AKC PuppyFinder: Cane Corso Puppies

Breed Traits
  • Personality: Smart, trainable, and noble of bearing; assertive and confident, Corsi are peerless protectors
  • Energy Level: Somewhat Active; Quick, athletic, powerful, these big bruisers enjoy their exercise time
  • Good with Children: Better with Supervision
  • Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
  • Shedding: Seasonal
  • Grooming: Occasional
  • Trainability: Responds Well
  • Height: 25-27.5 inches (male), 23.5-26 inches (female)
  • Weight: Proportionate to height
  • Life Expectancy: 9-12 years
  • Barking Level: Barks When Necessary
Breed Description
A mastiff type breed, the Cane Corso is relatively rare, better known in his native Italy. Bred to be a hunter and protector, he's large, muscular and powerful. Your Cane Corso puppy is smart and easily trained and will form close bonds with the family. As a natural athlete, he needs lots of exercise. Grooming is easy; his thick coat rarely sheds and is completely waterproof.
History & Job

Origin: Italy

Year Recognized: 2010

Breed History & Job Description: The Cane Corso (KAH-neh-KOR-soh) belongs to a subcategory of working breeds called Mollosus dogs (named for the Molossi, an ancient Greek tribe thought to have bred giant, big-boned guardian dogs). Invading Roman legions brought mollosians back to Italy, bred them to native Italian breeds, and created the Corso and it’s larger relative, the Neapolitan Mastiff. The original Corsi were used as warriors, boar hunters, farm dogs, and most famously, guardians. In fact, the breed name roughly translates from the Latin as “bodyguard dog.”

Health

Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Cane Corsi are healthy dogs. This breed may be affected by bloat, a digestive disorder of the stomach.


Recommended Health Test from the National Breed Club:

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
Breed Club
Rescue
  • Breed Club Rescue: Cane Corso Rescue, Inc.
  • Breed Club Rescue Phone: 814-682-6776
  • Breed Club Rescue Link: https://canecorsorescue.org/
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