45-50 kg (approx)
10-11 years (approx)
The Cane Corso is of Italian origin; a medium to a large-sized dog with a muscular, strong, and athletic appearance. Cane Corso has a particularly short coat. They come in a variety of colours, including black, brindle, grey, and black.
The Cane Corso is a very energetic dog, inquisitive, and highly independent. They are known for their fierce loyalty and suitability as guard dogs, minding persons, and property.
Cane Corsos are large muscular dogs that belong to the Molosser family and are very closely related to and outdates the Neapolitan Mastiff.
The history of the Cane Corso dates back to the ancient Italian peoples who employed the dog in a number of everyday working roles for the means of survival. The Cane Corso was put to work in a variety of roles that included guarding the house, hunting, and fighting. The Romans bred the Cane Corso as a war dog and took the animal on the campaign as well as employed it for sport in the arena. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the Cane Corso remained a loyal and dependable working dog, capable of fulfilling many roles, and was especially popular in the south of Italy where life could be especially tough and trusted resources valuable.
Up to the time of the Second World War and beyond the breed was facing extinction. In the 1970s the situation was at its most dire for the Cane Corso and, with the help of a number of Italian dog lovers, a concerted effort was made to bring the Cane Corso back from the brink of destruction.
The Cane Corso has a very good reputation for having an even temperament, neither aggressive nor placid, docile or overly energetic. Their long history as an all purposes companion dog makes them very fond of human contact and very trainable. Although they are very protective of their owner and can show some aggression when provoked, the Cane Corso is a gentle animal that shows a great deal of affection.
Cane Corsos are a very loyal breed, keen to please their master and very happy to play. The breed needs a lot of exercise to avoid the development of behavioural problems and it's not a breed that is advised for a first-time or timid owner.
The Cane Corso has a smooth coat that sheds. Brush him at least once a week to remove dead hair and keep the skin and coat healthy. Clean the ears and trim the nails as needed, and bathe the Cane Corso on the rare occasions that he's dirty.