Cordoba Fighting Dog
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|Other names||Perro de Pelea Cordobés
|Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)|
The Cordoba Fighting Dog originated in Córdoba, Argentina. It was noted for its willingness to fight to the death, and its high pain tolerance. The breed had such strong aggression toward other dogs that the males and females would rather fight than mate. 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 pack-mates.
The Dogo Argentino is directly derived from this breed. In the 1920s, breeders developed the Dogo by crossing the Cordoba Fighting Dog with other breeds such as the Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, English Bulldog, Bull Terrier and Dogue de Bordeaux.
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- Mulkeen, Verity (11 May 2009). "Amores Perros: Dog Fighting in Argentina". The Argentina Independent. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
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