of all three breeds you mentioned i would strongly reccomend that you o your research as the presa canario is not for novices or even intermediates- that is if you can get hold of a good specimen. Given that it is a new breed, "recreated" (for want of a better term) largely in the 80's by Mr Manuel Curto (Irema Curto Kennels, Tenneriefe) and whilst largely mastiff type - may have breeds such as bull terrier, pitbull and majoreo as an influence- depending on which line . also of note with the presa canario, the breed has now split into two with the show type (heavier thicker set, less function as a general rule) now known as the Dogo canario (for reference please look at Barnacan Bull Kennels as a comparison) the working line of this breed has been maintained by a small but passionate group and you would be extremely luck to obtain one. I myslef have to wait for a few years (in UK) before a specimen of suitable quality and breeding would be available. In fact in the UK you could count the number of breeders for the working perro de presa canario on one hand. The true presa excels at close quater Personal protection work- so think do you have the time, patience let alone abilty to train a dog of this calibre.
The dogo argentino has been in this country since the 70's as it was imported here by a successful business man (whom i shall not name) who had settled in argentia with hundreds of acres of farm land. Having seen them being used on pigs and other vermin out there, he began to bring top quality specimens back. Which is also why many of the so called Bully Kutta we see today carry large amounts of dogo Argentino influenece.
It is primarily a hunting dog and as such has no place in its orignal use in India as hunting has been banned.
The cane corso (modern) depending on where it is sourced from also has large amounts of mixed blood. for example in USA it widely known, and in some cases even accepted that rottweilers, bull mastiffs, danes, pitbulls have all played a part in some if not most of CC's produced- my reccomendation would be to find a traditional corso exhbiting the true characteristics of the breed as can be found in italy (google Dr. Flavio Bruno- a man who has kept the breed as close to its orignal for more than anyone else.) the proof is in the pudding as they say.
unless you have a need for these specific breeds i would suggest opting for a more available breed- like a street dog!
Arun Dhanoa | 08 Apr 2010 4:37 pm