good looks and willing nature the Cane Corso is increasing in popularity. They have a
classic big dog look without being extreme in any of its features. Since they lack the
mammoth size of some other Mastiff breeds, this breed is more ideal for indoor living. The
Cane Corso is an athletic, agile dog that requires regular exercise. While they drool less
than other mastiff breeds you should be aware that it still occurs, especially when they
are excited, agitated, have just had a drink of water or have just eaten.
has a squared off head with a muzzle to match. The neck is long and powerful, body is
heavily muscled, and slightly longer than it is tall. The frame is dense and supported by
strong, tight feet. The average male is 26-28 inches in height and 115-135 lbs. with the
average female being 24-26 inches in height and 95-105 lbs. The coat is short, sheds twice
a year like most breeds, but when a big dog sheds lightly, it can add up to a lot of hair
to vacuum. They require only the occasional
bath. Accepted colors include black, blue,
fawn and red, with or without brindle markings.
loyal to its' family, the Corso is an excellent watchdog. Their guardian instinct is
focused greater on person rather than property. The bold and noble look of the breed is a
serious deterrent for anyone thinking of doing harm. When alarmed their bark is loud and
powerful enough to unnerve most.
desire is to be with the family and do best living indoors. Though they are tolerable of
most weather conditions, they cannot tolerate solitude. Isolating the Cane Corso can lead
to nuisance barking, destructive behavior and other temperament problems. Cane Corsos love
children, but they can inadvertently step on or knock over a toddler, so supervision is
important. They enjoy being included in family activities and make excellent jogging and
centuries the Cane Corso has been a versatile friend to Italian Farmers. They have traded
green pastures for asphalt, but have definitely found a niche in the 20th century.
The above general description describes the typical Cane Corso. Like humans, Cane Corsos are individuals. Each has its own genetic and environmental history that effects its attitude, temperament, health and responses to stimuli. This information is provided with the general breed characteristics in mind. For more detailed information, including possible temperament and health problems, please review the remainder of the website.