Category Archives: Presa Canario

Before the Presa Canario Entered the United Kennel Club

If you’re just learning about purebred dogs and the organizations that breeders and owners join, you may not know about the United Kennel Club—and why it’s so important that the presa canario is a recognized breed with it. This breed, which originated in the Canary Islands and is known for being a loyal, protective guard […]

What to Know About the Presa Canario Breed

The presa canario breed might not be a familiar one to most Americans, but those who have their own know that they’re a loyal, friendly breed who can act as powerful guard dogs and pleasant companions. You may have heard them referred to as Canary mastiffs, a nod to their original home in the Canary […]

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 […]