Country of Origin:
Watch and guard dog.
Ca de Bou or Perro de presa mallorquin is a typical Molossian of somewhat elongated build,
strong and powerful, of medium size.
The difference between the sexes is apparent in the head,
whose circumference is definitely greater in dogs than in bitches.
According to the FCI standard, this dog should be a medium-sized,
typical molosser with a slightly rectangular build.
It is strong and powerful, with a deep
and wide chest and a somewhat slimmer croup.
The skin is thick and somewhat loose,
but must not form folds except for a minor one on the throat.
The head is powerfully built and in males, the circumference of the skull should exceed
the height of the dog. They have strong jaws with a very mild underbite,
and widely spaced canines.
The tail is set low, thick and is carried in a slight arch when the dog is moving.
Height and weight is for males 55–58 cm and 35–38 kg, for females 52–55 cm and 30–34 kg.
It is a rather medium-sized dog, but can because of its mass appear larger than it really is.
The colors are fawn (light brown, often in deep tones),
brindle, and black (often with tan markings).
White markings are permitted, but must not exceed 30% of the full coat of the dog.
The size, shape and temperament varies greatly between lines. In central Europe,
a far stockier dog with a shorter, slightly wrinkled face is more common. While in Spain,
Scandinavia and other countries, the original, taller, leaner and more functional
dog is most common.
This is an intelligent dog who needs an owner who can understand and handle it.
Owners should work with their Perro de Presa Mallorquin
from puppyhood to teach obedience and manners in as positive
a way as possible but correcting any unwanted behavier from the beginning.
Working with knowledgeable trainers is critical.
The large Perro de Presa Mallorquin needs several long walks daily to
stay physically and mentally sound.
It is critical that it be properly socialized from
puppyhood during these outings so that, as it grows and continues to be exercised.
Participating in obedience classes and competitions is a great
way to work with a Perro de Presa Mallorquin while exercising it.