Other Common Names:
Perro de Presa Canario
Also known as the Canary Dog the Presa canario is an extremly powerful dog with a strong muscular body. The powerful looking head is as wide as it is long. The nose and mask is black. The neck is broad, powerful and truncated. Some loose skin on the underside is typical.
Country of Origin:
The Presa Canario originated in the Canary Islands
Presa Canarios range from 22.5 to 26" (57.2 - 88 cm)
Presa Canarios range from 88 to 125 lbs (39.3 - 55.8 kg)
Preso Canario colors a re black, fawn, red-brindle, black-brindle
The Presa canario has a smooth coat that requires regular brushing. This dog breed is an average shedder.
An excellent guard dog, the Presa Canario is distrustful of both strangers and other dogs, including his own breed. This breed is extremely loyal to its family and will not hesitate to attack anyone it perceives as a threat.
Hip dysplasia can be a problem for the Presa Canario, so make sure breeding stock has been OFA certified.
A Presa Canario can be expected to live 9 to 11 years
The Presa canario does best in warm climates and can do well in an urban environment. Requires daily exercise.