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 […]

Colour changes on Presa puppy

One of my most unique puppies X-Man (Xerxes) was born of very light colour with no stripes on his paws or legs. Within next few days and weeks his colour started to change going to dark grey brindle as you can see on photo on with he is 4 months old

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 […]

Medal from Dog show in early 2000s

A medal from one of the shows from up to 20 years ago (probably around year 2000) from national show in Konin, Poland donated by Presa Awangarda

Presa Canario in movie „Oceano” year 1989

Probably the oldest movie in with we can see Presa Canario. Series named „Oceano” directed by Ruggero Deodato were made in 1988 and movie was released in 1989. Action takes place on island of Lanzarotte and wanting to show first and foremost Presas I couldn’t resist to leave a bit of the landscape of this […]

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 […]