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Cane Corso vs Rhodesian Ridgeback – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Cane Corso vs Rhodesian Ridgeback" Compare Cane Corso and Rhodesian Ridgeback. Which is better: Cane Corso or Rhodesian Ridgeback?
Name Cane Corso Rhodesian Ridgeback
OriginsItaly Zimbabwe
Group Working Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank3741
Reviews25
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Other Names Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio African Lion Dog, African Lion Hound
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 1955 as a Hound 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 Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Related breeds 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 Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Of The US
Price $1500-$2000 $900-$1200

General Appearance - Cane Corso vs Rhodesian Ridgeback

Size Large Large
Weight Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg) Male: 80-90 pounds (36-41 kg), Female: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg) Male: 85 pounds (38.5 kg), Female: 70 pounds (31.5 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)
Avg. Height Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm) Male: 26 inches (66 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Cane Corso vs Rhodesian Ridgeback

Coat Dense Dense
Colors Chestnut Brindle Gray Red Fawn Black Golden Red White Gray Wheaten
Grooming
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Rhodesian Ridgeback requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Cane Corsos shed moderately.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Cane Corso vs Rhodesian Ridgeback

Temperament Cheerful Loyal Social Courageous Quiet Dignified Loyal Sensitive Intelligent Mischievous Strong Willed
Intelligent Rank
Average: Cane Corso's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Rhodesian Ridgeback's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Cane Corsos are easy to train.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a 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.
Affection Level
Cane Corsos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Cane Corsos are a social breed.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are a social breed.
Barking
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Rhodesian Ridgeback rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Cane Corso has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Rhodesian Ridgeback has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Cane Corsos have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 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.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Cane Corsos are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 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.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 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.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 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.

Good With - Cane Corso vs Rhodesian Ridgeback

Stranger Friendly
Cane Corsos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Cane Corsos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Cane Corso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rhodesian Ridgeback is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Cane Corsos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Cane Corsos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 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
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 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
Rhodesian Ridgeback 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.

Health Factors - Cane Corso vs Rhodesian Ridgeback

Health Issues
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback 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 Dermoid Sinus Elbow Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 10-11 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Cane Corsos have an average exercise need.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Cane Corsos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
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: 2 3/4 to 4 3/8 cups of a high-quality daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rhodesian Ridgeback 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 Rhodesian Ridgeback is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Cane Corso vs Rhodesian Ridgeback

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 6-8 puppies

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Reviews

  • Erica Venish

    Feb 15, 2020, 10:42:43 AM:

    This is absolute crap... as I have both a Ridgeback as well as a Cane Corso... who did this compilation - have you ever lived with any of these two breeds

  • Joe

    Oct 26, 2020, 5:22:42 PM:

    Ridgebacks are very social dogs and get along well with dogs of all sizes and people. Can be extremely territorial and were fantastic guard dogs . Never bark, always drool. Great hunting dogs. Pack oriented, don't just get one.