The Cane Corso is a descendant of the Roman war dogs. After the fall of the Roman Empire, it was used as a guard dog for family and property. It has also been used (with great success) as a big game hunter.
Industrialization, the initial and Second World Wars almost conspired to end the Cane Corso line. In the 1970s, the dog was not known to anyone outside Southern Italy, where few had survived. Doctor Paolo Breber can be credited with saving the breed. He started an intensive program with the remaining dogs and gained media attention soon after.
The Cane Corso was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2010 and has gained popularity since its introduction in the United States.
What does the Cane Corso look like?
The Cane Corso is a reliable and unwavering member of the family. He will be faithful, intelligent and courageous.
With an above-average mental ability, the Cane Corso needs a certain type of training. He is strong-willed, so Aggression or roughness will not get you anywhere. He will need a firm and consistent training. Fortunately, he is eager to please you, so positive reinforcement will go a long way.
The Cane Corso is very of strangers but tolerates them as long as they are present. He will be a protector when he needs it and will establish a lifelong bond with his family. Early socialization is important if you want the Corso to get along with new people or even other animals. He was brought up to be a tutor and not a friend of strangers.
He will need exercise every day. It is recommended not to let it play with young children, as it is extremely powerful and could knock them over. Older children are superior playmates.
The Corso has sensitive ears but is otherwise very cordial. An electric fence often proves to be ineffective in this breed of dog.
It should not require too much maintenance, although we recommend that you brush it at least once a week.
The Cane Corso is a reliable guard dog. It could even protect other pets.
The Cane Corso prefers to avoid strangers but tolerates them.
The Can Corso is bred as a working dog and requires daily exercise.
If you have any questions or concerns, you should always consult or call your veterinarian – this is your best Resource to ensure the health and well-being of your pets.