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Canary Island
(most common name in English)

(most common name):
Canaria
(local/other name):
• Criolla
• Basta
• de la Tierra
• del País
• Raza Canaria

The Canary Island originates from the importation of Northwest Spanish cattle, especially the Galician Blond, during the last quarter of the 15th century to the Canary Islands (also called, ‘the Canaries’).

Canary Island cattle were then brought to Santo Domingo by the Spaniards in 1493. So today, the Latin American Criollo resembles the Canary Island.


You can also go to:

My Daily Cow® Spain and read about other Spanish cattle breeds.

The Cow Wall® A-Z Cattle Breed Picture Reference to see other breeds of cattle in the world.