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Officially, the history of Ka-de-Bo begins in the 20th century, when it was first mentioned in the Spanish tribal book. However, in fact, the breed was known long before that. The ancestors of these dogs are Iberian mastiffs, which have been known as excellent guards and hunters since the 13th century, as well as English patrols and hunting dogs. It is believed that Ka-de-bo is owed its origin to the union of these two types. By the way, the island of Mallorca is recognized by the small homeland of the breed, hence the other name is the Majork Mastiff.
The main name of the breed is “bull dog”, this is how the expression “ka-de-bo” translates from the Catalan language ”. The Spaniards, evaluating the breed and its strengths, began to use mastiffs as fighting dogs. These animals participated in dog battles and in Corrida. Today, as you know, Ka-de-Bo more and more often acts as a devoted dog-companion and guard.
Bull dogs, although they have a fighting past, are not at all aggressive. But, like real guards, they are devoted to the family and will not let the uninvited guest go a step. This pet is rarely able to trust strangers. Most likely, the dog will hold on emphasized wary and cold. For these qualities of the character, the breed has gained popularity. By the way, Ka-de-Bo will never begin the fight first, but if it comes to this, it will certainly defend its territory to the last.
Ka-de-bo, although they are calm and balanced by nature, they still need training. Despite their high intellectual abilities, it is best to work with a professional dog handler. Ka-de-Bo have a strong-willed character, therefore, for the dog to obey, the owner must be persistent and strong.
Mallorcian mastiffs get along well with other animals, but prefer to occupy a dominant position. However, these dogs are peaceful and control of relatives will be without manifestation of aggression. To children, ka-de-bo-boys are loyal and ready until the last to endure their games. However, as safety measures, you should not leave the pet alone with the kids.
Smooth short wool Ka-de-bo is not needed careful care. It is enough to wipe the dog with a damp towel or just with your hand once a week. They bathe the pet as necessary, but not often.
Particular attention should be paid to the cleanliness of the eye of ka-de-bo and folds on the muzzle, into which dust and dirt can be clogged, so they need to be wiped several times a day (preferably after eating and walking).
Conditions of detention
Ka-de-bo brows the impression of a large dog, although this is not entirely. This is a stocky breed that does not require a lot of space. That is why representatives of the breed can live both in an apartment and in a country house in a warm booth or aviary.
Since ka-de-bo is in need of training, it is necessary to walk with them for a long time and, if possible, occupy the animal with various games. It is advisable once a week to take out a dog to a field or to a forest, where, in natural safe conditions, a pet will be able to run enough and play up.