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Cane Corso vs Anatolian Shepherd Dog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Cane Corso vs Anatolian Shepherd Dog" Compare Cane Corso and Anatolian Shepherd Dog. Which is better: Cane Corso or Anatolian Shepherd Dog?
Name Cane Corso Anatolian Shepherd Dog
OriginsItaly Turkey
Group Working Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank3786
Reviews21
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Other Names Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio Coban Kopegi, Karabash Dog, Kara Bas, Kangal Dog, Kham Kepiji Dogs, Scandinavian Nygaard Dogs
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2010 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1996 as a Working 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.
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 No set
Price $1500-$2000 $500-$600

General Appearance - Cane Corso vs Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Size Large Large
Weight Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg) Male: 100-150 pounds (45-68 kg), Female: 90-130 pounds (41-59 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg) Male: 125 pounds (56.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (50 kg)
Height Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm) Male: 28-30 inches (71-76 cm), Female: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm) Male: 29 inches (73.5 cm), Female: 27 inches (68.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Cane Corso vs Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Coat Dense Fine
Colors Chestnut Brindle Gray Red Fawn Black Biscuit White Brindle Liver Blue Fawn Red
Grooming
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Anatolian Shepherd Dog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Cane Corsos shed moderately.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Cane Corso vs Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Temperament Cheerful Loyal Social Courageous Quiet Bold Independent Proud Confident Intelligent Steady
Intelligent Rank
Average: Cane Corso's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Cane Corsos are easy to train.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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.
Affection Level
Cane Corsos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Social Needs
Cane Corsos are a social breed.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are kinda antisocial.
Barking
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
Average: The Anatolian Shepherd Dog barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Cane Corso has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Anatolian Shepherd 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.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have lower than 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 Anatolian Shepherd Dog is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Cane Corsos are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Cane Corsos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs 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.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs handle alone time quite well.
Fighting 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 Anatolian Shepherd Dog

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

Health Factors - Cane Corso vs Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Health Issues
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Arthritis Bloat Cherry Eye Demodectic Mange Ectropion Entropion Hip Dysplasia No set
Life Expectancy 10-11 years 10-13 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Cane Corsos have an average exercise need.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Cane Corsos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
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. 4 to 7 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers cold weather
The Anatolian Shepherd 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 Anatolian Shepherd 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 Anatolian Shepherd Dog is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Cane Corso vs Anatolian Shepherd Dog

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 4-6 puppies 5-10 puppies

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