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Difference between the Presa Canario and the Dogo Canario

The question was: What is the difference between the Presa Canario and the Dogo Canario?  I have not been able to find a clear answer.   My response: Originally there was no “breed” called Presa Canario or Dogo Canario in the Canary Islands, but rather a wide variety of bully/mastiff/guard/farm type dogs. These had any […]

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Dogo Canario DNA

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 […]

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