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.

SocalPresa King Cali & Nina (N3) Litter 3 – Perro de Presa Canario Puppies for Sale

We are pleased to announce our litter of SocalPresa King Cali and SocalPresa Nina Litter 3!

  • Litter will be expecting to arrive October the 27th of 2017, and will be available for permanent homes right before Christmas!
  • We will be expecting mostly Black Brindle Presa Canario Puppies just like her first litter with King Cali.
  • You can reserve a puppy by clicking this link, or visiting the Presa Canario Puppy Reserve link above.

Nina is a great mother who has produced 2 previous litters, one being the now famous tittle of “SocalPresa Tyson” which is 28 inches at the withers, and built like a semi truck! Continue reading “SocalPresa King Cali & Nina (N3) Litter 3 – Perro de Presa Canario Puppies for Sale”

3 Reasons: Why Socal Presa Canario is the One of the Best Breeders in the USA

Here in the USA, Presa Canarios are definitely not the most popular breed of dog in the entire country. They say that dogs are man’s best friend, and if you’re a dog owner, you will instantly understand why that is. Dogs are so incredibly loyal and affectionate towards their owners that it is virtually impossible to not fall in love with a dog once you become an owner. There are many different breeds out there to choose from, but the Perro de Presa Canario is one of the most gorgeous and robust breeds in the country, and dare we say, the world. Unfortunately as these breeds are so popular, there are some unethical “breeders” out there that cannot be trusted. Socal Presa however, are widely regarded as one of the best breeders in the entire USA, and for very good reason. Here’s a look at 3 reasons why Socal Presa have such a stellar reputation in the dog breeding world.

They ALWAYS put the welfare of their animals first First and foremost, one of the main reasons why Socal Presa has such a fantastic reputation in the dog breeding world, is because they always put the welfare of their animals first. They breed to honor the Presa Canario and do it rarely, rather than trying to breed as many animals as possible to maximize their profits. Each one of their studs and queens undergoes extensive health checks, and receives the best possible food, drink, care, and attention that money can buy. Their dogs are family, so they are allowed to roam freely around the premises, rather than being kept in cages, restraints, or kennels. The welfare and safety of their dogs is their number one priority, and this makes all of the difference in a dog breeder.

No crossbreeding Less reputable dog breeders will often crossbreed their dogs, and try to pass them off as pure to buyers, which is not only dishonest, but it is now no longer a pure breed Presa Canario. Socal Presa however, NEVER crossbreed their dogs, so you can rest assured that each pup that is born will be 100% pure Presa Canario. When sourcing breeders, each dog and owner will be vetted thoroughly, to ensure the owners are genuine, and to ensure that the dogs used for breeding are fit, healthy, and above all else, happy. Each breeder is trusted, reliable, and honest, and again, this is reflected in the animals.

They breed for the love of the animals A Presa Canario is one of the most loyal, gorgeous and best guardian breeds of dog in the entire world, and Socal Presa wish to help other like minded dog lovers across the country, enjoy these wonderful animals. All clients are spoken to in a manner that makes them quickly understand the power and potential of their new puppy. The Perro de Presa Canario puppies are delivered in their home and can roam freely around the grounds until they find a home (in the day), and they are looked after as if they are a part of the family – because they are. They receive heaps of love, get to play with humans and other Presas, and receive top quality care and attention along with basic training.

Cropping my Presa Canario Puppies Ears, Yes or No?

There are many people who get into heated debates regarding ear cropping on dogs. Some say that this is barbaric and that dog’s ears and tails should never be amputated in any way. This is something that some dog owners will defend by saying that the procedure is done with proper anesthetics and the dog feels no pain because of it. In this article, we are going to be talking about the benefits of cropping Presa Canario ears and the benefits of keeping them. This is going to allow you to make an informed decision on the matter.

Keeping the ears intact

One of the main things about keeping the dog’s ears is that this gives them a friendlier look. The natural ears of a Presa actually look quite good and there is no problem in keeping them if you are not planning to have your dog in some kind of contest that requires cropping.

Some countries have banned this procedure because they consider it to be animal abuse and this could also be a reason for you to consider not doing it.

There is no actual enhancement in the dog’s performance or hearing ability if you get the ears cropped, so the truth is that the only reason to do it is because of the opinion of the breeder and/or owners who believe that this makes the dog look much better.

Cropping the ears

It has become a tradition for the ears on this particular breed to be cropped. According to many breeders, a great ear crop for the Presa Canario will show even more facial expression, and in the USA it is a completely legal practice. This procedure according to veterinarians, is not painful or harmful in any way.

There are also some males that have really long ears and cropping them will be great because it will allow them to avoid injury. Other people consider that the natural look of their ears is not very good looking and it takes away from the beauty of their breed.

The Perro de Presa Canario is a working breed, and cropping the ears helps avoid future injury to them in a multitude of ways. Understanding that by having those floppy things in battle with a ferocious wild beast, the beast will latch on to them naturally, and so removal avoids that entirely.

Some people say that they like to crop their dog’s ears because that makes them look more alert and ferocious and they want their dogs to guard their property effectively. While the crop does indeed make a dog look more menacing, it won’t make the dog more alert or more capable of doing this.

Canada has banned this practice and so have many countries in Europe, but it seems to continue to be allowed in the United States, even with the constant protests of animal rights activists.

Dog breeding

People who plan to breed dogs will crop according to the breed as it retains the look of the show or working version of that breed. This generally is going to raise the value of the puppies, but the crop will not alter the pedigree on the Presa Canario puppy in any way. In fact, presa canario puppies are very robust and physically strong dogs, and when you crop the packs ears, they have to be separated which takes away from the bonding aspect. For 2 weeks they will have stitches in their ears, and naturally they will want to bite each other through out the day, so you can imagine what would happen if they were not separated.


It might seem like cropping the ears of your Presa Canario is the best decision you can take because of the look it will give to your dog, but there is really no good reason to do this if you plan to have your dog at home and you are not looking to register the animal for a contest. In the end it is all about personal preference, and if you go to a reputable veterinarian who has completed several Presa Canario puppy ear cropping’s, then you should not have a problem. Make sure you ask for past pictures of their work specifically on the “Presa Canario”. Make sure they are taking care of the aftercare, etc.

Understand this is an art almost like tattooing, yes you can get one, but will it be a good one is the question! Good luck either way with your Presa Canario Puppy!

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


Fawn Male with Black Mask Presa Canario Puppy for Sale (King & Bella)

This alpha male Perro de Presa Canario has an amazing personality and fantastic attitude. His looks are absolutely stunning with his perfect black mask and fawn coat, he could easily be a show stopper! We will estimate him to be around 28 inches at the withers and roughly around 150lbs as an adult Perro de Presa Canario.

Parents: SocalPresa King Cali | SocalPresa Bella
Age: 14 weeks and 2 days (as of today 2/16/17)
Available: Immediately
Color: Fawn Male w/Black Mask
Price: SOLD
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