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   Bearclaw Kennels breeds champion Presa Canario puppies. This yields protective, large and muscular dogs that are still very loving companions for their masters. All of our Presa Canarios have proven champion lines.  We also produce working dogs involved in schutzhund, personal protection, tracking, and more.  Please take a look around our web site and educate yourself on the breed and take a look at the puppy as well as the adult Presa Canario information.

 Intelligent, active and even-minded, the Presa Canario is an unequalled watch and protection dog. Affectionate with the owner, loving with children and with the family, if necessary he becomes a terrible and brave protector of people, house and property. Presa Canarios are easily trained.

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Bearclaw Kennels / Presa Canario HernanHernan is one of our finest looking Presa Canarios / Dogo Canarios  you can find anywhere. Hernan has a striking Fawn brindle coat, a great head, excellent guard temperament, straight front and is unbelievably muscular with excellent bone structure.

Bearclaw Kennels / Presa Canario ProphetBearclaws Prophet ( Vitorian x Sahara ) - At 152 lbs Prophet is a Presa Canario with a great temperament, nerves of steel, very strong drive, amazingly athletic, short coat, and great conformation. Owned by my friend Ray 

TARA - is a very large and muscular 120 pounds. She has huge bone, tons of muscle, a great head and the perfect temperament. Tara also has the drive, confidence and powerful movement that's so desired of the Presa Canario breed

Bearclaw Kennels / Presa Canarios dogs ChecaCheca  - has many Spanish Presa Canario champions in her pedigree.  She is our new Spanish import from Ceilos de Canarias.  

Bearclaw Kennels / Presa Canarios dogs LilithLilith - She is a Spanish female Presa Canario that has a lot of drive she is very muscular with thick bones like her parents.

Presa Canario, Presa Canario dogs, Bearclaw KennelsNesta - She is a very powerful and muscular female Presa Canario !!! Nesta is 115 pounds of pure muscle with a level bite, excellent angulation, a balanced rear end, great topline, extreme athleticism, superb gait, with a very wide chest and a beautiful red brindle coat.

 Bearclaw Kennels  is a Dedicated Presa Canario Breeder of Presa Canario Dogs and Puppies. We have Presa Canario Puppies For Sale as well as Presa Canario Breeders Information and Presa Canarios Pictures readily available. Our Presa Canarios have Proven Championship Bloodlnes. All our Presa canario puppies are UKC, UPPCC or FCI registered.

At Bearclaw Kennels we consider all of our animals to be apart of our family. Before purchasing our first Presa Canario, we did a great deal of research on the breed. We went to Rare Breed dog shows to see the breed in action. We bought books about the Presa Canario, on how to raise them, what to expect from the breed, temperament, size, aggression, nature, trainability and more. What caught our attention the most as we were doing research, is how everything we read always mentioned how loyal and loving the breed was to their families. We were sold.

  Our main focus is the preservation of the Perro de Presa Canario and nurture the utmost in family companions. Strict parental selection is always a top priority when planning future litters. All of our PRESA CANARIOS are bred to work, love, protect and conformation to the Presa Canario ( Dogo Canario ) breed. We breed for temperament, health, intelligence, bone structure, and beauty ! The Presa Canario is a working breed dog and is great for Family Protection. 

OUR PRESA CANARIOS are guaranteed to be UKC, FCI or UPPCC Registered, and meet the PRESA CANARIO BREED STANDARD                                                                                         

OUR PRESA CANARIOS have been OFA'd, PennHIP'd or other x-ray evaluated test that shows they are free from Canine Hip Displaysia.

OUR PRESA CANARIO PUPPIES  - Our PRESA CANARIO PUPPIES FOR SALE have excellent temperaments; they are socialized with many friends and family ! Our Presa Canarios have a large pond to swim and drink whenever they want and there is lots of room to roam. Each Presa Canario has a warm comfortable sleeping quarters and access to 2 acres of wide open space to play. There are secluded whelping areas that are designed to give the moms and pups peace and quiet time so bonding in the first part of the puppies lives can take place.

 As our PRESA PUPPIES FOR SALE and Presa Canario puppies grow larger they have access to larger whelping areas where they have toys to play and learn with. Our program is designed to expose PRESA CANARIO PUPPIES to multiple experiences and locations, to give them a varied base for good social development. Even though Presa Canarios are a large breed of dogs with great strength, they are gentle with children and this makes them a great family dog. If correctly the Presa Canario will probably be the best dog you have ever owned.


