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Cane Corso Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Cane Corso so you can get to know the breed more.

Group Working Dogs
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OriginItaly
Other Names
What other names does the Cane Corso have? The dog breed also known as...
Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Cane Corso recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2010 as a Working breed.
FCI Group
Is Cane Corso recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Cane Corso breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.National Kennel Club
Price
How much does the Cane Corso puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Cane Corso price:
$1500-$2000
If you choose to purchase the Cane Corso, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Cane Corso for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Cane Corso gets to a happy place.

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General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Cane Corso size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Cane Corso weigh? Cane Corso weight:
Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Cane Corso? Cane Corso average weight:
Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Cane Corso? Cane Corso height:
Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Cane Corso average height:
Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Cane Corso have? What does this canine coat look like?
Dense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Cane Corso's coat?
ChestnutBrindleGrayRedFawnBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Cane Corso and how often?
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Cane Corso is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Cane Corso dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Cane Corz? Cane Corso shedding level:
Cane Corsos shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Cane Corso have? What characteristics does the breed have?
CheerfulLoyalSocialCourageousQuiet
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Cane Corso? Are they intelligent?
Average: Cane Corso's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Cane Corso dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Cane Corsos are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Cane Corso sensitivity:
Cane Corsos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Cane Corsos are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Cane Corz need? Cane Corso social needs:
Cane Corsos are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Cane Corso dogs bark a lot? Why does my Italian Mastiff bark?
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal. Perfect choice if you prefer a quiet breed. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Cane Corso good as a watchdog?
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Cane Corso dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Cane Corso dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Cane Corso can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Cane Corso will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Cane Corso bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Cane Corz? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Cane Corso? Why do dog bites happen?
Moderate
The Cane Corso has an average chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Cane Corso do?
Cane Corsos have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Cane Corsos need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Cane Corso to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Cane Corso roam?
Cane Corsos tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Cane Corso have high prey drive?
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Cane Corso dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Cane Corso good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Cane Corsos are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Cane Corsos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't like moving from one place to another.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Cane Corsos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Cane Corso dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Cane Corsos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Cane Corso dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Cane Corso and children:
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Cane Corso dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Cane Corso good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Cane Corso dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Cane Corsos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Cane Corsos good office dogs? Do Cane Corsos make good office friendly dogs? Can Cane Corsos be office dogs?
No
Cane Corso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Cane Corso dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Cane Corz temperament with senior people? Are Cane Corso dogs good for elderly owners?
Cane Corsos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Cane Corso dogs get along with other pets? Are Cane Corso dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Cane Corsos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Cane Corso breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Cane Corsos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Cane Corso be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Cane Corso is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Cane Corso be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Cane Corso is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Cane Corso be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Cane Corso is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Cane Corso be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Cane Corso is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Cane Corso be a boat dog?
Not really
Cane Corso breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Cane Corso be a drafting dog?
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Cane Corso breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Cane Corso dogs have health problems?
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Cane Corso breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Cane Corso breed? Health risks of Cane Corso:
ArthritisBloatCherry EyeDemodectic MangeEctropionEntropionHip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy
How long do Cane Corso dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Cane Corso be?
10-11 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Cane Corso breed hypoallergenic?
No
Cane Corsos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Cane Corso have?
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Cane Corso dogs require per day?
Cane Corsos have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Cane Corsos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Cane Corso need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
Recommended daily amount: If you are feeding a high-quality dry food, your Corso will probably eat 4 to 5 cups a day.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Cane Corso risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Cane Corso's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Cane Corso's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Cane Corso drool?
The Cane Corso drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool more than others, just like the Cane Corso. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Cane Corso pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Cane Corso pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Cane Corso: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Cane Corso have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Cane Corso have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Pros & Cons of Cane Corso

Pros
  • Trainability: Cane Corsos are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Cane Corsos tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog: A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Cane Corsos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Cane Corsos are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
  • Drooling tendency: The Cane Corso drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Mouthiness: Cane Corsos have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Adaptability: Cane Corsos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Cane Corsos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Cane Corso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Cane Corsos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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Reviews

  • Plm

    Jan 5, 2020, 10:30:04 PM:

    Total bullshit !

  • Dave Hamilton

    Dec 13, 2019, 7:38:28 AM:

    If I had to stand behind any dog it would be a Cane Corso I guarantee no one is getting to you past him