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Perro de Presa Canario vs Boerboel vs Argentine Dogo – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Perro de Presa Canario vs Boerboel vs Argentine Dogo" Compare Perro de Presa Canario and Boerboel. Which is better: Perro de Presa Canario or Boerboel or Argentine Dogo?
Name Perro de Presa Canario Boerboel Argentine Dogo
OriginsSpain South Africa Argentina
Group Guard Dogs Working Dogs Guard Dogs
Popularity Rank439124390
Reviews211
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Other Names Canary Catch Dog, Canarian Molosser, Presa Canario, Dogo Canario, Presa, Canary Mastiff South African Boerboel, South African Mastiff Argentine Dog, Argentine Mastiff
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition 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
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
National Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Federacion Cinologica Argentina
Backwoods Bulldog Club
Price $1200-$3000 $1500-$2000 $2800-$5000

General Appearance - Perro de Presa Canario vs Boerboel vs Argentine Dogo

Size Large Large
Giant
Large
Weight 80-100 pounds (36-45 kg) 154-200 pounds (70-90 kg) Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg)
Avg. Weight 90 pounds (40.5 kg) 177 pounds (80 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg)
Height 21-25 inches (55-65 cm) Male: 25-28 inches (64-70 cm), Female: 23-25.5 inches (59-65 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm)
Avg. Height 23 inches (60 cm) Male: 26.5 inches (67 cm), Female: 23-25.5 inches (62 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm)

Hair & Care - Perro de Presa Canario vs Boerboel vs Argentine Dogo

Coat Smooth Dense
Shiny
Smooth
Fine
Colors Fawn
Silver
Brindle
Red
Black
Brindle
Cream
Reddish
Brown
Red
Tawny
White
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Perro de Presa Canario doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Boerboel requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Argentine Dogo doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Perro de Presa Canarios shed none to minimal.
Boerboels shed moderately.
Argentine Dogos shed moderately.

Characteristics - Perro de Presa Canario vs Boerboel vs Argentine Dogo

Temperament Calm
Gentle
Suspicious
Dominant
Strong
Willed
Confident
Intelligent
Territorial
Dominant
Obedient
Sociable
Loyal
Protective
Tolerant
Loving
Intelligent Rank
Average: Perro de Presa Canario's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Argentine Dogo's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Perro de Presa Canarios are quite easy to train.
Boerboels are quite easy to train.
Argentine Dogos are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Perro de Presa Canarios, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Boerboels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Argentine Dogos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Perro de Presa Canarios have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Boerboels have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Argentine Dogos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Perro de Presa Canarios are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Boerboels are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Argentine Dogos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Perro de Presa Canarios need for social interaction is average.
Boerboels need for social interaction is average.
Argentine Dogos need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Perro de Presa Canario rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Boerboel rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Argentine Dogo rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Perro de Presa Canarios are one of the best watchdogs.
Boerboels are one of the best watchdogs.
Argentine Dogos are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Perro de Presa Canarios are extremely protective guard dogs.
Boerboels are extremely protective guard dogs.
Argentine Dogos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Perro de Presa Canario has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Boerboel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Argentine Dogo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Perro de Presa Canarios have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Boerboels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Argentine Dogos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Perro de Presa Canarios have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Boerboel is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Argentine Dogo is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Perro de Presa Canarios have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Boerboels have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Argentine Dogos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Perro de Presa Canarios are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Boerboels are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Argentine Dogos are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Perro de Presa Canarios don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Boerboels adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Argentine Dogos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Perro de Presa Canario vs Boerboel vs Argentine Dogo

Stranger Friendly
Perro de Presa Canarios are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Boerboels are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Argentine Dogos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Perro de Presa Canarios are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Boerboels are kid-friendly dogs.
Argentine Dogos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Perro de Presa Canarios are not cat-friendly dogs.
Boerboels are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Argentine Dogos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Perro de Presa Canarios are not dog-friendly.
Boerboels are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Argentine Dogos are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly No
Perro de Presa Canario is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Boerboel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Argentine Dogo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Perro de Presa Canarios are not the best breed for elderly people.
Boerboels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Argentine Dogos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Perro de Presa Canarios do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Boerboels usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Argentine Dogos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Perro de Presa Canarios are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Boerboels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Argentine Dogos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used 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.
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.
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
Perro de Presa Canario breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Boerboel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Argentine Dogo 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 - Perro de Presa Canario vs Boerboel vs Argentine Dogo

Health Issues
Perro de Presa Canarios are commonly healthy dogs.
Boerboels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Argentine Dogos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Bloat
Cryptorchidism
Demodectic Mange
Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Hypothyroidism
Luxating Patella
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Allergies
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Joint Dysplasia
Vaginal Hyperplasia
Allergies
Cancer
Deafness
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Life Expectancy 9-11 years 10-12 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Perro de Presa Canarios are high energy dogs.
Boerboels have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Argentine Dogos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Perro de Presa Canarios have an average exercise need.
Boerboels need quite a lot of exercise.
Argentine Dogos need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Perro de Presa Canarios don't need too much sleep.
Boerboels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Argentine Dogos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Perro de Presa Canario breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Perro de Presa Canario has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Boerboel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Argentine Dogo has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Perro de Presa Canario is an average drooler.
The Boerboel drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The Argentine Dogo is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Perro de Presa Canario vs Boerboel vs Argentine Dogo

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 7-9 puppies 7-10 puppies 4-8 puppies

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