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Canis Panther – Dog Breed Guide

Breed summary

Size: Giant
Weight: 85 to 140 pounds
Height: 24 to 30 inches
Longevity: 0
Bark Tendency: Medium
Aggression: Low
Compatibility to other pets: Medium

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Canis Panther dogs are often mistaken as a breed that was created to hunt panthers. This is not the case as they were named purely for aesthetic reasons and to build a reputation as a frightening protection dog. They are highly aggressive and can hunt and eventually kill small to medium sized animals.

Official Name

Canis Panther


Date – During the 1970’s
Country – United States
Family / Group:
Personal Protection
Guard Dog

Recognized By

Personal Protection Dog Association
Dog Registry of America


The Canis Panther is one of the youngest dog breed today. This breed was first developed in the United States during the 1970’s. The pioneer breeding credits for this breed goes to three individuals namely Mr. Cleotha Jones, Mr. Lucas Lopez and Mr. Michael Stratten. They wanted to create a dog that will be known as “the world’s best” when it comes to breeds that will be used as human bodyguards and various protection dog duties. The pioneer breed chose to name it Canis Panther to reflect a dog that is intimidating in looks and in its capability to protect humans.

The Canis Panther underwent a rigorous selective breeding program, with established bloodlines and documented multi-generation of pedigrees. The foundation stock for this breed’s development includes black varieties of the Great Dane and Labradors. Lines of Doberman Pinschers and American Staffordshire Terriers were also included.


The Canis Panther may just be aptly named as they are dogs that are heavily muscled with a distinctive wide jaw and broad chests. To further build their frightening appearance, these dogs often have their ears cropped and tail docked with solid coat colors that varies from black, dark chocolate and blue. These dogs are muscular brutes in appearance but known to display sensitivity and a disposition towards their family. This breed was specifically bred to be very intelligent, extremely loyal to people and highly trainable. They were specifically developed to be trained in higher degrees of obedience, agility and for personal protection. The Canis Panther aims to be the ultimate bodyguard and protection dogs, so expect this dog to be very defensive, over protective and bold to fight for its territory and its master.

Bred For

The Canis Panther was specifically bred to be the “world’s best protection dog” that can serve as the ideal canine bodyguard.


Canis Panther dogs can adapt to all city living conditions although they are not recommended to have as apartment pets. It is recommended to have these dogs living in homes with an adequate yard. They are indoor dogs and should not sleep outdoors due to their short fur that may not protect them from extreme temperatures.


The Canis Panther requires no special treatment when it comes to grooming.


One of the Canis Panther’s development purposes was to produce a highly intelligent and very trainable dog that can be taught higher degrees of obedience and specialized protection related commands.


The Canis Panther underwent a rigorous and selective breeding program to produce a very healthy breed.


Although adaptable to any living conditions, the Canis Panther is recommended to live in areas with adequate open space to run. They are dogs that should be taken on long walks every day.