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Majorca Mastiff

Majorca Mastiff

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Breed Organization
United Kennel Club (UKC)
Native Country
Baleraic island of Majorca, Spain
Other Names
Mallorquin Bulldog, Perro de Presa Mallorquin, Mallorquin Mastiff, Perro Dogo Mallorquin, Ca de Bou, Majorcan Bulldog
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Breed Appearance
Majorca Mastiff or Perro de presa mallorquin is a typical Molossian of somewhat elongated build, strong and powerful, of medium size. The difference between the sexes is apparent in the head, whose circumference is definitely greater in dogs than in bitches. The Perro de Presa Mallorquin was almost extinct after World War II, and the few remaining dogs were crossed with Ca de Bestiar, English Bulldog and perhaps Perro de Toro.

Breed Description
Head: Massive. Broad, square skull. Broad, flat forehead. Deep stop. Broad muzzle. Very strong, bulging jaw muscles.
Ears: Short and thin. Set on high. Rose ears folded back exposing the burr.
Eyes: Large, bulging slightly and slightly out of round. Very dark color.
Body: Massive. Long, very powerful neck. Deep, cylindrical chest. Short loin and flanks. Belly drawn up. Croup slightly higher than the withers.
Tail: Strong at the base and tapering to a point reaching the hocks.
Hair: Short, harsh, smooth, lying close to the skin.
Coat: Fawn, brindle, dark striped with white markings.
Size: 56 to 58 cm. (22-23 in).
Weight: Approx. 40 kg. (88 lb).

Originating on the island of Majorca, the Mallorquin Bulldog was developed for bull-baiting and dog-fighting, like the English Bulldog. When this practice came to an end, the very existence of the Mallorquin Bulldog came into question. The breed was saved by Spanish breeders, but is still very rare.

In the nineties, other nations took interest in the breed. In Poland and Russia they found a lot of success. There were rumours of more than 2,000 Majorca Mastiffs in Moscow. There are only around 250 in Spain. The race is well-appreciated for its function in Puerto Rico, where the Champion Chimo was sent to and other famous Spanish Majorca Mastiffs. Other nations, including France, Holland, Denmark, Finland and Sweden, also have breeders but not many, and the breed is pretty well unknown. In the 21st century, the Majorca Mastiff's future looks good. There is a bigger interest in the breed, with other names such as Mallorquin Mastiff, and thanks to the Internet, a closer link between Majorca Mastiff owners, breeders and passionate people, who love this breed. The increased interest carries with it potential pitfalls, however, as with the rapid development of other breeds when breeders try to match increased demand.

This extremely courageous, independent dog has a combative personality. This breed must receive strict training.

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This breed needs space and a lot of exercise. Regular brushing is required.

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