Breed Organization United Kennel Club (UKC) Website:
http://www.ukcdogs.com Native Country Baleraic island of Majorca, Spain Other Names Ca de Bou, Perro de Presa Mallorquin, Mallorquin Mastiff, Perro Dogo Mallorquin, Majorca Mastiff, Majorcan Bulldog Life Expectancy No Information Available Litter Size No Information Available Breed Group No Information Available
Breed Appearance Mallorquin Bulldog 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).
History 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 Mallorquin Bulldogs 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 Mallorquin Bulldogs.
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 Mallorquin Bulldog'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 Mallorquin Bulldog 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.
Behavior This extremely courageous, independent dog has
a combative personality. This breed must receive strict training.
Health No Information Available
Advice This breed needs space and a lot of exercise.
Regular brushing is required.