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  • Breed: Cane Corso
  • Group: Purebred
  • Height: 1'11" - 2'3"
  • Weight: 80-120 lbs
  • HypoAllergenic: No
  • Coat: Short, Straight
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Our Cane Corso puppies for sale are powerful, courageous, and dignified companions.  They are intelligent, hardworking, and make excellent watchdogs. This breed is fearless and devoted to their families, and given the right training, make a wonderful companion.

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overview of the Cane Corso Dog Breed

Are you looking for a powerful guard dog that is fiercely loyal and intelligent? 

Check out our Cane Corso puppies below! 

Originally an Italian guard dog, these strong, dignified dogs thrive on work such as herding animals or competing in dog sports. They are loyal and make excellent watchdogs. 

Purchase your Cane Corso puppy today and begin a friendship with a loyal and brave companion! 

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Cane Corso temperament

Intelligent: Cane Corso dogs are highly intelligent and capable of learning many commands.

Powerful Guard Dog: Just one glance at this strong, imposing breed, and it will send trespassers and predators packing! Cane Corsos are very protective and make excellent guard dogs; however, they can become aggressive and even dangerous if they are not socialized, trained, and controlled correctly. A Cane Corso is for experienced dog owners.

Calm Demeanor: While they have energy as puppies, Cane Corsos often exhibit a calm demeanor, especially as they mature. Early training helps shape their behavior into a balanced and composed nature.

Bonds with Family: Cane Corso puppies tend to form strong bonds with their families, including children. However, supervision and teaching children proper interaction with the puppy are important due to their size and strength.

Hard Worker: The Cane Corso was bred to work and is happiest when busy. If you don’t have farm work for your Corso, you’ll want to make sure they participate in dog sports or other types of work.

Strong and Sleek: Packed with muscle, these dogs need (and want) vigorous exercise! Relatives of the Neopoliaitan Mastiff, this breed is more compact and graceful than its cousin.

Loyal Companion: Although not affectionate, this breed loves his family fiercely and takes his job as a protector very seriously. He is a family-only breed and will not be friendly to strangers.

It’s important to note that Cane Corso puppies require proper training, socialization, and responsible ownership to ensure they grow into well-behaved and well-adjusted adult dogs. Early training and socialization are particularly crucial due to their protective instincts and large size.

Cane Corso Breed history

 Cane Corsos are part of a subcategory of working dogs called Mollosers. Mollosers – Mastiff-type dogs – date back to ancient Greece. When Rome overtook Greece, the Romans brought these powerful guard dogs back to Italy and began breeding them with Italian dogs. These dogs became the ancestors of our modern Cane Corse and the Neapolitan Mastiff. 

The original Corsi were used in war; buckets of flaming oil were strapped to their backs, and they were sent into the enemy territory. 

In the fifth century, Cane Corsi became mostly guard dogs for properties and livestock on Italian farms. They were also used for hunting wild boar.

With continual economic and political upheaval, and farms becoming more mechanized, the breed was seen less and less and almost became extinct in the mid-20th century.  

In the 1970s, the Society of Cane Corso Lovers was formed; their goal was to save the breed from extinction. The first Cane Corso came to America in 1988, and in 2010 the Cane Corse was added to the AKC registry.  

A few breeds that are similar to Cane Corsos include English Mastiffs, African Boerboels, and Rottweilers.

Cane Corso Average size

 An adult Cane Corso will be 23-27 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh 90-100 pounds. 

Average Cane Corso lifespan

You can expect your Cane Corso to live 9-12 years.

Cane Corso body features

The Cane Corse has a strong, sturdy, athletic build. Their ears can be cropped or uncropped. 

They have a short coat that can be black, grey, fawn, red, or brindle (brown with streaks of another color). Fawn and red dogs will have a grey or black mask on their face. They may also have white patches on their body, such as on their chest, throat, or paws.

grooming Your Cane Corso Puppy

A Cane Corso will need to be brushed once a week and bathed occasionally. They have an undercoat which they will shed twice a year. 

You will also need to brush their teeth and trim their nails regularly.

Keeping Your Cane Corso Puppy Healthy

The Cane Corso is generally a healthy breed, but there are a few things their owners should know.

Like many large breeds, they are susceptible to hip dysplasia. Hip dysplasia is when the ball and socket joint in the hip doesn’t develop properly. Although this is a genetic condition, other factors play a part in hip dysplasia. A poor diet, sudden weight gain or growth, an overweight dog, or excessive and hard exercise can contribute to and aggravate hip dysplasia. 

It’s essential to be proactive while your Cane Corso puppy is growing and developing. Keep your puppy from excessive running on hard surfaces and from jumping from heights. Talk to your breeder and vet about a healthy puppy diet and stick to the recommended amount of food! A puppy that grows too fast will have problems later. 

The breed is susceptible to eye abnormalities such as entropion, ectropion, and cherry eye. 

Cane Corsi are also at risk for Gastric Torsion, which is when the stomach twists on itself and cuts the blood flow. Learn to recognize the symptoms so you can take action immediately, as it can be fatal for your dog.  

Typical Cane Corso Allergens

Allergens are caused by dander, which is dead skin cells. Both animals and humans shed these dead skin cells. Dander is attached to the hair that animals shed. 

The Cane Corso is not a hypoallergenic breed. They are moderate shedders, and you can keep allergens to a minimum with regular bathing and brushing. However, if you or someone in your home has animal allergy concerns, please consult your family physician before adopting a puppy. 

  • Are Cane Corsos dangerous to strangers?
    Cane Corsos are loyal and devoted to their families. This means they usually aren’t very happy to see strangers. They tend to be one-family dogs. Make sure to give your Cane Corso plenty of socialization at a young age to prevent them from becoming aggressive.
  • Do Cane Corsos make good watchdogs?
    Yes! Cane Corsos excel at watchdog duties. They are intensely loyal and will protect their beloved families at all costs.
  • Do Cane Corsos do well with other animals?
    Cane Corsos are territorial and have a high prey drive. You will have to watch your Cane Corso carefully to prevent him from killing small neighbor animals such as cats. An underground electric fence won’t be enough - you will need a strong, physical fence.
  • Are Cane Corsos hard to groom?
    It’s not too hard to groom the Cane Corso’s short coat. Cane Corsos shed more heavily twice a year, so be prepared to give your puppy more care during those times.
  • Are Cane Corsos affectionate and cuddly with their owners?
    Cane Corsos love their masters, but they aren’t usually demonstrative about it. They like to be near their masters but don’t often cuddle or demand attention.
  • Are Cane Corsos friendly to children?
    Cane Corsos are not a great option for families with small children. With quality training they do fine with kids, but it’s still not a good idea to let them alone with small kids. They do better with families who have older children.
  • Do Cane Corsos bark much?
    Cane Corsos bark when necessary but not excessively.
  • Are Cane Corsos intelligent and easy to train?
    Cane Corsos are undoubtedly intelligent. But they are dominant, take-charge dogs and need a firm, consistent trainer. They are not a great choice for first-time owners.
  • Should I get a male or female Cane Corso?
    Whether you should get a male of female Cane Corso depends on your situation. Typically females are less dominant and easier to train than males. Only very experienced dog owners should take on a male Cane Corso.
  • Are Cane Corsos a good dog for inexperienced owners?
    No, inexperienced owners would do well to avoid this breed. Cane Corsos are headstrong, powerful, and intelligent, which means they need a firm, experienced hand.

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