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Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boxer – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boxer" Compare Cane Corso and Rottweiler. Which is better: Cane Corso or Rottweiler or Boxer?
Name Cane Corso Rottweiler Boxer
OriginsItaly Germany Germany
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank37811
Reviews221
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Other Names Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio Rottie, Rott German Boxer, Deutscher Boxer
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 1931 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 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 United Kennel Club Colonial Rottweiler Club Deutscher Rottweiler Klub International Rottweiler 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-$2000 $600-$1200

General Appearance - Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boxer

Size Large Large Giant Medium
Weight Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg) Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg), Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg) Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg) Male: 112.5 pounds (51 kg), Female: 100 pounds (45 kg) Male: 65 pounds (29.5 kg), Female: 59 pounds (26.5 kg)
Height Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm) Male: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm) Male: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm)

Hair & Care - Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boxer

Coat Dense Dense Waterproof
Colors Chestnut Brindle Gray Red Fawn Black Mahogany Tan Rust Black Brindle White Fawn
Grooming
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Rottweiler requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Boxer requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Cane Corsos shed moderately.
Rottweilers shed moderately.
Boxers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boxer

Temperament Cheerful Loyal Social Courageous Quiet Alert Fearless Independent Loyal Courageous Good-natured Intelligent Protective Brave Confident Fearless Intelligent Playful Bright Energetic Friendly Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Average: Cane Corso's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Rottweiler is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Average: Boxer's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Cane Corsos are easy to train.
Rottweilers are easy to train.
Boxers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Rottweilers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Boxer 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.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Cane Corsos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Rottweilers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Boxers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Cane Corsos are a social breed.
Rottweilers need a lot of social interaction.
Boxers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
Low: The Rottweiler barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Boxer rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
Rottweilers are one of the best watchdogs.
Boxers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Rottweilers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Boxers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Cane Corso has an average chance of biting somebody.
High
The Rottweiler has a high chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Boxer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Cane Corsos have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Rottweilers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Boxers 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.
Rottweilers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Boxers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Rottweilers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Boxers 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.
Rottweilers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Boxers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Cane Corsos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Rottweilers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Boxers 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.
Rottweilers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Boxers 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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boxer

Stranger Friendly
Cane Corsos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Boxers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Rottweilers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Boxers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are average friendly towards cats.
Boxers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Cane Corsos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Rottweilers are not dog-friendly.
Boxers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Cane Corso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rottweiler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Boxer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Cane Corsos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Rottweilers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Boxers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Cane Corsos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Rottweilers are generally with other pets.
Boxers 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
Rottweilers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Boxers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good 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
Rottweiler breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Boxer 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 Rottweiler vs Boxer

Health Issues
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
The Rottweiler is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Boxer 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 Allergies Aortic Stenosis Bloat Elbow Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Osteosarcoma Panosteitis Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis Allergies Aortic Stenosis Bloat Boxer Cardiomyopathy Cancer Corneal Dystrophy Deafness Demodectic Mange Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism
Life Expectancy 10-11 years 8-11 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Rottweilers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Boxers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Cane Corsos have an average exercise need.
Rottweilers have an average exercise need.
Boxers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Cane Corsos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Rottweilers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Boxers 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: 4 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
High: The Rottweiler breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rottweiler has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Boxer has a high 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 Rottweiler 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 Boxer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boxer

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 8-12 puppies 2-10 puppies, average 6

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