my cousin just recently bought a 2000 dollar preso canario he trains protection dogs/ working dogs here in utah. he told me they are great dogs driven to please very loyal to family and very protective. im moving out of my house and leaving my mastiff with my uncle and cousins. im thunking of getting a preso but i want to make sure they are safe my pops says they are very scary but my cousin says they are great and he is a great dog trainer. his 8 month old preso sits lays, ready, come stay, and a few protection commands also he can say stay leave for minutes and the dog still stays whats everybodys opinion on preso my cousin know a great brreder he said and can get me a deal and he will help train is this a go for or a garbage.
I don't know how many people are familiar with the breed- I know here in So. Ca, most of the time they are confused with Mastiffs- The only person I know that has any experience with them is also a trainer with ProTrain based in Vista. With that in mind I don't know if they are just too expensive for the general public, or there is a reason that only the top end trainers tend to deal with them.
I have just purchased a female presa, Awesome dog.. I have had just about every type of protection dog there is avaiable. Dobermans, Rotts, German shepard, American pitbull, American bulldogs. The presa is a unique breed. It is unusally very social with family. Much rather hang around the family then the other dogs I have.
I got this dog because of their loyalty and actual strenght to stop a full grown man.. I work out of town quite a bit. So she is being train for protection for my family. She is only 7 months and picked up commands very quickly. Very Smart dogs.. For their size approx 90lb to 130lb, they have unusual quickness and athelictism. Very catlike movement.. Also only Barky when they are alarmed . No wasted barking. Very quiet dog..
Well worth the 2500.00 I paid for her. Never spent that much money on a dog before in my life.
As usual make sure you buy from a great breeder. Stay away from Breeders that say things like, they breed the biggest Presa's or Our Presa's are the most at anything, etc, etc..
Sorry but I don't think any dog is a good substitute for a security system. What happens if your dog decides to "protect" your family from the wrong person. Only very experienced dog owners with very experienced professional trainers should consider getting a dog for protection purposes. Sure, the fact that my dog is a Rottweiler serves as a deterent, but I would never expect or want him to actively protect me. I'm afraid it would end in my dog being PTS and me getting sued. I think it's very irresponsible to promote personal pretection dogs to the general public.
I agree with Rottluvr. A dog should never be brought into a home for the purpose of being a protector. Any dog can become naturally protective of their person or family. Little dogs can be more protective than larger ones.
And on a side note, this is another old post revived from the TP crypt......
"No Matter how little money and how few possessions, you own, having a dog makes you rich." - Louis Sabin
I have seen presa's at shows. They all are great dogs, very friendly and mostly well behaved. The worst thing I have seen is they protect their crates whenever another dog walks by. I dont know if that helps, but figured I would chime in.
There is a woman in my kennel club that breeds and trains Preso's. From what I have learned from her speaking at our meetings is these dogs are not to be taken lightly they are not for everyone. The male she has literally tore his crate up tore down a solid wood door and ripped the females crate to shreds to get to her when she was in heat. It takes a very special person to own one of these dogs you have to be in total control at all times with this breed. She is very picky about who she will sell to. I would do a whole lot of research before I would consider it.
Pomeranians are like potatoe chips you cant have just one.
Even though this post is old,it is interesting. I have been researching and considereing a preso for a while now. A local breeder who I talk to all the time breeds them along with apbt.(not to each other) She is the sweetest lady ever and is an active part of the UKC all of her dogs get placed in a show by a certain age. With all of that said, I like the big ones and hers all look small compared to some of the web sites I have looked at. I know I know she stays in the standard and she has explained alot to me about size and color. I liked the black ones but she said black is not a standard color. I guess it is brindle or fawn with a black mask.If anyone else has specific info on this breed send me a pm please.
Let me see if I read this right. You have a mastiff that you are leaving with your uncle and cousen's and you want to get another dog. I hope there is a good reason for this. Not just that you are bored with one and looking for something new. A dog is a life time commetment not something to be dicarded when you are done with them.