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Cane Corso vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs American Eskimo Dog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Cane Corso vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs American Eskimo Dog" Compare Cane Corso and American Pit Bull Terrier. Which is better: Cane Corso or American Pit Bull Terrier or American Eskimo Dog?
Name Cane Corso American Pit Bull Terrier American Eskimo Dog
OriginsItaly United States United States Germany
Group Working Dogs Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank37336118
Reviews252
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Other Names Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio APBT, Pit Bull, Pitty, Pit, Pitbull Eskimo Spitz, American Spitz, German Spitz, Eskie
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2010 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1994 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition 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
American Canine Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Backwoods Bulldog Club
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
National Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
United Kennel Club
Price $1500-$2000 $500-$700 $600-$800

General Appearance - Cane Corso vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs American Eskimo Dog

Size Large Medium Medium
Weight Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg) 22-78 pounds (10-35 kg) Toy: 6-10 pounds (3-5 kg)Standard: 18-35 pounds (8-16 kg), Miniature: 10-17 pounds (5-8 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg) 50 pounds (22.5 kg) Toy: 8 pounds (4 kg)Standard: 26.5 pounds (12 kg), Miniature: 13.5 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm) 14-24 inches (35-60 cm) Toy: 9-12 inches (22-30 cm)Standard: 15-20 inches (49-50 cm), Miniature: 12-15 inches (30-40 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm) 19 inches (47.5 cm) Toy: 10.5 inches (26 cm)Standard: 17.5 inches (49.5 cm), Miniature: 13.5 inches (35 cm)

Hair & Care - Cane Corso vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs American Eskimo Dog

Coat Dense Fine Fluffy
Colors Chestnut
Brindle
Gray
Red
Fawn
Black
Blue
Gray
White
Tan
Brown
Red
Yellow
Black
White
Biscuit
Grooming
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The American Pit Bull Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Average: The American Eskimo Dog requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Cane Corsos shed moderately.
American Pit Bull Terriers shed moderately.
American Eskimo Dogs are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Cane Corso vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs American Eskimo Dog

Temperament Cheerful
Loyal
Social
Courageous
Quiet
Affectionate
Clownish
Friendly
Loyal
Strong
Willed
Aggressive
Courageous
Intelligent
Obedient
Stubborn
Alert
Friendly
Intelligent
Energetic
Independent
Protective
Intelligent Rank
Average: Cane Corso's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: American Pit Bull Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Cane Corsos are easy to train.
American Pit Bull Terriers are easy to train.
American Eskimo Dogs are easy to train.
Playfulness
Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The American Pit Bull Terrier is a playful breed.
The American Eskimo Dog is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Cane Corsos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Cane Corsos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
American Pit Bull Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
American Eskimo Dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Cane Corsos are a social breed.
American Pit Bull Terriers are a social breed.
American Eskimo Dogs need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
Average: The American Pit Bull Terrier barks occasionally.
High: The American Eskimo Dog is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
American Pit Bull Terriers are average watchdogs.
American Eskimo Dogs are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs.
American Pit Bull Terriers are average defenders.
American Eskimo Dogs are average defenders.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Cane Corso has an average chance of biting somebody.
High
The American Pit Bull Terrier has a high chance of biting somebody.
Low
The American Eskimo Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Cane Corsos have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
American Pit Bull Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
American Eskimo Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Cane Corsos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the American Pit Bull Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
American Eskimo Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
American Pit Bull Terriers 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.
American Eskimo Dogs 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.
Apartment Friendly
Cane Corsos are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
American Pit Bull Terriers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
American Eskimo Dogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Cane Corsos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
American Pit Bull Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
American Eskimo Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
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.
American Pit Bull Terriers 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.
American Eskimo Dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Cane Corso vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs American Eskimo Dog

Stranger Friendly
Cane Corsos are not stranger friendly dogs.
American Pit Bull Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
American Eskimo Dogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards children.
American Pit Bull Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
American Eskimo Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
American Pit Bull Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
American Eskimo Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Cane Corsos are average friendly towards other dogs.
American Pit Bull Terriers are not dog-friendly.
American Eskimo Dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Cane Corso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
American Pit Bull Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
American Eskimo Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Cane Corsos are commonly okay with elderly people.
American Pit Bull Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
American Eskimo Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Cane Corsos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
American Pit Bull Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
American Eskimo Dogs are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Cane Corsos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
American Pit Bull Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
American Eskimo Dogs 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.
Yes
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
Cane Corso breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
American Pit Bull Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
American Eskimo Dog 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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Cane Corso vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs American Eskimo Dog

Health Issues
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
American Pit Bull Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The American Eskimo Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Arthritis
Bloat
Cherry Eye
Demodectic Mange
Ectropion
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Demodectic Mange
Hip Dysplasia
Skin Allergies
Cataracts
Diabetes
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 10-11 years 10-14 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
American Pit Bull Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
American Eskimo Dogs are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Cane Corsos have an average exercise need.
American Pit Bull Terriers have an average exercise need.
American Eskimo Dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Cane Corsos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
American Pit Bull Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
American Eskimo Dogs don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: If you are feeding a high-quality dry food, your Corso will probably eat 4 to 5 cups a day. Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers cold weather
The American Eskimo Dog can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The American Pit Bull Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The American Eskimo Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
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.
The American Pit Bull Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The American Eskimo Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Cane Corso vs American Pit Bull Terrier vs American Eskimo Dog

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 4-6 puppies 5-8 puppies 4-6 puppies

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