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.

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