The Cane Corso, also known as an Italian Mastiff, is a noble, majestic, and has powerful in presence. It is a muscular and large-boned breed. One of two native Italian “mastiff type” dogs that descended from the Roman canis Pugnaces, the breeds name derives from the Latin “Cohors” which means “Guardian” and “Protector.” The breed’s coat is short but not smooth (like the coat of a cow), very coarse and thick in order to be perfectly waterproof. It can be black, gray, fawn or red, with brindle variations and a black or gray mask also acceptable. Make no mistake: This is a whole lot of dog, both physically and temperamentally. They’re smart, trainable, eager to please, versatile, and docile and intensely loyal with their humans, especially children. Discover more about our Cane Corso puppies for sale below!
The Cane Corso is easily trained because of its extreme intelligence. As a large and athletic breed, they need a lot of exercise. They are affectionate to their owners and bond closely with children and family. Cane Corsos are light shedders, which make grooming simple all they need is an occasional brushing.
This breed is moderately active and will do okay in a smaller home if they get enough daily exercise. They can also be okay living outdoors if they are provided with enough shelter. This breed is very muscular and powerful so be sure to train them beginning as a puppy in order to avoid negative behaviors or difficultly handling them as they grow.
The Cane Corso is easy to care for as they do not require much grooming. Simply comb and brush them occasionally to remove dead hair. This breed is also a light shedder. This breed may drool or slobber, especially in hot weather or after getting a drink.
The Cane Corso is a native of Italy, where they played watchdog and hunted wild boar. Prior to 1988, the Cane Corso was known only in southern Italy, and was considered very rare, but has still been featured in many paintings throughout Italian history.
Clubs, Registries & Associations
(Based on breed recognition. See store for details on a particular puppy.)
- American Canine Association Inc.
- National Kennel Club
- American Kennel Club
- American Pet Registry, Inc.
- Dog Registry of America, Inc.
- American Canine Registry
- North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
Average Weight: 88-120 lbs.
Personality Traits: Loyal, intelligent, affectionate
Country of Origin: Italy
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