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

"Find similarities and differences between Cane Corso vs Great Dane vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier" Compare Cane Corso and Great Dane. Which is better: Cane Corso or Great Dane or Staffordshire Bull Terrier?
Name Cane Corso Great Dane Staffordshire Bull Terrier
OriginsItaly Germany England
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank371482
Reviews217
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Other Names Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio Dane, Gentle Giant, Deutsche Dogge, German Mastiff, Apollo of Dogs Staffy, Staff, SBT, Stafford, Staffy Bull
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 1887 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1974 as a Terrier 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 Terriers group, in the Bull type Terriers 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
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
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
Price $1500-$2000 $800-$1200 $1500-$2000

General Appearance - Cane Corso vs Great Dane vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Size Large Giant Medium
Weight Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg) Male: 120-200 pounds (54-90 kg), Female: 100-130 pounds (45-59 kg) Males 25-38 pounds (11-17 kg), Female: 23-35 pounds (10-16 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg) Male: 160 pounds (72 kg), Female: 115 pounds (52 kg) Males 31.5 pounds (14 kg), Female: 29 pounds (13 kg)
Height Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm) Male: 30-34 inches (76-86 cm), Female: 28-32 inches (71-81 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm) Male: 32 inches (81 cm), Female: 30 inches (76 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Cane Corso vs Great Dane vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Coat Dense Dense Smooth
Colors Chestnut
Brindle
Gray
Red
Fawn
Black
Blue
Fawn
White
Brindle
Merle
Black
Brindle
Red
Blue
Fawn
White
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Great Dane requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Cane Corsos shed moderately.
Great Danes shed moderately.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Cane Corso vs Great Dane vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Temperament Cheerful
Loyal
Social
Courageous
Quiet
Friendly
Devoted
Gentle
Reserved
Confident
Intelligent
Loving
Affectionate
Courageous
Intelligent
Bold
Fearless
Reliable
Intelligent Rank
Average: Cane Corso's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Great Dane's has great intelligence.
Average: Staffordshire Bull Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Cane Corsos are easy to train.
Great Danes are quite easy to train.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Great Danes are not the most playful dog breed.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Cane Corsos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Great Danes don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Cane Corsos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Great Danes are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Cane Corsos are a social breed.
Great Danes are a social breed.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are a social breed.
Barking
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Great Dane rarely barks.
Low: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
Great Danes are one of the best watchdogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Great Danes are extremely protective guard dogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Cane Corso has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Great Dane has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Cane Corsos have a higher than 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.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers 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.
Great Danes have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers 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.
Great Danes are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Cane Corsos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Great Danes adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers 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.
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.
Staffordshire 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.
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.

Good With - Cane Corso vs Great Dane vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier

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

Health Factors - Cane Corso vs Great Dane vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Health Issues
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
Great Danes are commonly healthy dogs.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier 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
Bloat
Cancer
Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Mitral Valve Disease
Patent Ductus Arteriosis
Persistent Right Aortic Arch
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Cataracts
Distichiasis
Mastocytoma
Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous
Life Expectancy 10-11 years 7-10 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Great Danes are high energy dogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers 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.
Great Danes exercise need is minimal.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Cane Corsos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Great Danes don't need too much sleep.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers 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. 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Great Dane has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier 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 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.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Cane Corso vs Great Dane vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier

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 10-15 puppies 5-7 puppies

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