Bearclaw Kennels breeds champion
Presa Canarios puppies. This yields protective, large
and muscular dogs that are still very loving companions for their
masters. All of our Bearclaw Presa Canario dogs have
proven champion lines. At Bearclaw Kennels 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 dog or puppy as well as the adult
Presa Canarios information.
Intelligent, active and even-minded, the Presa
Canario dog is an unequalled watch and protection dog.
Affectionate with the owner, Bearclaw Presa Canario puppies
are loving with children and with the family, if necessary the Presa
Canario dog becomes a terrible and brave protector of people, house and
property. Presa Canarios dogs are easily trained.
HERNAN is one of our finest
looking male Presa Canarios / Dogo Canarios dog you can
find anywhere. has a striking Fawn brindle
coat, a great head, excellent guard temperament,
straight front and is unbelievably muscular with excellent bone
structure desirable in a Male Presa Canario dog.
MALE PRESA CANARIO - THOR - BEARCLAW KENNELS
Bearclaw Kennels Male Presa Canario - G Man
Bearclaw Kennels Bella's drive and confidence are something to behold as
she possesses that graceful yet powerful movement that's so desired
of the breed, it doesn't take many words to describe Bella is the
Bearclaw Kennels Petra - is a very large and
female Presa Canario dog. She has huge bone, tons of muscle, a
great head and the perfect temperament.Bearclaw Presas
also has the drive, confidence and powerful movement that's so desired
of the Presa Canario breed dog.
BEARCLAW KENNELS FEMALEPRESACANARIOS -
CHECA - has many SpanishPresaCanario Champions
in her pedigree. She is our new
Spanish Female Presa Canario dog import from Ceilos de Canarias. Bearclaw
Presas Checa has a ton of drive and a beautiful fawn coat. She
is a female Presa Canario dog with a great temperament.
BEARCLAW KENNELS FEMALEPRESACANARIO -
Glacier - She is a
female Presa Canario dog that has a lot of drive she is very
muscular with thick bones like her parents.Bearclaw Presas
has great guard instincts common to the Presa Canario dog breed.
BEARCLAW KENNELS FEMALEPRESACANARIO -
Nesta - She is a very powerful and
muscular female Presa Canario dog !!! Bearclaw
Presas Nesta is 120 pounds of pure muscle with a level bite and
excellent angulation. Nesta is a Beautiful Presa
Canario dog with a balanced rear end, great topline, extreme
athleticism, superb gait, with a very wide chest and a beautiful red
ABOUT BEARCLAW KENNELS PRESA CANARIOS
BearclawKennels is a Dedicated Presa
Canario Breeder ofPresa Canario Dogs and Puppies. We have
Presa Canario puppies for sale as well asPresa Canario
Dog Breeders Informationand Presa Canario dog pictures readily available. Our
Bearclaw PresaCanarios have Proven Championship Bloodlnes. All
our Presa canario puppies are UKC, UPPCC or FCI registered.
At BearclawKennels we consider all of our
animals to be a part of our family. Before purchasing our first PresaCanario
puppy, 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 PresaCanario dogs, 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 at Bearclaw Kennels
is the preservation of the
Perro de Presa Canario dog and nurture the utmost in family companions. Strict parental selection is always a top priority when planning future litters. All of our
Presa Canario dogs are bred to work, love, protect and
conformation to the
Presa Canario Dogs breed.
At Bearclaw Kennels we breed for temperament, health, intelligence, bone structure, and beauty ! The Presa Canario is a working breed dog and is great for
OUR PRESA CANARIOS are guaranteed to be UKC, FCI or UPPCC Registered, and meet the
Presa Canario Breed Standard.
At Bearclaw Kennels our Presa Canario dogs 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 for Sale have excellent temperaments; they are socialized with many friends and family !At Bearclaw Kennels our Presa Canario dogs have a large pond to swim and drink whenever they want and there is lots of room to roam. Each
Bearclaw Presa Canario dog 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
Presa Canario puppies lives can take place.
