About the Breed

The perro de presa canario was said to date back between the 15th and 16th century from the Canary Islands. These dogs served a purpose of many different jobs that ranged from guardian farm land and livestock from predators to being a loyal companion for their owner and families. This breed is a larger breed with a calm and fierce look and a balanced temperament. For most any situation that can occur. The breed was nearly extinct from the 1940’s to the 1950’s due to the introduction of the German Shepherd, Doberman, and Great Dane breeds. These breeds drew more interest and were more desired than the Presa Canario breed. But in the 1970’s the revival of the breed started on the island of Tenerife. These breeders formed an association with the goal to spread the resurgence of the Presa Canario breed. These breeds are strong willed, confident, with  massive size and structure. These dogs have guardian instincts with a calm but confident temperament. The Presa Canario breed is a muscular large structure with a large head, long body usually ranging from 80-130 pounds depending on if it is a male or female. Males are usually larger than females. These dogs are usually confident, meaning that they need responsibilities and exercise to help them reach their full potential. These dogs come with many responsibilities as an owner so make sure you are ready to make these dogs an integral part of your life.

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