Presa Canario (Canary Mastiff)

Other names : Perro de Presa Canario, Canarian Dog

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Life expectancy

The Presa Canario (Canary Mastiff) has a life expectancy of between 8 and 12 years




Adult size

Female Between 22 and 24 in
Male Between 24 and 26 in

Adult weight

Female Between 88 and 121 lb
Male Between 110 and 143 lb
Coat colour
Blue Red
Type of coat
Short Hard
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Presa Canario (Canary Mastiff) costs approximately 730£

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More details about the Presa Canario (Canary Mastiff)

Presa Canario (Canary Mastiff): Origins and history

This species comes from the islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands, where they are brought up as a fighting dog. This comes from the Bardino, a dog that is very aggressive with a fighter's instinct from the island of Fuerteventura, although they are not very big. The size of the Canarian Dog has grown through breeding the species with Mastiffs and other large hounds found on the islands. In 1946, when dog fighting was illegal, they came close to total extinction. Although later on, a group of enthusiasts, supported by the Assessor of Agriculture and Fisheries in the Canaries, made it possible to recover the breed which was only recognised by the FCI definitively, in 2011.

Training a Presa Canario (Canary Mastiff)

This breed is easy to train as they are very attentive and tend to have a well-balanced mind. They are committed to pleasing their owner, although only if they are respectful in their training methods.

The key to obtaining results with this breed is to be gentle and patient with them. It is widely advised to start teaching and integrating them as soon as they come home as a puppy.

Social integration is key, these dogs must weigh around 132 lbs to enable themselves to cope with any type of environment.

Presa Canario (Canary Mastiff): Purchase price

The price of a Canarian Dog varies according to its origin, age and gender but it can be said that on average they cost £730 if they registered with the KC. 

An average budget to support a dog of this size would be about £60/month.

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