The Ca de Bou aka Perro de Presa Mallorquin is the Bulldog from the island of Mallorca in the Balearic Islands off the coast of eastern Spain. It’s believed that the breed was created from Spanish, Italian and English bulldogs taken to the island to work on farms. The Ca de Bou is mentioned by Mr Ludwig Salvator Archedul who visited the Balearic Islands in 1867 and later settled in Mallorca. At the time there was also a lot of English Bulldogs on the islands and as they were unable to cope with the local heat they were crossed with the Ca de Bou and other local breeds. These crosses were obvious due to the colour of the puppies being born in litters at the time. The Ca de Bou was officially registered by the Spanish Kennel Club in 1928 but by the 1950’s the breed was considered extinct. In the 1980’s the breed was re created by Mr Paco Ruiz Rodrigues, he crossed stocky/bully Ca de Bestiar dogs (local shepherd breed) that appeared to have some original Ca de Bou blood with English Bulldogs. The offspring of these crosses was the foundation of the breed as we know it today. – MORE INFO COMING SOON
A rustic Ca de Bou on the island of Majorca in 1994
Ca de Bou in 1925
A rare white Ca de Bou bitch. This colour is not allowed in the breed today due to the breeds standard.
A beautiful brindle Ca de Bou in Mallorca
Ca de Bou in 1907
Ca de Bou in Mallorca
A modern day Ca de Bou