The Cane Corso, sometimes called the Italian Mastiff, is a powerful and impressive looking breed. Known for being loyal, and willing to please, Cane Corsos are highly trainable. Quiet, and watchful, the Cane Corso is a great protector.
While they are intelligent and easy to train, this breed is not recommended for a novice dog owner. Cane Corsos require an owner who can establish an immediate leadership role and will socialize the dog properly. Highly loving of their own family, Cane Corso can happily live in a home with children.
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Top 10 Facts:
1. Obedience training is a must with a dog of this size and intelligence.
2. A highly active breed, they make a great jogging companion.
3. Cane Corso’s originated in Italy where they were guardians, companions, and hunters.
4. Although they have short hair, it is coarse and fully water proof.
5. Cane Corsos have a large, regal looking head.
6. Cane Corsos live an average of 8-10 years.
7. Joint problems are common in Cane Corsos as well as the other mastiff-type breeds.
8. This breed tops the scales at 90-115 lbs.
9. Easy to groom, Cane Corsos don’t shed much and require minimal brushing.
10. Cane Corsos can be black, fawn, chestnut, brindle or grey coated.