THE HEAD

The head is the most important feature of the breed, as it is with most mastiffs. The Dogo Canario has a head that is distinctive from any other breed. The head is massive square and wide skulled. It is covered with loose hanging skin with sufficient wrinkle. Muzzle straight, not curved.

The expression is confident, docile and a little distant. The furrow between the frontal lobes is well defined and is about two-thirds the size of the skull

The stop is definite, but not abrupt.

Convex in ante posterior and transversal direction: frontal bones tend to be flat. Pronounced zigomatic arch, with well developed cheek and jaw muscles, but without projections

Correct head structure

 

Frontal bones are flat- correct

Frontal bones are arched- incorrect

The planes of the head are parallel.

Parallel - Correct

Divergent plain - incorrect

Presa Canario Convergient Head Planes

Convergent plain - incorrect

Presa Canario Convergient Head Planes/Arched

Presa Canario Convergient Head Planes

Convergent and arced - incorrect

Presa Canario Convergient and Arched Head