Is the Cane Corso the right dog for you
As humans perfect international travel, the world becomes a smaller and smaller place. And this is not only true of human cultures, but also in the canine community.
Breeds that a few years ago did not exist in America are now becoming more common place. One such breed is that of the Cane Corso. This breed is one of several mastiff-line dogs breed more than 2000 years ago for protection and work. Other mastiff, Staffordshire bull breeds and Rottweilers are also from this ancient line of dogs who performed multiple tasks in a herding and agricultural society.
Powerful, muscular and large boned like their slightly smaller Rottweiler cousins, this originally Italian breed was firs bred in Rome for protecting the property, herding large animals and accompanying humans on travels to buy and sell goods.
The breed, which generally is a solid color but can also be brindled, has a short but rough coat that is waterproof for outside work.
Classified as part of the working group by the American Kennel Club, these dogs grow to well over 150 pounds are require large commitments. Serious expense can accompany these animals when it comes to veterinarian care and food costs. These dogs also require serious amounts of exercise. While they make good family pets, these large, and potentially clumsy pets do better with large children and without other small pets such as cats. Their noses develop bulging frontal sinus and jowls
Owners often describe their dogs’ as watchful and attentive.
Cane Corsos can present either with cropped or uncropped ears. While the debate rages on regarding cropping and docking, most Americans see a form of Cane Corso with uncropped ears. Canes present with short corkscrew tails.
These dogs often maintain a strong, powerful gait and must keep kept in a fenced yard, preferably with serious support. Canes consider themselves ultimate protectors of home and hearth. Intelligent, they are easily trained, docile and affections with his family. However, like any large, independent breed, these dogs require a dominant consistent master who believes in positive reinforcement rather than harsh discipline. While still puppies, Canes require obedience training, need to learn to walk well on a leash and must be socialized with a wide variety of people, situations and other animals. While these are most often the actions of all responsible pet owners, they are particularly important for owners of large powerful breeds
And while a relatively few of these dogs are popping up in America, a disproportionate number are placed for rehoming because of their size and requirements.
But with a little time and attention to detail, Cane Corsos are great family pets.
- Recycled Rotts Inc. | Rottweiler Rescue, Fosters & Rehomes in Illinois
This northern Illinois rescue not only handles Rottweilers but also their large cousin, the Corso.
- American Kennel Club - akc.org
AKC.org offers information on dog breeds, competition events, club search for training and services, dog ownership and registration to help you discover more things to enjoy with your dog.