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Cane Corsos - Family protection dogs

Cane Corsos are perfect family protection dogs.Literally meaning “dog of the courtyard” or “dog of the guard” in Italian, the Cane Corso is also known as the Italian Mastiff. This large, well-muscled Italian breed has a unique combination of power and athleticism, and is known for its large and imposing head. It is a descendant of the “canispugnax” dogs used by the Romans in war, and the Cane Corso has remained a valued breed in Italy for hunting and security purposes.

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Despite their intimidating appearance and heavily muscled bodies, Cane Corsos are very gentle, docile and loving dogs with family members, but remain aloof and untrusting of strangers. With natural protective instincts, a well-bred and responsibly trained Cane Corso is an excellent family protection dogs.

The Corso is the least bulky of the mastiff breeds, but should present an overall impression of power and athleticism. The ears of a Cane Corso are naturally dropped forward, though it is the preference of breeders to crop the ears into small, equilateral triangles that stand upright. Breeders also typically dock the tails of Cane Corsos. Cane Corsos are natural protectors, but loving, docile and loyal dogs, making them exceptional family companions. Breed Characteristics – Height – Male 62-70cm Female 58-66cm Weight – Male 45-50kg Female 40-45kg Coat Type – short and coarse with minimal grooming required. A thick undercoat is present during winter Coat Colour – Black, Fawn, Black and Brindle, Tan, Chestnut Brindle Life Span – 10-12 years

The breed has been featured in many paintings, including ones by BartolomeoPinelli. Prior to 1988, the Cane Corso was only common in southern Italy, and was considered to be a rare breed.

We recommend early socialisationand training for all dogs, but it is particularly important for the Cane Corso due to their naturally dominant tendencies.Exposing your new puppy to different situations, noises, and scenarios will ensure they are well balanced, and self-assured. Be careful to avoid potentially putting your new puppy in situations where they may have a negative or fearful experience, as this could lead to behavioural problems later on in their lives.

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