How To Train A Presa Canario Dog

The Presa Canario is a very reliable watchdog, and it can also be a wonderful companion for the entire family. It can be very territorial and dominant but that’s because of its unparalleled instinct to protect and guard you, your family, and your home.

I came across a few Presa Canario’s while working for a Hawaii tree service company. They were guarding around their owner’s territory while we were excavating brush. All I can say, they’re very effective guard dogs.

When raised with affection and trained well, the Presa Canario will be loyal to you like no other. However, you should expect some challenges at first. When dealing with a Presa, you have to understand that its temperament is naturally energetic and protective. He will go after any threat and make sure that you are safe at all costs.

To make sure that your Presa is trained well, below are some Presa Canario training tips to remember:  Continue reading “How To Train A Presa Canario Dog”

Caring For A Presa Canario

Having a Presa Canario is like having a really strong and powerful friend that will guard your home and protect your family from all kinds of harm. That said, you need to understand that the Presa Canario is unlike any other dog breed. So, in order to ensure that things run smoothly, take note of these special Presa Canario care tips.


Food is important especially if your Presa is still a puppy. Proper nutrition can be achieved from a regular supply of premium quality dog food and clean water. You can mix with canned food and broth when the dog grows up but avoid feeding with food for humans, as this could cause imbalances.

Young puppies (8-12 weeks old) need approximately four bowls of food daily. You can reduce this to 3 meals a day from 3-6 months old. From 6 months to 1 year old, you can go twice a day. Once the 1-year mark is crossed, a once-a-day meal would be sufficient, or even two lighter bowls spread throughout the day.  Continue reading “Caring For A Presa Canario”

About The Presa Canario / Dogo Canario Dog Breed

The Presa Canario dog breed is characterized by its large size, square head, broad chest, strong muscles, thick skin, dense bones, and cropped ears. This mastiff-type breed originated way back when Spanish conquistadores brought its ancestors to the Canary Islands. The name itself, Perro de Presa Canario, basically means ‘Canarian catch dog’ in Spanish.

The dog’s solid built and imposing appearance already give you an idea that it’s not for the faint of heart. Powerful and massive, the presa canario is a great guard dog. It is highly aggressive and territorial, but to the family, it’s protecting, it can be very affectionate and well-behaved.

Vital Characteristics  Continue reading “About The Presa Canario / Dogo Canario Dog Breed”