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Cordoba Fighting Dog Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Cordoba Fighting Dog so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginArgentina
Other Names
What other names does the Cordoba Fighting Dog have? The dog breed also known as...
Fighting Dog of Cordoba, Cordoban Fighting Dog, Argentine Fighting Dog, Perro de Presa de Cordoba, Perro de Pelea Cordobés, Cordobese dog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Cordoba Fighting Dog recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Cordoba Fighting Dog recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Cordoba Fighting Dog puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Cordoba Fighting Dog price:
Unavailable
Unfortunately the Cordoba Fighting Dog is an extinct dog breed, so there isn’t any available price range or breeder in the world for purchasing this breed.

History

The history of the Cordoba Fighting Dog began during Argentina’s colonial period when people used and bred many fighting dogs for war. The Spanish used a number of different breeds, but perhaps the most commonly used were Alanos, which were not known as a specific breed at the time but instead as a type of dog. The Alanos were related to the Aluant breed, the Molossus dog of Rome, and the British Mastiff. These dogs were known to be fierce and muscular, perfect for the war, hunting, and cattle dogs.

Moreover, the population of the United Kingdom rose substantially during the 18th and 19th centuries as agricultural and medical advancements began to take root. Eventually, the population of Great Britain was so large that the island could not sustain it so trading ties were forged with grain-producing nations across the world. In the 19th century, Argentina grew to become one of the largest agricultural suppliers for Britain. Around the same time, dogfighting also became extremely popular in England. In 1835, bull-baiting and bear-baiting, sports that previously pitted dogs in battles to the death against other animals, were outlawed by the Parliament. British fanciers and gamblers turned their interest to dogfighting, which became one of the most popular sports in urban areas. After a few decades of testing and experimenting, British dog-fighters determined that cross between the English Bulldog with several types of Terriers produced the greatest fighting dogs. Known as Bull and Terriers, these crosses possessed the size, strength, jaws, determination, and ferocity of the Bulldog and the speed, agility, dog aggression, quick temper, and willingness to fight to the death of the Terriers. Eventually, several distinct breeds developed from the Bull Terrier, although the Bull Terrier and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier proved the most long-lasting.

Furthermore, many British ships carried Bull Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers with them. These dogs provided companionship for the crew and occasionally entertainment in the form of dog fights. Eventually, Bull Terriers began to arrive in Argentine ports, where they made quite an impression. Argentine fanciers began to collect and battle these dogs themselves. Dogfighting became particularly popular in Cordoba, Argentina’s second-largest city and the capital of the province with the same name. Breeders in Cordoba decided to develop a new fighting breed based primarily on the Bull Terrier, but with crosses to a number of other breeds. The resulting breed was named Perro de Presa de Cordoba, which means Cordoba Fighting Dog. Although the particular breeds employed in the formation of the Cordoba Fighting Dog are unknown, local Alanos and Staffordshire Bull Terriers are certainly among them. According to experts, other breeds which may have influenced the Cordoba Fighting Dog include the Perro de Presa Canario, the Fila Brasileiro, the English Bulldog, the English Mastiff, the Boxer, the Bullenbeiser, and the American Pit Bull Terrier. The Cordoba Fighting Dog closely resembled a Bull Terrier but was significantly taller and with a head more reminiscent of an Alano. Although the breed apparently came in colors such as brindle and fawn, Argentine fanciers greatly preferred solid white dogs, which became one of the dog’s trademarks.

The Cordoba Fighting Dog earned a reputation for ferocity and bravery in the ring. The breed never gave up, regardless of the odds, and it was said to be extremely aggressive toward other dogs. However, it was difficult to breed the Cordoba Fighting Dog because it had become so dog aggressive that a male and a female would usually engage in bloody combat rather than a mate. Moreover, local hunters rapidly learned that the same attributes that made the breed the best fighting dog in the world, also made it an excellent boar hunter. The Cordoba Fighting Dogs were one of the few breeds with both the courage and the strength to take on a wild boar and hold it until their master arrived to kill it. On the other hand, however, the breed was so vicious that it couldn’t be employed in packs because the dogs would fight among themselves. Some Cordoba Fighting Dogs were capable of hunting with one other dog of the opposite sex, but this was not always the case.

In 1925, Antonio Nores Martinez and his younger brother Agustin, the sons of a wealthy Cordoban landowner, decided to breed a big game hunting breed from the Cordoba Fighting Dog. In the younger Martinez brother’s book called ‘The Dogo Argentino’, Agustin writes that his brother’s vision was to create “a new breed of dog for the big game, for which he was going to take advantage of the extraordinary braveness of the Fighting Dog of Cordoba”. The Martinez brothers began to cross female Cordoba Fighting Dogs with males of a number of foreign breeds such as the Pointer, the Grey Pyrenees, and Dogue de Bordeaux. The resulting breed became known as the Dogo Argentino, and quickly earned a reputation across South America for being the best breed to hunt boar and cougar. The Dogo Argentino was so successful as a hunter, that it would eventually entirely replace the Cordoba Fighting Dog for that purpose.

