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Boerboel vs Cane Corso Comparison – Which dog is better South African Boerboel or Cane Corz?

"Find similarities and differences between Boerboel vs Cane Corso" Compare Boerboel and Cane Corso. Which is better: Boerboel or Cane Corso?
Name Boerboel Cane Corso
OriginsSouth Africa Italy
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank12437
Reviews12
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Other Names South African Boerboel, South African Mastiff Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Working 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 Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
National Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Price
Which is cheaper Boerboel or Cane Corso? Which is more expensive? What is the difference in price between Boerboel and Cane Corso?
$1500-$2000 $1500-$2000

Boerboel vs Cane Corso General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger Boerboel or Cane Corso?
Large
Giant
Large
Weight
Which is heavier Boerboel or Cane Corso?
154-200 pounds (70-90 kg) Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
177 pounds (80 kg) Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller Boerboel or Cane Corso?
Male: 25-28 inches (64-70 cm), Female: 23-25.5 inches (59-65 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 26.5 inches (67 cm), Female: 23-25.5 inches (62 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm)

Boerboel vs Cane Corso Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types Dense
Shiny
Smooth
Dense
Colors Brindle
Cream
Reddish
Brown
Red
Tawny
Chestnut
Brindle
Gray
Red
Fawn
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Boerboel requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Boerboels shed moderately.
Cane Corsos shed moderately.

Boerboel vs Cane Corso Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Confident
Intelligent
Territorial
Dominant
Obedient
Cheerful
Loyal
Social
Courageous
Quiet
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Cane Corso.
Trainability
Boerboels are quite easy to train.
Cane Corsos are easy to train.
Playfulness
Boerboels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Boerboels have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Cane Corsos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Boerboels are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Cane Corsos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Boerboels need for social interaction is average.
Cane Corsos are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Boerboel rarely barks.
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Boerboels are one of the best watchdogs.
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Boerboels are extremely protective guard dogs.
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Boerboel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Cane Corso has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Boerboels 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
Wanderlust potential of the Boerboel is strong enough to escape from home.
Cane Corsos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Boerboels have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Boerboel kutyafajtát.
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Cane Corso kutyafajtát.
Adaptability
Boerboels adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Cane Corsos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Boerboel or Cane Corso?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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 Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Boerboel vs Cane Corso Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Boerboels are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Boerboels are kid-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Boerboels are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Boerboels are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Boerboel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cane Corso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Boerboels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cane Corsos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Boerboels usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Cane Corsos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is best for first time owners: Boerboel vs Cane Corso?
Yes
Boerboels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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 Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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
Boerboel 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 Yes
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.

Boerboel vs Cane Corso Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Boerboels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Allergies
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Joint Dysplasia
Vaginal Hyperplasia
Arthritis
Bloat
Cherry Eye
Demodectic Mange
Ectropion
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-11 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Boerboels have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Boerboels need quite a lot of exercise.
Cane Corsos have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Boerboels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Cane Corsos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 8 to 10 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 / Prone to Obesity
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Boerboel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Boerboel drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
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.

Boerboel vs Cane Corso Reproducibility Comparison

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 7-10 puppies 4-6 puppies

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Reviews

  • Rachel

    Sep 24, 2020, 3:17:16 PM:

    This helped me the important questions I had about each breed. Based on this comparison, the Boerboel, will no longer be considered.

  • Cerberus

    Nov 10, 2020, 10:58:21 PM:

    Best thing ever