The Perro de Presa Canario is a very rare breed which hails from the Canary Islands. This breed has a calm and loyal temperament which was originally bred for herding livestock.

The Perro de Presa Canario has a Spanish meaning which means ” Canarian Watch Dogs.” They are also known as the Dogo Canario which means Canarian Molosser.


The Perro de Presa Canario has a balanced temperament and is very self-confident dogs. They are obedient and docile with its family members and often devoted to its owner but at the same time, they are wary of strangers.

Perro De Presa Canario Is Well Known As Dogo Canario
Perro De Presa Canario Temperament Image Via Dog Learn

The Perro de Presa Canario holds a calm appearance and attentive expression. These dogs have a low and deep pitch while barking. These dogs are quite confident about them and are extremely territorial with lot of courage who can appear any kind of situation with no fear.


The Perro de Presa Canario has a large, powerful, headstrong and intelligent personality. They are proud and independent dogs, but they are not born with those qualities. They need a master who will be able to develop and manage their behavior by handling them with firmness and consistency.

Perro de Presa Canario Is A Playful Dog Breed
A picture of bog Perro de Presa Canario Dog Breed standing confidently.
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As told before the Perro de Presa Canario is wary around strangers, so early socialization is essential. If you want to have the Perro de Presa Canario puppy, purchase it from a breeder who raises it at home and makes sure that they have previously exposed to different sights, sounds, and people.

Are They Child-Friendly?

A Perro de Presa Canario dog playing with child. They are not aggressive.

Usually, the Perro de Presa Canario is easy going with kids, but if not trained and socialize properly in time then these dogs tend to be aggressive with kids including yours.

However, if well trained and socialize properly they tend to bond a strong relationship with your kids and will show kindness and protection in your of your kids. Their interaction with kids fully depends on their training.

Living With Perra de Presa Canario

The Perro de Presa dog breeds are extremely loyal dogs and behave well with children but for their safety, you need to keep an eye on them as much as you can in the first few months of their training.

At first, it can be a little challenging for you to handle them, but once you manage to train them properly they can be a loving and caring pet. But if you store them in a cage most of the time, don’t expect the close relationship, caring for them. And most importantly you should keep in mind that in most cases if your child upsets them, they will react quickly in a bad way.

The Perro de Presa Canario is a wonderful pet and with daily bonding and training, you will be sure that your kids in the house are being protected at all times.

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