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The Argentinean Mastiff, otherwise known as the Dogo Argentino, is a big game hunter developed in Argentina. The breed was created to hunt large animals such as cougars and wild boar which can weigh up to 600 pounds. The base of the breed is the Cordoba Fighting Dog, which is currently extinct. It was crossed with many breeds including: Boxers, Bull Terriers, Bulldogs, Great Danes, Pointers, Spanish Mastiffs, Great Pyrenees, Irish Wolfhounds and Dogues de Bordeaux. The breed standard was...
The Cordoba Fighting Dog originated in Argentina and was a cross between a Mastiff, Bull Terrier, and Old English Bulldog. It is now extinct, but it was used in the creation of the Dogo Argentino, so its ancestry lives on. Many of the dogs in the breed died fighting. Some were used in dog fighting pits, and some were so aggressive that they fought the opposite gender rather than mating. Both of these problems led to the extinction of the breed.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.