Perro De Presa Canario Resource

Perro De Presa Canario

The Presa Canario, also called the Dogo Canario or Canary Dog, was historically a guardian and cattle driving dog. The breed originated on the Canary Islands, a group of Spanish volcanic islands that sits about 100 miles northwest of Africa. The Presa was developed by crossing native dogs with bulldogs and mastiffs that were brought in from Britain during the 19th century. This cross-breeding resulted in a powerful, muscular, large-boned dog with a massive head. The even-tempered, intelligent and athletic Presa has a short, smooth, coarse coat in fawn or brindle with a darker face mask. Height ranges from 231/2 to 251/2 inches tall at the shoulder for males and 22 to 24 inches for females. The minimum weight for males is 110 pounds; females should weigh a minimum of 88 pounds. The Presa is quiet in the home, loyal to its family, wary of strangers and protective of its property. Like many guardian breeds, it requires early training and plenty of socialization.

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Read all about the Perro de Presa Canario’s bark, and how to deal with instinctive barking and excessive habitual barking. Blessed with a deep, sonorous bark, the Perro de Presa Canario dog breed uses his bark purposefully in his duty of protecting his family and property. Excessive habitual barking, however, is a problem that should be corrected early on. Check out these 5 tips on how to deal with a barking Perro de Presa Canario.When the Perro de Presa Canario is a puppy, communicate clearly to the dog when his barking…

Breed Details

Country of Origin:
Large Dog Breed
Any shade of fawn, black and brindle

Short, flat, harsh coat.

AKC Group:
UKC Group:
22 to 25 inches at the shoulder
85 to 100 pounds
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Companion, guard dog