DNA Characteristics of the Dogo Canario
Here is a graphic from the magazine, National Geographic, February, 2012. p. 47. It shows the genetic makeup of 85 dog breeds, including the Dogo Canario, represented as the Perro de Presa Canario in the illustration. There are many interesting and surprising ideas that come from this graphic about many breeds, however, of note here, we can see that the Dogo Canario has genetic similarities to the Mastiff-like breeds. This is understandable considering the molosser breeds introduced into the Canary Islands in the past centuries from shipping and trading.