Intelligent, the Cane Corso is easily trained. As a large and athletic breed, they need a lot of exercise. For this breed to be a well-balanced member of society, he needs extensive socialization and training from an early age. He does not do well crated all day and should have a fenced in yard for adequate exercise. They are affectionate to their owner and bond closely with children and family. The Corso requires substantial time invested and owners with an understanding of dog hierarchy.
Did You Know?
The breed's coat is short but not smooth (like the coat of a cow), very coarse and thick in order to be perfectly waterproof. During winter, a thick undercoat is present.
The breed has been featured in many paintings, including ones by Bartolomeo Pinelli.
Prior to 1988, the Cane Corso was known only in southern Italy, and was even considered very rare.
Country of origin is Italy.
The Cane Corso is an ancient Italian Molossian.
The Cane Corso has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since 1996.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
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