Perro Majorero

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Perro Majorero
Other namesPerro Bardino
OriginCanary Islands (Spain)
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Perro Majorero, also known as Perro Bardino is a Spanish breed of domestic dog, from the island of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. Traditionally, it has been used as a cattle dog and guard dog.


In 1979, was held in Gran Tarajal, in the municipality of Tuineje, the first monographic of the breed, bringing together to farmers, experts and judges, being the beginning of the process for recognition of the breed by the Real Sociedad Canina de España, thanks to the work of recovery and diffusion of the breed by the Protective Society of the Bardino (SPB) in the Fuerteventura island. However, not is until 14 April 1994 when the Real Sociedad Canina de España recognizes the Perro Majorero as native canine breed.

For various reasons, including the abandonment of the primary sector, or the introduction of foreign breeds on the island, the Fuerteventura breed enters in a steep decline, which leads to the edge of his extinction. There was no specific plan of breeding and selection to change the fate of the Perro Bardino Majorero. Also the existing speculation had reduced the breed quality. For these reasons, it founded the "Association for the Conservation of the Perro Majorero" (ACPM). Born as an initiative from the hands of breeders, owners and fans, in order to safeguard and promote the survival of the Perro Bardino Majorero. Some of its objectives, such as starting to build a love for this breed dog again in the island of Fuerteventura, is being achieved. The ACPM has set up a specific plan of breeding for selection and improvement of Perros Majoreros. One of its lines of work have been the campaigns of sale of puppies among its members and between farmers to be used in the rigged and repopulate the island of exemplars of good breed quality and genealogy known.

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