Bearclaw Presa Canario 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
PERRO DE PRESA CANARIOS GENERAL HISTORY
Bearclaw Kennels Presa Canarios History Our research shows
numerous books written by historians concerning the development of
the known Perro de Presa Canario, Canary Dog of Prey. Documentation
of the original holding dogs date back to the fifteenth and
sixteenth centuries. Following the conquest of the Canary Islands it
is theorized that dogs of great size may have existed or were
brought there by the Spanish Conquistadors or possibly both. What is
known was the function for which these dogs were developed -
guarding farms, struggling with cattle and the extermination of wild
or stray dogs.
Presa Canarios Dogs Genetics
Bearclaw Kennels Presa Canarios History There are several
theories regarding the genetic contributions to the creation of the
Presa Canario. It is almost certain that the cattle dog, the Iberian
Presa ( Perro de Ganado Majorero) provided a start to the founding
of the Canary Presa. The Ganado was a mastiff type of average size,
rustic, intelligent with an intuitive instinct, a fearless guardian.
Several other Hispanic breeds contributed to the Presas formation,
especially the Presa Espanol in its large varieties and the bulldog
varieties ( Alano), known for its clutching instincts. In time the
island dogs developed into a completely differentiated breed due to
the influence of the Spanish breeds. Around the eighteenth century,
the English colonists, traders and merchants brought their Bandogges
and Tiedogs, predecessors of the Bulldogs and Mastiffs, to the
Canary Islands. Shortly thereafter, the English introduced their
gladiator breeds ( Bulldogs and Bull Terriers ) and began
crossbreeding with the then existent Perro de Presa of the Canary
Archipelago. To what degree did each of these introduced breeds
contribute genetically to the overall development of the Presa
Canario remains unknown.
Bearclaw Kennels Presa
Canarios History The final ingredient that completes the foundation
of the Presa Canario was the genetic infusion of the Bardino
Majorero, a pre-Hispanic sheepdog originating on the Island of
Fuerteventura. This dog was introduced for its intelligence,
physical resistance, offering of excellent guardian instincts with
little bark, extraordinary set of teeth and incorruptable courage.
The combination of known holding dogs, holding dogs of the continent
and the Bardino Majorero, started a new grouping of holding dogs.
New to the traditional functions of guarding and catching livestock
was added a new function, to the delight of most island breeders:
THE FIGHT !
In the 1940's the prohibition of dog
fighting was ordered throughout the islands, although clandestine
fights were known to continue during the next decade. It was during
this period the Presa Canario numbers truly faltered. The
sovereignty of the island Presa worsened further with the
introduction of the German Shepherd, the Doberman Pinscher, and the
Great Dane. The island dog fancier's interest now focused on these
new breeds, almost causing the demise of the Presa Canario breed.
During this darkened period, the Presa was relegated in small
numbers to farmers and herdsman as their primary guard dog.
Reconstruction of the nearly extinct Presa Canario Breed
Reconstruction of the nearly extinct Presa Canario began
in earnest back in the early 1970's. Reputable breeders bred strong
Presas that were rustic, massive, vigorous, and functional, who had
acute watchdog instincts, a strong temperment, calm yet confident
and were extremely territorial with unlimited courage. This dog when
defending what he considers his would withstand the harshest of
punishments without surrendering his position.
recovery of the Presa Canario heritage started in the year 1982,
when a group of breeders from the island of Tenerife formed an
association with the goal to propagate the resurgence of the Presa
Canario as started in the previous decades. The Club Espanol de
Presa Canario ( CEPRC ) was formed incorporating breeders from Gran
Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and La Palma. In January 1983, the
club was recognized by the Real Canine Society Central of Spain.
This clubs efforts and successes were duly instrumental in bringing
forth the many new Champions of Breed as judged at the ongoing
annual Monographic events, held in the islands and mainland. And
now, a renewed interest in the breed has extended into the European
continent and the Americas.
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.
reputable American Presa Canario breeders are moving forward in
their mission to continue breeding healthy, functional dogs with
fundamentally correct morphology, physically balanced, of good
character, with strong temperament, along with the inherited coat
colors of: black, brindles of colors from light to dark and fawn,
all with traditional white markings.
Presa Canarios Dogs History
Depending on how the Presa is trained, he can be one of the
fiercest catch dogs one will see, stopping even the largest,
unruliest hog dead in his tracks.
Bearclaw Kennels Presa
Canarios History Or he can be the gentlest giant, keeping a careful
eye out for danger, thus protecting his home and family. The Presa
is truly one of the most even-tempered and all around working dogs
you will find.