Presa Canario appearance: it’s a dog of medium size of robust body, rectangular profile and appearance of solidity. It’s function made it a versatile dog, used in the handling and subjugation of cattle, guarding and protection of property and as participant of pechadas (style of fight invented in Canary Islands) and build of this dog was well prepared to fulfill any of this tasks. These many activities, usually carried out in a rural environment, have been the gymnastics of an athletic body, which developed todays perfectly skilled guard and defense dog. Powerful musculature, wide chest and fairly short limbs give the animal the „power” and „stability” it needs, creating animal fairly low set, broad, that moves close to the ground and have longish body giving cat like expression of movement, more evident in females. A dog that provides a certain „flexibility” and, therefore, agility, in spite of being quite a heavy animal for its size.
- Old photos of Presa Canarios - 14 February 2020
- The Character of the Presa Canario – by Paloma Iglesias Sanz - 29 January 2020
- History and Theories Surrounding the Origin of the Presa Canario - 29 January 2020