Dogo Argentino (pictured above)
Recognized by the UKC in 2001, the Dogo Argentino is a big-game hunting machine, as well as protection dog. The massive all-white dogs were created in Argentina to hunt big game, specifically wild boar and puma/jaguars. A relatively new breed, the breeding program started in 1928 and used the Cordoba Fighting Dog as a foundation while mixing in Great Dane, boxer, pointer and Irish wolfhound among others. The Dogo was developed for strength and stamina, and to fearlessly hunt big game without being vicious toward other dogs, pets or people. An unstable temperament is a serious fault in the breed, as is any aggressiveness towards people. In addition to hunting alone or in packs for big game, they've been used in police work, search and rescue and as assistance dogs. Big, well-muscled dogs, they possess intelligence and a disposition contrary of their intimidating look.