The Cane Corso breed requires good socialisation when young and benefit immensly from a loving but firm handling from an experienced owner. They are usally a very intelligent and highly trainable dogs. They can make excellent guard or watchdogs. There have been reported incidents of Cane Corsos being aggressive with other pets or people. They are very loyal and loving to family and usually good with children though need careful supervision. Due to their nature they may not get along with other dogs.
The Cane Corso has a short coarse coat that comes in black, gray, fawn and red colors as well as brindle variants. Often they have a black facial mask or small white patches in various body areas.
Cane Corso History:
The Cane Corso comes from Italy and is thought to be an ancestor of the Roman Molosser dogs. Primarilly they were used as a catch dog, a task where the dog is used to subdue a boar or another wild animal until the farmer arrived. They may also have been used as guard dogs.
The name is believed to have been dervied from the Latin "Cohors", either refering to a farmyard, enclosure or corral, or a bodyguard. They were fully recognised by the American Kennel Club in 2010 and are a member of the working group.
88 - 110 lb