ABOUT US
D&G's Incubus aka Juice, Presa Canario
OUR KENNEL
 
D&G Kennels Presa Canario (also known as Dogo Canario) is owned and operated by Randy and Lauren Green. Our primary goal at D&G Kennels is to improve the breed of the Presa Canario. We only deal with imports and make frequent trips to the Canary Islands to select our breeding stock based on working ability, health, and correct conformation. We have been working with this wonderful breed for 18 years. We are one of only a handful of breeders that have been working with the Presa Canario for this amount of time. We are located west of Atlanta, Georgia and do take appointments for kennel visits.
D&g and JBI's Freak, Presa Canario
Randy has served as the Vice President, President, and currently serves as an advisor to the board for the breed club here in the US, the Dogo Canario Club of America . Lauren is currently serving her second term as treasurer for the club. We are two of only a few American members of the Spanish breed club, the CEDC. Randy co-founded the top temperament testing association for the Presa Canario, the Working Dogo Canario Alliance , and co-wrote the temperament test currently being used. We feel that we have put together one of the best breeding programs in the entire world for the Presa Canario. We focus our program on only the best 100% Spanish lines. Our Presas have taken top honors on both the working field and in the show ring. We have dogs in over 30 countries worldwide, and have produced champions across the globe, including the 2012 World Dog Show male winner, D&G’s JB Tauro . We have accomplished many show wins and placements here in the US at America's largest show for Presa Canarios, the American Monographica. We also believe that a strong and stable temperament is just as important as excellent conformation and structure!
 
ABOUT THE BREED & OUR DOGS
 
At D&G Kennels, we breed only top quality Presa Canario bloodlines imported from Spain or the Canary Islands.
Buying a dog from us ensures  that you will receive one
that has been bred for the previously mentioned characteristics: working ability, health, and correct conformation. 
Our dogs are bred to be highly capable guard dogs as well as loyal family friends and protectors.
We offer life time breeder support and 2 year health guarantees on all of our dogs sold. We like to build a relationship with our new clients and develop lifelong friendships!!
There are hundreds of Presa Canario breeders around these days. However, not all breeders in this breed are on the same level.
There are great breeders in North America,
but they are few and far between. There are many breeders who will take advantage of an unsuspecting or uneducated buyer. 
WE ENCOURAGE POTENTIAL OWNERS TO DO THEIR RESEARCH AND KNOW WHAT THEY SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR IN A PRESA CANARIO!   You may save a few dollars up
front but it can cost you tremendously in the long run.
 
Colors of the Presa Canario range from brindle to fawn. These are  the ONLY colors of the Dogo Canario.
Because so many breeders have  bred their Presas to fit their own standards,
the TRUE Presa type has become somewhat lost in the mix. "Rare" colors (such as blue, solid white or solid black) and excessive size and aggression
are NOT characteristics of a true Presa Canario.
 
We have listed the following  links to help those that are interested to become more aware of what  a Presa Canario should (or should NOT!) be.
PHENOTYPE GUIDE
Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions regarding our breeding program or for more  information about this breed.
An ethical breeder and true breed enthusiast will take the time
to answer any questions you may have and explain the breed to you.
REGISTRATION
 
In regards to paperwork, our dogs are registered through FCI / Puerto Rico, the same registry used in Spain and the Canary Islands, and also through
the Dogo Canario Club of America (DCCA). FCI
paper work is recognized by UKC and AKC Foundation Stock; however we personally do not register with these clubs. 
FCI IS NOT THE SAME AS FIC !!!!   Please take the time to understand the
difference. To ensure that your presa is from true Spanish blood, you must have FCI paperwork.
THE PRESA/DOGO DEBATE
 
Many have heard various opinions on the Presa / Dogo debate.
Below is a copy of a post Randy made to Facebook concerning the neverending arguments of which dogs are Presa Canario and which dogs are Dogo Canario.
In short, they are one in the same.
 
 
"In regards to the presa/dogo debate here is my opinion:  
 
We can debate till the cows come home and I'm not going to change your mind if you are on one side nor are you going to change mine.
 
I have been breeding these dogs for 18 years and have been to the Canary Islands more than anyone in the states with the exception of maybe Luis Ortiz to the best of my knowledge.
 
I have worked with and talked to many breeders on both sides of the debate. Here is something to think about and then I am out of this debate. The CEPC (Club Español de Presa Canario) now the CEDC (Club Español de Dogo Canario) (same people, same foundation dogs, etc) wrote the original standard for the breed Presa Canario and submitted to the RSCE in 1989.
 
In 2001 the FCI, a larger registry, changed the name from Presa Canario to Dogo Canario. At that time the original CEPC club modified the standard and disallowed black dogs and took the maximum amount of white from 30% to 20%.
 
Remember,  this is the the same club that submitted the original standard for the Presa Canario. In 2001 the dogs did not change, the early lines that were used did not change, only the name, the black coat, and the maximum amount of white allowed were changed.
 
They did not make this change for "no reason". There is actually a very clear reason that black and excess white were eliminated from the standard. Both go back and bring out old traits from different breeds used to create the standard. Most black presas have a very shiny coat with very thin hair. Also, many of the black Presas have very tight flues and heads that resemble pit bulls as this is where a lot of that black color came in. With the white it is the same thing, but typically goes back to the bulldogs. In the early days a lot of the more white colored dogs had many health problems and allergies.
 
The standard was written and changed by the very people that created the standard in their home country and it is there for a reason. It is not at our discretion to say screw it I don't like it, let's do what we want. When looking at early photos you also must remember that we are looking at presa dogs (gripping dogs) that were a component of the Presa Canario.
 
That being said, I have produced a few dogs with white on muzzle and feet etc. I am not 100% against it but if all things are equal in a litter I would chose the one without the color faults. With out a standard you have no breed.
 
OK, so let's just pretend in 2001 there was never a name change to Dogo Canario but there was still a standard change issued from the original CEPC club.   We would never be having these dicussions.  It would be 1 breed. The breeders who breed outside of the standards would simply be breeding presa dogs (a component breed of the actual Presa Canario).
 
After 2001 and the name change this is when many of the breeders who were breeding out of standard presa dogs focusing on temp but had no problem adding other breeds to make the dogs hotter, saw the opportunity to take the name Presa Canario and try to seperate the 2 breeds. It was not really until post 2001 that you see other clubs pop up in Spain using the name Presa Canario but implementing no standard for their presa dogs. I do not understand the 90% white dogs etc, because they were never to be a part of the Presa Canario even in the original standard.
 
So again in parting I will say without a standard u have no breed. What separates a good working bandog from a good working Presa? A breed standard, period! In 1997 -1998 I was given an incredible bandog that was passed to me as a Presa Canario. He was the hardest dog I have come across in all my years. At the time I knew no different. He was absolutely one of the best working dogs out there. It was not till a year or so later the breeder of this dog told me what was behind him. He looked similar to a Presa Canario to an unexperienced eye and most would go crazy for him as a Presa Canario if I had him now, but he was nothing more than a bandog......He looks similar to many of the mostly white dogs out there today.
 
By no means am I trying to say that my dogs are superior, Lord knows they all have faults and it is a constant job to try to improve with every breeding. Nor am I trying to say that I know it all, as I am constantly studying and learning. I just wanted to show my opinion on the debate. Yes I know there are plenty of faults with this breed in the show ring, just as there is as many working presas that do not look like a Presa Canario at all. Could go on and into a ton more detail and debate till the cows come home but what's the point.
And who has time for that?
My .02 for the day."