🤓📖Here's an old clip of a Presa Canario back on the Canary Islands, Spain. You're shown the bite power and gripping strength as a large dog is raised off of the ground while holding on to a wooden stick with it's powerful jaws. Next you're shown a dog pulling a tire over rough terrain for strength and muscle development. Then you see a Presa swimming in a large body of water without a life vest to aid him from sinking. Last you are shown a cat in a bag suspended in the air to entice the dog to jump and use it's hind legs in an explosive manner to achieve power and greater height on it's leaps. I shared this to show how people developed and select the foundation stock from what we all breed today. Presas were not meant to be couch potatoes but working dogs capable of so many different jobs. Too many times I see people bashing owners for conditioning their dogs or keeping them at a good healthy and functional weight. Form follows function. These dogs had to perform a job. Without the ability to perform that job or maintain its health they were no good for the future of the breed. Select according to function and form will follow. If you want a dog who is built to hike 10 miles in the heat non stop maybe a dog built like a square with under developed muscles and a short muzzle isn't the best candidate. On that same note if you want a dog who is as friendly as a restaurant hostess maybe a Presa Canario isn't the breed for you. So many people strive to breed a dog opposite of it's original purpose, look, temperament, or behavior. Presas were never consider to be gentle giant...sorry wrong breed fur mommies. Presas who act like Golden Retriever aren't truly Presas. The same way you would say it isn't a Presa for incorrect color, size, or any other physical features you should do the same for dogs who display incorrect temperament and behavior of the breed. You have to take into account that temperament and behavior is what truly shape this breed in the beginning and in order to maintain it's type that same selection process should be used to day. Research and educate yourself and so much nonsense can be avoided when it comes to the health and future of all breeds.