Solid Kennels will offer one or two litters a yr. All of our pups are BEAR tested for hearing problems and will be up to date of wormings and shots when sold. They are all socialized with the other dogs, humans and are exposed to elements of North East Texas. Depending on the time of yr and the weather will make a difference in where the female is kept when the pups are born but all the pups will be exposed to grass, dirt, bugs, germs, ect. I dont agree with pups being kept away from the ground and not being exposed to nature and the nutrients and bacterias on the ground that I think are essential for a puppies health while growing up. I will also tell you that my dogs are taken care of. When you purchase a pup from me they will have a healthy appearance. They will not be under fed or over fed and will look like a puppy that you want to take home and show off to your friends. If a great looking companion, hunter, or guard dog is what you are looking for, give me a call.
My thoughts on breeding Dogo's
Why is following the original breed standard important to me? If you will read history on the breed standard and why the two brothers added each breed to their line you will see that they had a vision of a hunting dog with heart, stamina, toughness, gritt, a good nose, fast, intelligent and size. I believe that they achieved that goal. Their breed standard was a dog under 100 lbs. with good bone structure but not overly big boned. They werent looking for dogs with the biggest heads, the biggest bones, the widest chest. They didnt take the biggest female and breed her to the biggest male and they never sacrificed working ability for looks. My dogs are first and foremost working dogs. They are beautiful to me but they wouldnt be in my yard if they werent good at hunting hogs. Now you may not be looking for a hunting dog but if you have decided that an Argentine dogo is the breed for you than you are wanting a dog with the working ability. It may be guarding your home and family, hunting big game, or just a great family pet that is always ready to go on a run or play fetch but these dogs are looking for a job and they are built perfectly for it.
Dont let someones website tell you what kind of dog you are looking for. If a dogo is what you want, read the ORIGINAL breed standard and set out to find the pup that matches what you want within that standard. Ask questions about the parents. If you dont like the looks of their dogs and their attitude or work ability then you probably arent gonna be happy with their offspring. They may be the best looking dog in the world but can they tolerate other dogs? Can they be around humans without aggression? Is their heavy body causing health problems? Are they WORKING dogs? Some of these things can be controlled with proper training and raising of a puppy. Just make sure you ask questions. Be weary of buying from breeders with non working dogs. Dogos were bred to do a job. When they lose that hunting ability they fill that void with bad habbits. Dog aggression, human aggression, digging. They become problem dogs. Buy from good lines and give your dog a purpose!
Dont decide to go cheap and buy an unregistered dogo. There are breeders out there that sell dogos for crazy amounts of money exceeding $3000. That is a lot of money for a working dog, house dog, any dog... Most working breeders sell there dogos in the $1500 range which is not cheap but understand that dogos are rare, not for everyone, and the good ones are well worth it in the end. When you buy an unregistered dog you have no idea what you are getting. Ive seen people advertise unregistered dogos for $500. They say the parents are registered but they want to bring the dogo price down so they are selling them unregistered for less. I have asked several times if they will take more and register the pups and they always decline. These people are not being honest and I believe that their dogs are not full blood. The Argentine dogo is a wonderful breed when bred correctly and documented. When you stray away from that you are changing what you set out to look for in the beginning. If you are wanting a dogo then be sure that is what you are getting. The breed is getting a bad reputation from people selling dogo crosses as unregistered dogos. Some websites say they are the only breeders of the true argentine dogo. READ the breed standard, do your research and make your own decisions. Ive seen alot of great dogos out there and they arent all in Florida!!
I am not gonna tell you that my dogos are the best ones out there but I will tell you that I havent seen any dogos that are any better than mine. I love my dogs, I believe in their ability, and I think they are pretty dang good looking too! Feel free to contact me any time by phone, text, or email with any questions you may have about my dogs or upcoming litters