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Perro de Presa Canario vs Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Perro de Presa Canario vs Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier" Compare Perro de Presa Canario and Rottweiler. Which is better: Perro de Presa Canario or Rottweiler or American Pit Bull Terrier?
Name Perro de Presa Canario Rottweiler American Pit Bull Terrier
OriginsSpain Germany United States
Group Guard Dogs Working Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank4398336
Reviews254
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Other Names Canary Catch Dog, Canarian Molosser, Presa Canario, Dogo Canario, Presa, Canary Mastiff Rottie, Rott APBT, Pit Bull, Pitty, Pit, Pitbull
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. United Kennel Club Foundation Stock Service American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Colonial Rottweiler Club Deutscher Rottweiler Klub International Rottweiler Club American Canine Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club United Kennel Club Backwoods Bulldog Club
Price $1200-$3000 $1200-$2000 $500-$700

General Appearance - Perro de Presa Canario vs Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier

Size Large Large Giant Medium
Weight 80-100 pounds (36-45 kg) Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg), Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg) 22-78 pounds (10-35 kg)
Avg. Weight 90 pounds (40.5 kg) Male: 112.5 pounds (51 kg), Female: 100 pounds (45 kg) 50 pounds (22.5 kg)
Height 21-25 inches (55-65 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm) 14-24 inches (35-60 cm)
Avg. Height 23 inches (60 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm) 19 inches (47.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Perro de Presa Canario vs Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier

Coat Smooth Dense Fine
Colors Fawn Silver Brindle Red Black Mahogany Tan Rust Black Blue Gray White Tan Brown Red Yellow Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Perro de Presa Canario doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Rottweiler requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The American Pit Bull Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Perro de Presa Canarios shed none to minimal.
Rottweilers shed moderately.
American Pit Bull Terriers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Perro de Presa Canario vs Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier

Temperament Calm Gentle Suspicious Dominant Strong Willed Alert Fearless Independent Loyal Courageous Good-natured Intelligent Protective Affectionate Clownish Friendly Loyal Strong Willed Aggressive Courageous Intelligent Obedient Stubborn
Intelligent Rank
Average: Perro de Presa Canario's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Rottweiler is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Average: American Pit Bull Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Perro de Presa Canarios are quite easy to train.
Rottweilers are easy to train.
American Pit Bull Terriers are easy to train.
Playfulness
Perro de Presa Canarios, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Rottweilers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The American Pit Bull Terrier is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Perro de Presa Canarios have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Perro de Presa Canarios are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Rottweilers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
American Pit Bull Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Perro de Presa Canarios need for social interaction is average.
Rottweilers need a lot of social interaction.
American Pit Bull Terriers are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Perro de Presa Canario rarely barks.
Low: The Rottweiler barks none to minimal.
Average: The American Pit Bull Terrier barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Perro de Presa Canarios are one of the best watchdogs.
Rottweilers are one of the best watchdogs.
American Pit Bull Terriers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Perro de Presa Canarios are extremely protective guard dogs.
Rottweilers are extremely protective guard dogs.
American Pit Bull Terriers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Perro de Presa Canario has a low chance of biting somebody.
High
The Rottweiler has a high chance of biting somebody.
High
The American Pit Bull Terrier has a high chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Perro de Presa Canarios have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Rottweilers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
American Pit Bull Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Perro de Presa Canarios have average wanderlust potential.
Rottweilers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the American Pit Bull Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Perro de Presa Canarios have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Rottweilers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
American Pit Bull Terriers have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Perro de Presa Canarios are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
American Pit Bull Terriers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Perro de Presa Canarios don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Rottweilers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
American Pit Bull Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Rottweilers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
American Pit Bull Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Perro de Presa Canario vs Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Perro de Presa Canarios are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not stranger friendly dogs.
American Pit Bull Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Perro de Presa Canarios are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
American Pit Bull Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Perro de Presa Canarios are not cat-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are average friendly towards cats.
American Pit Bull Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Perro de Presa Canarios are not dog-friendly.
Rottweilers are not dog-friendly.
American Pit Bull Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly No
Perro de Presa Canario is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rottweiler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
American Pit Bull Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Perro de Presa Canarios are not the best breed for elderly people.
Rottweilers are not the best breed for elderly people.
American Pit Bull Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Perro de Presa Canarios do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Rottweilers are generally with other pets.
American Pit Bull Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Perro de Presa Canarios are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Rottweilers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
American Pit Bull Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Perro de Presa Canario breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Rottweiler breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
American Pit Bull Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Perro de Presa Canario vs Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier

Health Issues
Perro de Presa Canarios are commonly healthy dogs.
The Rottweiler is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
American Pit Bull Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Bloat Cryptorchidism Demodectic Mange Dilated Cardiomyopathy Hypothyroidism Luxating Patella Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Allergies Aortic Stenosis Bloat Elbow Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Osteosarcoma Panosteitis Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis Demodectic Mange Hip Dysplasia Skin Allergies
Life Expectancy 9-11 years 8-11 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Perro de Presa Canarios are high energy dogs.
Rottweilers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
American Pit Bull Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Perro de Presa Canarios have an average exercise need.
Rottweilers have an average exercise need.
American Pit Bull Terriers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Perro de Presa Canarios don't need too much sleep.
Rottweilers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
American Pit Bull Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 4 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Perro de Presa Canario breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Rottweiler breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Perro de Presa Canario has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rottweiler has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The American Pit Bull Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Perro de Presa Canario is an average drooler.
The Rottweiler drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The American Pit Bull Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Perro de Presa Canario vs Rottweiler vs American Pit Bull Terrier

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 7-9 puppies 8-12 puppies 5-8 puppies

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