Category: dogfight

Yes you read that right, in 2008 every state f…

Yes you read that right, in 2008 every state finally made it a felony to fight dogs in their respective states.

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As of 2008, dogfighting is a felony in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In most states, the possession of dogs for the purpose of fighting is also a felony offense.

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Being a spectator at a dogfight is illegal in all states except Montana and Hawaii. Both of those states need to step it up.

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If one was to ask dog-men about the Presa Cana…

If one was to ask dog-men about the Presa Canario as a dog fighter, many will tell you the breed doesn’t hold much weight in their world, with the APBT (Pit Bull) still being their choice. The Presa was bred to be a big game hunting, cattle dog and family/property protector but unfortunately the breeds extreme physical prowess thrusted the breed onto that world.

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On the small Island off the coast of Spain, fights were the amusement of the simple, common country folk and people from the marginal areas of the cities. Presa’s were important for a time because people “pitted” them for prize and/or ego.

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Historical information hints that there existed dog fighting on the Canary island but it wasn’t as numerous as one may believe. Many whom owned the breed barely had enough money to feed themselves, let alone an animal this large. Usually fights were agreed upon, rules were placed and dogs were brought out to dole it out. No spectator could touch or bother the dogs while in combat. The most widespread method was to place the dogs within a circle marked on the ground, face to face. The fight began when the collars were removed. Keep in mind that these were not organized public events, emerging sporadically at the challenge of rival owners. However, fights became mini spectacles and practically the whole neighborhood participated once it became aware of a fight.

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Dog fighting was banned in the mid-1940s but lasted for another decade where it remained common practice in all of the island. Due to tightening by the Francoist (Franco regime) authority for the eradication of dogfighting, the Presa Canario was relegated to coveted breeders that up-kept the breed in its “as- purist” form while preventing its total disappearance from history as many of the dogs of the time were crossed with English Bulldog, German Bulldog (Boxer) and native dogs like the Perro Majorero.

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