im having a hard time seeing all that much difference between the 2 breeds other than the pressa was originally more of a farm dog while the cane was developed more for the home. there both stunning breeds that im semi possibly considering for the VERY far future and have been talking to so owners online and everything there saying the 2 breeds SOUND very similar... mabe im missing something? or are they actually similar breeds. as a side note i would be looking for a large powerfull devoted (but independant) thinking dog that could double as a "home security system" (i will be learning to handle a gun long before this point and the dog would NOT be used in place of common sense, self protection and actually securing my home, but you get the idea.) in this "grand plan" of mine i would be living alone, with my dogs, 3 chinese cresteds 1 or 2 LGD's and some goats, alpaca, chicken ect... having a dog who i could hook up a cart to would be nice to help me out wiht some of the heavier farm chores... but hed be a seperate entity (while raised and socilized with all the farm animals) from the LGD's and farm itself. (in otherwords while the lgd's sleep out with the animals...hed sleep in the home with me and the 3 cresties who woudl make up an alarm system ) and yes ive got alot of time to do PLENTY more reserch on all the breeds im considering for that curently very distant future... but i figure why wait on the reserch?! im also very interested in the fila and the boerboel, but there less "similar" than these 2 breeds and id realy like to know if there are any real differences in traits, personalities ect between these 2 breeds.