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The Character and Temperament of the Presa Canario

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 […]

Presa Canario FAQ

If you’re in the market for a new pup, you’re likely to spend much of your time cruising through the internet reading message boards and websites, searching for the perfect breed of dog for you. A decade ago, those sites may have been dominated by praise for retrievers and collies. These days, however, the noble […]

Presa Canarios: Past and Present

The original specimens If you purchase a puppy from Cabeza Grande Kennel, you are acquiring a dog with a distinguished history. That is why we are committed to responsible breeding practices that produce “total” Presa Canarios. Whether you seek a protector, companion or champion, the Presa Canario may be a good match for you. Here […]

Presa Canario Breeding Before Breed Recognition

Presa Canario Breeding Before the Presa Canario was recognized as a breed by the FCI, a Presa Canario breeder had specific priorities. It is likely not surprising to learn that breed recognition often changes standards, and breeders define new characteristics. Here is an overview of how Presa Canario breeding evolved with recognition. Desirable characteristics The […]

The History of Presa Canarios in America

The origin of Presa Canarios in the United States is a bit complicated. Much of this is due in part to the fact that there are two different breeds that are often confused for one another when the phrase “Presa Canario” is used. To truly understand the Presa Canario, you must acquaint yourself with its […]