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Presa Dane

Presa Canario / Great Dane Hybrid Dogs

Information and Pictures

A brown brindle, large-breed, mastiff-type dog with natural ears and a natural tail laying down on a deck with a duck behind it. The dog is tied to a yellow rope.

Roman the Presa Dane at 1 and a half years old weighing 132 pounds (60 kg)—"Roman outside relaxing with his duck friend."

Other Names

Great Canario

Description

The Presa Dane is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Presa Canario and the Great Dane. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Recognition

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

Right Profile - A large breed, black with white Presa Dane is standing on a brick patio looking up with its mouth open and tongue hanging out of the left side. Its teets are hanging down as if it had a litter of puppies recently.

"Shiloh is a Great Dane / Presa Canario mix shown here at 15 months old. Her father is a purebred Presa Canario and her mother is a purebred Great Dane, so she's 50/50. Shiloh is approximately 30 inches at the withers and weighs 130 pounds. She is one of the best dogs I've ever owned, very obedient, we'll mannered, loyal, loving, and very protective of me and my children and our home. She loves to run, retrieve balls, swim, and just be around her family. Inside the house she's very laid back. Thanks to years of watching Cesar Millan, I've applied a lot of his techniques to training her and now have a happy, balanced dog."

The backside of a black with white Presa Dane dog that is standing in fallen brown leaves looking to the left. It is wearing a blue with yellow harness.

Shiloh the Great Dane / Presa Canario mix at 14 months old

Front side view - A tall, large breed, brindle with white Presa Dane is standing in patchy grass looking forward.

Roman the Presa Dane at 11 months old weighing 122 pounds (55 kg) and 30 inches (73.6 cm) at the withers

Side view - A large breed, drop-eared, brindle Presa Dane dog is laying under a tree looking forward. Behind it is a wagon with a couple of pumpkins on it. One pumpkin has a carved spider on it and the other is not carved.

Roman the Presa Dane at 9 months old weighing 117 pounds (53 kg) and 29 inches (73.6 cm) at the withers

Front side view - A tall, extra large breed, brindle Presa Dane dog is wearing a choke chain collar with its front paws up on a tree stump and is back legs on the ground. It is alert and looking forward.

Roman the Presa Dane at 8 1/2 months old—"Roman is maturing beautifully, now weighing 110lbs (49.8 kg) of lean muscle. He still has a ton of loose skin to grow into. Such a well behaved gentleman.

Side view - The left side of a tall, large breed, brindle Presa Dane dog standing behind a low, tan brick wall. It is wearing a blue harness and its mouth is slightly open and its tongue is out.

Roman the Presa Dane at 8 months old—"Roman enjoying this lovely weather. He is 28 and a half inches tall at the withers and weighs 107lbs. Roman has been on a mostly raw fed diet, prey model, against my vets advise due to the risk of salmonella, but I think the pros out weigh the cons. He's been on this diet since he was 6 weeks old and I'm very pleased with the benefits and results of raw feeding, He is a very healthy happy boy.

Close up front view - A drop-eared, large breed, brindle with white Presa Dane is laying in grass looking to the right in front of a low tan brick wall. There is an American flag in the tree behind the wall.

Roman the Presa Dane at 8 months old, weighing 107 lbs (48 kg) and 28 1/2 inches (72 cm) tall at the shoulders.

Front side view - A panting, large breed, brindle with white Presa Dane dog is walking across grass next to a driveway looking up.

Roman the Presa Dane at 7 1/2 months old, weighing 102lbs (46 kg) and 27 1/2 inches (68.5 cm) tall at the shoulders.

Side view - A brindle with white Presa Dane large breed puppy is standing across a grass surface and in front of a white picket fence. It is looking back and its mouth is open and its tongue is out.

"Roman is a male Presa Dane, shown here at 6 months old. His mother Shiloh, who is also shown on this page is half Great Dane Half Presa Canario, and his father is a purebred Presa Canario. So Roman is 75 percent Presa and 25 percent Dane. At 6 months he weighs 78 pounds and is 26 inches at the withers. He is a very goofy, clumsy boy that enjoys playing with the children and being everyone's shadow. He's very lovable and intelligent. All around he is a perfect balanced pet."

