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Presa Canario

My breed was developed in the Canary Islands by crossing the now extinct Bardino Majero with the Mastiff of England, so I am frequently called the Canary Dog.

The name might sound gentle, but it is misleading, since I was bred for the sole purpose of fighting. When dogfighting was outlawed on the island, my breed faced extinction for a time, but thanks to Dr. Carl Semencic, that didnít happen.

My appearance in itself is certainly a deterrent to any intruder, but I also have the strength and ability to follow through when necessary.

I must have firm, fair handling and very early obedience training.

When fully grown, I am between 22 and 26 inches tall (55.9 to 66 centimeters) and I weigh between 84 and 135 pounds (37.8 to 60.8 kilograms).


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