Presa Canario Pups

Wed, Oct 21, 2015

Breeding, Dog Breeds

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Owning Presa Canario Pups

Presa Canario pups are a joy to own and raise. Presa Canario is a special breed of dogs, which is also known as Canary Island Fighting Dog. The dogs are very different form other breeds in terms of their behavior and nature.

Owner of Presa Canario pups must know a few facts about the dogs to take care of them properly. The most important fact is to learn about the characteristics of the dogs. The well muscled and relatively large bone dogs generally weigh between 90 to 120 pounds. A full grown Presa Canario will stand around 21 -25 inches. The head of the dogs are long and also very wide. The dogs really have a strong built physic and they are totally different in nature. A Presa Canario owner must know the fact that the dogs are very unfriendly among strangers by nature. However, they are quite good natured among family and are known as outstanding watchdogs. This dependable family guardian generally performs very well if they receive good care and training from its master.Presa Canario Pups

Diet of Presa Canario Pups

To own a special dog like the Presa Canario Mastiff, it is imperative to know the diet chart of the dog in brief. presa canario pups can benefit from a BARF diet (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food). The BARF diet must contain raw foods and bones. 60 % of the meal must have to be meaty bones, which will again contain 60 to 70 % of chicken bones (raw) and the remaining part of the food will contain 30 to 40 % of other animal’s bone, especially of beef, pork, venison and lamb. The rest of the 40% of the 100 % food should contain leafy and green vegetables, starchy vegetables and food grains. Including eggs in its diet chart (not more than 2-3 times in a week) is also a good option. The offal part of Presa Canario Mastiff diet chart must contain hearts, liver and kidneys as well.

Health and other issues affecting Presa Canario Pups

In order to take proper care of Presa Canario dogs, the master must be an excellent handler with perfect controlling skill, because the dogs sometime owe a dominating nature and can embarrass you. It is also imperative to learn about the health factor of the dogs.  It is important get your pups from a reputable breeder that can guarantee their health via OFA/PennHip/HD/ED certifications. As a huge breed, Presa Canario can be vulnerable to hip dysphasia. This is the only disease that causes pain to almost all of the Presa Canario. Apart from this particular disease the dogs can also suffer from patellar evulsions and patellar luxation. If the owners want to keep the dogs free of these diseases, it is important to take the dogs to veterinaries for monthly check-up.

Pictures of Presa Canario Puppies

These are the basic facts one should keep in mind to own a Presa Canario Mastiff. To learn more about raw feeding or raw diets,  see my article on “Feeding your dog raw foods


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