Country of Origin: Spain
  • Activity Level: moderate
  • Grooming Level: low
  • Trainability: low
  • Adaptability: moderate
  • Kid/Pet Friendly: sometimes
  • Average Size: Large
  • Average Lifespan: 9-11 years
  • Prey Drive: low
  • Watchdog: aware
  • Registered?: aca, akc
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Presa Canario Breed Profile








Shoulder height: 21 – 26 inches. Weight: 85 – 140 pounds.

The Presa Canario’s hair is short, shiny, stiff, and very fine. Their coat colors vary from fawn to brindle, with black and/or white markings.

They are very loyal and protective companions. They make excellent watchdogs.

They are quiet, loving, and very caring when it comes to their family. Presa Canarios are confident, unafraid, and easy going.

They are fairly easy to take care of and require minimal grooming.

This breed requires firm training. If not trained properly, the Presa Canario can become suspicious and aggressive towards strangers.

The Presa Canario needs little exercise and should be walked moderately.