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    Default Maybe silly question: what is a "perro cinqueo"?

    Happy 2009 everybody!

    I found this link about Dominican leyendas and I forgot (if I ever knew) what a perro (dog) cinqueo is. The sentence I first saw it is "Otros dicen que es menester utilizar un arma blanca que haya sido bendecida con agua y sal, o utilizando la magia atribuida al perro cinqueo." The first thing I did was to look for the word at rae.es but what it says is "5-year old cow".

    What exactly is that kind of dog?

    Source: Leyendas Dominicanas.

    TIA

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    a five legged dog ?

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    wow, from WIKIPEDIA:

    Lore states that the only way to capture a ciguapa is by tracking them at night, during a full moon, with a black and white polydactylic dog with (called cinqueo dog).

    Ciguapa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    A polydactyl i.e. a multi-toed dog
    Veterinary Topics: Polydactyly

    namely, not very common, thus not very easy to catch a ciguapa.

    There are 6 toed dogs IRL - a Norwegian breed used for mountain climbing because of its extra assets.

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    Thank you guys

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