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New Pack Member - 9wk old Presa Canario

Discussion in 'Other Breeds' started by Cobalt, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Cobalt

    Cobalt Little Dog

    A Presa pup was in the plans from over a year ago, got sidetracked for awhile when we took in our rescue "Willa" and helped foster another for awhile. Back on track to our origional plan though and last night welcomed home "Bea". Did a lot of research on the breed, along with meeting others Presas and their owners, and for a good breeder. We wanted an active, companion animal for our ourselves and our other dogs, that will also make for a good household guardian (our small city isn't what it used to be and Willa would just lick any intruders to death while showing them where the silver was LOL). We do a lot of hiking too in an area becoming more numerous with Coyotes and coyote/wolf hybrids so a little extra protection there too. Anyway, here's "Bea" :)

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  2. Lillie May

    Lillie May Good Dog

    Congratulations on your new addition, what a pretty girl! I'm sure she'll be everything you're hoping for.
     
  3. Cobalt

    Cobalt Little Dog

    Thanks Lillie, she's quite the character already LOL

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  4. Lillie May

    Lillie May Good Dog

    I'll bet! I've only met one before, he was very impressive. Lol, too much dog for me, but I do like them.
     
  5. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    Adorable!!! I'm looking forward to pictures of this dog growing up!
     
  6. Cobalt

    Cobalt Little Dog

    She'll be a fair size, her dad was 130lbs and her mom 120lbs. Now some Presa bloodlines these days are being bred for size more than anything, but Bea's bloodlines are from smaller, more active, working dogs from the Canary Islands where they are still being used for cattle herding/protection. I wasn't looking for a monster sized couch potato :) .
     
  7. Beatrix Kiddo

    Beatrix Kiddo Good Dog

    cute! congrats :)
     
  8. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Super cute!
     
  9. Beki

    Beki Good Dog Premium Member

    She's gorgeous! Congratulations on the new addition!
     
  10. Cobalt

    Cobalt Little Dog

    Thanks again everyone, have a pretty solid training plan laid out for her, but I'm sure she'll challenge us all the way LOL. Of course there'll be lots of pics too as she grows :)
     
  11. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Gorgeous puppy! Can't wait to watch her grow!
     
  12. Cobalt

    Cobalt Little Dog

    Careful introductions with Willa today, but no issues for a first meeting. All Willa wanted to do was play, but she's a bit too small for that kind of rough and tumble yet, but they did have a little dodge and chase together for a short period.

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  13. lizzie13

    lizzie13 Good Dog

    Congrats! Cute brindle!
     
  14. Cobalt

    Cobalt Little Dog

    Thanks, Brindle kinda grows on ya!.... :D
     
  15. Lillie May

    Lillie May Good Dog

    I've always been a fan of brindle. When I said too much dog for me, it wasn't the guardian aspect. It's the fact that I only weigh 106 lbs! 120-130 lbs is too much for me! LOL
     
  16. MMSmith

    MMSmith Good Dog

    She is gorgeous! Sounds like you made a great choice.
     
  17. adjecyca

    adjecyca Good Dog

    Adorable!! do you have any pics of the parents?
     
  18. Cobalt

    Cobalt Little Dog

    It's all in the training :) If you don't have control of a 120lb dog of any kind, and it wants to react in a bad way, doesn't matter how much you weigh, it's not going to be pretty!

    Thanks, I was worried she might be over-stressed and withdrawn with the move but it's like nothing to her - again a very confident and intellingent pup. 1 day in and she's scratching at the door to do her business outside!
     
  19. Cobalt

    Cobalt Little Dog

  20. Lillie May

    Lillie May Good Dog

    Awww, too cute. Yes I know it's all in the training, my point is should a dog that big decides something is more interesting than listening to a command, I'd be screwed! Lol, I'd be taken for a drag!
     

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