The short, stiff coat is an easy keeper and light shedder.
Intelligent, the Cane Corso is easily trained. As a large and athletic breed, they need a lot of exercise. They are affectionate to their owner and bond closely with children and family. Cane Corsi are light shedders, which make grooming simple - all they need is an occasional brushing.
Depending on the size of your dog as an adult you are going to want to feed them a formula that will cater to their unique digestive needs through the various phases of their life. Many dog food companies have breed-specific formulas for small, medium, large and giant breeds.
The Cane Corso is a giant breed and has a lifespan of 9 to 12 years. What you feed your dog is an individual choice, but working with your veterinarian and/or breeder will be the best way to determine frequency of meals as a puppy and the best adult diet to increase his longevity. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.
Grooming is simple for this breed - all they need is an occasional brushing with a soft bristle brush. A well groomed coat, that helps spreads around coat oil should gleam with health. Their strong nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.
Make no mistake: This is a whole lot of dog, both physically and temperamentally. They’re smart, trainable, eager to please, versatile, and docile and intensely loyal with their humans, especially children. Corsi are also assertive and willful, and can end up owning an unwitting owner. As with other large guarding dogs, responsible breeding and early socialization with people and other dogs is vital. A breeder says, “They have to understand the difference between a threat and a person invited into your space.”
Cane Corso &HEALTH
Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip dysplasia and bloat. This breed may be affected by bloat, a digestive disorder of the stomach. Make sure to educate yourself about this potentially fatal condition by learning the symptoms of bloat. Call your veterinarian immediately if you see any symptoms.
Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Cane Corsi are healthy dogs. Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a Cane Corso can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders utilize genetic testing of their breeding stock to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.