Working dogs

Puppy Kropka de Rey Gladiador in her first days as working dog in traditional way on farm at River City Presas

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. […]

New collar

A collar from www.pitman.pl ordered for my husband Jim: find him and his presas at www.rivercitypresacom and on instagram: @rcpresa (www.instagram.com/rcpresa)  

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: 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 […]