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

I have a new fantastic generation of Presas, Andora, Xena, Toro, but I never forget Panthera, Tarzana and Hercules. I have trained many dogs since 1972, but those 3 were the best dogs I've ever had that time. They were every trainer's dream. Usually you repeat a 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 said stay, they knew what I want from them, and they did it right without any correction. It took me about the same time to teach those 3 dogs "Jump" over 8 feet wide wash (ditch). Anytime I pointed my finger on ditch, and say jump, they jumped over. It was so much fun to train these dogs.

Presa dogs don't do well to be full time in the kennel. They want to be part of the family, and they need a lot of love.
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Andora is large strong dominant female with very high drive and great defensive drive. We imported Andora from Europe, she is 50% Curto after her mother Donna de Irema Curto. Andora is playful, has stable balanced temperament and shows defensive properties when it comes to defend her territory. We value Andora for her very high protection abilities and her high drive. She has so much energy, she can run all day long and don't get tired. Andora had a few fantastic litters and she was excellent mother. She can have eventualy one or two more litter, but I have other females to breed.



ANDORA-DORA is C.O.P
Highly Protection Trained Dog
( FOR SALE)

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





       

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XENA de Castle of Presa The best of the best. Pride of my breeding. Xena is large, strong, very muscular female. When my personal dogs Tarzana and Hercules passed away, Xena became immediately my personal dog. She is always with me, sleeps next to my bed, or sometimes even in my bed. Xena is as tough protector as her father Hercules. She is still in protection training, but her hard bite is already devastating. There is only one out of million Presas like Xena. Highly Intellgent, the best exterior, her beauty is heart stopping, confident, with stable balanced temperament, very loving, very obedient, and mainly very protective. Xena can be very mean bitch, when it comes to protection. She doesn't even like cars passing by my property. If there wouldn't be a fence between, she would attack the car. But when I call her up, she is imediately on the front of me. If I leave her in my car, nobody can get even close to it. And I didn't even train her guarding my car.

Xena de Castle of Presa
Born: September 28, 2016
Height in withers: 25inch/ 63.5cm
Weight: 115Lbs/ 52kg
Temperament: Stable balanced
Working abilities: Natural protector
Hips: Excellent, X-Ray is available

 


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Toro de Castle of Presa Toro-Torez is my boy. Just love this boy. Presa like Toro gets born only once in 100 years. Large and strong like bull with huge head. However, even more impressive is his temperament. Very loving, always try's to please me, very obedient, and learning fast. Toro is natural guard dog and protector. He has so much power, he can turn 6', 300 lbs man down. His bite crushes the bones. Toro is now in protection training. He will be as tough as Hercules.

Toro de Castle of Presa
Born: August 31, 2017
Height in withers: 27inch/ 68.5cm
Weight: 125Lbs/ 56.5kg
Temperament: Stable balanced
Working abilities: Natural protector
Hips: Excellent, X-Ray is available

 



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OUR STUDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR STUD SERVICE
available for approved females

 
.................... Rambo is a proven super stud dog 12 puppies ! Toro .............is ounToro is a young stud with huge head and fantastic loving and stable temperament

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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

Tarzana de Castle of Presa Tarzana was my personal dog, I would never sold her for any price. She won my heart because of her high qualities. Highly Intelligent, extremely obedient, always was trying to please me,very hard protection dog. She was always with me, slept next to my bed, and she stayed with me to the end. I miss her. Rest in peace my girl.

Tarzana de Castle of Presa
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 was my second personal dog, Tarzana's brother and son of Electra. Hercules was the best male Presa I ever had in my life. He had stable balanced temperament and strong defensive drive. His hard full grip bite was devastating. He could get very aggressive, but just one nice word calmed him down immediately. Hercules was one of a kind Presa. He was protection trained by me with many extras. He stayed with me to the end, and passed away in my home. Rest in peace my boy. Fortunately, I have his daughter Xena who became immediately my personal dog and protector. And hell yeah, she is as tough as her father.

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 ...........................Hercules 1.5 year old .......Hercules 8 Months-great bite....Hercules 4 Months, little teddy-bear

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Phantom was Imported from original breeder from Canary Islands. Intelligent, calm, loaded with energy. Even I raised him from the puppy, I never had any bond with him. He liked to be by himself. However, he stayed with me to the end and passed away on my property.

August 27, 2007 - October 15, 2017

Phantom
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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Panthera de Castle of Presa (was sold to wrong man and due to his negligence she died too soon) She was beautiful
I loved that dog. I am so sorry baby for making wrong decision, you should stay with me. Rest in peace my girl.

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 came from old Curto Presa working line.
Electra retired in Florida. We don't know what year she passed away.

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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