Perro De Presa Canario
Perro De Presa Canario Facts
- AKC, UKC
- 22" - 25.5"
- 90-115 lbs.
- 12 years | Add yours
- Exercise Requirement
- Training Requirement
- Grooming Requirement
- Breed Characteristics
Dogo Canario, Presa Canario, Canary dog
The Canary dog originated on the Canary Islands.
Date Of Origin
Documentation of the original, holding dogs date back to the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
This breed was developed specifically for dog fighting. Its ancestry probably includes the now-extinct local breed, the Bardino Majero, crossed with imported English Mastiff's. By the 1960's the breed was nearly extinct, but it was revived by the American veterinarian Dr. Carl Semencic.
The Canary dog is a large, strong and muscular dog that is longer than it is tall. It has a massive head that is covered with lose skin creating wrinkles. It has a short muzzle and wide black nose. The oval, medium sized eyes are medium to dark chestnut. The medium size ears are naturally drop or rose, or cropped erect. There is a wide chest and thick, natural, sabrelike tail. The skin is thick and lose, especially at the head, and covered with a short, flat single coat. It is brindle or fawn with a dark mask.
This is a calm, attentive, confident, and even keeled dog. It is gentle and affectionate with family, including children, but wary with strangers. It is aloof. It generally gets along with submissive dogs of the opposite sex.
In the past, this dog was used in dog fighting and as a guard, now it is a companion and a protector of its family.
Entropion, epilepsy, demodectic mange, hip and elbow dysplasia, hypothyroidism, OCD, luxating patellas, wobbler syndrome.
This dog requires an owner who is committed to continued, supervised socialization for this breed with people and dogs.
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