Ca De Bou- This breed was one of the bull baiting breeds. In the early 1900s the breed was being used as a farm
and guard dog. After exhibited in 1929, the breed was starting to suffer. There were only a handful of pure Ca
De Bou left, and they were found in Mallorca, crossing with some cross bred Bous, the breed was being restored. Today
they are gaining in numbers slowly, and are still semi-endangered. The high inbreeding from just a few of the foundation
does not help the breed either. Hopefully, the breed will not reach a bottle neck.
Branchiero Siciliano-A relative of the Cane Corso, their head, type and build is different and can be noticed if you
really know dogs of molossiod nature. Branchieros are butcher and cattle dogs, having a short face. The Branchiero
numbered around 40 dogs of good type in the 1990s, this breed is incrediably endangered, and if not saved soon,
the world shall surely loose it.
Cypro Kukur-Not yet effected by BSL, the breed is gaining a strong hold in Europe. These are considered dogs of
the type that Alexander The Great brought to Europe upon his return, the ancestor of many European breeds. An Eastern mastiff,
the breed was looking to have a grim fate, but is hopefully saved. The belief is that there are only 15-20 pure Cypro
Kukur to be found in Kuamon, and that the number in Europe is greater than in it's home land. Still endangered, only
time will tell this breed's fate.
Cao De Fila Da Terceira- This is a breed of the Azores, one rarely mentioned or talked about. There is little doubt
that a great part of their influence came from the old Bulldog, observed in their twisted tail. The breed has changed over
the years, pictures have shown they have become less 'bulldoggy' over the years. There was at one time a recovery project
when the breed started to fade, but was abandoned for political reasons. Now a new recovery project is in place, for
the breed is very much on the brink of extinction!