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Perro de Presa Mallorquin

Perro de Presa Mallorquin



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Breed Organization
United Kennel Club (UKC)
Website: http://www.ukcdogs.com
Native Country
Baleraic island of Majorca, Spain
Other Names
Mallorquin Bulldog, Ca de Bou, Mallorquin Mastiff, Perro Dogo Mallorquin, Majorca Mastiff, Majorcan Bulldog
Life Expectancy
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Litter Size
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Breed Group
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Breed Appearance
Perro de Presa Mallorquin 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 Perro de Presa Mallorquins 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 Perro de Presa Mallorquins. 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 Perro de Presa Mallorquin'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 Perro de Presa Mallorquin 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
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Advice
This breed needs space and a lot of exercise. Regular brushing is required.

Function
Guard and Defense Dog, Pet.


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