Presa Canario Breed Profile


The Canary Dog has a powerful, square head that is nearly as wide as it is long. The muzzle is broad. The chest is deep and broad. The rump is slightly raised. This breed has thick skin, dense bones and powerful muscles and a massive head with a large jaw.


Colors include fawn and various brindles, white markings are sometimes seen.


The Canary Dog requires a very dominant owner who understand the alpha nature in canines. No member of the family can be uncomfortable around the dog. Canaries make outstanding guard dogs. Just their appearance is a deterrent not to mention their ability to confront any intruder.


The Presa Canario is a medium to large breed originating form the Canary Islands. They were originally bred to guard livestock. The Presa Canario was once a popular dog for dog fighting, which is now outlawed.

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