Our Dogs

 

  The oldest and the most famous breeders of original Perro de Presa Canario were Manuel Curto Gracia, and Mr. Juan Carlos Asensio who owned Atlas-Asio kennel. Atlas-Asio kennel doesn't exists any more, but there are some breeders who still have Atlas-Asio blood lines. Our Hercules de Castle of Presa has very similar look to those old Atlas-Asio Presas, maybe even better, and he has definitely the same drive. We are proud that we can recreate the old glory of the original Presas (not "Dogos") with our new Castle of Presa blood lines.

 

 

 

 

Here on the left you can see Mora de Irema Curto from 1990-98. Curto started with dogs like Mora, but they don't have this type of Presas anymore. On the right you can see young Arain de Castle of Presa. He looks very much like Curto's Presas 20 years ago. We are back where Curto started years ago. We are proud to present Presa beauty in it's best. Arain just earned "Best of Breed" and "Best in Show" in Finland.

 

 


THE CASTLE OF PRESA DOGS

Panthera, Tarzana and Hercules were born and raised in our kennel. I have had and trained many dogs since 1972, but these three are the best dogs I've ever had. They are every trainer's dream. Usually you repeat new trick about 50-80 times during several months to make it permanent. Well, I showed "Stay" to Panthera and Tarzana 3 times and it became permanent. Anytime I say stay, they know what I want from them, and they do it right without any correction. It took me about the same time to teach these three dogs "Jump" over 8 feet wide wash (ditch). Now, anytime I point my finger on ditch, and say jump, they jump over. It's fun to train these dogs, they are so smart. My dogs don't do well to be full time locked in the kennel. They want to be part of the family.



Tarzana de Castle of Presa Tarzana is my personal dog, she will not be ever sold or give a way. She is always with me and she will stay with me. She is very jealous, and will fight even her brother Hercules if he would get closer to me. Tarzana is one of the most intelligent dogs I have trained so far. (Although I have seen and trained many dogs). Training this dog is trainer's paradise. Tarzana is simply a "Dream dog". She has a stable balanced temperament, a strong guarding instinct and defensive drive inherited from her ancestors. Tarzana is simply the best of the best. When she is playing with her toys and I call her up, she is right at the front of me, waiting for my next command. This dog is more than just a dog, she is a Presa, a dream dog, or like one man who purchased a puppy from me a while ago said: They are half of human. Well, almost.

Tarzana de Castle of Presa (Retired)
Born: July 29, 2008
Height in withers: 26inch/ 66cm
Weight: 120Lbs/ 54kg
Temperament: Stable balanced
Working abilities: Natural protector
Hips: Excellent, X-Ray, the picture is so obvious, that OFA is not needed.

 



..... .............................................................................. ...Tarzana 8 Months, first time on sleeve ....................Tarzana 5 weeks
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Hercules de Castle of Presa Hercules is my second personal dog and Tarzana's brother. He will not be sold or give away, he will stay with me. Hercules is the best male Presa I ever had in my life and another "Dream dog" He has a stable balanced temperament combined with a strong defensive drive. This dog is everything what a real Presa supposed to be. He is sweet and gentle house dog, loves children and likes to play with puppies. At the same moment he can change into a fearless aggressive protector, if anyone attempts to hurt his loved ones. This dog clearly shows our success in our Perro de Presa Canario breeding.

Stud Hercules is C.O.P
Protection Trained Dog


Born: July 29, 2008
Height in withers: 27inch/ 68.5cm
Weight: 125Lbs/ 56.5kg
Temperament: Stable balanced
Working abilities: Natural protector
Hips: Excellent, X-Ray is available.








...........................Hercules 3.5 years old ....H.................Hercules 1.5 year old .......Hercules 8 Months-great bite.....Hercules 4 Months, our little teddy-bear

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Andora is large strong dominant female with very high drive which is good for protection training. Her temperamrnt remains me one of the best German Shepherds I trained years ago. We imported Andora from Europe, she is 50% Curto after her mother Donna. Andora has stable balanced temperament and shows defensive properties when it comes to defend her territory. When I leave her in my SUV she is guarding the car automatically without any training. I value
Andora a lot for her protection abilities and her high drive.



Andora
Born: June 8, 2013
Height in withers: 25inch/ 63.5cm
Weight: 115Lbs/ 52kg
Temperament: Stable balanced
Working abilities: Exccellent, natural protector
Hips: Excellent, X-Ray is available





 
       


Phantom is an Import from Canary Islands. Phantom is intelligent, calm, but loaded with energy. He has a stable balanced temperament, and extremely high defensive drive. He has a confident hard full grip bite, the bite which can crush bones. You need to use a very hard sleeve for protection training, but still, you've got the feeling that he will rip your arm off. Phantom is easy to train, his reflexes are built fast and are permanent.

Phantom (Retired)
Born: August 27, 2007
Height in withers: 26inch/ 66cm
Temperament: Stable balanced
Working abilities: Natural protector
Hips: Very good, X-Ray is available
Sire: Aruba
Dam: Perla
Registered: View pedigree



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....................Phantom 4.5 years old .............................Phantom 2 years old
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..................................................................Phantom 9 Months...........................................Phantom 4 Months

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OUR STUD DOGS ARE AVAILABLE FOR STUD SERVICE
available for approved females

 
Hercules is a proven super stud dog 14 puppies !

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We will ship chilled or frozen semen anywhere in the world, so now you can breed your Presa female and have a puppies
no matter where you live.

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Presas no longer with us

Panthera de Castle of Presa
Description: Panthera was one of the best Presa female you can find anywhere. Panthera was extremely intelligent with a high drive and stable balanced temperament. This large female looks like a Panther, moves like a Panther and shows very defensive properties when it comes to protect her territory and her loved ones. Panthera has a very impressive appearance. That right look what makes Presa Presa. She was an excellent guard dog, and fearless protector.


July 29, 2008 - Sep 9. 2014.

Born: July 29, 2008
Height in withers: 26inch/ 66cm
Weight: 120Lbs/ 54kg
Temperament: Stable balanced
Working abilities: Natural protector
Hips: Excellent, X-Ray, the picture is so obvious, that OFA is not needed.





........Pic 2011.......................................... .................................................................Panthera 8 Months....Panthera 5 Months
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Electra was one of the best examples of the real Perro de Presa Canario.  We imported her directly from the Canary Islands
and she became foundation for our breeding program. Electra was 120 Lbs, heavy boned with large chest, big head, muscular body and beautiful brindle coat. She was a real protector and real “Gripper” with full grip bite. Electra comes from old Curto Presa working line.
Electra retired in Florida.

Born: May 2, 2003
Height in withers: 24inch/ 61cm
Weight: 120Lbs/ 54kg
Temperament: Stable balanced
Working abilities: Natural protector
Hips: Very good, X-Ray is available
Sire: Vento
Dam: Ines
Registered: View pedigree




 

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Photographs of Bandit, Vento, Ines, Perla, Xita and Aruba created and copyrighted by Irema Curto Kennel have been used for our website with an exclusive written permission by Irema Curto Kennel.

 

 

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