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The Italian Cane Corso is also known as the Italian Cane Corso or Mastiff and is undoubtedly one of the most popular dog breeds ever, Mastiff or Neapolitan Mastiff, one of the most admired of all dog breeds, the name means protector or guard.

The idea of adopting a Cane Corso is a great idea and an interesting experience but it is essential that you first check the personality, training, physical characteristics of the Cane Corso, and even potential health issues that can affect the breed on a regular basis.






The origin of the cane corso


The Cane Corso is descended from the Roman Molossian breed known as Canis pugnax, a large police dog that was used as a war dog in the first century, which worked on the battlefields alongside fighters, was an excellent watchdog, and was common on the battlefields when he fought bears And lions and other wild animals that were imported to the European continent.


The mastiff (Italian mastiff) became a common dog in Italy, and popular among the working classes, although their numbers at that time decreased dramatically, with only a few remaining in the province of Apulia. Apart from guarding farms, the cane Corso was also an excellent herding dog. It is used to hunt large games, and in 1970 the regular breeding of this strain began again.

Characteristics and specifications of the Cane Corso . dog

The Italian Mastiff is medium to large in size, stocky and stout, with a broad head and slightly convex in front. The median forehead groove is clear and the nasal frontal depression is clearly defined.

 The nose is black and the eyes are medium oval in shape, slightly protruding, and dark in color. The ears are triangular in shape, hanging and raised. They may be amputated according to ancient traditions and customs. Although this cruel custom has been criminalized in all countries of the world, it has become gradually disappeared.


The Cane Corso has a strong and stocky body, but on the contrary, the Cane Corso breed is one of the most elegant bulldog dogs. The tail must be amputated, but this tradition began to disappear after most countries criminalized it. The Cane Corso dog has thick, shiny, and short fur with an inner layer of thin hair that can be black, lead-gray, slate gray, light gray, or dark gray.


.Cane Corso dog weight and size


Males: between 64 and 68 centimeters at the withers and weigh between 45 and 50 kilograms.

Females: between 60 and 64 centimeters at the withers, and weigh between 40 and 45 kilograms.

The Cane Corso is an independent dog in general, very territorial and very protective, who maintains a close relationship with his relatives, especially with the children he takes care of and protects. A very athletic dog that loves to exercise which makes it ideal for active families with experience in basic obedience and dog handling.

Cane Corso dog care


Although he is not an overly active dog, the Cane Corso needs long daily walks to maintain his muscles and release the accumulated stress in his body. Three daily walks of about 30 minutes each, if possible, accompanied by physical exercises, are also recommended. Being outdoors and doing daily activities often promote relaxation and well-being. It is also recommended to keep them in rural environments where they can exercise and show their natural behavior. However, the dog should not live outside in the open and the dog should have a soft bed at all times...

How to train a cane Corso dog


It is very important to start the education and training of a Cane Corso dog from the age of 3 weeks to 12 weeks and in the middle of the socialization period. here. Remember that Cane Corso.

 A social dog and you need to make sure they are properly tutored so you can make a good Cane Corso companion.


He is a dog that tolerates strangers whether they are humans or dogs. However, a dog that has not received the correct socialization and education can be very territorial, mistrusting of anyone, and even aggressive towards people and dogs. Also, training is not difficult with this type of dog if done correctly. It uses positive reinforcement, and it should be noted that traditional methods are very counterproductive to training this breed of dog, when misapplied, can be counterproductive and generate fear and undesirable behavior in the dog.

Health Cane Corso


It is very important to check the health of the cane Corso dog regularly, which is why it is recommended to go to the vet every 6 or 12 months. And a complete analysis is carried out to rule out any primary health problem in the dog. It will also be necessary to follow the schedule of dog vaccination and deworming internally and externally by following the instructions of specialists. In addition, this breed is prone to the following diseases.


  • Elbow dysplasia
  • hip joint deformities
  • gastric torsion
  • Vaginal enlargement
  • Respiratory problems
  • sunstroke
  • adenomatous hyperplasia
  • entropion

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