King Cali and Bella – Presa Canario Puppies for Sale in California

We are pleased to announce our litter of SocalPresa King Cali and SocalPresa Bella Litter!

  • Litter Born November the 23rd of 2017! and will be available for permanent homes on January the 18th 2018!
  • Fawn and Brindle of both genders are available and picking is in order of deposits.
  • You can reserve a puppy by clicking this link, or visiting the Presa Canario Puppy Reserve link above.

Bella is an astonishing great mother who has produced 3 previous litters that all turn out to be enormous and strong Presa Canario dogs.
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Introduction to Training the Perro de Presa Canario

Training your Perro de Presa Canario is not an easy job for first-time dog owners. This breed requires a very stern owner and one that can give a decent amount of time to every day and reoccurring training lessons. One of the main things to keep in mind is that you need to have your family members also abide by the same rules and regulations that you put down for your Presa Canario. There is a hierarchy that needs to be obtained very early on in your puppy’s age, along with discipline that will not break your dog but make your dog. For instance you should never have your dog sleep in your bed as it may make them think they have the same leadership as you do. You need to Presa Canario for walks daily in order to keep a strong bond, ease their mind, and instill confidence in them. Keep in mind when they are a puppy they are like a child and must be treated as such. You never want to instill fear into the heart and mind as this is a protection dog and by doing that, you will create a very scared and useless guardian for your family. Instead the easiest way of showing discipline is by a harsh tone in your voice and by creating a timeout area which essentially can be a kennel or a certain area of the house that they need to stay in for a short period of time.

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Presa Canario: The Ultimate Balanced Guardian Family Dog

The Presa Canario, also known as the Canary Mastiff or Perro de Presa Canario, is a Molosser type dog originally developed for working with livestock. They are very powerful dogs native to the Canary Islands. They are known to be very affection and possess loyal characteristics.

Body: Bred for their muscular ability and strength, yet with very affectionate personality, Presa Canario is the ultimate dog for families who are up for the challenge, and want to reap the rewards, should have. Although these dogs may look very intimidating, they can be obedient and calm, especially when they have proper training to do so. They are very loyal to their trainer and owner, making them a great companion and home protector. They are also known to be excellent companions and good watchdogs.

Why Presa Canario is The Ideal Family Dog?

Are you thinking of having a Presa Canario at home, but quite reluctant to have such a massive dog around your house? Well, if you aren’t sure, here are some reasons why these dogs are the ultimate guardian dog every family should have.

They are Loving Dogs you can Enjoy to be Around with. Presa Canarios may be very impressive, intimidating and imposing to look at, but they are actually known to be well-behaved, calm and placid dog breeds that thrive in a good home environment. They love to be included in things that go aro nd them.

Their Suspicious Character Makes them a Perfect Guardian Dog for the Family. Presa Canarios are very distrustful and suspicious of strangers, but they normally accept strangers once the owner accepts them. They are very alert and always ready to defend you or your property when necessary. While it is generally a quiet dog breed, it has an intimidating bark. If you think of owning a Presa Canario as your guardian dog, it is best to understand the canines’ alpha nature.

Their Appearance will Deter any Intruder. If you are searching for a perfect dog that is ready to defend your home, you should never hesitate to have a Presa Canario. They make an outstanding guard dog with an appearance that can deter any intruder. Also, they have a unique ability to confront anyone who intrudes in your property. With their strength and impressive body built, they can drive any uninvited guest away. Cropping their ears is also a standard, and will make it obvious that this is not a “freak of a dog”, but a purposeful guardian of the property and family.

They Do Not Drool. Despite their massive mouth and jaws, a true Perro de Presa Canario will not slobber or drool throughout the house. This does not include if they are panting or chewing on things like rawhide snacks, but as a general note, they will not leave your floors a mess, making them fantastic to have in your house.

Now, if you have decided to have a Presa Canario at home, obedient training and early socialization are important. These dogs are very competitive, and do well in obedience,  iron dogs, dock diving, agility, conformation and some other working trials. You can also raise them along other dogs, cats, livestock and even reptiles, as long as they understand they are not to be harmed and respected.

You must take this dog for pack walks (preferably everyday) to satisfy its migration instincts. It must not walk in front of you while you hold a lead because a pack leader always goes first. Have them walk along side of you in order to create the bond and respect desired. If at first they walk in back of you, this may be a sign of fear to the area, which you must consul them properly and assure them things are fine, essentially fortifying their confidence they are lacking. When you live with Presa Canario, you become its pack. You must be making the decision, and not your dog. This is the only way that your relationship with your guardian family dog can become a complete success.

The Perro de Presa Canario is not for the first time dog owner. This is an intelligent and dominating beast that knows how to get what it wants and will work your patience. When obtaining a Presa Canario puppy, the breeder should spend a significant time with you to give you proper training advice, along with things to do, and not to do. The Presa Canario breeder should also inform you in the ways to obtain the kind of personality you are looking for in that Presa Canario puppy. This is critical to the success of raising your puppy in the right form and having an ultimate family guardian dog, if that is what you wish to obtain.

King Cali & Nina | Presa Canario Puppies for Sale in Southern California

We are pleased to announce our litter of SocalPresa King Cali and SocalPresa Nina!
The puppies we are expecting will be mostly Black Brindle Presa Canario Puppies. Nina is a great mother who has produced only one previous litter of the now famous “SocalPresa Tyson” which is 28 inches at the withers, and built like a semi truck!
We strive to contain the heartiest Presa Canario genes with extremely low health issues in order to breed the highest Perro de Presa Canario puppy possible.
All our puppies are contracted only to good families, and have a guarantee on their health.

