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Presa Canario Breeding Program

Our Presa Canario breeding program provides us with a ready source of dogs for our protection program.

The Presa Canario is the ideal breed for family and property protection as they combine size, fierce guarding instincts, and a stable temperament.

We carefully select our Presa from some of the best Presa bloodlines in the world.

This careful selection process ensures us the correct breeding dogs for health, temperament and workability.

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Why Presa Canarios?

Presas are intimidating

The average Presa Canario is much more physically intimidating than other breeds. Just the sight of these dogs is often more than enough to deter those with criminal intent!

Presas are protectors

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Presa Canario

Due to their fierce loyalty as a family dog, Presa Canarios are perfect guardians and can protect your family. Although these dogs are not immediately trustful with strangers, they can accept unfamiliar persons if the owner accepts them.

Presas are always alert and eager to protect their owners and their families and properties. They have an immense and intimidating bark that will scare away intruders.

Even if the intruder isn’t scared off, the Presa will be able to deal with the intruder in an appropriate manner, all at your command.

Presas are stable

Some guard and protection dogs have too much energy and become very high maintenance for the average family home. Not the Presa. Our Presas remain naturally protective of their people and property, but are a docile breed, allowing them to interact with all members of the family equally in all sorts of environments, both in and out of the house.

Presas are loyal

As affectionate dogs, the Presas have always been bred to be family dogs and guardians. They are loyal to their owners, and can make an outstanding member of the family. They are a calmer dog in the home, and much less prone to destructive tendencies and behaviours.

Presas are affectionate

A well-bred Presa Canario is an affectionate and docile dog. They are commonly bred to be family dogs, and family protectors.

Presas Are Social

At Shield K9, our Presa Canarios go through socialization from early ages, and obedience training to help them become your perfect protection dog.

Their Name

The Perro de Presa Canario is a large Molosser-type dog breed originally bred for working livestock. The name of the breed is Spanish, meaning “Canarian catch dog”, and is often shortened to “Presa Canario” or simply “Presa”. Sometimes, the breed is called Dogo Canario, which means “Canarian Molosser”.

Presa Canario History

It is believed that the ancestry of the Presa Canaria were local Bardino Mjero crossed with imported English Mastiff dogs. In the 1800s, the breed originated in the Canary Islands as farm dogs. Later, the island was named after the dog, whose main purpose was to guard livestock from wild beasts and humans.

Presa Canario Traits

Equally wide and long, the head of the Presa Canario breed is rather square and powerful with a broad muzzle. The chest of the breed is broad and deep, with rumps somewhat raised. Their rough and short coat is easy to groom and require low maintenance with normal brushing, bathing and shampooing when necessary. It is an average shedding breed.