Cane Corsos

Cane Corsos

The Cane Corso is an impressive looking mastiff-type dog that's native to Italy where they were originally bred to guard herd and hunt although they were also highly prized as companion dogs too. They are still a very popular choice in their native Italy thanks to their impressive looks and kind loyal natures but less popular here in the UK simply because the breed is less known in this part of the world. The breed is not recognised by The Kennel Club (October 2017) but these impressive dogs are recognised by the American Kennel Club. Anyone wanting to share a home with a Cane Corso would have to agree to go on a waiting list because very few puppies are available every year.
Lifespan
11-12 years
Breed group
Herding
Weight
Male: 40-50kg
Female: 40-50kg
Height
Male: 60-70cm
Female: 60-70cm
Pedigree
Yes
Other names
Italian Mastiff
Health tests available
Characteristics
Size
Very large
Exercise needs
Medium
Easy to train
High
Shedding
Light
Grooming
needs
Medium
Good with
Children
Suited to older children
Health of breed
Medium
Cost to keep
Very high
Intelligence
Medium
Tolerates being alone
Medium anxiety