Representatives of this breed, in Spanish its name sounds like Perro de Presso Canario, are rather ambiguous - during centuries of 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 the four-legged member of the family in the house is kind and complaisant, and even an ordinary cat can "get" this croupier. Who, in fact, is the Canary Great Dane, and why in some countries the breed was banned?
- Происхождение породы 1. Origin of the breed
- Описание породы канарский дог 2. Description of the canary dog breed
- Характер канарского дога 3. Character of the Canary Great Dane
- Дрессировка 4. Training
- Уход и здоровье 5. Care and health
- Породные заболевания 6. Breed diseases
- Кормление канарского дога 7. Feeding the Canaries
- Содержание собаки 8. The contents of the dog
- Фото канарского дога 9. Photo of the Canary Great Dane
- Видео о канарском доге 10. Video about the Canary Doge
- Где купить щенка 11. Where to buy a puppy
Origin of the breed
When the English and Spanish colonists began to populate the territory of the islands, their favorite pastimes were dog fights. And, in addition to bulldogs, they began to use local dogs - powerful and hardy. The growing popularity of this entertainment has also affected the increase in the number of gladiator dogs.
However, in the middle of the 18th century a bloody spectacle was banned, and the dogs were on the verge of extinction. In some farms they continued to breed for agricultural needs - protection of the territory and houses, protection and grazing of livestock, etc.
The Canary Danes, 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 the international exhibition event.
In 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 carry Canarian danes to New Zealand and Australia, as well as to breed.
Description of breed canary dog
Considering the activities in which these dogs participated, it is not surprising that their appearance is rather awesome. The more cute creatures could hardly help the butchers during the slaughter of cattle or participate in the extermination of flocks of wandering dogs.
It is worth taking into account the fact that during the restoration of the breed only purebreds were taken into the work, preserved in remote farms isolated from the world. These dogs were the most similar to their ancestors - molosses, and this similarity was preserved among modern breed representatives.
Specialists confirm that today's Canarian Great Dane is identical in terms of visual and physical data to fighting dogs, depicted on antique frescoes. A representative of the breed is a powerful, strong dog, with "snap" jaws, at a glance it is clear that we have a real fighting dog.
The growth of males varies within 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 specifies the following data about the physique:
- The canary dog has a body of almost square format, which makes the dog very stable. He has a massive thorax, a straight back with a slight slant to the rump. The whole body is covered with relief muscles.
- Head along the length is small, but differs massiveness, it is wide at the base, and to the nose gradually narrows. Eyes small, oval in shape, slanting, with alert, attentive eyes.
- Ears of medium size, widely spaced - they are thin, triangular in shape, located on the sides of the muzzle. Until recently, they were necessarily cut off, in this case they took the form of small, vertically placed triangles. Today, this procedure is carried out at the request of the owner. Disputes about the fact that individuals with unoccupied ears lose their individuality, charm and historical appearance, do not cease to this day.
- The jaws of the mastiff are strong, the presence of a scissor bite is preferred, although a straight line is allowed.
- The limbs are straight, stable, well-built and rather muscular. The shoulders are correctly tilted at the forelegs, the hind legs are elongated and parallel.
- The tail is thickened at the base, towards the end it goes to a narrowing. Do not fall below the hocks.
Representatives of the breed look powerful, majestic and confident.
Coat and colors
The front hair is short, even, the undercoat is missing. Preferred is the brindle color, but also there are individuals with black, pale, silvery-pale, red deer, monophonic red wool.
Character of the Canary Great Dane
In fact, the "canaries" are universals, from them are obtained excellent, vigilant watchmen, fearless defenders and guards, benevolent and understanding companions. Naturally, all this is possible only in the presence of a set of certain qualities.
The Canary Dog has a congenital increased territoriality, he keeps under control everything that happens on the territory entrusted to him, watching people and animals. It is a dog of one owner - the dog chooses it and is devoted to it. For the rest of the family, he allows himself to stroke, tingle, and enjoys participating in joint games.
At the dog's lightning fast reaction - a pet, happily communicating with the owner, in seconds turns into a fierce guard, if he sees someone else's invasion. It should be borne in mind that no persuasions and tempting suggestions on him absolutely do not work. The dog will retreat only if he hears the owner's command.
The dog will take a protective stance, but behave calmly, without fuss. Without provocative actions on the part of the offender, she will not attack, keeping him in place by a roar, a grin, an aggressive pose.
Some individuals may exhibit the nature of ancestors - severe fighting dogs, but still the representatives of this breed can live and quite amicably with their own kind. Not the least role in this is played by early socialization.
The Canarian Mastiff will be an excellent friend for the child, but you can not start such a serious pet as a gift for children. These dogs love the younger members of the family, allow them much, adore joint games. But do not leave alone such a large animal and baby. Another nuance - again requires socialization, so that the dog could distinguish innocent pampering, with homo and vanity, from really dangerous situations.
Canario are not inclined to bark often and uselessly. The dog can silently monitor the intruders, and when the situation demands it, it starts to act. He does not waste time and energy on useless wastefulness. The Mastiff gives a voice as a warning or frightening maneuver, barking loudly, with a hoarse voice.
With the strangers coming, the dog will not take his eyes off, carefully watching. To do this, he will settle down at a distance, and it may even seem that the pet is dozing, but this kind is deceptive, the dog never loses vigilance.
