- Full Name
- Cane Corso
- Alternate Names
- Italian Corso, Italian Mastiff
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- Life Span
- 10 - 11 years
- 88 - 120 pounds
The Cane Corso is a sympathetic and intelligent dog breed. Although imposing in nature, they are mostly quiet and calm. Their name translated from latin is guard dog and they really do live up to that name. They are loyal, and have natural guard tendencies with their family and home.
The Cane Corso is a very powerful and athletic dog breed, so needs an "alpha" dog owner who they will respect and follow. On the other hand, if there is trust and mutual respect, the Cane Corso is eager to please it's owner, and can actually be easier to train than the average dog. If the Cane Corso is neglected or does not have an owner it respects, they can become tempered and dangerous. With proper training and exercise, it can be an excellent home companion and guard dog.
Cane Corsos are independent, and a good option for someone who needs to leave their dog at home while they are at work. However, when exercise becomes even more important, as they can become destructive in the home if they are not properly exercised and challenged.
- Bred For
- Hunting large game, herding cattle
- Family Considerations
- Overall Ease of Breed
- Home and Environment Considerations
- Physical Characteristics
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Is the Cane Corso a healthy dog? The health of a Cane Corso should be measured not just by how many years they live, but also by how many health issues they've had. It is important to know which health conditions your breed is prone to- hip problems, eye problems, bloating, and arthritis are all common dog health problems.
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Does the Cane Corso have a large prey drive? Does the Cane Corso like to chase birds, cats, and other small animals?
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