There’s never a bad time to think about adopting a puppy, especially if you’re considering a Presa Canario. Anyone looking for a loyal companion (that is adorable, to boot) need look no further than this renowned Hispanic breed. Of course, as rewarding as it can be to own a Presa Canario, choosing to adopt a Presa Canario puppy isn’t a decision to be made lightly. Here are some things to consider before you adopt.
Yes, it does look familiar
If you’ve done a Google search for “Presa Canario,” you might have thought you were looking at a different breed of dog altogether—specifically, a mastiff. That’s not a trick of the eyes. Both the mastiff and the Presa Canario (which is also known as the Canary mastiff) share a common relative in the Molosser.
As you might expect, the Molosser was a large dog with a thick build and a short snout. Other dogs that sprung from the Molosser include the St. Bernard and the Newfoundland.
They need gentle discipline
Owning a loyal Presa Canario can be highly rewarding for a dog owner. To get to that point, however, takes work. The Presa Canario has a tendency toward stubbornness, which requires a constant hand. That said, the breed isn’t known to respond well to negative reinforcement, which means that their owners need to stress patience and positive support during the training process.
They are very active
If you’re the kind of person who would rather spend a sunny day indoors on the couch, then a Presa Canario might not be the right choice for you. Presa Canario puppies require multiple walks every day, plus dedicated playtime, to get out all of their energy. Otherwise, they can become bored and unhappy.
Socialize, socialize, socialize
One of the reasons the Presa Canario was originally bred was its tendency toward protection. Though it began its life as a livestock dog, the Presa Canario quickly became adept at security on the farm. That same instinct remains to this day. On the bright side, that makes a Presa Canario an ideal watchdog. On the other hand, however, it means that the Presa Canario should be socialized regularly to avoid accidentally supporting its aggressively loyal tendencies.
The home for Presa Canarios
Want to know more about Presa Canario puppies? There’s no better place to come to than Cabeza Grande Kennel. Since we opened our doors in 1998, we have taken immense pride in shining a light on this truly special breed of dog.
We’re proud to offer impressive specimens of Presa Canario. Each litter is bred for their temperament, intelligence and beauty. In short, we want to give our valued clients the “total” Presa package. That’s the promise we make to you. Our highly-trained staff is ready to answer any and all questions you might have about the breed as you search for your canine companion.
Give us a call or visit us online today. We can’t wait to introduce you to your new best friend.