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Perro de Presa Mallorquin Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Perro de Presa Mallorquin so you can get to know the breed more.

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Perro de Presa Mallorquin
OriginSpain
Other Names
What other names does the Perro de Presa Mallorquin have? The dog breed also known as...
Ca de Bou, Mallorquin Mastiff, Mallorquin Bulldog, Perro Dogo Mallorquin, Majorca Mastiff, Majorcan Bulldog, Silverbacks
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Perro de Presa Mallorquin recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Perro de Presa Mallorquin recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Price
How much does the Perro de Presa Mallorquin puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Perro de Presa Mallorquin price:
$800-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Perro de Presa Mallorquin, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Perro de Presa Mallorquin for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Perro de Presa Mallorquin gets to a happy place.

Perro de Presa Mallorquin History

The Perro des Presa Mallorquin, also known as the Ca de Bou is a Molossian type of dog that has a strong and powerful body. The name Ca de Bou literally means ‘Bull-Dog’ in the native Catalan language and the Perro de Presa Mallorquin is the Spanish epithet, appellation of the name. Some historians admit the existence on the Canary Islands of dogs resembling by description Perro de Presa even in times of the settlement of the island by Celtic Iberians, long before Rome's conquest of Spain. This rare breed originated from the Spanish island of Mallorca, one of the bigger islands that comprise the Balearic archipelago. However, there are several theories about the breed, one which believed that the Perro de Presa Mallorquin dates back to the 11th century and was recreated from an extinct Spanish breed of dog. On the other side, some people think that it developed from the remaining specimens of the Marroquin bulldogs.

Historically, most people agree that the breed resulted from the crossbreeding of different breeds such as the Alano Espanol, the Fila de San Miguel with the local fighting dogs that were brought to the Balearics by traders and invaders. During ancient times, seafaring traders from the east and the west that traded in the Mediterranean regions resulted in the exchange of domestic animals. Traders and settlers have brought their large strong dogs who were used to guard and protect the harbors and the settlements against marauding pirates and robbers coming in by sea. Among these dogs, there were mostly large, strong with big heads and powerful teeth, and one type distinguished itself and stood out from the rest. It was the mastiff of the Iberian Peninsula, which in Spain was used for various areas for example hunting or as a fighting dog against bulls and other dogs. This breed accompanied King Jacob I on his conquests and arrived in the Balearics about the year 1230.

Later in the 17th century, Minorca and other areas became under British possession, following the Treaty of Utrecht. The British brought their own guard and fighting dogs with them into the Balearics and crossed them with the native mastiffs of the Iberian Peninsula, which also occurred in the Balearic Islands. Furthermore, because of the popularity of dogfighting at the beginning of the 18th century, the British were looking for a breed that could be held suited to such fights. The trend of dogfighting spear across Europe and the colonies.

Moreover, it was probably in the late 18th century that the Ca de Bou acquired its look and typicity as the first written mention of the breed was in 1907. The president of the “Dogue de Bordeaux club” spoke of the breed when the best of each dog met in Madrid for a fight in the 1920s. By 1923, the breed was registered in the Spanish studbook, and the first official entry was in 1928 and in 1929 when the Perro de Presa Mallorquins were shown at the Barcelona Dog show. The famine of the 1920s and 1930s did not help any breed just like this one. However, the standard was created by 1946 but it was not recognized by the FCI until the 1960s. Some suggest that by that time there were no pure specimens left due to the trends for new breeds such as the German Shepherd and Rottweilers.

Some people had faith and power to bring the breed back to life in the 1980s when it had been crossed with the Ca de Bestiar and breeders attempted to fix the characteristics as close as possible to those written down in the original standard. Not so much later in the 1990s, other nations also took an interest in the breed, for example, Poland and Russia, where they were a success. Overall other countries including France, Holland, Denmark, and Sweden also have breeders but not that many.

Perro de Presa Mallorquin General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Perro de Presa Mallorquin size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Perro de Presa Mallorquin weigh? Perro de Presa Mallorquin weight:
Male: 77-83 pounds (35-38 kg), Female: 66-74 pounds (30-34 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Perro de Presa Mallorquin? Perro de Presa Mallorquin average weight:
Male: 80 pounds (36.5 kg), Female: 70 pounds (32 kg)
Height
How tall is the Perro de Presa Mallorquin? Perro de Presa Mallorquin height:
Male: 21-22 inches (55-58 cm), Female: 20-21 inches (52-55 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Perro de Presa Mallorquin average height:
Male: 21.5 inches (56.5 cm), Female: 20.5 inches (53.5 cm)