Reserve Your Puppy Here

SocalPresa King Cali is a robust Presa Canario that could easily be an amazing hunter as he is a massive and agile beast.  He has an excellent bond with this family of mostly girls, and is playful, but fearsome to strangers and intruders. Perfect health, raw power, bear like size and extreme intelligence make him a very desired Presa Canario stud. Easy to leave home unattended when you have a “King” to your disposal.

Stud: SocalPresa King | Height: 30″ Withers | Weight: 158lbs. | Color: Brindle

SocalPresa Nina is an exceptional Perro de Presa Canario female guardian. Because of her enormous size, people always confuse her as a male with a typical response of “that’s the female!?!”. She is a true family companion and guardian as her love shines daily. Nina is short for madrina, which means godmother in Spanish, and she absolutely lives up to her name in every way. Zero health issues, fantastic temperament, a giant size presa canario… this girl has it all!

Dam: SocalPresa Nina | Height: 26″ Withers Weight: 130lbs. | Color: Brindle


King & Bella Presa Canario Puppies in November!

Pleased to announce our litter of SocalPresa King and SocalPresa Bella!
The puppies we are expecting will be as big if not bigger than the last litter, which was enormous! Bella is a wonderful mother who has produced two gorgeous litters previously and all have grown up to be all over 27 inches at the withers and some at 30+ inches at the withers.
We strive to contain the heartiest Presa Canario genes with extremely low health issues in order to breed the highest Perro de Presa Canario puppy possible.
All our puppies are contracted only to good families, and have a guarantee on their health.

Reserve Your Puppy Here

King is a robust Presa Canario that is barely starting to fill out as he is maturing. We estimate him gaining another 8-14 pounds more over the next few months as he increases slightly in width. He has an excellent bond with this family of mostly girls, and is playful, but fearsome to strangers and intruders. When his family is away he is in charge of the property and to thwart off baddies with ease. Easy to leave home unattended when you have a “King” to your disposal.

Stud: SocalPresa King | Height: 30″ Withers | Weight: 158lbs. | Color: Brindle

Bella is a force to be reckoned with her “gamey” style personality comes out and she wants to go on the hunt. Very “cat like” and quick on her feet, its easy to see that she would make a great companion to hunters. True to her pictures on here, she does none the sort and the only hunt she attends is searching the perimeter for intruders. She is fully trained and will not leave the backyard unless directed to. Very smart and eager to please, she is a pleasure to keep around as she requires little attention but is so gentle and sweet when you give her it.

Dam: SocalPresa Bella | Height: 26″ Withers Weight: 123lbs. | Color: Red Fawn

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The Joys of having a Presa Canario family member

The Presa Canario is a large canary mastiff from the Canary Islands in Spain. This large breed is quickly adapted to a loving family life and strives to please the owners. We have been lucky to own several in our life, and can easily say they are the best dog we’ve ever owned by far. Our two Presa Canario females do excellent in the house along with our cat and our children. It’s very easy to leave the kids alone in the home knowing that there is an extra layer of protection regarding them at all times.

This is a large breed and needs to be treated and respected as such. You need to incorporate your Presa Canario into your family’s life if you want them to be a positive element in it. This includes, walking, feeding, discipline, attention and of course love. This is not a first time dog owners dog, I must stress that if you decide to go against the grain and get one as your own for the first time dog, you must have professional training from a reputable large breed trainer and be able to harness the elements you learn and adapt that to your life.

Living in the house, is pretty easy once they understand the basic commands. There is short with no undercoating and slightly course to the touch but shedding is very minimal and they generally should be combed once every week or two just to keep up on maintenance and making sure that your dog does not have anything odd that would need to be looked at. That being said, with a proper diet, lifestyle, and home life, these dogs are very low-maintenance and rarely need to go to the vet. Your breeder should generally give you an outline of what the dog will continue to need in order to thrive, this includes the previous shots, and letting you identify which shots are needed for future reference.

We get a lot of questions on the temperament of the Perro de Presa Canario, and we always answer the same, “it depends on the training”. Simply meaning the training is everything on the outcome of the dog. We can’t go into training aspects as a whole because it is a liability for us, but for our puppy buyers we specifically give them a general layout of what to expect, and what they should do. This breed is extremely smart and stubborn but also loving and overprotective of the family.

When Nina, our first imported Presa Canario was a puppy around the age of eight months was home with my wife, when we got a random oddball come to the house in the morning and was “greeted” by Nina when he came to the door. He quickly turned around and mumbled a few things himself and walked off. Mind you should just have to weight and size that she is now at the time.

With the ears cropped they look even more formidable and intimidating. If you have ever seen one in person which is just a little upset at you, then you will understand that you would have to be very insane to want to continue in your house or over your gate when you have a Presa Canario. For this reason alone you should have yours trained for obedience and protection. This way your dog knows when to bite, and most importantly know when to not bite. As you don’t want a dog judging for themselves if it is or is not a good reason. Let me be clear that I’m not promoting any type of aggressive dogs.

Overall the Presa Canario is easily one of the best dogs out there. If you are willing to put in the time and energy into one, I can almost guarantee a 10 time return on investment with a canine that is not only extremely intelligent but also willing to please, give you undivided attention and love you and the entire family all the same. I hope some of this info possibly hope to into figuring out whether this is the right type of dog for you or not. If it is then good luck to you be up to the challenge with a loving heart and enjoy your new companion!