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 Cali King & Bella Presa Canario Puppies B3

This litter is between SocalPresa Kali King & SocalPresa Bella, in which 7 Perro de Presa Canario Puppies were born, with 5 males and 2 females.
This litter was created to harness traits in our existing bloodline, and stability of structure and form. Mentally both parents are superior and natural guardians that are fantastic with family.
This is a single inbreeding, and there will not be another conception between these parents. We will be keeping in contact with a few of our clients in order to expand this particular series in the future.

7 Great Reasons to have a Presa Canario in Your Family

Buying a Presa Canario Puppy is without a doubt one of the best choices you can make when it comes to choosing a dog to love. With this in mind, we are going to provide you with 7 great reasons to own this breed and to have it in your family.

1: Lack of Health Issues

Presa Canario Puppies are known for being tremendously resistant to diseases. With this in mind, taking care of them wouldn’t require any special treatments. This breed of dog is particularly strong and resistant when it comes to illnesses, and you can rest assured that you are highly unlikely to have a problem of the kind. Finding a reputable breeder who stands by harnessing healthy traits is of the utmost importance.

2: They Are Protective

Presa Canario dogs are particularly protective of their own. As soon as they start perceiving you and your family members as its owner, you can rest assured that it’s going to protect you at all costs. This trait is natural to the breed, so it is up to you to suppress it, or support it.

3: Tremendous Loyalty

The breed is known for being highly intelligent and very loyal. It’s obedient, even though it’s not that easy to discipline. Keep in mind that the dog can become rather aggressive, just like any other dog, if you fail to deliver the right type of training. They will assimilate you and your family into their pack, and let nothing stand in the way of harming you.

4: You Want a Watchdog

Presa Canario is a mastiff breed, and it’s known for being particularly powerful. It’s very protective, as we mentioned above and is, therefore, the perfect watchdog. If you need a property guardian, this is without a doubt one of the best choices you can go for. This breed offers some serious protection for you and your family, and with committing to proper training, you will feel fully secure leaving your loved ones at home with a real life alarm system at your beckon call.

5: Little to No Grooming Requirement

Buying a Presa Canario puppy will ensure that you wouldn’t have to spend excessive amounts of time to groom the pet. This is because it has a firm short hair which is rather easy to maintain in proper shape. Keeping them bathed once in a while, as well as looking over their general coat is always encouraged to making sure there is no issues.

6: It’s Intelligent and Susceptible to Training

Even though it’s not highly advisable to purchase a Presa Canario puppy if you have no previous experience, the breed is known for being highly trainable and intelligent. Of course, retrievers, for instance, are way docile and passive family member. That being said, the Presa is fearless, and will have a much stronger bond with the family with plenty of interactions with it. We have seen Presa Canarios trained to be extremely passive, and others to be full estate guardians that have a daily job.

7: Moderately to Very Affectionate

If you are looking for a gullible pet, then a Presa Canario Puppy isn’t the best choice. However, if you look for a dog with presence and character, this is one of your best bets. The Presa Canario is a characteristic breed, and it requires quite a lot of effort in terms of training. Failing to do so might cause the dog to be very aggressive from lack of proper stimulation, a beta owner, and a combination of other factors. Professional training is highly recommended!


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As we explain to our puppy buyers, these dogs are completely what you make of them! If you are looking for a social, playful with anyone dog, you must work for it. Same goes for protection training. You cannot expect them to protect the house and know what to do if an intruder attempts to breech the property or try and cause harm to the family. Working with over 20 large protection dogs, strictly for police and estate guardian training, I can assure you that there is no dog that is born to know their job. These dogs have been disciplined in the art of obedience and protection training by professionals, and thus why our puppy contract specifies that you must have professional training for any puppy that comes from our “kennel”

Socal Presa Tyson – XXL Presa Canario Stud

SocalPresa Tyson: 28″ withers, 152lbs. Black Brindle Presa Canario male.

This stud is true and extra large Presa Canario monster! Excellent temperament with family and a natural guardian, this beast has produced some amazing puppies. His last litter is enormous just like him and are extremely healthy, happy and robust!

** SocalPresa Tyson is available for studding! Located 45 minutes North of Los Angeles, or frozen semen available. Contact us for orders!

SocalPresa Nina – Black Brindle Perro de Presa Canario

SocalPresa Nina: 26″ withers, 135lbs. Black Brindle Presa Canario Female
This girl is one monster Presa Canario and has the training to back it up. She will allow proper walking, being in the house with a cat and kids and has been trained for protection. Her name suits her correctly as it is short for madrina, or godmother in English. An beyond wonderful family companion that is always a joy to be around. She enjoys greeting her family with overbearing amounts of love and affection.