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Cane Corso vs Shar-Pei vs American Bulldog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Cane Corso vs Shar-Pei vs American Bulldog" Compare Cane Corso and Shar-Pei. Which is better: Cane Corso or Shar-Pei or American Bulldog?
Name Cane Corso Shar-Pei American Bulldog
OriginsItaly China United States
Group Working Dogs Companion Dogs Guard Dogs
Popularity Rank3764272
Reviews241
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Other Names Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio Chinese Fighting Dog AmBulldog, AM Bulldog, American Bulldogge, American Bulldoggee, Old Country Bulldog
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 1992 as a Non-Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
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. 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
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
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
American Canine Registry
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Backwoods Bulldog Club
Animal Research Foundation
American Rare Breed Association
American Bulldog Association
National American Bulldog Association
John D Johnson Bulldog Registry
American Bulldog Club Of Canada
All American Bulldog Club
Price $1500-$2000 $1000-$1200 $500-$600

General Appearance - Cane Corso vs Shar-Pei vs American Bulldog

Size Large Medium Large
Weight Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg) 40-55 pounds (18- 25 kg) Male: 70-120 pounds (32-54 kg), Female: 60-100 pounds (27-45 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg) 47.5 pounds (18- 25 kg) Male: 95 pounds (43 kg), Female: 80 pounds (36 kg)
Height Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm) 18-20 inches (46-51 cm) Male: 22-28 inches (55-70 cm), Female: 20-26 inches (52-65 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm) 19 inches (48.5 cm) Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Cane Corso vs Shar-Pei vs American Bulldog

Coat Dense Dense Fine
Colors Chestnut
Brindle
Gray
Red
Fawn
Black
Apricot
Blue
Cream
Red
Brown
Fawn
Black
Fawn
Brown
White
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Shar-Pei requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The American Bulldog requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Cane Corsos shed moderately.
Shar-Peis shed none to minimal.
American Bulldogs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Cane Corso vs Shar-Pei vs American Bulldog

Temperament Cheerful
Loyal
Social
Courageous
Quiet
Affectionate
Independent
Reserved
Devoted
Loving
Suspicious
Affectionate
Courageous
Gentle
Going
Alert
Energetic
Loving
Social
Intelligent Rank
Average: Cane Corso's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Shar-Pei's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: American Bulldog's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Cane Corsos are easy to train.
Shar-Peis are quite easy to train.
American Bulldogs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Shar-Peis, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The American Bulldog is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Cane Corsos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Shar-Peis are less 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.
Shar-Peis may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
American Bulldogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Cane Corsos are a social breed.
Shar-Peis are kinda antisocial.
American Bulldogs are a social breed.
Barking
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
Low: The Shar-Pei barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The American Bulldog rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
Shar-Peis are average watchdogs.
American Bulldogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Shar-Peis are extremely protective guard dogs.
American Bulldogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Cane Corso has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Shar-Pei has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The American Bulldog has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Cane Corsos have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Shar-Peis have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
American Bulldogs 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.
Shar-Peis tend to escape less than other breeds.
American Bulldogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Shar-Peis 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.
American Bulldogs 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.
Shar-Peis are apartment-friendly dogs.
American Bulldogs 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.
Shar-Peis adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
American Bulldogs 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.
Shar-Peis handle alone time quite well.
American Bulldogs 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 Shar-Pei vs American Bulldog

Stranger Friendly
Cane Corsos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Shar-Peis are not stranger friendly dogs.
American Bulldogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Shar-Peis are not kid-friendly dogs.
American Bulldogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Shar-Peis are average friendly towards cats.
American Bulldogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Cane Corsos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Shar-Peis are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
American Bulldogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Cane Corso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Shar-Pei is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
American Bulldog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Cane Corsos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Shar-Peis are not recommended for elderly people.
American Bulldogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Cane Corsos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Shar-Peis are generally with other pets.
American Bulldogs 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.
Yes
Shar-Peis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
American Bulldogs 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.
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.
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
Shar-Pei breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
American Bulldog 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 Shar-Pei vs American Bulldog

Health Issues
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
Very healthy dog breed.
American Bulldogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Arthritis
Bloat
Cherry Eye
Demodectic Mange
Ectropion
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Bloat
Cancer
Cutaneous Mucinosis
Demodectic Mange
Elbow Dysplasia
Entropion
Fever
Glaucoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Patellar Luxation
Pyoderma
Seborrhea
Allergies
Cancer
Cherry Eye
Ectropion
Elbow Dysplasia
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 10-11 years 8-10 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Shar-Peis have a lower energy level than other dogs.
American Bulldogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Cane Corsos have an average exercise need.
Shar-Peis exercise need is minimal.
American Bulldogs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Cane Corsos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Shar-Peis like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
American Bulldogs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
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. 2 to 2.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Shar-Pei has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The American Bulldog 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 Shar-Pei is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The American Bulldog 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 Shar-Pei vs American Bulldog

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 4-6 puppies 7-14 puppies

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