Cordoba Fighting Dog

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Cordoba Fighting Dog
Cordoba profile.jpg
Other namesPerro de Pelea Cordobés
Cordobese dog
Cordoba Dog
Breed statusExtinct
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Cordoba Fighting Dog is an extinct breed of fighting dog. The Cordoba was a crossbreed of Alano Español, Mastiff, Bull Terrier, Bulldog and Boxer.[1]. Its temperament includes being very fierce, very aggressive, strong, vigorous, and relentless (high stamina).[2]


The Cordoba Fighting Dog originated in Córdoba, Argentina.[3][4] It was noted for its willingness to fight to the death and its high pain tolerance.[5] 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.[3] 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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  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 Cordoba Fighting Dog is a very fierce, very aggressive dog with a high threshold for pain…truly the quintessential fighting dog! The dog is strong, vigorous and has immense stamina but it lacks stability.
  3. ^ a b Larry Levin (12 October 2010). Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love. Grand Central Publishing. p. 67. ISBN 978-0-446-57487-7. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  4. ^ Charron, Nanette L. (11 November 2011). "Why Men Are Like Dogs and Women Are Like Cats". Xlibris Corporation. Retrieved 10 August 2018 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Mulkeen, Verity (11 May 2009). "Amores Perros: Dog Fighting in Argentina". The Argentina Independent. Retrieved 2013-06-15.