Perro de Presa Canario

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The Perro de Presa Canario is a large mastiff-type dog breed from the Canary Islands.[1] It was bred for working livestock. Also to run off or kill other dogs.[1] They are often on the list of outlawed dogs in places that ban dangerous breeds.[1] They are a working breed that can weigh 130 pounds (59 kg) or more.[2] If trained and socialized early they can make a good family pet.[2] They make excellent guard dogs.[2]

The name of the breed is Spanish and means "Canarian catch dog". The name is often shortened to "Presa Canario" or simply "Presa".[3] The breed is sometimes also called Dogo Canario or Canary Dog.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Perro de Presa Canario". Vetstreet. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Presa Canario Dogs". I-5 Publishing, LLC. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Perro de Presa Canario". Petango. Retrieved 18 February 2015.