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Cane Corso vs Bullmastiff vs Great Dane – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Cane Corso vs Bullmastiff vs Great Dane" Compare Cane Corso and Bullmastiff. Which is better: Cane Corso or Bullmastiff or Great Dane?
Name Cane Corso Bullmastiff Great Dane
OriginsItaly England Germany
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank375114
Reviews201
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Other Names Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio Bully, Bullie Dane, Gentle Giant, Deutsche Dogge, German Mastiff, Apollo of Dogs
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2010 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 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. 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 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 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 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 Canadian Canine Registry
Price $1500-$2000 $1200-$1500 $800-$1200

General Appearance - Cane Corso vs Bullmastiff vs Great Dane

Size Large Large Giant
Weight Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg) Male: 110-133 pounds (50–60 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-55 kg) Male: 120-200 pounds (54-90 kg), Female: 100-130 pounds (45-59 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg) Male: 121.5 pounds (50–60 kg), Female: 110 pounds (50 kg) Male: 160 pounds (72 kg), Female: 115 pounds (52 kg)
Height Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm) Male: 25-27 inches (63–69 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61–66 cm) Male: 30-34 inches (76-86 cm), Female: 28-32 inches (71-81 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm) Male: 26 inches (63–69 cm), Female: 25 inches (61–66 cm) Male: 32 inches (81 cm), Female: 30 inches (76 cm)

Hair & Care - Cane Corso vs Bullmastiff vs Great Dane

Coat Dense Rough Dense
Colors Chestnut Brindle Gray Red Fawn Black Fawn Red Brindle Blue Fawn White Brindle Merle Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Bullmastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Great Dane requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Cane Corsos shed moderately.
Bullmastiffs shed moderately.
Great Danes shed moderately.

Characteristics - Cane Corso vs Bullmastiff vs Great Dane

Temperament Cheerful Loyal Social Courageous Quiet Alert Courageous Docile Loyal Reliable Calm Devoted Powerful Protective Friendly Devoted Gentle Reserved Confident Intelligent Loving
Intelligent Rank
Average: Cane Corso's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Great Dane's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Cane Corsos are easy to train.
Bullmastiffs are quite easy to train.
Great Danes are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Bullmastiffs are not the most playful dog breed.
Great Danes are not the most playful dog 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.
Great Danes don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Cane Corsos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Bullmastiffs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Great Danes are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Cane Corsos are a social breed.
Bullmastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Great Danes are a social breed.
Barking
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
Low: The Bullmastiff barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Great Dane rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
Bullmastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
Great Danes are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Bullmastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Great Danes are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Cane Corso has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bullmastiff has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Great Dane has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Cane Corsos have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bullmastiffs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Great Danes have a higher 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.
Bullmastiffs have average wanderlust potential.
Great Danes have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Bullmastiffs 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.
Great Danes 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.
Bullmastiffs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Great Danes are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Cane Corsos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Bullmastiffs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Great Danes 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Great Danes 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.
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 - Cane Corso vs Bullmastiff vs Great Dane

Stranger Friendly
Cane Corsos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Bullmastiffs are average friendly towards strangers.
Great Danes are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Bullmastiffs are kid-friendly dogs.
Great Danes are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Bullmastiffs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Great Danes are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Cane Corsos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Bullmastiffs are not dog-friendly.
Great Danes are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Cane Corso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bullmastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Great Dane is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Cane Corsos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Bullmastiffs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Great Danes are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Cane Corsos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Bullmastiffs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Great Danes 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
Bullmastiffs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Great Danes 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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
Cane Corso breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bullmastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Great Dane 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.

Health Factors - Cane Corso vs Bullmastiff vs Great Dane

Health Issues
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
Very healthy dog breed.
Great Danes are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Arthritis Bloat Cherry Eye Demodectic Mange Ectropion Entropion Hip Dysplasia Cancer Entropion Heart Problems Hemangiosarcoma Hypothyroidism Kidney Issues Lymphosarcoma Osteosarcoma Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Bloat Cancer Dilated Cardiomyopathy Hip Dysplasia Mitral Valve Disease Patent Ductus Arteriosis Persistent Right Aortic Arch Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 10-11 years 8-10 years 7-10 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Bullmastiffs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Great Danes are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Cane Corsos have an average exercise need.
Bullmastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Great Danes exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Cane Corsos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Bullmastiffs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Great Danes 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. 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
High: The Bullmastiff breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Bullmastiff can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Bullmastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Great Dane 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 Bullmastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Great Dane 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 - Cane Corso vs Bullmastiff vs Great Dane

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 4-13 puppies, average 8 10-15 puppies

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