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Cane Corso Breed Info
I'm sure you've seen them - people walking around with big, muscular dogs. Maybe you've even wondered what kind of dog it is. Well, that dog is likely a Cane Corso.
This Italian breed is quickly gaining popularity in the United States due to its many good qualities. But before you run out and get one, you should know a few things about the Cane Corso.
The Cane Corso is a big, muscular dog descended from the Molossus dogs of ancient Rome. This breed is loyal and protective, making it an excellent guard dog.
Cane Corsos are also very intelligent and easy to train, making them perfect family pets. If you're considering adding a Cane Corso to your family, make sure you do your research first! These dogs require a lot of exercise and can be quite temperamental if not properly trained and socialized.
But if you're up for the challenge, the Cane Corso is definitely worth considering! Keep reading to learn more!
The Cane Corso is descended from the ancient Greek canine breed Molossus. The Molossus was encountered by Roman soldiers during their conquests of the Greek isles, brought a few back, and crossed them with native Italian breeds to generate the Cane Corso.
Corsos were utilized as Roman war dogs, known as pireferi, who wore personal armor and charged into battle with oil buckets burning on their flanks. Cane Corsos may be found battling gladiators alongside other strong animals such as lions and bears away from the fight.
After the fall of the Roman Empire, the Cane Corso reverted to a more tranquil existence. They were used as farm and ranch guards. Cane Corsos have also been trained to hunt big game such as deer and wild boar.
The Cane Corso's era was difficult during the 20th century. World War II devastated Italy's countryside, leaving many farms out of operation. When work resumed after the war, most Cane Corsos could not find work because of technological farm machinery.
The breed's ultimate existence was jeopardized by the 1970s when a group of Italian Cane Corso enthusiasts formed to resurrect it. They scoured southern Italy for Cane Corsos and conducted a selective breeding program to bring them back into circulation. The Corsos were eventually introduced to the United States in 1988, and the AKC subsequently recognized the breed in 2010.
The Cane Corso temperament is sensitive and serious, with a long history as a working breed. Because of their breeding, Cane Corsi (plural for Cane Corso) may be unwilling to have strangers surprise him while he's on patrol in his yard. Early socialization with new people, new environments, and other dogs are critical for a dog's health, happiness, and survival.
Don't expect him to get buddy-buddy with everyone he meets (like the Beagle, for example). He is not interested in people or animals that are not part of his family, but he will be loyal and protective of those who are.
The breed has a strong prey drive, which means any quick, unexpected movements from smaller animals and pets or kids may be enticing enough to chase.
An early introduction of the dog when he is young is required for peaceful connections with other animals and kids. It's crucial to keep an eye on your Cane Corso whenever he interacts with kids or other pets and instruct them how to play with dogs safely.
A Cane Corso is a great dog for older kids when trained correctly, but they can dominate younger ones; thus, it is not advised this breed for younger families unless you have a lot of experience as a dog owner.
Cane Corsos are pack animals with strong relationships with their family and a more careful approach to people they don't know. While they like being the center of attention, Cane Corsos aren't known for seeking it out.
They'd spend every waking minute with their owner if they could, just keeping them company. Cane Corsos want their owners to be close by, usually in the same room. Place dog beds in places where you spend the most time and allow them to sleep in your bedroom at night.
Where will the dog feel best?
It should go without saying that giant dogs require large areas.
They're best suited in a house with a fenced-in backyard. But unfortunately, if they spot a bird or squirrel they want to chase, an electric fence will be unable to restrain this powerful dog.
We don't recommend the Corso for apartment life. Instead, consider another breed if you live in a tiny living space with no access to an outside area where your dog can run. Smaller living spaces are only suggested if you have access to a wider outdoor area where your Corso may exercise at some time during the day.
The Cane Corso is a clever dog who loves mental stimulation. He thrives when his intellect is enhanced through skills training, agility training, dock diving, and other fun activities. If the owner doesn't provide an activity, the dog may get up to mischief—such as digging. This isn't a dog who likes being left alone for a lengthy time; he prefers to be able to see his owner.
Maintaining good grooming is essential for the Corso dog's health and happiness. It might be tricky, though, due to their high activity level. Every 4-7 weeks, or as needed, a Corso should be bathed; they should also be brushed 2-3 times each week to remove any dead hair and keep it naturally glossy.
They aren't a high shedding breed, but when they shed their coat twice a year, you may use a shedding blade to remove some of their topcoat.
Every three to four days, clean your pup's ears to remove any earwax or debris. Cleaning the ears is a simple technique by taking a soft cotton ball soaked in some sort of oil and starting at the ear flaps before progressing into the inner year.
Brushing your dog's teeth is also very important. Every 2-3 days, their teeth should be brushed to remove tartar and plaque, and it doesn't make a difference what motion is used; just make sure you do it. To guarantee high dental health, annual checkups by veterinarians are advised.
This working dog needs frequent exercise, and early morning and late-night walks, hikes, or runs can help him maintain his muscular structure.
The Cane Corso is a hardworking dog that does not enjoy being idle. To keep them occupied, they require a lot of physical activity and mental stimulation. At the very least, you'll want to walk or jog this breed for 30 minutes to an hour, but given that they're working dogs, they probably won't turn down additional opportunities to run and play.
Corsos also enjoy playing fetch, swimming and going on hikes. If you have a backyard, that's great, but it shouldn't be your dog's only source of exercise. They need to socialize and explore new environments to stay happy and healthy.
Exercising their minds is just as crucial as muscle conditioning since otherwise, they may be prone to destructive activities such as digging, chewing excessively, and rowdy outbursts.
Interactive toys, such as puzzles and durable chew toys, help keep their minds occupied. If you have a farm or ranch, they may be used to herd livestock.
According to many trainers and breed authorities, mental activity drains energy at a higher rate than physical exercise. They were designed to do chores for their family and require clear boundaries and consistent duties to function correctly. They can become unruly and even harmful if they are not provided with appropriate boundaries and regular activities.
If you're feeding your Corso a high-quality dry food, it should consume 4 to 5 cups per day.
How much your adult dog consumes is determined by a variety of factors, including his size, age, build, metabolism, and activity level. Dogs are individuals just like people, and they don't all require the same quantity of food. It goes without saying that an energetic dog will require greater quantities of food than a couch potato pup.
The quality of dog food you buy also makes a difference; the higher quality the dog food, the longer it will last, and the less of it you'll need to put into your dog's dish.
By recording his food and feeding him two times a day rather than leaving food out all the time, you can keep your Corso in top condition. If you're unsure whether he weighs too much, perform the eye test and hands-on evaluation.
Look at your puppy's belly. To begin, look down at him. You should be able to make out a waistline. After that, place your hands on his back with thumbs touching the spine and fingers spread out downward. Without applying too much pressure, you should be able to touch his ribs without seeing them. If you can't, he needs more activity and less food.