Both the Spanish “Presa Canario”, or the Italian “Cane Corso” eat Dobermans
and PitBulls for Breakfast.
Euro Latin Dogs rule…heh.
Here’s a Presa…
The thing about these dogs though is that they are a fucking handful and really aren’t appropriate for a first-time owner of a molosser-type breed. They’re fucking huge and amazingly strong, but what makes them a handful is that their natural inclination is to be suspicious, if not outright aggressive, toward people they aren’t familiar with. If you want a dog that you can take to the local park or bring on a hike with you or let run around on the beach or whatever, this is most likely not the dog for you.
They aren’t a ticking timebomb waiting to go off by any means (provided you’ve socialized it well) but the fact is that with their size, strength, athleticism and so forth, IF they attack something, that something is probably going to die.
I don’t know, I just don’t think these are great dogs to have around if you don’t need a guard dog of some sorts or you aren’t prepared to be extremely vigilant around it. I would definitely get it fixed if I had one. The half Presa I mentioned earlier had his balls chopped, so that made him more docile. Otherwise, you’ll have to literally run the fucking thing into the ground everyday in order to quench its high drive. Pitbulls are the same way, but from my own experience they tend to do just fine if you take them on a couple short walks a day and take them to the park every now and then. Presas and Corsos generally require more daily exercise than that.
I would go with the Cane Corso over the Presa Canario, though. They’re smarter and respond better to obedience training so it’s easier to get the thing in line at an early age and sort of break it of its natural inclination to be very protective. Unless you live in a rough neighborhood or something like that, you really aren’t going to need a Cane Corso or a Presa Canario to actually protect you from anything. They look intimidating as fuck so only a real psychopath is going to come after you when a dog like that is around.
I’ve always heard that you shouldn’t let dogs walk in front of you when they’re on a leash. I never really paid any attention to that when i had my pitbulls because they knew who the fuck was the boss and I didn’t mind if they walked out in front of me. It was the only time they ever got to feel like they were running shit and it never became even remotely problematic. They were well-trained enough to not start pulling hard when they saw another dog or a cat or these roosters that used to run loose in one of the neighborhoods I lived in.
I wouldn’t allow the same sort of latitude with a Cane Corso or a Presa Canario, though. I would definitely make sure you get used to walking those fuckers so that they aren’t allowed to walk out in front of you, or else they’ll start to think they’re the top dog and not you. If you get one of these I would definitely get one of those collars that chokes the shit out of them if they even pull slightly on the leash and use that for at least the first year of its life. After that, slowly introduce a regular collar, but don’t hesitate to go right back to the choke collar if they start trying to get out front.