Perro de Presa Mallorquin

The Perro de Presa Mallorquin is an Spanish dog breed of molossor type. It is also known as Ca de Bou, Mallorquin Mastiff, Mallorquin Bulldog, Perro Dogo Mallorquin, Majorca Mastiff and Majorcan Bulldog. This ancient breed is medium size, strongly built dog that was developed to be a tenacious watch and guard dog. Like many other ancient rare dog breeds, the origin of present day Perro de Presa Mallorquin is uncertain and is subject to controversy. Some claim that this dog is the recreation of now extinct Spanish breed while others claim that this breed was developed from a few last remaining Mallorquin Bulldogs.

This medium size breed, with height and weight of 21-22 inches and 66-77 lbs respectively, comes with a large and strong head, broad and almost square skull and broad, moderate length muzzle. Nose is black and broad. Large, oval shaped, slightly slanting eyes are preferred in as dark colour as possible. Small, rose shaped ears are set high and to the side. Strong and thick neck fits well into the withers. It may have some loose skin and consequently a slight dewlap. The body of Perro de Presa Mallorquin is some what elongated. It comes with short and narrow loin with slight arch towards croup. Chest is deep and broad. Belly is slightly tucked-up. Thick tail is set low, tapers towards the tip and hangs down in repose. It is slightly curved when the dog is in action and raised to the height of the topline.

The Perro de Presa Mallorquin's short and rough coat comes in brindle, fawn and black. This breed has somewhat elongated body that comes with short and narrow loin, deep and broad chest and slightly tucked-up belly. The thick tail is set on low, hangs down in repose and forms a slight curve when the dog is in motion. This dog has short and rough to touch coat that comes in brindle, fawn and black colouring.

This breed is NOT recognized by AKC however it is recognized by FCI and UKC.

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