Cane Corso

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Cane Corso
Other names
  • Cane Corso Italiano
Height Males 62–70 cm (24–28 in)
Females 58–66 cm (23–26 in)
Weight Males 45–50 kg (99–110 lb)
Females 40–45 kg (88–99 lb)
Kennel club standards
Ente Nazionale della Cinofilia Italiana standard
FCI standard
Dog (domestic dog)

The Cane Corso is an ancient mastiff breed from Italy. It is a large size dog which is very muscular and loves to run. It is an excellent watchdog. The Cane Corso has been used to hunt animals such as wild boar.[1]

The Cane Corso is highly intelligent, very trainable, and has a stable temperament. It’s skin is tough. It has excellent hearing. It is important that this dog be socialized early. If carefully trained as a pup, it is very good with other people while always being highly protective of its owner. His name derives from the Latin "Cohors" which means "guardian," "protector." The dog is highly tolerant of pain and sometimes electric fences are ignored by the dog. The dog also loves and needs daily exercise.[2]

Early training of this dog is imperative. The owner must introduce the dog to his environment. This includes family, friends, nearby cats and dogs. This is because the Cane Corso breed is first and foremost highly protective of its owner.[3]

Furthermore, this breed is prohibited in several countries and parts of the United States.[4]

Cane Corsos are noted for their loyalty to their owners and are one of the best guarding breeds.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cane Corso". AKC. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  2. The Cane Corso
  3. Training of the Cane Corse
  4. "Cane Corso banned in these countries". Pawdumb.