Cane Corso Facts

Cane Corso Facts
Cane Corso is a type of mastiff that belongs to the group of Working Dogs. It originates from Italy where it was used to protect the properties, hunt large animals such as wild boars and herd/escort pig and cattle to the market. Modernization of the farms led nearly to the extinction of this breed in the 20th century. Thanks to the great effort of the group of Cane Corso fanciers (that was active during the 1970s), Cane Corso still exists today. Since 1988, it can be also found in America. Cane Corso is faster, more agile and have more adventurous spirit compared to other mastiffs, but it is still rarely kept as a pet today.
Interesting Cane Corso Facts:
Cane Corso can reach 23 to 27 inches in height and 90 to 120 pounds of weight.
Cane Corso has short, stiff, black, light or dark grey, fawn or red, solid or brindle coat.
Cane Corso has massive head, almond-shaped eyes and large, powerful, muscular body. Its ears are usually cropped shortly after birth.
Name Cane Corso can be translated as "bodyguard dog" ("canis" = "dog" and "cohors" = "bodyguard" in Latin).
Cane Corso is not recommended for inexperienced owners because of its strong personality and bossy nature. It responds well to the firm and loving guidance (it does not respond well to harsh treatment). Cane Corso needs to be socialized and properly trained from the early age to avoid potential aggression toward unknown people and other dogs.
Cane Corso is suitable for the house with large, fenced backyard.
Cane Corso is docile and affectionate (when it is properly trained) and very loyal to the members of the family. It is social by nature and doesn't like to spend too much time alone. Cane Corso doesn't show interest for the people outside the family.
Cane Corso can pose serious threat to small cats and dogs from the neighborhood (they are treated as potential prey) when it leaves the house unsupervised.
Cane Corso uses woo-woo-woo sounds and snorts to communicate with the members of its family.
Cane Corso needs to have mental and physical simulations all to the time to prevent development of boredom, which is manifested by loud barking at the passersby, digging of holes in the yard and chewing of furniture. When working duties are not an option, Cane Corso can be enrolled in obedience and sport courses.
Cane Corso requires at least two long walks per day. It can follow its owner on the bike or serve as a partner for jogging.
Cane Corso sheds heavily two times per year. It needs to be brushed once per week.
Cane Corso gives birth to 6 puppies on average.
Cane Corso is prone to hip dysplasia, ocular disorders and bloat.
Cane Corso has an average lifespan of 10 to 12 years.

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