Cursinu Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Cursinu so you can get to know the breed more.

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Other Names
What other names does the Cursinu have?
Corsican Dog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?

Cursinu Price and Availability

How much does the Cursinu puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is a Cursinu?
Unfortunately, we couldn't find the price of the Cursinu. If you have a Cursinu for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Cursinu gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Cursinu? How many Cursinu are there in the world?
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

There are very few of them, and there have been times when they have almost drifted to the brink of extinction, so few are left.

Cursinu Size

Is a Cursinu small, medium or large dog?

How big do Cursinu get?

How much does the Cursinu weigh? How much should the Cursinu breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Cursinu?
Male: 33-44 pounds (15-20 kg), Female: 33-44 pounds (15-20 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Cursinu?
Male: 38.5 pounds (17.5 kg), Female: 38.5 pounds (17.5 kg)
How tall is the Cursinu? Cursinu height:
Male: 18–23 inch (46–58 cm), Female: 18–23 inch (46–58 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Cursinu?
Male: 20.5 inch (52 cm), Female: 20.5 inch (52 cm)

Cursinu Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Cursinu have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Cursinu's coat?
How to groom the Cursinu and how often?
Effortless: The Cursinu requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Cursinu is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Cursinu dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Corsican Dog?
Cursinus shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Cursinu need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Cursinu every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.

Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Cursinu Personality / Temperament

What kind of personality does the Cursinu have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Cursinu? Is the Cursinu breed dumb or smart?
Smart: Cursinu's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Cursinu is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Are Cursinu dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Cursinus are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
How playful is this breed?
Average: Cursinus, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Cursinu sensitivity:
Cursinus are less sensitive than other dog breeds. They aren't receptive to their owner's emotions and handle soft punishment quite well.

They don't mind an always changing daily routine, a hectic household, young children, a noisy or office environment, and frequent guest visits.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Cursinu a good family dog?
Average: Cursinus are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely with their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Corsican Dog need? Cursinu social needs:
Cursinus need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Do Cursinu dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Corsican Dog bark?
A lot: Cursinu is a particularly loud breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. If you want a quiet dog, not the best choice.

The main triggers for barking are fear, attention, alarm, boredom, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking, and defense.

Watchdog Ability
Is Cursinu good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Cursinus are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Cursinu dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Cursinu dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Cursinus are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Cursinu can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Cursinu will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Cursinu bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Corsican Dog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Cursinu? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Cursinu has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Cursinu has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Cursinu? How much bite force does a Cursinu have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Cursinu bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Cursinu, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Cursinu do?
Cursinus have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Cursinus need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Cursinu to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Cursinu roam?
Cursinus have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Cursinu have high prey drive?
Cursinus have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Is Cursinu good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
It is not recommended to keep the Cursinu breed in the home. It does best in the garden, but if you do want to keep it indoors, it should be exercised thoroughly with long daily walks, so you can keep the Cursinu indoors by introducing daily routines.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Cursinus adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Cursinu be left alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.

Cursinu Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Cursinu temperament with other people:
Cursinus are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Cursinu dogs get along with other pets? Are Cursinu dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Cursinus do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Child Friendly
Are Cursinu dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Cursinu temperament with children:
Cursinus are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from this breed.
Cat Friendly
How well do Cursinu dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Cursinu breed live with a cat?
Cursinus are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Cursinu good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Cursinu dogs get along with other dogs?
Cursinus are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Cursinu breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Cursinu breed suitable for first-time owners?
Cursinus are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Cursinus good office dogs? Do Cursinus make good office friendly dogs? Can Cursinus be office dogs?
Cursinu is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Cursinu dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Corsican Dog temperament with senior people? Are Cursinu dogs good for elderly owners?
Cursinus are not the best breed for elderly people.

Cursinu Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Cursinu dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Very healthy dog breed. The Cursinu rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Cursinu breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Cursinu see the vet?
The Cursinu should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Cursinu dogs live? How old can a Cursinu be? What is the age limit of the Cursinu? How many years can the oldest Cursinu live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Cursinu?

12-14 years
The average lifespan of Cursinu: 13 years
Is the Cursinu breed hypoallergenic?
Cursinus don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Cursinu have? What is the activity level of the Cursinu?
Cursinus have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Cursinu need? How much exercise do Cursinu dogs require per day?
Cursinus need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Cursinu breed need?
Cursinus are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Cursinu need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Cursinu breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Cursinu? How much food should I feed my Cursinu?
2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Cursinu risk for obesity:
Average: The Cursinu has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Cursinu's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?


The Cursinu has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Cursinu drool?
The Cursinu is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Cursinu As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Cursinu be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Cursinu is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Cursinu be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Cursinu be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Cursinu is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Cursinu be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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.

Cursinu is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Cursinu be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Cursinu is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Cursinu be a boat dog?

Not really

Cursinu breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Cursinu be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Cursinu is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Cursinu dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Cursinu Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Cursinu pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Cursinu breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Cursinu: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Cursinu have in a litter? How many puppies can the Cursinu breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Cursinu have? How many puppies can a Cursinu give birth to?
5-10 puppies

Cursinu Recognition

AKC Group
Is Cursinu recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Cursinu recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Cursinu Pros and Cons

  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Cursinu's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Cursinus are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Cursinu requires minimal grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: Cursinus are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Cursinus adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Cursinus are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Hypoallergenic: Cursinus don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: It is not recommended to keep the Cursinu breed in the home.
  • Child Friendly: Cursinus are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Cursinus are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Cursinu is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Cursinus are not the best breed for elderly people.

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Cursinu Comments, Reviews and Questions

  • Michael

    Dec 17, 2021, 10:34:47 AM:

    I laughed When I read they are not boat dogs. I have a 21ft jet boat with a big block chevy, I was concerned she was going to be afraid of the loud motor but she absolutely enjoys every time we take the boat out.

  • Bruno

    Sep 22, 2021, 7:13:19 PM:

    Bruno is very intelligent, can be wilful but also very affectionate.

  • Shiloh

    Nov 23, 2019, 1:05:27 PM:

    Love love love