However, the breed was still used in dog fights for several decades and as a result of this countless breed, members die in combat against other dogs, which greatly diminished the breed’s population and gene pool. As breeders continued to choose more aggressive dogs, breeding them became increasingly difficult, implying that fewer and fewer puppies were being created to replace those who were being murdered. Most significantly, a series of political and economic crises in Argentina, during the 20th century, made it hard for many Argentines to afford the pleasure of owning a dog. Dogfighting, an exceedingly nasty and brutal sport, became taboo as social mores changed. As a result of all these factors, the Cordoba Fighting Dog eventually went extinct, although it is not clear exactly when. The breed was still well-known around Cordoba in the 1920s and 1930s but disappeared sometime afterward.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Cordoba Fighting Dog size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Cordoba Fighting Dog weigh? Cordoba Fighting Dog weight:
Male: 55-90 pounds (25-41 kg), Female: 45-85 pounds (20-39 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Cordoba Fighting Dog? Cordoba Fighting Dog average weight:
Male: 72.5 pounds (33 kg), Female: 65 pounds (29.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Cordoba Fighting Dog? Cordoba Fighting Dog height:
Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Cordoba Fighting Dog average height:
Male: 24 inches (57 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Cordoba Fighting Dog have? What does this canine coat look like?
DenseSmooth
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Cordoba Fighting Dog's coat?
White
Grooming
How to groom the Cordoba Fighting Dog and how often?
Effortless: The Cordoba Fighting Dog requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Cordoba Fighting Dog is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Cordoba Fighting Dog dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Fighting Dog of Cordoba? Cordoba Fighting Dog shedding level:
Cordoba Fighting Dogs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Cordoba Fighting Dog have? What characteristics does the breed have?
FierceAggressiveStrongVigorousRelentlessFighter
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Cordoba Fighting Dog? Are they intelligent?
Average: Cordoba Fighting Dog's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Cordoba Fighting Dog dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Cordoba Fighting Dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Cordoba Fighting Dog is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Cordoba Fighting Dog sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Cordoba Fighting Dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Cordoba Fighting Dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Fighting Dog of Cordoba need? Cordoba Fighting Dog social needs:
Cordoba Fighting Dogs need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Cordoba Fighting Dog dogs bark a lot? Why does my Cordoban Fighting Dog bark?
Average: The Cordoba Fighting Dog barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Cordoba Fighting Dog good as a watchdog?
Cordoba Fighting Dogs are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Cordoba Fighting Dog dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Cordoba Fighting Dog dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Cordoba Fighting Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Cordoba Fighting Dog can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Cordoba Fighting Dog will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Cordoba Fighting Dog bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Fighting Dog of Cordoba? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Cordoba Fighting Dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Moderate
The Cordoba Fighting Dog has an average chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Cordoba Fighting Dog do?
Cordoba Fighting Dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Cordoba Fighting Dogs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Cordoba Fighting Dog to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Cordoba Fighting Dog roam?
Cordoba Fighting Dogs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Cordoba Fighting Dog have high prey drive?
Cordoba Fighting Dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Cordoba Fighting Dog dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Cordoba Fighting Dog good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Cordoba Fighting Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Cordoba Fighting Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Cordoba Fighting Dog dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Cordoba Fighting Dogs are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Cordoba Fighting Dog dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Cordoba Fighting Dog and children:
Cordoba Fighting Dogs are not kid-friendly dogs. This breed is not recommended for families with children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Cordoba Fighting Dog dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Cordoba Fighting Dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Cordoba Fighting Dog good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Cordoba Fighting Dog dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Cordoba Fighting Dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Cordoba Fighting Dog is not a good choice.
Office Friendly
Are Cordoba Fighting Dogs good office dogs? Do Cordoba Fighting Dogs make good office friendly dogs? Can Cordoba Fighting Dogs be office dogs?
No
Cordoba Fighting Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Cordoba Fighting Dog dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Fighting Dog of Cordoba temperament with senior people? Are Cordoba Fighting Dog dogs good for elderly owners?
Cordoba Fighting Dogs are not recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Cordoba Fighting Dog dogs get along with other pets? Are Cordoba Fighting Dog dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Cordoba Fighting Dogs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Cordoba Fighting Dog breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Cordoba Fighting Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Cordoba Fighting Dog be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Cordoba Fighting Dog is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Cordoba Fighting Dog be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Cordoba Fighting Dog is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Cordoba Fighting Dog be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Cordoba Fighting Dog is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Cordoba Fighting Dog be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Cordoba Fighting Dog is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Cordoba Fighting Dog be a boat dog?
Not really
Cordoba Fighting Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Cordoba Fighting Dog be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Cordoba Fighting Dog is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Cordoba Fighting Dog dogs have health problems?
The Cordoba Fighting Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Life Expectancy
How long do Cordoba Fighting Dog dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Cordoba Fighting Dog be?
10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Cordoba Fighting Dog breed hypoallergenic?
No
Cordoba Fighting Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Cordoba Fighting Dog have?
Cordoba Fighting Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Cordoba Fighting Dog dogs require per day?
Cordoba Fighting Dogs need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Cordoba Fighting Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Cordoba Fighting Dog need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2.5 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Cordoba Fighting Dog risk for obesity:
High: The Cordoba Fighting Dog breed has a strong tendency to overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Cordoba Fighting Dog more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Cordoba Fighting Dog's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Cordoba Fighting Dog has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Cordoba Fighting Dog drool?
The Cordoba Fighting Dog is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Cordoba Fighting Dog: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Cordoba Fighting Dog have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Cordoba Fighting Dog have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-8 puppies

Pros & Cons of Cordoba Fighting Dog

Pros
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Cordoba Fighting Dog requires minimal grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: Cordoba Fighting Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Cordoba Fighting Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Cordoba Fighting Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Weight Gain Potential: High: The Cordoba Fighting Dog breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
  • Mouthiness: Cordoba Fighting Dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Child Friendly: Cordoba Fighting Dogs are not kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Cordoba Fighting Dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Cordoba Fighting Dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Cordoba Fighting Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Cordoba Fighting Dogs are not recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Cordoba Fighting Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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