Cane Corso

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Large Dog Breeds - Cane Corso

Cane Corso 101

The Cane Corso is an Italian dog that is known for being a hunter, guardian and companion dog. They are a large dog breed that is part of the Molosser family and is a close relative of the Neapolitan Mastiff. The Cane Corso is a very muscular dog. Their bodies show the perfect blend of power and athleticism. They are moderately tight skinned but have a dewlap on the neck and a hanging lip.

Cane Corso Personality

The Cane Corso personality is such that these dogs are easy to train. They are very willing to please their owners and will form a close attachment to them as soon as they can. Cane Corsos requires lots of leadership in their lives, starting at a very young age. This dog breed’s natural instinct is to be suspicious of strangers and thus, it is very important to socialize them from a very early age. Ideally, they will be indifferent to strangers.

Cane Corso Considerations

The Cane Corso is a descendant of canis pugnax (not related to the pugs). These dogs were used by the Romans in warfare. In the current world, they are often used with cattle and swine and even with wild boar and cougar hunters. They have also been used for night watchmen and keepers. All this to say that they really are an amazing hunting and guardian dog as long as they are properly trained.

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