You’d be hard pressed to find someone who sees a picture of a Presa Canario and doesn’t immediately fall head over heels in love. These dogs are gorgeous and muscular, with a distinctively lovable face. However, the one physical feature that gives potential owners pause is the sheer size of the Presa Canario. These towering dogs can grow more than two feet tall and weigh up to 150 pounds. Animals of that size, while adorable, can make some people uncomfortable if they don’t have the right character.
If you’re wondering about the Presa Canario’s temperament, we’ve got the answers.
Loyal to a fault
One of the first things to note about the Presa Canario’s temperament is its loyalty. When introduced to a loving home, these pups are quick to form lifelong attachments to every member of the family. The Presa Canario is exceptionally loyal and protective once their relationship is cemented.
The pup in charge
Once your Presa Canario gets big enough, typically between nine months and a year, they will also assume an air of confidence. That isn’t often a problem, provided any animals surrounding your Presa Canario are willing to submit to a new alpha.
The working dog
The Presa Canario was initially bred on the beautiful Canary Islands, a Spanish-owned formation that sits just off the coast of northern Africa. During the 15th century, these animals were bred to help out on the island’s sprawling farmlands. They quickly became popular for their versatility on the job.
The Presa Canario is capable of tending cattle, guarding property and even exterminating threatening wildlife. This intelligent and confident animal is perfect as a working companion.
The Presa and your children
If you’re in the process of building a family, you’ll have to decide whether a Presa Canario is right for you. When they’re introduced to your family in the right way and properly socialized, these animals can make excellent family pets, but like all dogs, they’ll need to be supervised if they’re spending time around small children.
The Presa and your other pets
While Presa Canarios have been known to get along well with a variety of other animals, from cats to cows, this requires early socialization and management, and even then, it’s never a sure thing. Your best option, when pairing a Presa with another pet, is a smaller dog of the opposite sex.
Your Presa Canario headquarters
There are a whole lot of factors that go into impacting the Presa Canario’s temperament. Fortunately, at Cabeza Grande Kennel, every one of our Presa Canario puppies is bred with each of these governing factors in mind. We are proud to strive for the “total” Presa Canario. That’s why every single one of our female and male candidates is put through rigorous testing before they can enter our breeding program.
When the time comes to pick your next dog, it’s time to think about a Presa Canario from Cabeza Grande Kennel. These active, loyal companions can be the perfect addition to your family. Visit us online or give us a call today. We can’t wait to hear from you.