Care and Health of the Dogo Canario

The coat of the Dogo Canario is short, rough, close-fitting, and has no undercoat.
For grooming, it is enough to comb the fur regularly to remove dirt. The breed also sheds very little hair, which is why it is also suitable for allergy sufferers.

The Dogo Canario has no exceptional dietary requirements. A high-meat diet with little grain is important. The dog is particularly well suited to BARFing.

Info: BARFen is a feeding method based on the prey pattern of a wolf. BARF stands for Born Against Raw Feeders. With BARF, raw meat, bones, and offal are fed to small amounts of fruit and vegetables.

The life expectancy of the Spanish breed is between nine and twelve years.
Due to its high urge to move, the breed does not tend to be overweight, which, however, as with most dogs, depends primarily on the diet.

The breed is in itself a breed largely spared from diseases. Only about five to ten percent have hip dysplasia or elbow dysplasia. However, one always tries to avoid this false growth through breeding selection. In itself, it can be said that the Canary Mastiff is an above-average healthy Molossian.

Activities with the Dogo Canario

The Dogo Canario wants to be challenged every day and move around a lot. In order to be able to offer the dog the perfect balance, there are various employment options. These include, among other things:

  • agility;
  • frisbee;
  • dog dancing;
  • obedience;
  • trick dogging.

Since the Spanish breed is considered a list dog, it should be noted that different entry requirements apply within the EU. It is a good idea to contact the relevant authorities at the destination before you plan your trip so that you can make the right arrangements.

What you should definitely have with you when travelling, so that your four-legged friend feels as comfortable as possible, is a basket, a leash, and your favorite toy. In addition, a muzzle and pet ID card must be taken with you.

Due to its urge to move and its size, the dog is not suitable for apartments. It is best if you can offer him a garden and also have plenty of time to walk and exercise.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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