Canis Panther

Breed Rating

family friendly:
Dog friendly:
Watch/guard dog:
Affection / Dependance:
Exercise needed:
Space needed:
Tendency to bark:
Grooming Requirements:
Tendency to bark:
Grooming Requirements:

Breed Attributes


Breed group: Working    Type: Pure Breed    Talent: , , ,


Size: Large     Weight: 105-140 lbs     Fur length: Short    Ears: Pointy    Fur type: Straight    Fur Color: Black, Dark Brown / Chocolate, Gray / Salt & Pepper, Light Brown / Golden


Life Expectancy: 11-14 years    Rarity: Uncommon    Availability: Hard to find    Climate: Not good for cold climate.

Breed Details


The Canis Panther is relatively new and rare dog breed that was developed in early 1970's by three Americans Michael Stratton, Lucas Lopez and Cleotha "Scorpio" Jones, in an attempt to produce 'The Ultimate Pet Protector. It was developed by cross breeding of Great Dane, Doberman Pinscher, Black Labrador Retriever and American Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

The Canis Panthers are well muscled and strong dogs with wide chest and jaw. Their ears are cropped and tail docked and the rear dew claws are removed. Their fur is short. Colors include Black, Chocolate, Fawn/Buckskin, Blue/Gray. Canis Panthers are solid in color. The dog stands between 24-30 inches and weighs 100-140 lbs.

This dog is NOT recognized by any major kennel society or club.


The dog comes in solid colours like Black, Chocolate, Fawn/Buckskin and Blue/Grey.


The coat is short, smooth and shiny.


The Canis Panther is loyal, loving and intelligent dog that is very attached to its family. It is friendly and affectionate with all members of its family including children and gets along well with other dogs and pets in the family. Bred for the specific purpose of protection, the dog is suspicious of strangers and very alert to its surroundings. Its attentive and alert nature makes it an excellent watch dog and strong protective instincts with fearless approach means the dog will take on any potential threat and will counter the intruder bravely. Early training and socialization with people, children, dogs and places is very necessary as the dog is naturally wary of strangers. The Canis Panther is obedient and docile to its master and family. It is eager to please its master and will do anything it is asked to do. Being intelligent and obedient, the dog is very trainable and does not pose any problems for the owner. As with any other dog, the whole family should act as dog's true pack leader. The dogs have an order in the pack and the humans should be seen as the boss of the entire pack. Without proper leadership skills, the dog will become stubborn and willful and will try to behave as a pack leader.


Short coat of Canis Panther does not require much grooming. It may need brushing with hard bristle brush once a week.


This dog is very responsive and obedient as well as intelligent and willing to do whatever is asked of it. This attitude makes the dog extremely trainable with a firm, yet gentle and consistent trainer


The Canis Panther will need lots of exercise and large area to run and play. The owner should provide the dog with ample playing opportunities and take it for long daily walks or jogs.

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