I don't think anyone is trying to derail your question. Looks like pepple have a different concept of what to look for in a dog when you want to define the perfect specimen.
Let's see: The perfect specimen doesn't exist, and if your breeders are serious they know that as a definition of breeding. Most of the dogos any common breeder could "rank" would be ranked because of what they've shown in the show-ring, more so because many breeders don't hunt and EVEN if they do, they are exposed to a limited amount of dogs. Any show you go, you get to see 60, 70 dogos at least, and you have several shows a year. Most people I know have hunted with a comparatively smaller amount of dogs. And IMO, no doubt: Form follwos function. You want a name? The late Torcuato De La Vieja Diana was a good dog, form-wise (though he did have areas for improvement), and had lots of temperament; would engage any animal. That's as fas as I can tell. I never had the chance of hunting him, so I don't know whether he was a good finder; good with cattle, a 6-hour dog or an 8 or 12 hour-dog; whether he was good at catching wind changes or anticipating boars running donwind or laying down; whether he was smart in the hunt or not. Guess you would have to ask his former owner.
Like I have said to you, as long as it meets the standard, it's ok to me, form-wise. Then it is all "´ntangibles": heart, drive, brains, nose, stamina, docility, etc.
The most "perfetc" Dogo I have ever met? Allen...
Would he have won a contest? No. Does anyone in the world knows about him? No. Was everyone ready to appreciate the utter finesse in his work? Another No. But for those of us who could, he was like an old French Bordeaux...better with every sip. Ask Howard; he met him years ago.
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