The Canario Perro de Presa has a serene demeanor and a thoughtful countenance. He has historically been employed to herd livestock and is particularly well suited for guarding.
The Perro de Presa Canario is a well-built, fairly sized molluscoid with a rectilinear contour and black mask. He has a calm disposition and a low, deep bark, and he is very self-assured. He is very dedicated to his owner and is obedient and submissive around family members, yet he might be wary of strangers. He takes a strong and watchful stance when alert.