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

"Find similarities and differences between Great Pyrenees vs Cane Corso" Compare Great Pyrenees and Cane Corso. Which is better: Great Pyrenees or Cane Corso?
Name Great Pyrenees Cane Corso
OriginsSpain France Italy
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Working Dogs
Popularity Rank6637
Reviews12
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Other Names Great Pyrenees, Patou, Chien Des Pyrénées, Chien De Montagne Des Pyrénées, Montañés Del Pirineo, Gos De Muntanya Dels Pirineus Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1933 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2010 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.
Breed Recognition 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
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
Price $500-$600 $1500-$2000

General Appearance - Great Pyrenees vs Cane Corso

Size Giant Large
Weight Male: from 100 pounds (45 kg), Female: from 85 pounds (38 kg) Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: from 100 pounds (45 kg), Female: from 85 pounds (38 kg) Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg)
Height Male: 27-32 inches (69-81 cm), Female: 25-29 inches (63-74 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 29.5 inches (75 cm), Female: 27 inches (68.5 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm)

Hair & Care - Great Pyrenees vs Cane Corso

Coat Dense
Double
Dense
Colors White Chestnut
Brindle
Gray
Red
Fawn
Black
Grooming
Average: The Great Pyrenees requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Great Pyreneess shed above average.
Cane Corsos shed moderately.

Characteristics - Great Pyrenees vs Cane Corso

Temperament Affectionate
Fearless
Patient
Confident
Gentle
Strong
Willed
Cheerful
Loyal
Social
Courageous
Quiet
Intelligent Rank
Average: Great Pyrenees's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Cane Corso's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Great Pyreneess are easy to train.
Cane Corsos are easy to train.
Playfulness
Great Pyreneess are not the most playful dog breed.
Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Cane Corsos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Great Pyreneess are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Cane Corsos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Great Pyreneess are a social breed.
Cane Corsos are a social breed.
Barking
Average to high: The Great Pyrenees is a vocal breed.
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Great Pyreneess are one of the best watchdogs.
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Great Pyreneess strongly protect their territory.
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Great Pyrenees has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Cane Corso has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Great Pyreneess have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cane Corsos have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Great Pyreneess have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Cane Corsos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Great Pyreneess have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Great Pyreneess are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Cane Corsos are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Great Pyreneess adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Cane Corsos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Great Pyreneess 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.
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.
Fighting 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 - Great Pyrenees vs Cane Corso

Stranger Friendly
Great Pyreneess are average friendly towards strangers.
Cane Corsos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Great Pyreneess are kid-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Great Pyreneess are cat-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Great Pyreneess are average friendly towards other dogs.
Cane Corsos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Great Pyrenees is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cane Corso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Great Pyreneess are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cane Corsos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Great Pyreneess are usually friendly towards other pets.
Cane Corsos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Great Pyreneess are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cane Corsos 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
Great Pyrenees breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cane Corso 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.

Health Factors - Great Pyrenees vs Cane Corso

Health Issues
Great Pyreneess are commonly healthy dogs.
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Addison's Disease
Bloat
Cataracts
Drug Sensitivity
Elbow Dysplasia
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
Arthritis
Bloat
Cherry Eye
Demodectic Mange
Ectropion
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-11 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Great Pyreneess have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Great Pyreneess have an average exercise need.
Cane Corsos have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Great Pyreneess don't need too much sleep.
Cane Corsos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals Recommended daily amount: If you are feeding a high-quality dry food, your Corso will probably eat 4 to 5 cups a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Great Pyrenees can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Great Pyrenees has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Great Pyrenees is a perfect example for low 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.

Reproducibility - Great Pyrenees vs Cane Corso

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 6-9 puppies 4-6 puppies

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