English Presa Bulldog

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Great Britain <> Spain -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen
This breed is also known as
Canarian Bulldog

A brief presentation of the English Presa Bulldog

The English Presa Bulldog is a specific cross-breed of two guard dogs, one weighing around 54.5 kilos from the Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa, and another stocky dog weighing 18 to 23 kilos bred to bait and control bulls in England, commonly known as the Bulldog or English Bulldog. Although they have minimal grooming requirements, they need a lot of space and may not do their best if there's no room to move around and plenty of exercise isn't available. Both parent breeds are considered molosser-type dogs, characterized by their thick bone structure, short, powerful neck and massive head. These powerful dogs were mainly used to protect livestock and property, but were also well known as war dogs and fighting dogs.

History of the English Presa Bulldog

Both parent breeds of the English Presa Bulldog are molosser-type dogs, with thick bone structure, short, powerful necks and massive heads, which were used primarily to protect livestock and property.

 

        

A little of the English Bulldog

        
The English Bulldog is an ancient guard breed, and the origins of this dog are somewhat confused. Some experts believe the Bulldog is a descendant of a Mastiff and a Pug, while others think the Mastiff line descended from the original English Bulldog. Bulldogs take their name from their primary profession, as they were frequently employed to control, guard and bait bulls. To this end, Bulldogs of the 1800s were bred to be far more aggressive and tenacious than they are today, with an extremely high pain tolerance. This made them excellent candidates for fighting other dogs and, because of this trait, they were instrumental in the development of the American Pit Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier. When these violent sports became illegal in 1885, the breed was maintained by Bulldog enthusiasts who chose to breed for a more pleasurable nature, and today's English Bulldog is generally a docile animal that is able to adapt to many situations.
Standard of the English Bulldog

A little of the Presa Canario

The Presa Canario, as we see it today, developed on the Canary Islands off the coast of West Africa at some point during the 15th or 16th century, where they helped local farmers by hunting stray dogs, chasing cattle and guarding farms. In 1982, the first breed club was formed on the islands, and the Presa Canario was recognized by the AKC in 2003.
Standard of the Presa Canario

Appearance of the English Presa Bulldog

The Presa Canario, being a giant molosser-type breed, brings a massive square head to the mix. Brachycephalic traits are present, as in the English Bulldog parent. Your English Presa Bulldog will most likely have ears close to the head, and the skin folds visible on the face and neck of the English Bulldog parent may be prominent. Colors can be brindle, fawn, piebald, red and also white. This hybrid may have blue or light to dark brown eyes. The tail will be straight, although it may be short or long. The coats of both parent breeds are dense and short, and the English Presa Bulldog's back will be markedly different depending on the parental genes. The rear slope of Presa Canario tracks, with the rear area slightly higher than the shoulders.

Temperament of the English Presa Bulldog

Hybrid dogs like the English Presa Bulldog can inherit aspects of their personality from either of their parent breeds. The modern English Bulldog is an affectionate, placid companion, a far cry from the original English fighting and breeding dog. This mix tends to be outgoing and friendly with humans and other animals, although males have been known to occasionally dispute territories with other male dogs. However, the Presa Canario tends towards distrust and aggressive behavior towards strangers and other animals, and some of these tendencies may not always be apparent until the dog matures. This hybrid will need a lot of socialization and training from an early age to try to mitigate any tendency towards aggression, and may not be the best choice for smaller children as they can become possessive and lively. English Presa Bulldogs that are well socialized can become loyal and protective guard dogs, and can also be employed as police or military dogs.

Needs and activities of the English Presa Bulldog

While the English Bulldog is a rather laid-back breed that often seems to prefer napping on the sofa to going for a walk, the Presa Canario is a more athletic animal. The crossbreed requires a moderate amount of vigorous activity per day, and around 40 to 60 minutes will be needed to keep this hybrid in top condition. In addition to daily walks, these dogs are good at tracking, drawing and carting, and obedience training. During your dog's formative years, it's important to shorten exercise sessions a little by interrupting them throughout the day, and to ensure that your dog doesn't move or jump from great heights, as this could damage bones and joints still in formation. This dog generally needs more space than an apartment can afford, but a large yard is not a requirement.

Maintenance of the English Presa Bulldog

Grooming requirements for the English Presa Bulldog are usually fairly easy to meet, as their short coats are generally very manageable. Although a bath every month or two is usually sufficient, they require regular brushing with a curry comb or soft bristle brush to control shedding and distribute their body oils. If your dog has inherited the folds or wrinkles commonly seen on English Bulldogs, make sure the skin folds have not trapped moisture or contaminants, as they can cause skin irritation and a foul odor. These dogs also have wrinkles around the face that need to be wiped daily to remove any traces of moisture or food particles that may have become trapped.

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