PRESA CANARIO BREED STANDARD
PRESA CANARIO BREED STANDARD
The Presa Canario belongs to a group of medium sized molosser dogs with strong musculature, imposing looks and well balanced character.
Coat is short, with no undercoat and is easy to maintain. The color varies from brindle in all shades to sandy yellow. All-black color and whiteness on the head are not up to the International Kennel Club (F.C.I.) standard!
Hight of the males at the withers is from 60 cm to 66 cm and the females from 56 cm to 62 cm. In the case of very typical specimens, a distance of + or – 2 cm from the maximum or minimum will be allowed. The maximum weight of males is 65 kg and females 55 kg.
Body is longer than the height at the withers, and especially in females this trait is more pronounced. The height of the back of the body is 1-2 cm higher than the front.
Head is massive, compact in appearance and covered with thick skin. The shape tends towards a slightly elongated cube.
Neck: Shorter than the length of the head and very muscular. Skin on the underside is loose, forming a slight dewlap.
Muzzle is shorter than the head, usually about 40% of the length of the head, and its width is 2/3 of the skull.The nostrils are large to facilitate breathing.
Eyes are medium in size, slightly oval, medium to dark brown with characteristic black eyelids. Bright eyes and falling eyelids are considered flaws. The mask is black and should not exceed eye height.
Teeth are wide, with a strong base, large molars, small incisors and well-developed canines. The bite must be scissor, a flat bite is not desirable.
Tail is thick at the base, curved all the way to the tip, never crossing the wrist. In motion it rises in the form of a saber, without curling or pointing at the back. At rest it hangs relaxed with a slight curve at the tip. The movement in action is agile and covers a great deal of terrain in a short period of time.
Presa Canario History
The Presa Canario, fully known as Pero de Presa Canario, is a relatively rare breed of Molosser dog originating in Spain, more specifically the Canary Islands. The name of the breed is often shortened to Presa Canario, Canary Dog or Spanish Mastiff.
Presa Canario history – The beginning
The beginning of the breed as we know it today begins in the 15th century, when the Spanish conquistadors, while conquering the Canary Islands, brought with them mastiff-type molosser dogs. Later crossbreeding between the “Major”, a pre-Hispanic herding dog originating from the island, and molosser dogs brought to the islands, created the Presa Canario breed.
In the 16th and 17th century their primary task was to guard livestock, hunt wild boars and protect the farm from attacks of wild dogs and other predators. With the arrival of the English colonists on the islands, in the late 17th century, they began to use the breed for dog fighting in domestic seaports. This practice lasted until 1940, when dog fighting is banned in Spain. With the decision to ban dog fighting, the government almost completely eradicates the breed.
In the year 1970, the breed began to recover gradually, and in 1982 a group of dog breeders from the island of Tenerife founded the “Club Espańol del Presa Canario” (Spanish Club Pero de Presa Canario). Four years later they organized the first regional dog show of the breed Presa Canario, where over 150 breed representatives were exhibited.
F.C.I. provisionally recognizes the breed in the year 2001 under the name Dogo Canario, and the breed retains such status until 2011 when it receives full recognition in the F.C.I.
In December 2018, at the request of the Spanish Kennel Club, the old breed name Presa Canario is given back and the breed once again has its original historical name.
ZAGREB WINTER CLASSIC
Great result of our young dogs achieved at the Zagreb Winter Classic International Dog Show.
BRUTUS BAD DOGZ CANARIO- CAC, CACIB, Best of Opposite Sex
BOMBA BAD DOGZ CANARIO- CAC, R.CACIB
CORI BAD DOGZ CANARIO- CAC
WORLD DOG FINDER
We are proud to announce that an article about our kennel has been published on the world-renowned dog breeder site World Dog Finder. You can find out more about our kennel here
EURO DOG SHOW POLAND- Bad Dogz Canario kennel, 3. mjesto