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Cane Corso Mastiff

WEIGHT: 80 to 140 lbs
HEIGHT: 22 to 28 inches
COLOR(S): Chocolate, black & tan, tan & reddish brown, red, black, and brindle.
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The Cane Corso is a medium-big size powerful dog; it is strongly built but elegant, very distinguished, expresses strength, agility and endurance. Its name derives from the Latin "Cohors" which means "Guardian", "Protector". It is a highly intelligent, affectionate dog breed, which makes a perfect companion to children. It makes an excellent guard dog and watchdog.


The Cane Corso is a very loyal and docile dog breed. This dog is protective yet gentle. It is highly intelligent and trainable. It is very affectionate with the owner and great with children. It is willing to please and quiet around the house. It sticks close to its masters, will not wander from the home. The Cane Corso is active, even-minded and has a very stable temperament. It should be carefully socialized as a puppy. It is highly recommended that this dog become fully obedience trained, requires an experienced owner. If necessary it becomes a terrible and brave protector of people, house and property. It makes an unequalled watch and protection dog. It can be aggressive with strangers and other dogs. When raised correctly, the dog should be submissive to all members of the family.


Short hair but not smooth, with vitreous texture, shiny, adherent, stiff, very dense, with a light layer that becomes thicker in winter (but never crops up on the covering hair). The Cane Corso doesn’t require much grooming. Occasionally comb and brush to remove dead hair. This breed is a light shedder.


Hip and elbow dysplasia, gastric torsion (AKA Bloat, or Twisted Stomach), and Demodex Mange (Red mange). Other health concerns include heart disorders, torn cruciates, eyelid abnormalities, Cherry eye, ectropion and entropion.


Corsos need regular exercise, and are fine with living in the backyard.


Training is essential for the Corso, otherwise they may become protective and aggressive towards even welcome strangers. They should be trained not to be aggressive around friends and other pets. Socialization is a must when they are puppies.

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