- Group – Working
- Height – 23-27 inches at the shoulder
- Weight – 40-50 KG
- Life Span – 10-12 years
The Cane Corso is an old breed, dating back to the Roman Empire. They are excellent protectors, hunters and companions. They are used as guard dogs and in law enforcement. Only an experienced dog owner should choose this breed.
For centuries, Cane Corsos were only found in especially remote pockets of rural Italy, where they were used as hunting dogs, watchdogs and guard dogs. Even then, they were considered to be extremely rare. For a period of time, it was thought that the breed had become extinct. However, in the 1980s, a group of Cane Corso fanciers reestablished the breed in southern Italy, where it flourishes today. The breed has spread in popularity to other parts of Europe, as well as to the United States, where it continues to perform its traditional roles of guardians and protectors. However, it is increasingly being seen in the conformation show ring and in other competitive canine activities. Cane Corsos are also finding their place as watchful family companions.
Personality and Temperament
Cane Corsos are intelligent, loyal and protective.
The Cane Corso loves the children in his family. This breed may not like other dogs, particularly a dominant breed.
Hair, Care and Grooming
Short hair, (but not smooth), shiny, stiff and very dense. Its average length is approx. 1″. The coat requires little grooming. An occasional bath and brushing when needed.
This is a robust dog with typical bone and joint problems of the giant breeds.
Training and Activity
The Cane Corso is intelligent and learns quickly. They perform well in obedience training.
This very athletic breed needs a lot of regular exercise.They make excellent jogging companions.
The Cane Corso requires a significant amount of high-quality, dry dog food. It is of the utmost importance that this breed is either free fed or has several smaller meals throughout the day. Cane Corsos are predisposed to bloat and should never be exercised immediately after eating.