Cordoba Fighting Dog

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Cordoba Fighting Dog
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Other namesPerro de Pelea Cordobés
Cordobese dog
Cordoba Dog
OriginArgentina
Breed statusExtinct
Dog (domestic dog)

The Cordoba Fighting Dog is an extinct breed of fighting dog. The Cordoba was a crossbreed of the Boxer, Bulldog, Bull Terrier, and the English Mastiff.[1] The Dogo Argentino is directly derived from this breed.[2]

History[edit]

The Cordoba Fighting Dog originated in Córdoba, Argentina.[2][3] It was noted for its willingness to fight to the death and its high pain tolerance.[4] In addition, many members of this breed died in the dog fighting pits, contributing to the breed's extinction. The Cordoba was capable of hunting in a small pack of a male and female; otherwise it was likely to turn on its packmates.[citation needed]

In the 1920s, breeders developed the Dogo Argentino by crossing the Cordoba Fighting Dog with other breeds such as the Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Bulldog, Bull Terrier and Dogue de Bordeaux.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dan Rice (2001). Big Dog Breeds. Barron's Educational Series. p. 153. ISBN 978-0-7641-1649-0. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b Larry Levin (2010). Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love. Grand Central Publishing. p. 67. ISBN 978-0-446-57487-7.
  3. ^ Charron, Nanette L. (2011). "Why Men Are Like Dogs and Women Are Like Cats". Xlibris Corporation. ISBN 9781465390219.
  4. ^ Mulkeen, Verity (11 May 2009). "Amores Perros: Dog Fighting in Argentina". The Argentina Independent. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-15.