If a novice dog breeder selects a pet, then this breed can be immediately missed. The Canadian dog is too smart and dominant to obey a newbie who is unsure of himself. The owner needs to have a solid character, training skills and knowledge about the characteristics of the breed.
It is important to remember that irresponsible breeding of these dogs and their criminal use led to various incidents that ended in the death of people. The owner takes in the house not only a dog, but also a load of great responsibility.
"Canario" is well trained, which is due to their historical past. But they can not be compared with more easy-going sheepdogs or Dobermans. Mastiff will not immediately obey the command, hearing her first time. The owner will need patience, endurance and a lot of work.
An important aspect is the mutual understanding between the owner and his four-legged friend. Dog-teenager is able to exercise stubbornness, thereby checking the owner's strength. But even small flaws in behavior should immediately be stopped.
Representatives of this breed are intelligent, dominant, they can make their own decisions without looking at the owner. Therefore, a person must confirm his leadership, become a leader for the dog with unquestioned authority.
A canan dog dog can be a real destroyer - gnawing and spoiling everything in its path. The kid needs to constantly point out what can be done, and what - is prohibited. But do it without rudeness or excessive softness.
During the training, the master must fully control the pet, and not vice versa. This is the guarantee of fruitful work with sustainable results. Only in this case from the dog will be an excellent defender, a guard, dangerous to strangers and affectionate, devoted to his.
Experts recommend that a general course of dressage be held with such large dogs, and, if necessary, a program of guard service. Dogs of this breed are not too successful in sports, for this they have a little inadequate dimensions and character. However, they are able to participate and even win in the category of "large". You can get pleasure from training with a freestyle pet, but it is not worth waiting for prizes.
Care and health
The mastiff has almost no undercoat, and the coat itself is very short, so it's very easy to take care of a pet. Dogs are not combed out, but the wool is treated with a velvet napkin, removing dead hairs, dust and dirt. You can do this every 7-10 days.
During the moulings, it is sufficient to clean the pet's coat with a silicone or rubber glove, helping to get rid of old wool. Dogs are very modest, so even with the contents of canaries in the apartment, there will be no problems. In bathing the pet does not need, it is enough to wipe it with a damp cloth if there are contaminated areas.
Canario need daily physical activity, but they should not be exhausting. These are heavy animals, so excessive activity, especially high jumps, descents and ascending stairs, can adversely affect the condition of large joints.
The Kanar dog is the result of natural selection, the strict selection of individuals took place according to natural laws, and the strongest survived. Among the advantages of such a process is the absence of hereditary ailments, and canaries are referred to as healthy breeds.
But, like other large, heavy representatives, they are prone to the development of epilepsy and dysplasia of the hip joints.
Feeding the Canaries
The opinions of many breeders and veterinarians differ, it is better to give the dog natural food or to feed the production rations. However, with regard to the Canarian mastiffs, the majority here tend to be mixed food.
The owner is recommended to select a high-quality dry food containing a large amount of meat - the source of animal proteins, and the necessary trace elements. In addition, the following products are given to the dog:
- cottage cheese;
- fermented milk products;
- fresh meat in the form of a clay;
- raw scar, udder, book.
It is especially important to give such food to the females or to the breeding males preparing for mating.
Experts believe that it is not worth giving the dog extra groats and other vegetable food, since they need more products containing animal proteins. As a treat, you can use pieces of dried meat or offal, cheese, vegetables or fruit.
If we talk about the ideal conditions for keeping such a large dog, then this is your house with a spacious house area, equipped with a booth or a cage. Usually in the warm period the pet lives on the street, and in frosts - moves to the house. Chain content is also allowed, but the length of the leash must not be less than 5 meters. The dog should be able to move freely through the territory.
Regardless of the type of content, the dog needs daily walks. Dogs usually do not wear clothes even in severe frosts. But if the owner notices that his ward is still freezing, you can cover the dog with a special blanket or clothe in overalls. Two-time walks - in the morning and in the evening. Time can be varied based on the mood and condition of the pet. You should ensure the dog regular rest.
Photo of Canary Dane
Video about the Canary Doge
Where to buy a puppy
Canary Great Dane can be called a rare phenomenon in Russia. But nevertheless there are several mono-nurseries, in addition, a number of breeders of the near-by breed of cane-corso started divorce work with canarias.
Should I focus on the importance of acquiring a quality puppy with good physical data, and most importantly, a stable psyche? Already at the time of breeding, the specialists conduct a strict selection of individuals, not allowing dogs with different physical disabilities, mental defects and inadequate behavior to knit. Can such an approach be ensured by a casual breeder who does not possess knowledge or support? Hardly.
In kennels with a good reputation, kids are reserved almost immediately, once they have appeared. So there are not always puppies on sale. Another thing - the dog breed Perro de Presso Canario - a pleasure not cheap. The average price of offspring with a pedigree is 70000 rubles, the cost of the same elite puppy starts from 120,000 rubles.
Nurseries for breeding:
- Duenos de la Vida, Moscow http://www.dogodogo.ru/;
- Corso Nonparel, Moscow http://nonparell.ru/.
The Canarian Dog is a prestigious dog, capable of frightening off detractors in one way. But the more formidable and serious the pet, the more responsibility the owner assumes. If a person does not see himself as a strong owner, caring and demanding, then it is worthwhile to look for a more compliant four-legged friend.