Welcome to Rey Gladiador performance bred,
traditional Presa Canarios

20 years of breeding experience and 20+ years passion for Presa Canario

Generations of excellence, preserved for future.
Unique Presa Canario breeding program.

Why Rey Gladiador

  • Our puppies are born and raised at home around our family. Half of our house is set especially for puppies and dog moms who also have access to our living areas, playing with us, discovering, being exposed to everyday noises, and our son Evan who gives them a lot of life experiences from their first days of life.
  • We raise our puppies and expose them to age-appropriate stimulations according to windows of opportunity helping them reach their full potential to become confident, balanced, and stable dogs, capable to be both great family companions as well as working dogs. Our goal is a smart, multi-purpose Presa Canario capable of adjusting to the lifestyle of it’s owner.
  • Our breeding dogs go through evaluation in different environments to show balance and stable nerves. They are tested around people, animals, loud noises, unexpected situations and more.
  • Our dogs are tested in protection and work on farm on a daily basics.
  • We attend dog shows and working events to meet with other enthusiast of the breed and compare our dogs with dogs of other breeders to have fresh vision and always improve.
  • We owned first Courage Champion Presa Canario as well as dogs with highest titles in shows as World Champions and European Champions (among many other titles).
  • We breed to preserve the original Presa Canario with it’s history, temperament, looks and type. We don’t believe in changes in standard and accept first official breed standard from 1989 and one accepted by Government of Canary Islands. Adjust your dog to fit the standard not the standard to fit your dogs is my motto. 
  • We register our puppies with UKC. All my dogs were FCI registered but UKC is a better option for breeders in USA, as more dogs are registered with UKC allowing us to chose from many more options and shows and sport events are also held through UKC. 
  • We started registering with AKC FSS and have first ever Presa Canario with Certificate of Merit title (Champion title equivalent for breeds awaiting full recognition). 
  • 44+ Champions and more titled dogs
  • I’m a member of Presa Canario Club of America – PCCA – and serve on the Club’s BOD4


FIRST AKC CM for Presa Canario (equivalent of AKC Champion Title for breeds awaiting full recognition)

FIRST AKC CM 2 for Presa Canario (equivalent of AKC Grand Champion Title for breeds awaiting full recognition)

AKC BIS Open Show, GrCh (UKC), BISP, Multi Group Winner, 3rd Beast Head American Monofrafica, 1 Junior American Monografica 2023, Best Puppy American Monofrafica 2022, ATT (AKC Temperament Test), BOB UKC Premiere 2022, 3rd TOP 10 2023

ATT, RAEN, started FastCat

Rey Gladiador Presa Canarios are for people who:


We breed dogs to be able to perform in ways their new owners will want them to. We aim to produce dogs who are smart and have good problem-solving skills. We want our puppy owners to bring their dogs' potential to the fullest and enjoy watching them thrive, socialize them properly, and train and keep them in good physical and mental shape.


We breed dogs who will be good as show dogs, sport dogs, and can work in many fields. We believe in total dog. Correct structure, good character, and health come first.


We want our dogs to go to families who look for a lifelong companion and not only as a dog for short-term breeding program addition. We don't want our puppies to change homes when they're no longer needed. We look for people who first and foremost look for an amazing companion, who will be part of their family, faithfully protect them, and will stay with them till their last day on Earth.

I made this website to not only showcase my dogs but mostly to share my passion for the breed and let others find information about Presa Canario. From the beginning, it's the biggest and best source of information on the breed existing. You will find here articles new and old, historical notes, photos, and more. I published articles by various authors and translations of books by those having opposite views on the breed. I believe only by reading different opinions, even those contradicting ones we can make our own and decide what we believe in and what is right by the breed.

I traveled the World (27 or more different countries) to learn about Presa Canario and met thousands of Presas from many different lines. I traveled not only to see different dogs and meet different breeders but I also traveled to compete in working events and dog shows of the highest level (with successes). And lastly but not least I traveled to import new dogs and to breed to the best studs possible. 

With our Presa Canario come:


Traveled hundreds of thousands of km to see Presa Canarios in different countries and from different breeders and bloodlines. Hundreds of hours reading books, magazines, and articles about the breed, watching documents and interviews. And uncountable hours of being around the breed and having first-hand experience of breeding Presa Canarios for 18 years. Breeding from 2004


Traveled to import the best dogs and bred them to the best possible studs complimenting my females to achieve my breeding goal. Through the years I developed my own bloodline with generations of hand-selected dogs to the highest standards and highest quality


Competed both on the working field and in dog shows. Both with successes. I have the first Courage Champion in the breed. I also have World Winner both baby and junior as well as junior European Winner, multiple Club Winner, and many other Champion titles

Rey Gladiador Presa Canarios around the World

My dogs were exported all over the World. They’re in most European countries, North and South  America, all over USA and Canada, Africa, and Asia. We’re not in  Australia as the breed is banned there.



All my dogs were imported. I moved to the USA from Poland in 2018 making the biggest move in Presa Canario breeding in America importing 17 dogs at once. We import dogs from different parts of the world to add them to our breeding program and to make sure that while I’m working on my own bloodline I add new dogs to have a wider genetic pool to work with. 


Getting a Rey Gladiador puppy you get years of selective breeding and our own generations are bred and selected to the highest standards. We also constantly look for the best studs in the world to breed to our females. 





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