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Breed standard – behavior/temperament: SEVERE LOOK

Coming back to breed standard and how big those differences can be while they’re so small. The bold part is the difference.
What it states now: Sever look. What did the changed invalid now standard say? Calm appearance.
A presa should be calm but still look the way of F around and find out – if you may excuse my language. Stating simply it’s a calm appearance might lead to misunderstanding of looking harmless, docile or even slow. A presa should look ready. It should not look sharp (that’s why yellow eyes are unwanted) but it should look strong and noble. The first line of the usefulness of a Presa is their look, they look the way people should rethink their choices if they would like to attack you or break into your house. This isn’t the dog being too loud and acting nervy, but rather looking at you as a dare “Come try me”. Small change of words big difference.
Original breed standard had it right and it’s good to see it back. I’m not discussing other points of breed standard just would like to highlight why coming back to the original breed standard was so important for many of us and we can ask ourselves a question why it’s such a disadvantage for others.

Ewa Ziemska

Breeder and researcher of Presa Canario. Lived in Poland, London UK and presently stays in Kentucky, USA and traveled through whole Europe and 22 States discovering the breed. Speaks Polish, English and Spanish. Master of Science of Management and Computer Modeling and Engineer of Production Engineering of Kielce University of Technology. Avid traveler, photographer and dog book collector. Instagram @reygladiador