Cane Corso is Italian dog breed that was developed to guard property and hunt big game such as wild boar.
There are TOP 10 interesting facts about Cane Corso.
This breed started out in the Tibetan highlands around one thousand years ago. It was used for guarding to keep ancient monasteries safe. The Roman people discovered this dog and were so impressed by it that they brought it back to Rome. Here, it was used to fight lions and also made it into Alexander Macedonian's army.
2) Family Member
Cane Corso is docile, affectionate and very loyal to the members of the family. It is social by nature and doesn’t like to spend too much time alone. So, if you want to have loyal companion this breed is simply for you.
It is a big dog and has been described as 'brave and fierce-looking'. It has a deep, wide muzzle that is flat on top. Even though it has big cheeks, it does not drool too heavily. It usually has a docked tail and cropped ears (cropped very close to the head). It has to look lean and mean but also have the lines of an athlete. It has a short, thick fur that comes in different shades of black and red. Some white is accepted but not much, just a little on the neck, feet, and muzzle.
4) High Intelligence
Combine that with his bossy nature, and it’s easy to see how he could come to dominate the household without firm leadership and boundaries. He will test you to see how far he can go. It’s important to let him know from the start what the rules are and to ensure that all family members understand the rules as well. Institute a “nothing in life is free” policy by requiring him to perform a command before rewarding him with a meal, treats, or a toy.
5) Legal Liabilities
Cane Corsos may be targeted for "banning" in certain areas, or refusal of homeowner insurance policies. Your friends and neighbors may be uncomfortable around this breed. In this day and age, the legal liabilities of owning any breed that looks intimidating and has a history as a guard dog should be seriously considered. People are quicker to sue if such a dog does anything even remotely questionable.
This dog breed comes in a wide variety of colors, including the shades of fawn, black, gray, blue, brindle, and chestnut. Some of the Cane Corso breed has distinctive white markings on the back, throat, chest, toes, and chin. And in case the dogs are solid fawn or red in coloring, the Cane Corso need to have a black or gray facial mask that cannot be seen extending beyond the eyes.
This dog is extremely intelligent and highly-trainable. However, it requires someone with a lot of experience because animals like these need to know why they should listen to you. It is not one of those breeds of dogs that follow orders. Even though a handful at times, the love this dog has for its owner is unequaled.
As with all mastiffs, socialization is an absolute requirement to promote the correct temperament, which should be protective in a calm and discriminating way. Unfortunately, an awful lot of people are breeding or raising these dogs in irresponsible ways and the result is an awful lot of Cane Corsos with unstable or aggressive temperaments that can be dangerous to innocent people.
While it is often a general rule of thumb that dogs should only be bathed once every three months, the Cane Corso may need to be cleaned more frequently about every eight to 12 weeks as their short coat tends to produce a distinctive “doggy” odor. If shedding is excessive during certain times of the year, high-velocity dryers are excellent at removing the hair to reveal a fresh-smelling and shiny coat.
Males should be between 24 to 27 inches tall and females between 23 to 25 inches tall. In terms of weight, males should be between 99 to 110 pounds and females between 88 to 99 pounds. Males are generally larger than females. This breed does best when occupied and having something to do, which makes it unsuitable for apartment life. It needs a lot of exercise.