Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio
The Cane Corso also known as the Italian Mastiff, is a large Italian breed of dog, for years valued highly in Italy as a companion, Guard dog and hunter.
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.
|Height||Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm)Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm)|
|Weight||Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg)Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg)|
|Colors||Black Black Brindle Chestnut Brindle Fawn Gray Gray Brindle Red|
|Good In Apartments||
The Cane Corso will do okay in an apartment if it gets enough exercise. They will be content to live outdoors provided they have adequate shelter.
|Good With Children||
Not Good with Kids: In isolation, this dog breed might not be the best option for kids. However, to mitigate the risks, have the puppy grow up with kids and provide it with plenty of pleasant and relaxed experiences with them. This breed is also shy toward other pets and shy toward strangers.
|Good With Dogs||
|Good With Cats||
This very athletic breed needs a lot of regular exercise. They make excellent jogging companions, and if not jogged daily, should be taken on at least one long, brisk daily walk.
Moderately Easy Training: The Cane Corso Italiano is intelligent and easily trainable. It is versatile and can quickly learn a wide variety of tasks. Cane Corso Italianos are a fairly large animal with a mind of their own, so inexperienced owners should think twice about selecting this breed. The Cane Corso Italiano must be taught to submit to all family members. Obedience training is highly recommended for the Cane Corso Mastiff.
Low Maintenance: Grooming the Cane Corso is quite easy due to his short coat, though his large size means it’s a big job. Brush his sleek coat with a natural bristle brush or mitt once a week. Use coat conditioner/polish to brighten the sheen. Bathe him every three months (or when he’s dirty) using a mild shampoo.
Moderate Shedding: Expect this dog to shed regularly. Be prepared to vacuum often. Brushing will reduce shedding as well as make the coat softer and cleaner.