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Cane Corso



Cane Corso dogs were originally bred as working dogs in Italy. These dogs are strong, athletic, extremely loyal and alert, making them a great choice for a dog to protect your home. While the Cane Corso is very loyal to family members, they are often suspicious of strangers and can be aggressive when the master is not present. This also holds true for other dogs and animals.

Cane Corso Breed Outline

Dog Group:ARBA (American Rare Breed Association), Mastiff Group
Height:24-27 inches
Weight:88-110lbs
Colors:Black, black-red, chestnut, blue
Other Names:Italian Mastiff
Litter Size:4-6
Life Span:10-11 years
Personality:Cane Corsos are intelligent, stable, protective, very devoted to their owners. Cane Corsos are wary of strangers and make excellent watch and protection dogs. This breed suffers from separation anxiety more than any other breed. It is strongly urged that owners obedience train their dogs. Without careful socialization, they may be suspicious of everyone, which could lead to biting.

Grooming Requirements:Low. Monthly brushing.
Social skills:Cane Corsos do not get along very well with other animals and can be aggressive. They do best with dogs of the opposite sex.
Good with Children:This breed gets along very well with children of their family. The Cane Corso has a very stable temperament. However, since they are extremely protective, other children may be at risk.
Exercise Needs:Medium. Cane Corsos are low-activity dogs indoors and high-activity level dogs outdoors. They adapt very well to their families life style.

Train Ability:Cane Corso are easy to house break and highly trainable. They enjoy competing in obedience, agility, and tracking.

Health:Hip Displasia, heart, eye and gastric problems.

Negative Characteristics:Without proper socialization at an early age, they can be aggressive toward strangers and small animals.


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