The Dogo Argentino originated in — you guessed it! — central Argentina, where she was developed through a combination of 10 other breeds. The end result was a large dog able to work tirelessly in the field before returning home to be a loving companion. Also known as the Argentine Mastiff, she is a pack hunting dog originally used in the pursuit of large game such as wild boar and pumas.
This giant breed hails from Italy, where he hunted large wild animals and was used to fight alongside Roman soldiers in fierce battles. When he wasn’t serving as a warrior or hunting, the Cane Corso was commonly found throughout Italy guarding his master’s cattle and home. The Cane Corso is very new to the United States, just having been recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2010.