Cane Corso Dog Breed

The Cane Corso is a noble, regal, and powerful dog that makes a wonderful family pet as well as a property guard and large-game hunter.


The Cane Corso is a kind and perceptive canine.


The Cane Corso may initially seem menacing, but he is actually quite loving and reacts better to praise and prizes than severe reprimand. He is adaptable, smart, dependable, and eager to please.

Due to their protective nature, Cani Corsi should be socialised with humans, kids, and other dogs as early as possible. These canines will form strong bonds with kids after they are properly socialised.

These large canines require intense activity; a simple walk won’t cut it. This powerful breed may stay in shape by running a vigorous mile in the morning and again in the evening. Cani Corsi are happiest when they are working because they were bred to be working dogs.
Numerous Cani Corsi take part in competitions in tracking, dock diving, agility, and obedience.


9 to 12 years

Colour Collection

The Cane Corso’s coat is available in red, fawn grey, grey brindle, black, black brindle, and chestnut brindle. They can also be wearing a face mask that is grey or black.

Hair fall

The short, double-layered coat of the Cane Corso is thick. Throughout the year, his undercoat sheds, with a springtime peak. During the shedding season, weekly brushing will eliminate dead hair before it flakes.


Hip dysplasia, idiopathic epilepsy, demodex mange, and deformed eyelids are among the diseases that might affect Cani Corsi. They might bloat easily because of their broad, deep chests.

Breed History

The Cane Corso is a working dog and a member of the molloser subgroup of working breeds. An ancient Greek tribe that required large-boned guard dogs produced this kind of dog.

The breed was brought back to Italy from the Greek Islands during the height of the Roman Empire and crossed with indigenous Italian breeds. These progeny were probably a cross between the Neapolitan Mastiff and the contemporary Corso. The fortitude of the forefathers allowed them to storm enemy lines while carrying buckets of hot oil on their backs.

Italians and their dogs were out of a job in the fifth century. The breed was modified for work in the private sector, including guarding, farming, and wild boar hunting. In fact, they established themselves as a mainstay on farms and in pastures all across rural Italy. The Corsi were driven to the brink of extinction by mechanised farming and ongoing political and economic instability.

A group of farmers banded together in the 1970s to revive the breed, and in 1983 The Society of Amorati Cane Corso was established. In 1988, the first Cane Corso arrived in America. The American Kennel Club did not acknowledge the breed until 2010.


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