Country/Date of Origin: Argentina/1920s
The Dogo Argentino was bred to hunt big cats and boar in its homeland, Argentina, by Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez in the 1920s. It is descended from 10 breeds, one of which includes the now extinct fighting dog of Cordoba. Reportedly added breeds are Boxer, Pointer, Great Dane, Irish Wolf Hound, Bull Terrier, Dog De Bordeaux, Great Pyrenese and Spanish Mastiff.
FCI Group: 2 (Terrier)