Presa Canario Attacks

Lawyers for Presa Canario Bite Injury

The Presa Canario a/k/a Perro de Presa Canario is considered to be one of the most dangerous dog breeds and has been linked to several fatal attacks. The name means “Canary Dog.”   But. don’t let the dainty name fool you. These dogs are extremely large, dominant, and stubborn, and a Presa Canario attack is likely to cause very serious injury or even death. As adults the males weight 100-140 lbs typically and stand roughly 2 feet tall. The females tend to be slightly smaller in mass weighing 85-120 lbs.  They were used often as fighting dogs until around the 1940s. Add those characteristics to a negligent dog owner who does not train and/or care for them properly and you have a recipe for disaster.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a Presa Canario attack, you may have certain legal rights against the owner of the dog. To learn more about how to make a claim after a Presa Canario attack, it is very important that you speak with a  Presa Canario attack lawyer as soon as possible when an attack occurs.

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Nature of the Presa Canario

The Presa Canario has a strong alpha nature. Thus, it is important that he be properly walked and not allowed to do the leading. They can be good pets due to their docile nature with familiar people. However, they are extremely distrustful of strangers. This combined with their intimidating deep-toned bark, protective instinct and sheer size often lead to people choosing them as a guard dog.  Most are not aggressive by nature. It is important that if a Presa Canario shows signs of aggressive behavior, that the dog be properly socialized and trained by its owner to prevent unwanted Presa Canario attacks.  If trained to be aggressive or signs of aggression are not dealt with early on, these animals can be dangerous dogs.

Presa Canario Attacks

When a Presa Canario attacks, the dog’s large size and aggressive nature can result in serious or even deadly injuries for the dog bite victim. Permanent disfigurement and scarring are just one example of the types of injuries that can result from the attack of a Presa Canario. Broken bones are also likely, as are cuts and lacerations. If you are knocked to the floor by the dog during the bite or attack, this can also contribute to suffering worse injuries including brain injury.

The costs of these injuries can be very high, especially in cases where injuries are life-changing and impact the rest of the victim’s life. Dog owners who choose to continue to keep a Presa Canario that they know has shown acts of aggression against humans may be liable for the injuries that dog bite victims sustain. If you are the victim of a Presa Canario attack, you should contact a dog bite lawyer to find out about your legal rights.


Let us Represent You After Your Presa Canario Attack

If you have been attacked by a Presa Canario or any other dangerous dog, you need an experienced and knowledgeable legal advocate on your side. At Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., we are here to assist you. Call us toll free: 1-800-298-0111.


Paul Cannon

Paul Cannon has practiced personal injury trial law since 1995. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law (2005). He has earned recognition as a Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters in 2017 & 2018, and as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2017. He is a Shareholder, trial lawyer and online marketing manager at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. His legal writings have been published by the Texas Bar Journal,, HG Legal Resources,, and others. He has been asked to give education talks and media interviews on dog bite law.