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Bichon Frise vs Cane Corso – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Bichon Frise vs Cane Corso" Compare Bichon Frise and Cane Corso. Which is better: Bichon Frise or Cane Corso?
Name Bichon Frise Cane Corso
OriginsSpain Belgium Italy
Group Companion Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank4637
Reviews42
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Other Names Bichon Frise, Tenerife Dog, Bichon A Poil Frise, Bichon Tenerife, Purebred Bichon Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1972 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2010 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club The Bichon Frise Club Of America American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. National Kennel Club
Price $700-$1000 $1500-$2000

General Appearance - Bichon Frise vs Cane Corso

Size Small Large
Weight 7-13 pounds (3-6 kg) Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg)
Avg. Weight 10 pounds (4.5 kg) Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg)
Height Male: 9-12 inches (23–30 cm) Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) Female: 10 inches (25.5 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm)

Hair & Care - Bichon Frise vs Cane Corso

Coat Curly Dense
Colors White Apricot Buff Cream Chestnut Brindle Gray Red Fawn Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Bichon Frises are low shedders.
Cane Corsos shed moderately.

Characteristics - Bichon Frise vs Cane Corso

Temperament Affectionate Playful Sensitive Cheerful Gentle Intelligent Cheerful Loyal Social Courageous Quiet
Intelligent Rank
Average: Bichon Frise's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Cane Corso's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Bichon Frises are quite easy to train.
Cane Corsos are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Bichon Frise is a playful breed.
Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Cane Corsos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Bichon Frises are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Cane Corsos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Bichon Frises need a lot of social interaction.
Cane Corsos are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Bichon Frise barks occasionally.
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Bichon Frises are average watchdogs.
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Bichon Frises are not the best to protect their territory.
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Bichon Frise has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Cane Corso has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Bichon Frises have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cane Corsos have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Bichon Frises have average wanderlust potential.
Cane Corsos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Bichon Frises don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Bichon Frises are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Bichon Frises adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cane Corsos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Bichon Frises tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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 Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Bichon Frise vs Cane Corso

Stranger Friendly
Bichon Frises are very stranger friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Bichon Frises are kid-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Bichon Frises are very cat-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Bichon Frises are very dog-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Bichon Frise is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cane Corso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Bichon Frises are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cane Corsos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Bichon Frises are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Cane Corsos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Bichon Frises are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cane Corsos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or 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.
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.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) 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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
Bichon Frise breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cane Corso breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Bichon Frise vs Cane Corso

Health Issues
The Bichon Frise is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Allergies Bladder Stones Hip Dysplasia Juvenile Cataracts Patellar Luxation Vaccination Sensitivity Arthritis Bloat Cherry Eye Demodectic Mange Ectropion Entropion Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 10-11 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No
Energy Level
Bichon Frises have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Bichon Frises exercise need is minimal.
Cane Corsos have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Bichon Frises like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Cane Corsos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 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
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Bichon Frise has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Bichon Frise is a perfect example for very low 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.

Reproducibility - Bichon Frise vs Cane Corso

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 2-5 puppies 4-6 puppies

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