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The Original Breed Standard for the Perro de Presa Canario

The Original Breed Standard for the Perro de Presa Canario

In the late 1970s, the author Manuel Curto Garcia of the Book "Perro de Presa Canario" set the first standard of the Perro de Presa Canario into words for an article published in Doggy People magazine. A breed standard is a description in words of what the ideal representative of a given breed should look like. This first standard was simple and was based on the descriptions of the Presa provided by old-timers who knew the dogs in the Canary Islands plus some specific dimensions- size and weight - based on the author's first Presa (a dog named Boby ). Boby, bred by Don Aleman, of Arucas, was a typical...

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