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Mastiff vs Newfoundland vs Perro de Presa Canario – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Mastiff vs Newfoundland vs Perro de Presa Canario" Compare Mastiff and Newfoundland. Which is better: Mastiff or Newfoundland or Perro de Presa Canario?
Name Mastiff Newfoundland Perro de Presa Canario
OriginsEngland Canada Spain
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Guard Dogs
Popularity Rank2836439
Reviews022
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Other Names English Mastiff, Old English Mastiff Newf, Newfie, The Gentle Giant, Blackbear Canary Catch Dog, Canarian Molosser, Presa Canario, Dogo Canario, Presa, Canary Mastiff
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. United Kennel Club Foundation Stock Service
Price $1200-$1500 $1500-$2000 $1200-$3000

General Appearance - Mastiff vs Newfoundland vs Perro de Presa Canario

Size Giant Giant Large
Weight Male: 150-250 pounds (68-113 kg), Female: 120-180 pounds (54-82 kg) Male: 130-150 pounds (59-68 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-54 kg) 80-100 pounds (36-45 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 200 pounds (90.5 kg), Female: 150 pounds (68 kg) Male: 140 pounds (63.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (49.5 kg) 90 pounds (40.5 kg)
Height Male: 30 inches (76 cm), Female: 27.5 inches (70 cm) Male: 27-29 inches (69-74 cm), Female: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm) 21-25 inches (55-65 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 30 inches (76 cm), Female: 27.5 inches (70 cm) Male: 28 inches (71.5 cm), Female: 26 inches (66 cm) 23 inches (60 cm)

Hair & Care - Mastiff vs Newfoundland vs Perro de Presa Canario

Coat Dense Fluffy Waterproof Thick Smooth
Colors Apricot Fawn Brindle Gray Brown White Black Fawn Silver Brindle Red Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Mastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Easy to groom: The Perro de Presa Canario doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Mastiffs shed moderately.
Newfoundlands are heavy shedders.
Perro de Presa Canarios shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Mastiff vs Newfoundland vs Perro de Presa Canario

Temperament Affectionate Cheerful Intelligent Protective Alert Courageous Loyal Cheerful Intelligent Social Gentle Courageous Loyal Sweet Calm Gentle Suspicious Dominant Strong Willed
Intelligent Rank
Average: Mastiff's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Newfoundland's has great intelligence.
Average: Perro de Presa Canario's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Mastiffs are quite easy to train.
Newfoundlands are easy to train.
Perro de Presa Canarios are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Mastiffs are not the most playful dog breed.
Newfoundlands, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Perro de Presa Canarios, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Mastiffs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Perro de Presa Canarios have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Mastiffs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Newfoundlands are highly affectionate dogs.
Perro de Presa Canarios are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Mastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Newfoundlands are a social breed.
Perro de Presa Canarios need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low: The Mastiff barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Newfoundland rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Perro de Presa Canario rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Mastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
Newfoundlands are one of the best watchdogs.
Perro de Presa Canarios are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Mastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Newfoundlands are extremely protective guard dogs.
Perro de Presa Canarios are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Mastiff has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Newfoundland has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Perro de Presa Canario has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Mastiffs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Newfoundlands have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Perro de Presa Canarios have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Mastiffs are not the biggest explorers.
Newfoundlands have average wanderlust potential.
Perro de Presa Canarios have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Mastiffs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Newfoundlands have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Perro de Presa Canarios have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Mastiffs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Newfoundlands are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Perro de Presa Canarios are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Mastiffs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Newfoundlands adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Perro de Presa Canarios don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Newfoundlands do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Mastiff vs Newfoundland vs Perro de Presa Canario

Stranger Friendly
Mastiffs are average friendly towards strangers.
Newfoundlands are stranger friendly dogs.
Perro de Presa Canarios are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Mastiffs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are very kid-friendly dogs.
Perro de Presa Canarios are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Mastiffs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are very cat-friendly dogs.
Perro de Presa Canarios are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Mastiffs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Newfoundlands are dog-friendly dogs.
Perro de Presa Canarios are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly No
Mastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Newfoundland is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Perro de Presa Canario is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Mastiffs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Newfoundlands are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Perro de Presa Canarios are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Mastiffs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Newfoundlands are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Perro de Presa Canarios do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Mastiffs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Newfoundlands are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Perro de Presa Canarios are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Mastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Newfoundland breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Perro de Presa Canario breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Mastiff vs Newfoundland vs Perro de Presa Canario

Health Issues
Mastiffs are commonly healthy dogs.
Very healthy dog breed.
Perro de Presa Canarios are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Bloat Cancer Cystinuria Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Seizures Addison's Disease Bloat Cancer Cataracts Cherry Eye Cystinuria Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis Bloat Cryptorchidism Demodectic Mange Dilated Cardiomyopathy Hypothyroidism Luxating Patella Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 9-12 years 9-11 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Mastiffs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Newfoundlands have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Perro de Presa Canarios are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Mastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Newfoundlands have an average exercise need.
Perro de Presa Canarios have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Mastiffs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Newfoundlands sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Perro de Presa Canarios don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
High: The Perro de Presa Canario breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Mastiff can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Newfoundland can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness High
The Mastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The Newfoundland has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Perro de Presa Canario has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Mastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Newfoundland is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Perro de Presa Canario is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Mastiff vs Newfoundland vs Perro de Presa Canario

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 3-5 puppies 4-12 puppies 7-9 puppies

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