Awesome! You've finally decided to move forward to look for some adorable little Presa Canario
puppies for sale!
Now let's go over a few things you will need to know about owning and raising your cute little
addition to the family.
A Quick Overview.
You may have heard Presa Canario's referred to as a Perro de Presa Canario, Canary Dog, or
Canary Mastiff. Your puppy is from Spanish origin and is a rare large Molosser-type dog breed
originally bred for working livestock. The name of the breed is Spanish, which means "Canarian
catch dog," and is often shortened to "Presa Canario" or simply "Presa."
Presa Canario Facts Table:
Size: 22 to 24 inches for females and 24 to 26 inches for males
Weight: 80 to 110lb for females and 110 to 130lb for males
Lifespan: 9 to 11 years
Breed Type: Working Group
Purpose: Guard Dogs
Suitable For: Experienced owners only
Color: Black, Fawn, Silver Fawn, Red Fawn, Brindle, and Red Brindle
Temperament: Confident, Loyal, Hard-Working, Strong-Willed and Intelligent
Other Names: Perro de Presa Canario, Canary Mastiff, and Canary Dog
Your Presa Canario puppy will grow up to be very powerful with a large, robust head and chest.
Presa Canario's are agile, protective, and courageous animals. So you want to make sure that you have experience handling large animals or prepare yourself for the experience.
How to select a Presa Canario Breeder
You started on the right foot. You're on the La Nobleza Kennel website. We have many litters throughout the year that are available and believe we are one of the nation's top Presa Canario breeders.
When looking for a Presa Canario puppy that is for sale, you want to make sure you are buying from a legitimate breeder.
If you start your search online or on social media, then you'll want to look up the breeder's reviews on Google and Facebook. You will also want to look up their website.
If they are legitimate and take pride in breeding, they will have invested into a website that was professionally created and doesn't look made by their fifteen-year-old nephew built it.
There are other breeders we have worked with in the past or would recommend, like Sanders Kennels, Conquistador Canine, and RealPresa.com, to name a few.
Be sure that you can see where the puppies are being bred and cared for.
We move our females and the entire littler into our home to ensure they are raised with consistent supervision and care before we sell them. We also have a massive 38-acre facility to support a healthy lifestyle of all of our Presa's.
You'll want to be concerned about any breeder who wants to meet you at a Walmart or will not let you onsite to look at the litter.
If a breeder does not let you visit the dogs living facilities, proceed with extreme caution.
Before you make any transfer of funds, you will want to ask what documentation you will get after the purchase.
Is there going to be a sale certificate? Has the puppy been given all their shots and is there a record of them?
Ask if the Presa puppies are registered with any of the major breeding associations. If the puppies have not been registered, ask if the parents have been.
Here is a list of some top breeding associations to check and see if your puppy has been registered.
UKC (United Kennel Club)
100 Kilgore Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49002-5584
Shows are offered coast to coast
AKC (American Kennel Club Foundation Stock Service)
P.O. Box 37901
Raleigh, NC 27627-7901
Phone: (919) 233-9767
Fax: (919) 816-3627
Shows are offered coast to coast
This breed is recognized by the American Kennel Club
IABCA (International All-Breed Canine Association)
Alle Rasse Gruppe, aka: AllBreed Group
4742 Liberty Road, South Suite 159
Salem, OR 97302
Shows are offered coast to coast
You will also want to see if the breeder offers training. With each of our litters, our owners have the opportunity to bring home a new Presa puppy who is fully potty trained and responsive to other commands.
The last thing you may want to check is if the breeder will offer transportation. This may be a huge convenience factor for you to have the white glove service of someone bringing your new addition directly to your doorstep.
We offer white glove transportation service with all of the Presa Canario puppies we sell for an additional fee. We believe it gives you the best opportunity to choose the best breeder and puppy that is right for you. It eliminates you from being forced to buy from a breeder who is in your restricted area.
How to select your Presa Canario puppy
When you get a chance to select a puppy from the litter, your instincts will kick in. You will first make eye contact and fall in love with the one that steals your heart.
That is a popular way to choose your puppy.
But, there are other things that you may want to consider.
How to identify a Presa Canario's temperament
Presa Canario's require a very dominant owner. You should be able to notice who the dominant puppies are in the litter. If you are unsure, the breeder should be able to tell you about some of the characteristics they have seen over the eight weeks they have cared for them.
If you have children at home, consider choosing one of the less aggressive puppies in the litter. You should make that same consideration if you have other animals at home, especially if they are smaller.
Meet the parents of the Presa puppies
Ask to meet the parents of the litter. Here is a list of things you may consider asking or looking for during your evaluation:
* How do they behave
* Are they aggressive
* Do they have any physical blemishes
* Some seasoned buyers may look for hip displacement
* How many times has the mother had a litter
* How long has the breeder owned the parents
* How many times have those two parents had litters together
* Has their been complications with the mothers' litters in the past
How to take care of your Presa Canario puppy
Presa Canario's will enjoy a gentle brushing of the coat. It will also reduce the loss of shedding.
Bathing your Presa puppy should be done when necessary, and it is good for them to get familiar with it if you're planning on washing them later as adults.
How to train your Presa Canario puppy
It's essential to train your puppy at an early age. I mentioned before you have the option of having one of our trainers working with your puppy before you take them home.
Presa Canario puppies are very cute when they are small but do not expect them to stay that size for very long. These dogs have a quick growth spurt and become increasingly difficult to manage on a leash if not trained early.
If you have not had experience managing large dogs, you will want to consider that before purchasing or consider hiring a professional trainer.
As your puppy gets older, they will develop a low deep bark. You will want to keep that in mind if you have neighbors.
In many cities across the U.S. large dogs like the Presa are prohibited from living in apartment complexes with you. Be sure you check with your association before you start looking for your perfect Presa to bring home.
When you do get your new puppy, be sure to include them in social activities that involve other people. Take your new puppy to the store, a friend's house, and to the dog park to work on their socializing skills while young.
Introducing your Presa puppy to socialization at an early age will help them to identify real threats later as a grown adult Presa Canario.
Your dog will need a lot of activity, a large yard or park they can play in is ideal.
You will want to establish yourself as the "alpha dog" in your relationship with your dog. Get your Presa familiar with walking on a leash while young. As an owner of a large dog, you will have your dog on a leash later in their life to reduce and eliminate unwanted situations.
Like many large dogs, Presa can become chewers. Introduce them to proper toys they can call their own and play with.
How much does a Presa Canario Puppies Cost?
The range of a new Presa Canario puppy will range from $2500 to $5000 USD. The cost depends on a variety of factors such as the breeder, location, reputation, training, bloodlines, and good old supply and demand.
There are some superior bloodlines and pedigrees Presa Canario's that have been rumored to sell five figures.
Median Price: $2,097.50
Top Quality: $3,400.00 to $7,500.00
*Data sourced from the sale of 714 Presa Canario puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com
The annual cost of owning a Presa Canario puppy
Before buying a puppy, it is essential to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual investment, when deciding to own a puppy, is often overlooked. When calculating your budget, make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, emergencies, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training, and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly, so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year, then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year after that.
Adding a Presa Canario puppy to your life is a great addition. Do your homework before you invest in a puppy, make sure the timing is right for you to put 100% love and care into the puppy's life. As the old saying goes, a dog is a man's best friend. These dogs will show you unconditional love, when treated correctly.