Kanar Dog Forum
I'm lucky, I own a wonderful dog of perro de pres Canario or a canary dog.
Canary Dog is the only dog that named the island. As a classic representative of the Moloss group, the canary has many distinctive features, not only its appearance but also its nature.
What's in your name?
Very often, dog breeds have “geographical” names, such as “Italian cane corso”, “Alaska malamut”, “Russian dog beard”. It would seem like a canary dog from among them. However, in the case of the canary, we are dealing with the only precedent when the pond is not named on behalf of the islands and the islands have a " dog " name. The word " Kanar Islands " (from Spanish Islas Canarias) is literally translated as " Sobaca islands " .
An ancient scholar of Plynia, Senior in his work, " Natural History " , describes an expedition which, at the very beginning of the new era, was sent to these islands by King Mavrov Yuba II. The Guangchi local tribes held large dogs with huge heads and quiet, cat movements using them as watchmen and hunters. The dogs were so frivolous that the Spanish authorities in Tenerif were allegedly even forced to pay for their destruction. The dogs have become a card of these places. That is when the Latin word canis ( " sobaca " ) created the name " Kanaria " , which was used only by the Grand Canaria, the second largest island of the archipelago currently known as the Canary. This name was later used for all islands of the archipelago. So the canary islands don't have to do with canarys, but dogs. Moreover, the very word " canareika " had come to Europe because those vocal birds had been taken from the Canary Islands.
So, as a result of the " reopening " of the islands by the Europeans, their name affected the local name. dog species: First, the islands became " dogs " , and the ps that already live on them became " Kanar " . In Spain, these large Molossoids call the perro de presa Canario (Perro de Presa Canario). " Perro " is transferred from Spanish as a " dog " , with the word " canario " , and the situation with the word " pris " needs further clarification. Spaniards used to call grass dogs with very strong jaws whose mission was to " grab, hold and push " . Thus, the full name of the breed can be translated as " a travel dog with a strong supply from the Canary Islands " .