Welcome to Primal Presa Canario

We are a family run kennel, breeders of rustic, working style Presa Canario in Alberta, Canada. Our dogs are active guardians and family companions as well as working dogs used in Protection work, obedience and sport. We value heath and temperament above all else in this breed. Our dogs are walking examples of what this breed was meant to be. We are fortunate enough to have some of the best specimens in the breed living with us. ALL of our Presas are tested and regularly worked.
Primal is about temperament.
Looking for a Presa that acts like a Lab? This is the wrong place.
Our Presas act like Presas. Period.
While we value and are proud of the pedigrees behind our dogs, we do not ride the coat-tails of dogs we did not own or breed. We talk about what our dogs actually do or have done. Primal is very fortunate to have some of the best working kennel’s blood behind our dogs. We are students of and have much respect for the breeders and trainers who have and still work the blood we are fortunate enough to have.

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Primal Dogs

Coal

Coal

Coal de Lexa Estate is a black Presa we were fortunate enough to obtain from Todd Blas at Lexa Estate in BC, Canada. Coal is a lean, long legged Presa with athletic ability and good wind from Irma Curto blood. He is a very confident dog with solid nerves.  Coal is a very real threat to intruders and the true definition of a home guardian. Coal has had minimal training and conditioning when it comes to bite work, yet he tests very well and consistently. Coal is a calm and stable dog in off-duty mode. This dog is dignified and is a pleasant balance between independent and by-your-side. Never far away, and quick to return to my side as soon as I beckon for him, this dog is an absolute pleasure to have as a companion. Coal is a very hard, dominant dog. If you do not like Coal, you simply do not like or understand the Presa Canario.

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Eva

Eva

 

Eva is a beautiful Ironbull bred bitch we got from Mark Banks at Harijan Kennel. Eva is very responsive to training and very social with our family. She has a great prey drive that is balanced well with a very civil nature.  Eva is a stocky, muscular bitch but that doesn’t interfere with her athletic ability. For her size she is agile and fast on her feet and in full movement.
Although she is social with her family, she is very much devoted to one owner. Like our other Presas, Eva is not exuberant in her affection. She shows her love through a quiet presence on the constant lookout for a threat, content to sit or lie and my feet.
Eva is without a doubt, one of the top female Presa Canarios in Canada.
Eva has little tolerance for strangers of any kind. She will accept a greeting from strangers under obedience from her family. This is not the kind of dog that gives affection freely to those who haven’t earned it.

 

Toro

Toro

 

Toro was bred by a good friend of mine in Texas. He comes out of both a sire and dam of exceptional quality. Toro has high drive with full and hard bites and an athletic build.  In build he is similar to his dam and grand-dam. Toro’s nerves are second to none, he is very steady with an exceptional prey drive. Toro is very social with his family, even goofy at times, but is serious and confident in his role and ability to dominate any threat to himself, his home, or his family. This is a dog that I and everyone who works him think very highly of.

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Banshee

Banshee

 

Banshee is a female of very rustic type, our keeper out of Eva and Coal. Like her sire, Banshee is a black dog with a exceptionally athletic build. This dog has fantastic prey drive and an extremely civil nature making her a very effective home guardian and working dog.  Banshee breaks the rules of the physical limitations and possibilities of a Presa Canario.  This bitch has the wind, structure, ability, drive, and temperament to make her one of the defining female Presa Canarios alive.

 

Zulu

Zulu

 

Zulu was bred in Ontario out of a Iron Bull sire and a De La Arena dam. Zulu has a build much like Iron Bull dogs in in her ancestry in style. A little more mass than I am typically a fan of, this dog compensates with an exceptionally confident temperament, very solid nerves, very high prey drive and a very deep bite.  Zulu has proven to be an exceptional producer. Her drive and working ability leave nothing to be desired.  More social than the other Presas on our yard, she is still an effective deterrent and very real threat as a home guardian. She is a valued addition to our yard.