Representatives of this breed, in Spanish its name sounds like Perro de Presto Canario, are rather ambiguous - during the long history they had to be both fighters and shepherds. Their appearance does not have to communicate, and people are more often afraid of them, but the owners say that in the house a four-footed family member is distinguished by kindness and complacency, and even an ordinary cat can “get” this big guy. Who is actually Canarian Great Dane, and why in some countries the breed was banned?
- Происхождение породы 1. Origin of the breed
- Описание породы канарский дог 2. Description breed Canary Great Dane
- Характер канарского дога 3. The nature of Canary dog
- Дрессировка 4. Training
- Уход и здоровье 5. Care and health
- Породные заболевания 6. Breed diseases
- Кормление канарского дога 7. Feeding Canarian Mastiff
- Содержание собаки 8. Keeping a dog
- Фото канарского дога 9. Photo of Canarian Great Dane
- Видео о канарском доге 10. Video about Canary Great Dane
- Где купить щенка 11. Where to buy a puppy
When English and Spanish colonists began settling the territory of the islands, dog fighting was their favorite amusement. And, in addition to bulldogs, they began to use local dogs - powerful and hardy. The growing popularity of this entertainment has affected the increase in the number of gladiator dogs.
However, in the middle of the 18th century, a bloody spectacle was prohibited, and the dogs were on the verge of extinction. In some farms they continued to be bred for agricultural needs - protection of the territory and houses, protection and grazing of livestock, etc.
Canary dogas, like some other Spanish breeds, were lucky. In the 60s, fans of native Molossian dogs began to actively restore almost extinct species. Already in 1985, the first representatives of the breed took part in an international exhibition event.
After 4 years, the first standard appeared, and the breed was recognized by many international organizations. But today it is banned for breeding in some countries, for example, it is impossible to transport Canarian treaties to New Zealand and Australia, as well as to breed.
Dog Breed Description
Given the activities in which these dogs participated, it is not surprising that their appearance is rather daunting. Milder creatures would hardly have been able to help butchers during slaughter or to participate in the extermination of packs of roaming dogs.
It is worth considering the fact that during the restoration of the breed, only purebred individuals were kept in the work, preserved in remote, isolated from the world farms. These dogs were most similar to their ancestors - the Molossians, and this similarity was preserved in the modern representatives of the breed.
Experts confirm that today's Canarian Great Dane is identical in visual and physical data to battle dogs depicted in ancient frescoes. The representative of the breed is a powerful, strong dog, with “grasping” jaws, at one glance it is clear that this is a real fighting dog.
The growth of males varies in the range of 60-62 cm, they weigh from 50 to 59 kg, the growth of bitches is 56-62 cm, weight - from 38 to 50 kg. The standard provides the following information about the physique:
- A Canarian Great Dane has an almost square body, which makes the dog very stable. He has a massive chest, straight back with a slight bevel to the rump. The whole body is covered with relief muscles.
- The head is small in length, but it is massive, it is wide at the base, and gradually narrows towards the nose. The eyes are small, oval-shaped, slanted, with a wary, attentive gaze.
- Auricles are medium in size, widely spaced - they are thin, triangular in shape, arranged on the sides of the muzzle. Until recently, they were stopped on a mandatory basis, in which case they took the form of small, vertically set triangles. Today, this procedure is carried out at the request of the owner. Disputes over the fact that individuals with uncropped ears lose their individuality, charm and historical appearance, have not subsided until now.
- The dog's jaws are strong, it is preferable to have a scissors bite, although a straight bite is allowed.
- The limbs are set straight, firm, well built and rather muscular. The shoulders are properly inclined at the forelimbs, the hind legs are elongated and parallel.
- The tail is thickened at the base, towards the end it is narrowed. Does not fall below the hock.
Representatives of the breed look powerful, majestic and confident.
Wool coat and colors
Ostev hair is short, even, undercoat is absent. Brindle color is preferred, but there are also individuals with black, fawn, silvery-fawn, red deer, one-colored red wool.
Canarian Great Dane
In fact, the "Canarios" are generalists, they make excellent, vigilant watchmen, fearless defenders and guards, friendly and understanding companions. Naturally, all this is possible only if there is a set of certain qualities.
Canarian Great Dane has an innate increased territoriality, it keeps under control everything that happens on the territory entrusted to it, observing people and animals. This is a dog of one owner - the dog chooses him and is devoted to him. For the rest of the family, he allows himself to be stroked, wagged, happy to participate in cooperative games.
At dog, the lightning reaction — a pet who happily communicates with the owner, turns into a fierce guard within seconds if he sees someone else's invasion. It should be borne in mind that any persuasion and seductive sentences will absolutely not work on him. The dog retreats only if he hears the owner's command.
The dog will take a protective stance, but will behave calmly, without fuss. Without provocative actions from the offender, she would not attack, holding him in place with a roar, a grin, an aggressive pose.
Some individuals may show the character of their ancestors - harsh fighting dogs, but still the representatives of this breed can live quite together with their own kind. Early socialization plays a significant role in this.
Canary is a great friend for a child, but you cannot make such a serious pet as a gift for children. These dogs love the younger members of the family, allow them a lot, love to play together. But do not leave alone such a large animal and baby. Another nuance - again, socialization is required so that the dog can distinguish innocent self-indulgence, with hubbub and bustle, from really dangerous situations.
Canarios are not inclined to bark often and uselessly. The dog can silently watch the intruders, and when the situation requires it, it takes action. He does not waste time and energy on useless barrenness. Dogg gives voice as a warning or scaring maneuver, barks hollow, hoarse.
