Perro de Presa Canario dog breed

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  • Country: Germany
  • Group: Working Dog / Molos
  • Weight: 36-45 kg
  • Height: 55-65 cm
  • Colors: Black, red, brown, brindle, gray-brindle
  • Training: requires obedience training
  • Grooming: easy to groom
  • Grooming: gentle, calm, suspicious, dominant
  • Health: generally healthy
  • Litter size: 7 - 9 puppies
  • Lifespan: 9 - 11 years
  • Other names: Perro de Presa Canario, Dogo Canario, Canary Dog, Presa Canario Dog

Perro de Presa Canario dog

A native of the Canary Islands, Presa Canario is a muscular dog with a strong personality. This breed was originally used in dog fights and was created as a result of crossbreeding dogs herd, now missing, which were brought to the Canary Islands by the Spanish colonists.

Presa Canario dogs were fighting dogs extraordinary, but their number has declined almost to extinction when dog fighting was banned in 1940. In 1960, several breeders interested strove to restore the breed by crossing the breed Perro Ganado Majorero other large breeds. Following this crossbreeding occurred two varieties.

It comes from the Gran Canary Island and is a large and powerful dog gained through interbreeding with dogs appear after initial crossbreeding mastiff and Great Dane. The other variety comes from Tenerife and is more agile. This variety was created by crossing the bulldog's, Bullmastiff's, the great Danish Staffordshire bull terrier, pit bull's and Dogo of Bordeaux.

Today is said to be a half-breed resulted from the efforts of all crossings mentioned and many breeders metis who has all the qualities of an excellent dog Cattle and security and protection.

However, these dogs are banned in several countries due to their tendency towards aggression.

Urmaoarele can be met under the names: Dog Presa Canario, Dogo Canario, Perro the Presa Canario.

Food Presa Canario

When it comes to food it is good to have the budget for dogo canario is a consumer to own. It is good to know that such a dog eat in many cases more than a man.

Is a dog that needs energy when set in motion, for example Manar cattle, and this energy comes not only from food and movement.

Daily portion of food is set according to each individual, ie the activity level and age. As with other dogs recommend homemade food with a balanced content of protein, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and fatty acids.

If you fail to establish a proper diet I advise you to consult a veterinarian. Apart from dog food should have the discretion to drink water when thirsty.

Description Presa Canario

It is a large and powerful dog with a large head and the square. The muzzle is broad and powerful. The nose is black and eyes are dark. The ears are often cropped and the tail is of medium length. The body is solid and exudes strength.

Croup is slightly elevated. Presa Canario has a thick skin, a compact bones and well developed muscles. The fur is short and rough and can be striped on gray background, gray and tan with white markings on the neck and chest and a dark mask around the eyes and face.

Presa Canario at the withers reaches a height of 55-65 cm around and weighs about 38-48 kg.

Behavior Presa Canario

It has a strong character and innate aggressive, needing a master who knows how to dominate. This dog is a formidable fighter, but is very loyal to its owner.

Inequities are guard dogs, their mere appearance was an intimidating factor, not to mention their ability to confront intruders.

Owned by the wrong person, this dog can become dangerous with a master firmly and consistently it can be a devoted companion and pleasant. In conclusion, what you should know is that Presa Canario is not a dog suitable for inexperienced persons.

Training Presa Canario

It needs a complex program began in childhood socialization and a dressage and obedience.

Dogs are very independent and need an experienced owner to control.

Characteristics Presa Canario

Presa Canario owners must be experienced increased. This breed was originally used to guard herds of cattle herders and in fighting dogs and for security and protection.

These dogs can be dogs allowed if it benefits from a program of socialization and a small yet adequate training. Presa Canario is tolerant of children, but must always be supervised around them.

Children should be taught not bother him or assault him. If Presa Canario is increased along with other pets, it will tolerate. They are friendly and loyal to their family members, but are aggressive to strangers.

Health Presa Canario

As with other breeds, nor Presa Canario is not exempt from certain sensibilities of a medical nature. Of these, with increased frequency, indicated the following:

Torsion (dilation) is a disease gastric sudden life threatening animal stomach filling associated with air and twist it.

Hip dysplasia is a malformation of the hip joint that results in pain, lameness and arthritis in a row.

The average life expectancy of the breed Presa Canario is 8-11 years.

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