Perro de Presa Mallorquin Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Perro de Presa Mallorquin have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
FineSmooth
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Perro de Presa Mallorquin's coat?
FawnBrindleBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Perro de Presa Mallorquin and how often?
Easy to groom: The Perro de Presa Mallorquin doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Perro de Presa Mallorquin is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Perro de Presa Mallorquin dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Ca de Bou? Perro de Presa Mallorquin shedding level:
Perro de Presa Mallorquins shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Perro de Presa Mallorquin dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Perro de Presa Mallorquin Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Perro de Presa Mallorquin have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
BraveLoyalSelfishCourageousQuietSuspiciousGentleCalmDominant
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Perro de Presa Mallorquin? Are they intelligent?
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Perro de Presa Mallorquin. Türelemre van szükség ahhoz, hogy ezt a fajtát bármilyen trükkre és parancsra megtanítsd, ám az erőfeszítés megéri. Megértik és megjegyzik az új parancsokat átlagosan 25–40 ismétlés után.
Trainability
Are Perro de Presa Mallorquin dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Perro de Presa Mallorquins are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Perro de Presa Mallorquins, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Perro de Presa Mallorquin sensitivity:
Perro de Presa Mallorquins have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Perro de Presa Mallorquins are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Ca de Bou need? Perro de Presa Mallorquin social needs:
Perro de Presa Mallorquins need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Perro de Presa Mallorquin dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Mallorquin Mastiff bark?
Low to Average: The Perro de Presa Mallorquin rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Perro de Presa Mallorquin good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Perro de Presa Mallorquins are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Perro de Presa Mallorquin dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Perro de Presa Mallorquin dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Perro de Presa Mallorquins are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Perro de Presa Mallorquin can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Perro de Presa Mallorquin will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Perro de Presa Mallorquin bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Ca de Bou? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Perro de Presa Mallorquin? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Perro de Presa Mallorquin has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Perro de Presa Mallorquin do?
Perro de Presa Mallorquins have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Perro de Presa Mallorquins need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Perro de Presa Mallorquin to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Perro de Presa Mallorquin roam?
Perro de Presa Mallorquins have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Perro de Presa Mallorquin have high prey drive?
Perro de Presa Mallorquins have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Perro de Presa Mallorquin dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Perro de Presa Mallorquin good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Nem lakásbarát kutya Perro de Presa Mallorquin. Ha nincs kerted, akkor jól gondold át a döntésedet, sok gondot okozhat Perro de Presa Mallorquin tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Perro de Presa Mallorquins don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't like moving from one place to another.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Perro de Presa Mallorquins tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where Perro de Presa Mallorquin dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Perro de Presa Mallorquin Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Perro de Presa Mallorquin temperament with other people:
Perro de Presa Mallorquins are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Perro de Presa Mallorquin dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Perro de Presa Mallorquin temperament with children:
Perro de Presa Mallorquins are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Cat Friendly
How well do Perro de Presa Mallorquin dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Perro de Presa Mallorquins are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Perro de Presa Mallorquin good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Perro de Presa Mallorquin dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Perro de Presa Mallorquins are not dog-friendly. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Perro de Presa Mallorquin is not the best choice.
Office Friendly
Are Perro de Presa Mallorquins good office dogs? Do Perro de Presa Mallorquins make good office friendly dogs? Can Perro de Presa Mallorquins be office dogs?
No
Perro de Presa Mallorquin is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Perro de Presa Mallorquin dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Ca de Bou temperament with senior people? Are Perro de Presa Mallorquin dogs good for elderly owners?
Perro de Presa Mallorquins are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Perro de Presa Mallorquin dogs get along with other pets? Are Perro de Presa Mallorquin dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Perro de Presa Mallorquins do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Perro de Presa Mallorquin breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Perro de Presa Mallorquins are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Perro de Presa Mallorquin be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Perro de Presa Mallorquin is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Perro de Presa Mallorquin be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Perro de Presa Mallorquin be an emotional support animal?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Perro de Presa Mallorquin is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Perro de Presa Mallorquin be a 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. Perro de Presa Mallorquin is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Perro de Presa Mallorquin be a search and rescue dog?
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. The Perro de Presa Mallorquin is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Perro de Presa Mallorquin be a boat dog?
Not really
Perro de Presa Mallorquin breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Perro de Presa Mallorquin be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Perro de Presa Mallorquin is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Perro de Presa Mallorquin Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Perro de Presa Mallorquin dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Perro de Presa Mallorquins are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Perro de Presa Mallorquin dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Perro de Presa Mallorquin be?
10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Perro de Presa Mallorquin breed hypoallergenic?
No
Perro de Presa Mallorquins don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Perro de Presa Mallorquin have? What is the activity level of the Perro de Presa Mallorquin?
Perro de Presa Mallorquins have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Perro de Presa Mallorquin dogs require per day?
Perro de Presa Mallorquins have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Perro de Presa Mallorquins sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Perro de Presa Mallorquin need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Perro de Presa Mallorquin risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Perro de Presa Mallorquin's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Perro de Presa Mallorquin's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Perro de Presa Mallorquin has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Perro de Presa Mallorquin drool?
The Perro de Presa Mallorquin drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool more than others, just like the Perro de Presa Mallorquin. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Perro de Presa Mallorquin Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Perro de Presa Mallorquin: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Perro de Presa Mallorquin have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Perro de Presa Mallorquin have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-5 puppies

Perro de Presa Mallorquin Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Health Issues: Perro de Presa Mallorquins are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Perro de Presa Mallorquin doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Perro de Presa Mallorquins shed none to minimal.
  • Watchdog Ability: Perro de Presa Mallorquins are one of the best watchdogs.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Perro de Presa Mallorquins don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Nem lakásbarát kutya Perro de Presa Mallorquin.
  • Drooling tendency: The Perro de Presa Mallorquin drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High.
  • Mouthiness: Perro de Presa Mallorquins have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Perro de Presa Mallorquins have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Adaptability: Perro de Presa Mallorquins don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Perro de Presa Mallorquins tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Child Friendly: Perro de Presa Mallorquins are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Perro de Presa Mallorquins are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Perro de Presa Mallorquins are not dog-friendly.
  • Office Friendly: Perro de Presa Mallorquin is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Perro de Presa Mallorquins are not the best breed for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Perro de Presa Mallorquins are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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