The Perro de Presa Canario , or simply Presa Canario is a special breed of dog that will quickly become a loving family member. In Spanish, the name translates to “Canarian Catch Dog” and originates from the Canary Islands in Spain. Presa Canario’s are generally perfect family members for families that have had large dogs already. Presa Canario’s are not recommended as first time dogs as, if they are not trained properly, they can be aggressive towards other dogs or strangers. However, with the appropriate training and just a touch of love, the Presa Canario can be life long friends and a monumental companion for you and your loved ones.

Here are 10 reasons why the Perro de Presa Canario is the perfect dog for you.

  1. Keep you fit

Let’s be honest. Staying in shape these days is easier said than done. With work, kids, bills to pay, and dinners to make, finding the time for yourself to go to the gym can be difficult. However, owning a Presa Canario would require you to walk the dog almost every day in order for you and your dog to bond the best. This would get you out in the world, and get your blood flowing! Spending this time will let both of you clear your heads and return to stability. I know it sounds spiritual and maybe crazy, but trust me, you will be happy you walked together.

  1. Protection for your Family

The Presa Canario is a big dog that can be intimidating to unwanted visitors. It is essential to train your Presa Canario so they won’t attack just anybody, but these loyal dogs will make sure any unwanted visitors turn on their heels and go the other way. Visually this breed is heart stopping whey they are upset and even scary when sitting doing nothing. Make sure you yourself are in top condition mentally to harness the best in your puppy.

  1. Great Hunting Companion

Presa Canario’s were originally ‘catch dogs’. They are perceptible hunters and will help you if you are ever out in the woods and in need of some help.

  1. Great Help with Livestock

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to round up some sheep, it might be a good idea to have a Presa Canario at your side. Presa Canario’s were originally used for helping out with farm and ranch work. Their agility, and large stature makes it easy for them to round up livestock, getting the job done quicker.

  1. They Will Become your Best Friend

The old saying, ‘dogs are man’s best friends’ certainly includes Presa Carnario’s. These dogs will be loyal to you and your family. There is no question of their loyalty, only the question of will you actually deserve it? Seriously they are amazing. With proper training, your Presa Carnario will always be at your side, and will be the best cuddle buddy for when you’re relaxing and watching TV.

  1. Easy on the Allergies

Presa Canario’s do not shed much hair. So if you are allergic to dogs, a Presa Canario might be a good option for you. As long as you brush them once every week or two, they do not leave much hair around, which is great for your sinuses! And your vacuum. Short haired and we have found some Presa Canario’s have very coarse hair, while some has slightly longer and softer fur.

  1. They are Astounding Creatures

There probably isn’t a puppy on this planet that isn’t adorable, and the Presa Canario is no exception. However, when they grow up, the Presa Canario is a sight to behold! They are large, thick, and muscular, and have a distinctive shaped head. They can be quite intimidating if you’re on their bad side, so training them for obedience and protection is essential.  That being said, they are beautiful dogs that will protect you if you ever need protection.

  1. They have an Extreme Bond with the Family

When you give your Presa Canario a lot of friendship, love, discipline, and a good home, your Presa Canario will think of you as one of their own.

  1. They will increase your confidence in yourself

The Presa Canario is not a dog for people who have trouble asserting their dominance. If they sense that they are the alpha dog, you will have a tumultuous relationship with your Presa Canario. However, if you assert that you are in fact the alpha dog, your Presa Canario will treat you like the leader. This will increase your confidence because being the leader of your house is a good feeling.

  1. Perfect camping companions

Ever been staying in a tent in the woods, and you hear a sound in the bushes? You pull your sleeping bag over your head and hold your breath, hoping it’s not a bear or a cougar? With a loyal Presa Canario at your side, even the meanest grizzly will be scared of your dogs loud barks. No seriously you can go back to sleep and dream of bacon because your protector has you covered.