- Canary Islands Fighting Dog
Country/Date of origin:
- Canary Islands
- 21 to 25 inches
- 84 to 106 pounds
- Very fierce and determined.
- Its admirers claim that it is even-tempered with family members.
Developed by crossing native island dogs with Mastiffs brought from Great Britain in the 19th century. This dog was developed specifically for the purpose of dog-fighting. This practice was banned in 1940, and for this reason the breed almost became extinct by the 1960′s.
- A large, Mastiff-type dog.
- The medium-long tail is carried low and is sometimes docked.
- The small, folded ears are sometimes altered.
- Short and harsh in texture.
- The allowed colors are various shades of brindle and solid fawn.
- Minimal grooming required.
Health and Wellness:
- Possible hip dysplasia.
What you should know:
- It is wise to remember that this dog was bred solely for the purpose of fighting.
- Obedience training is very highly recommended.