Cane Corso

Cane Corso

INTRODUCTION

The Cane Corso is a working dog that loves to have a job to do. This ancient Italian dog breed was developed to guard property and hunt big game, such as wild boar. Although these are purebred dogs, you may find them in the care of rescue groups or shelters. Remember to adopt. Don’t go shopping if you want to take one of these dogs home. Cane Corsos are powerful and athletic, and are best suited to experienced pet parents who have large, well-fenced yards. They will definitely need their humans to give them a chore; otherwise, they may find their own ways to reduce boredom, probably with destructive behavior. If you can give your dog plenty of space, exercise and training, then this may be the breed for you. It is important to remember that dogs of any breed can suffer health problems throughout their lives. A good pet insurance plan can help you prepare to give your dog the care it needs at any age. Click here to get an insurance plan for your Cane Corso.

HIGHLIGHTS

The short coat of the Corsican comes in black, light and dark shades of gray; light and dark shades of fawn; and red. Any of these colors may have a brindle pattern: irregular streaks of light and dark color. Solid fawn and red Corsos may have a black or gray mask. The ears of the Corsican may be cropped or uncropped. The Corsican is a working dog that needs a lot of mental and physical stimulation. Corsos are not demonstrative, but like to “talk” to their people with “woo woo woo woo” sounds, snorts and other verbalizations. The Corsican is not a good “first dog.” “It requires a lot of socialization, training and exercise to be a good companion.

HISTORY

The Corso is one of the many mastiff type dogs. It was developed in Italy and is said to be descended from Roman war dogs. It is of lighter build than its cousin, the Neapolitan Mastiff, and was bred for hunting, guarding property and being a farmer of all kinds. His work included rounding up pigs or cattle and helping to drive them to market. The word “cane”, of course, means dog in Latin and is derived from the word “canis”. ” The word “corso” may come from “cohors”, meaning bodyguard, or from “corsus”, an old Italian word meaning sturdy or hardy. The breed declined as farming became mechanised and was on the verge of extinction, but from the 1970s onwards dog fanciers worked to rebuild the Corso. In 1983 the Amatori Cane Corso Society was formed, and the Fédération Cynologique Internationale recognised the breed in 1996. A man named Michael Sottile imported the first litter of Corsicans to the United States in 1988, followed by a second litter in 1989. In 1993, the International Cane Corso Association was formed. Eventually, the breed club applied for recognition by the American Kennel Club, which was granted in 2010. The breed is now governed by the Cane Corso Association of America.

Breed Characteristics:
Adaptability:
2/5
All Around Friendliness:
3/5
Health And Grooming Needs:
4/5
Trainability:
4/5
Physical Needs:
4/5
Vital Stats:
Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs
Height: 1 foot, 11 inches to 2 feet, 3 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight: 90 to 120 pounds
Life Span: 10 to 12 years

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