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 was well prepared to fulfill any of this tasks. These many activities, usually carried out in a rural environment, have been the gymnastics of an athletic body, which developed todays perfectly skilled guard and defense dog. Powerful musculature, wide chest and fairly short limbs give the animal the „power” and „stability” it needs, creating animal fairly low set, broad, that moves close to the ground and have longish body giving cat like expression of movement, more evident in females. A dog that provides a certain „flexibility” and, therefore, agility, in spite of being quite a heavy animal for its size.

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Ewa Ziemska

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