What's In a Name: Canary Dogs
While the name may make you think of a tiny bird, the Canary Dog is a big and muscular breed with a rather large head. The Canary Dog was use as a cattle driver and fighting dog on the Canary Islands. The Canary Dog (Perro de Presa Canario) is a large Molosser-type dog breed originally bred for working livestock. The name of the breed is Spanish, means "Canarian catch dog", and is often shortened to "Presa Canario" or simply "Presa". The breed is sometimes also called Dogo Canario, meaning "Canarian Molosser".