From the strangers who came to the dog will not keep an eye, carefully watching. To do this, he will get away, and it may even seem that the pet is dozing, but this species is deceptive, the dog never loses vigilance.
If a novice dog breeder picks up his pet, then this breed can be immediately missed. Canadian Great Dane is too smart and dominant to obey an unsure newbie. The owner must have a strong character, training skills and knowledge of the characteristics of the breed.
It is important to remember that the irresponsible breeding of these dogs and their criminal use led to various incidents that resulted in the death of people. The owner takes into the house not only the dog, but also the burden of great responsibility.
“Canarios” study well, due to their historical past. But they can not be compared with more flexible sheep dogs or Dobermans. The dog will not immediately execute the command implicitly, having heard it for the first time. From the owner will need patience, endurance and a lot of work.
An important aspect is the understanding between the owner and his four-legged friend. Teenager dog is able to show stubbornness, thereby testing the owner of the strength. But even minor flaws in behavior should immediately be stopped.
Representatives of this breed are intelligent, dominant, they can make decisions on their own without looking at the owner. Therefore, a person must confirm his leadership, become a leader for a dog with unquestioned authority.
Puppy dog canary dog can be a real destroyer - nibbling and spoiling everything in its path. The baby needs to constantly indicate what can be done and what is prohibited. But this should be done without rudeness or excessive softness.
During training, the owner must fully control the pet, and not vice versa. This is a pledge of fruitful work with sustainable results. Only in this case, from the mastiff will make an excellent defender, guard, dangerous for others and affectionate, betrayed for their own.
Experts recommend a general course of dressing with similar large dogs, and, if necessary, a guard service program. Dogs of this breed are not too successful in sports, for this they have a little unsuitable size and character. However, they are able to participate and even win in the category "Larzh." You can enjoy the lessons with the pet freestyle, but expect prizes is not worth it.
Care and health
Great Dane has almost no undercoat, and the coat itself is very short, so taking care of your pet is very simple. Dogs are not combed out, but wool is treated with a velor napkin, removing dead hair, dust and dirt. This can be done every 7-10 days.
During the molting, it is enough to clean the pet's fur with a silicone or rubber glove, helping to get rid of the old wool. Dogs molt very modestly, so even with the content of the canary in the apartment there will be no problems. The pet does not need bathing, it is enough to wipe it with a damp cloth if there are contaminated sites.
Canarios need daily physical exertion, but they should not be exhausting. These are heavy animals, so excessive activity, especially high jumps, descents and ascents of stairs, can negatively affect the condition of large joints.
Canary Great Dane is the result of natural selection, rigid selection of individuals took place according to natural laws, and the strongest survived. Among the advantages of this process can be noted the absence of hereditary ailments, and canaria are classified as healthy breeds.
But, like other large, heavy representatives, they are prone to the development of epilepsy and hip dysplasia.
Canary Dog Feeding
The opinions of many breeders and veterinarians differ, whether it is better to give a dog natural food or to feed them with production rations. However, as far as Canarian dogs are concerned, here the majority are inclined towards mixed food.
The owner is recommended to select high-quality dry food containing a large amount of meat - the source of animal protein, and the necessary trace elements. Additionally, the dog is given the following products:
- cottage cheese;
- fermented milk products;
- fresh meat in the form of struganina;
- raw scar, udder, book.
It is especially important to give similar food to whelping females or tribal males preparing for mating.
Experts believe that you should not give the dog extra cereals and other plant foods, as they need more products containing animal proteins. As a delicacy, you can use pieces of dried meat or offal, cheese, vegetables or fruits.
If we talk about the ideal conditions for keeping such a large dog, then this is your home with a spacious house territory, with an equipped booth or aviary. Usually, during the warm period, the pet lives on the street, and in the cold - moves into the house. Chain service is also permitted, but the length of the leash must not be less than 5 meters. The dog must be able to move freely around the territory.
Regardless of the type of content, the dog needs daily runs. Dogs usually do without clothes even in extreme cold. But if the owner notices that his ward is still freezing, you can cover the dog with a special blanket or dress in overalls. Walking twice a day - in the morning and in the evening. The time can be varied based on the mood and state of the pet. A dog should be given regular rest.
Photo Canary Great Dane
Canary Great Dane Video
Where to buy a puppy
Canary mastiff can be called a rare occurrence in Russia. But still there are several mono nurseries, besides, a number of breeders of the closely related breed Cane-Corso have begun breeding work with canarios.
Should we focus on the importance of acquiring a quality puppy with good physical data, and most importantly, a stable psyche? Already during breeding, specialists carry out a rigorous selection of individuals, avoiding viscous dogs with various physical disabilities, mental defects and inappropriate behavior. Can a similar breeder provide a casual breeder who has no knowledge or support? Hardly.
In nurseries with a good reputation, babies are reserved almost as soon as they appear. So there is not always a puppy in the free market. Another point - the dog breed Perro de Presto Canario - pleasure is not cheap. The average price of offspring with a pedigree is 70,000 rubles, while the cost of an elite puppy starts at 120,000 rubles.
- Duenos de la Vida, Moscow http://www.dogodogo.ru/;
- Corso Nonparel, Moscow http://nonparell.ru/.
The canary dog is a prestigious dog, capable of one kind of deterring detractors. But the more threatening and serious a pet, the more responsibility the owner assumes. If a person does not see himself in the role of a strong owner, caring and demanding, then it is worth looking out for a more accommodating four-legged friend.