The Presa Canario a/k/a Perro de Presa Canario is a very powerful dog breed. 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 can cause very serious injury or even death. As adults, the males weigh 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 often misused 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, their strong sense of loyalty, and their protective nature. However, they are extremely distrustful of strangers. This combined with their intimidating deep-toned bark, protective instinct, and sheer size often leads to people choosing them as guard dogs. Most are not aggressive by nature. It is important that if a Presa Canario shows signs of aggressive behavior the dog be properly socialized and trained by its owner to prevent unwanted Presa Canario attacks. If trained to be aggressive or if signs of aggression are not dealt with early on, these animals can be dangerous dogs.
Report the Incident to Animal Control
If you are bitten by a dog, you need to contact animal control and report the incident so they can determine whether the dog is a risk to others and whether it has rabies. Here are several of the area animal controls’ contact information:
- Houston animal control
- Katy animal control
- Galveston animal control
- Montgomery County animal control
- Austin animal control
- Dallas animal control
- Fort Worth animal control
- San Antonio animal control
Talk to an Attorney
If you have been attacked by a Presa Canario or any other dog, you need an experienced and knowledgeable Houston dog bite attorney on your side. At Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., we are here to assist you. Call us toll-free at (713) 932-0777.