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Boerboel vs Neapolitan Mastiff vs Cane Corso Comparison - Dog breed selector: South African Boerboel or Neo or Cane Corz? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Boerboel vs Neapolitan Mastiff vs Cane Corso" Compare Boerboel and Neapolitan Mastiff. Which is better: Boerboel or Neapolitan Mastiff or Cane Corso?
Name Boerboel Neapolitan Mastiff Cane Corso
OriginsSouth Africa Italy Italy
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank12410737
Reviews112
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Other Names South African Boerboel, South African Mastiff Neo, Italian Bulldog, Italian Mastiff, Mastino Napoletano, Italian Molosso, Can39;E Presa Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2004 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. 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.
No data available 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 $1500-$2000 $1500-$2000 $1500-$2000

Boerboel vs Neapolitan Mastiff vs Cane Corso General Appearance Comparison

Size Large
Giant
Giant Large
Weight 154-200 pounds (70-90 kg) Male: 130-150 pounds (59-68 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-54 kg) Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg)
Avg. Weight 177 pounds (80 kg) Male: 140 pounds (63.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (49.5 kg) Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg)
Height Male: 25-28 inches (64-70 cm), Female: 23-25.5 inches (59-65 cm) Male: 26-30 inches (65-75 cm), Female: 24-28 inches (60-70 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 26.5 inches (67 cm), Female: 23-25.5 inches (62 cm) Male: 28 inches (70 cm), Female: 26 inches (65 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm)

Boerboel vs Neapolitan Mastiff vs Cane Corso Hair & Care Comparison

Coat Dense
Shiny
Smooth
Dense Dense
Colors Brindle
Cream
Reddish
Brown
Red
Tawny
Mahogany
Blue
Tawny
Black
Chestnut
Brindle
Gray
Red
Fawn
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Boerboel requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Neapolitan Mastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Boerboels shed moderately.
Neapolitan Mastiffs shed moderately.
Cane Corsos shed moderately.

Boerboel vs Neapolitan Mastiff vs Cane Corso Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Confident
Intelligent
Territorial
Dominant
Obedient
Protective
Fearless
Stubborn
Dominant
Obedient
Trainable
Cheerful
Loyal
Social
Courageous
Quiet
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Cane Corso's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Boerboels are quite easy to train.
Neapolitan Mastiffs aren't famous for their trainability.
Cane Corsos are easy to train.
Playfulness
Boerboels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are not the most playful dog breed.
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.
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
Boerboels are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Neapolitan Mastiffs 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.
Neapolitan Mastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Cane Corsos are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Boerboel rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Neapolitan Mastiff rarely barks.
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Boerboels are one of the best watchdogs.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Boerboels are extremely protective guard dogs.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Boerboel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Neapolitan Mastiff 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.
Neapolitan Mastiffs have lower than 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.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are not the biggest explorers.
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.
Neapolitan Mastiffs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Boerboels are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Cane Corsos are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Boerboels adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Neapolitan Mastiffs don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Cane Corsos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Boerboel vs Neapolitan Mastiff vs Cane Corso Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Boerboels are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are not stranger friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Boerboels are kid-friendly dogs.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Boerboels are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are average friendly towards cats.
Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Boerboels are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are not dog-friendly.
Cane Corsos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Boerboel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Neapolitan Mastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cane Corso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Boerboels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are commonly okay with elderly people.
Cane Corsos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Boerboels usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Neapolitan Mastiffs are generally with other pets.
Cane Corsos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Boerboels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Neapolitan Mastiffs 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Neapolitan Mastiff 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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Boerboel vs Neapolitan Mastiff vs Cane Corso Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Boerboels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Very healthy dog breed.
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Allergies
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Joint Dysplasia
Vaginal Hyperplasia
No data available Arthritis
Bloat
Cherry Eye
Demodectic Mange
Ectropion
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 8-10 years 10-11 years
Hypoallergenic No 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.
Neapolitan Mastiffs 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.
Exercise Need
Boerboels need quite a lot of exercise.
Neapolitan Mastiffs exercise need is minimal.
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.
Neapolitan Mastiffs 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 5 to 6 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.
High: The Neapolitan Mastiff breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers warm weather Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Boerboel has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Neapolitan Mastiff has a high 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 Neapolitan Mastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another 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 Neapolitan Mastiff vs Cane Corso Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 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.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 7-10 puppies 6-12 puppies 4-6 puppies

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