Cabeza Grande Kennel
Established in 1998, Cabeza Grande Kennel is a small, dedicated kennel interested in improving the state of the Presa Canario in the United States. Our dogs are bred for health, temperament, working ability and conformity to true Spanish Presa Canario type. We strive for the “total” Presa. We offer breeding services, as well as puppies for sale. Should you decide to buy a puppy from us, we would like to thank you and welcome you into our Presa Canario family!
Committed to Providing the Best Companion for Your Family
We’re committed to our dogs and to their eventual owners. To that end, we stand by promises of responsible breeding practices, proper raising and training, and stringent testing. Every Presa Canario we breed will:
- Be confirmed by Spanish Presa Canario breed specialists or judges as acceptable for breeding and FCI recognized.
- Be UKC DNA and Embark DNA tested to ensure both purity and health, testing for over 170 different genetic diseases.
- Be OFA’d, PennHIP’d or evaluated via other diagnostic imaging tests to show they’re free from Canine Hip Dysplasia.
- Be temperament tested to assure strong and stable temperaments.
- Thoughtfully bred, with emphasis on pairing dams and sires to complement weaknesses.
From Working Champions to Companion Guardians
The Spanish Presa Canario is an impressive specimen. Calm, attentive and diligent in any task they’re set to, these dogs come from a rich history of excellence. Today, Cabeza Grande Kennel strives to continue this excellence, staying true to the purebred roots of this noble lineage of dogs. We believe in improving the condition of the breed today. It is our mission to produce great companions, workers, and examples of the breed—and then to place them with equally great owners. A well-rounded dog is one with a title at both ends, with health and temperament to match!
Our dams and sires must pass stringent criteria before being considered for our breeding program. All dogs are health and temperament tested, and we have the most and highest Schutzhund, Obedience and Tracking titled dogs of the breed in the USA! From 2013-2019 Four to Five of the top 10 Perro de Presa Canario in the United States were bred and/or owned by us.
As experienced dog breeders, we know what it takes to produce award-winning litters. Much more than putting 2 dogs together, we take the time to breed and raise dogs destined for excellence.
Our Presa Canario puppies are raised inside, in environments specifically designed to foster their natural traits and strong developmental behaviors. We provide age-appropriate mental and physical stimulation beginning at three days old—early neurological stimulus helps build better stress reactors as adults. Toys, objects, sounds, and surfaces are all very important to the development of sound adult dogs. The result is a well-rounded dog that’s true-to-breed and ready for a long, happy life—whether as a guardian, companion or champion.
It’s our goal to place our puppies with qualified owners. We may ask you a lot of questions—some you may not expect. Rest assured, our intention isn’t to offend—it’s to ensure the best possible placement. We also like to stay in contact with new owners. And, if it’s a show quality puppy, we would like to help you get into showing if you’re not already. If the working aspects are what interest you, we’ll help you find a good trainer. Our dogs are a big part of our life, not just our livelihood!