The back of a brindle with white Presa Dane puppy that is sitting on a tan tiled floor looking to the left.

Roman the brindle Great Dane / Presa Canario mix at 6 months old

Right Profile - A small, brindle with white Presa Dane puppy is sitting on a red blanket looking down over the edge of a couch.

Roman the brindle Great Dane / Presa Canario mix as a 4-week-old puppy

Close up front side view - A small, young, brindle with white Presa Dane puppy is laying on a blue couch with its head up and slightly tilted to the right. It has wrinkles on its forehead.

Roman the brindle Great Dane / Presa Canario mix as a 4-week-old puppy

Side view - A pudgy, brindle with white Presa Dane puppy is standing on a hardwood floor sniffing something.

Roman the brindle Great Dane / Presa Canario mix as a 4-week-old puppy

Two Merle gray and black Presa Dane dogs are standing on a gravel path. The dog in front is looking to the right. Both of there mouths are open and tongues are out.

Tucker the Great Dane / Presa Canario mix (Presa Danes) with his littermate—"Tucker is a blue merle Presa Dane shown here at 15 months old. He is 50 percent Presa and 50 percent Dane. Brother to Shiloh "shown above" Tucker weighs about 180lbs and is 34 inches at the shoulders at 15 months old. He is truly a gentle giant. He gets along great with other animals and people due to him having a calm, assertive pack leader as an owner. The Presa Danes are great dogs with great temperaments, highly intelligent with great guarding instincts. They are extremely loyal to their family. They do however need a firm hand in training, socialization, and discipline to become healthy, happy, and balanced dogs. They also are great in apartments if they get at least an hour if good exercise a day."

Front side view - A large breed, merle gray and black Presa Dane dog has its butt on a couch and its paws on the ground. It is looking to the right. Its mouth is open and tongue is out.

Tucker the Great Dane / Presa Canario mix (Presa Dane) at 15 months old sitting on the couch

Close up front side view - A large breed, rose-eared, tall, merle gray and black Presa Dane is laying on a hardwood floor looking up. Its mouth is open and its tongue is hanging off to the right.

Tucker the Great Dane / Presa Canario mix (Presa Dane) at 15 months old

A litter of 7 Presa Dane puppies are huddled around a water bowl that is on a stone porch. A couple of the puppies are laying next to the bowl and the rest of the puppies are drinking out of a water bowl. There is a push broom behind them.

Shiloh and Tucker the Presa Danes as 5-week-old puppies with their littermates

A large litter of Presa Dane puppies are laying up on a wooden deck and on the wooden step below is a black brindle Presa Canario wearing a thick red collar laying on its left side.

Shiloh and Tucker the Presa Danes as 5-week-old puppies with their littermates and their Presa Canario dad sleeping on the step below.

Front side view - A brindle with white Presa Dane is standing in patchy grass looking to the left.

Kane the Presa Dane at 9 months old weighing 116 pounds (52.6 kg)

Side view - A brindle with white Presa Dane is laying on a concrete surface in front of a white house looking forward.

"Kane the Presa Dane shown here as a puppy at about 4 months old. Kane is 75 percent Presa Canario an 25 percent Great Dane. He is the son of Shiloh and brother to Roman."

Close up front view - A brindle with white Presa Dane is laying on a red blanket on a couch and it is looking forward. It has a blue dog bone shaped ID tag hanging from its collar that says 'Kane'

"Kane the Presa Dane shown here as a puppy at about 3 months old. Kane is 75 percent Presa Canario an 25 percent Great Dane. He is the son of Shiloh and brother to Roman."

Close up front view - A brindle with white Presa Dane is sitting on top of a green blanket on a brown couch looking to the left.

"Kane the Presa Dane shown here as a puppy at about 3 1/2 months old. Kane is 75 percent Presa Canario an 25 percent Great Dane. He is the son of Shiloh and brother to Roman."