On structure of Presa Canario

Just don’t judge my ability to draw or details as I wanted to make just a sketch. Thought a little bit of bones shown on body will help understand some discussions we have at times about dogs structure. This drawing have a little worse hindquarters than I expected to draw, angulations should be slightly deeper. […]

Breed standard: face and muzzle

Is shorter then the skull. Represents 40% of total length of the head, around 10 cm. Its base is wide, of good fill due to well developed malar and lifting muscles, and decreases slightly towards nose. Top of the muzzle is straight and flat. It’s not advised to allow slightly convergent upper line of the […]

Breed standard: skull

It’s length represents 60% of total length of the head. In general is as long as wide. Skull seen from the side is slightly convex on top starting from occipital bone with shouldn’t be visible and covered with muscles. Convexity of the skull have it’s finish at frontal bone with is basically flat. Skull as […]

What’s the purpose of having a working dog? It’s all about having a great companion in everyday life and every situation. If it’s not possible than how could this dog protect anybody. This is why I always wander how it is that some people would like to see them unsocial and extremely aggressive. How this […]

Breed standard: Presa Canario head

Of brachycephalic type (heading towards mesocephalic), shaped like slightly elongated cube, without any strongly pronounced angels, wide and covered with well developed muscles. Presa Canario head should be massive, without excess and with harmony to the body size so the front and back of the dog are well balanced. Head that is to big affects […]

Breed standard: size and dimensions of Presa Canario

Size and dimensions of Presa Canario – I was thinking with numbers to use but because there are so many slight differences in this I decided to stick with original writing of the book I use as reference (M.M.Bethencourt), this numbers are description of what was described as most desirable and even with slight differences […]

Presa Canario – general appearance

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 […]

Character and temperament

I was going to post this as comment on Presa grup but as it would just be scrolled down in a few and lost I thought I’ll keep it here. Mys Spanish is of very simple nature, and English isn’t my first language so excuse me possible errors of this translation. Translations themselves have always […]