Although considered a hound, the Dogo Canario is of average height. Muscular, sturdy, massive and large, his silhouette is hardy in appearance but very well proportioned.
His slightly flabby skin is a very characteristic aspect that most certainly comes from the Bulldog or Mastiff.
Between 62 and 66 cm (24.41 to 25.98 inches) for the male
Between 57 and 62 cm (22.44 to 24.41 inches) for the female
Between 45 and 50 kg (99.21 to 110.23 pounds) for the male
Between 40 and 45 kg (88.18 to 99.21 pounds) for the female
His dress is a pretty red color in all shades from very dark to very light, but often quite cold tone.
His short coat is flat, rustic and rather coarse. He has no undercoat.
The Dogo Canario's head is massive and has a slightly convex skull and a well-marked stop.
His eyes, medium size and oval shape, are usually in harmony with the color of the dress.
His drooping ears fall on each side of the head when not trimmed. His large nose is black. His tail usually does not go beyond the hock.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 2, section 2 and is #346