between baths we use an ear cleaner about once or twice a month to keep them clean and the wax build up down.
Dogos should be given plenty of bones and things to chew on so dental care on them should be minimal. Check the teeth when
you do the ears and nails and clean or scrape them if they need it.
Dogo Argentinos grow their nails very
fast. Regular exercise helps keep the nails shorter but they still will need to be trimmed about once or twice a month.
Large dog nail clippers are needed and make sure they are not dull. After the nails are clipped use a dremmel to
smooth the rough edges. Always make sure you have kwik stop on hand and close by.
So the break down Dogo Argentinos need brushing a couple times a week. The nails teeth and ears should be checked and cared
for once or twice a month. Bathe only when needed and not more then once every two or three months.