Why fighter between two fighter aircraft in air is called a Dogfight?

@BaaLee (14)
April 29, 2007 2:21am CST
Has anybody wondered why fight between two fighter aeroplanes is called Dog Fight.
1 response
@Wanderlaugh (1624)
• Australia
29 Apr 07
It was originally called a "dogfight" because of the constant circling of the planes in World War One, like dogs trying to get in position for a bite.
@BaaLee (14)
• India
29 Apr 07
seems logical. Thanx..
• Japan
1 Jun 08
i don't have any idea... but the previous comment makes sense