Thinking about purchasing an Cane Corso? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Cane Corso breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Cane Corso owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Cane Corso and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Cane Corso Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Cane Corso and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Cane Corso Breed Profile
A large dog, the Cane Corso (pronounced kah-nay cor-so) is strongly built but elegant breed, with powerful and long muscles. They are very distinguished dogs. A Cane Corso expresses strength, agility and endurance. The general conformation of the Cane Corsos is that of a mesomorphic animal whose body is longer than the height at the withers. They are harmonious in regards to the form and disharmonious in regards the profile. The Italian Mastiff, as it is called sometimes, is an even tempered breed with a wide head and square jaw. They often have an undershot jaw, and ears can be cropped or left to drop. In countries where cropping is legal, the ears are cropped to a very short point to appear more threatening. They are good guard and watchdogs, and will be very protective of their family. They are normally quiet and very trainable. They remain very wary of strangers and are unafraid of guarding their owner. They are intelligent, aloof, and affectionate with family. They are fine with staying outside, and will need regular exercise. With training and socialization they are good with other pets and people.
Other Names: Italian Mastiff, Sicilianos Branchiero, Cane di Macellaio, Italian Corso Dog, Italian Molosso
Height: 22 - 28
Black, plumb-gray, slate, light gray, light fawn, deer fawn, dark fawn
and tubby (very well marked stripes on different shades of fawn and gray). In
the fawny and tubby subjects there is a black or grey mask only on the muzzle
and shouldn't go beyond the eye line. A small white patch on the chest, on the
feet tips and on the nose bridge is accepted.
Cane Corsos are loyal, protective, and don't
drool as much as other mastiffs. They are protective and aloof with strangers,
remaining very wary of them. They are excellent guards and watchdogs, and are
robust in appearance as well as performance. They are usually quiet, affectionate,
and caring of their family, including children. They are very intelligent and
keep their eyes on strangers.
Watch-dog: High. Cane Corsos
make excellent watchdogs.
Cane Corso Care and Exercise:
Corsos need regular exercise, and are fine with living in the
backyard. They should be checked for eye problems and other health concerns.
Cane CorsoHealth Issues: Hip and elbow dysplasia, gastric torsion (AKA Bloat, or Twisted Stomach), and Demodex Mange (Red mange). Other health concerns include heart disorders, torn cruciates, eyelid abnormalities, Cherry eye, ectropion and entropion.
Life Span: 10
- 11 years.
Country of Origin:
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