Cane Corso Facts
- AKC, CKC
- 23.5" - 27" tall
- 90-120 lbs.
- 12 years | Add yours
- Exercise Requirement
- Training Requirement
- Grooming Requirement
- Breed Characteristics
Sicilian Branchiero, Cane di Macellaio
The Cane Corso originated in Italy.
Date Of Origin
It is unknown when this breed developed, however, we do know that it was used during the Roman Empire.
This is an ancient breed descended from Roman mastiff's. It came close to extinction following WWII, but has been revitalized by breeders.
The Cane Corso is a large-size, muscular and powerful dog that is longer than it is tall. It has a wide head with a short, broad muzzle, strong jaws and a slightly undershot bite. The upper lips form an upside down "V". The eyes are dark, the nose is black, and the medium size drop or semi-erect ears are usually cropped erect. The tail is thick and docked. The thick skin does not wrinkle and the coat is short and stiff.
This is an even tempered, trainable, and quiet dog that is loyal and affectionate with its family, including children but extremely wary with strangers. It is very protective. It is intelligent and often aloof. It does fine with other animals as long as it is well socialized.
It is generally agreed that the Cane Corso is a farm dog which has been used for stock control, property and personal protection and big game hunting throughout its history. Today it is probably used for protection and companionship.
Bloat, Cherry eye, demodectic mange, entropion, hip dysplasia.
Being that this breed is wary of strangers, be sure to introduce the dogs vet and groomer (if you choose to use one) early on. This will make caring for your Cane Corso easier in the future.
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