The Perro de Presa Canario is originally from the Canary Islands in the 1700s, notably Gran Canaria. Its exact ancestry is unknown, but enthusiasts believe that the Perro de Bardino Majorero, an established farm dog from the Canary Islands, was crossed with the Mastiff and other English dogs brought to the Islands by visitors and colonists, creating the foundation for the modern Presa Canario.

The Perro de Presa Canario is a cross between Bulldogs, Mastiffs and Native dogs, in the 1800s English settlers brought over mastiffs and old-style bulldogs that bred with the Canario. This resulted in very powerful, muscular, large-boned dogs, which were used for fighting until 1940, when dog fighting was banned. The Presa Canario was not solely a fighting dog, however, and was quite often used as a herding dog, guard dog, and all-purpose farm dog. In the 1940s the breed started to diminish but was revived once again in the 1970s by Spaniards searching for the native dogs that were able to find pure blooded specimens of the species. Within ten years, the breed was back on its feet again, not in high numbers but in good bloodlines and back in the show ring. Today the breed is known in the U.S., unfortunately, as a threatening breed that has attacked people. Although these dogs can be aggressive, proper training and socialization are key in their development to produce a calm and responsible dog.

Reportedly, during the late 1980's a handful of Presa Canario dogs were imported into the United States either by brokerss or interested breeders. Their intended mission was to introduce this wonderful gladiator to the American dog aficionado, while adhering to the known breed standard of the time. It soon became evident with the formation of several breed clubs within the United States that the Presas popularity was on the rise. Dog fanciers were anxious to own and show this rare breed dog. In 1990, the United Perro de Presa Canario Club ( UPPCC ) was formed in the United States providing a registry to all bonafide Presa Canario dogs. As of January 1990, all certified Presa Canario dogs could be recorded with the American Kennel Club ( AKC ) under their Foundation Stock Service program ( FSS ). Soon there after, other American Presa Canario clubs were founded. Some were quick to affiliate themselves with the new Canary Island Dogo Club, its officers and breeder members. It appears the intention of this new aligned grouping was to gain FCI breed recognition, this of course required a breed name change from Presa Canario to Dogo Canario. Apart from this non-historic new identity came a reconstruction of a shorter version of the historical Presa Canario. This new dog appears to be of a type more befitting the show ring than that of the rustic guardian known as the Perro de Presa Canario.NT


Presa Canarios are calm, attentive and gentle around children and their family. Perro de Presa Canarios are confident, unafraid and balanced. They make great watchdogs and guard dogs, defending what is theirs to the death. They are quiet and rather subdued at home, and devoted to their family. They can be difficult to train, as they can be stubborn and dominant. They certainly like to domineer over other dogs, and will not tolerate them unless they are submissive. The Perro de Presa Canario needs proper training and socialization at a young age to prevent unwanted dominance issues as well as develop their tolerance for strangers. They are a world class guard dog that holds their family in the highest regard.


Male Presa Canarios: Height at shoulder: 23-26 inches, Weight: 110 - 140 lbs

Female Presa Canarios:  Height at shoulder: 21-25 inches, Weight: 85 - 120 lbs


The Presa Canario is a powerfully built dog with a massive head giving an overall impression of an imposing and intimidating guard dog. The breed is courageous and agile enabling him to do the work he was initially bred for: to drive and hold cattle as well as to protect his home and family. The Presa is also very affectionate, calm, docile, subdued, devoted, loyal and eager to please in the home and with his family. He is, however, suspicious of strangers and known to be aggressive with other dogs.

The Presa's single coat is short, flat, harsh in texture and comes in any shade of fawn, black and brindle in any combination of these colours. He wears a black or dark brown mask on the face that does not extend over the eyes and he may or may not have a white blaze or patch on the head.

The breed is also characterized by a sloping topline (with the rear being slightly higher than the shoulders). Another characteristic of the breed is the shape of the paws (cat foot) and the catlike movement of the animal. The body is mesomorphic, that is, slightly longer than the dog is tall, contributing to the feline movement. The Presa should be powerful, balanced, and imposing in appearance. It is heavily built, but able to move with great athleticism.

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