(Sicilian Branchiero, Italian Mastiff, Cane di Macellaio) The Cane Corso Itliano is a comparatively large breed with a powerful and graceful presence. The breed’s body is well-muscled and strong, and they are very agile and possess high stamina. The length of their frame is slightly longer than it is high at the withers. Their build is compact and their skin is thick. Their head does not have wrinkles. Their muzzle is broad and deep, with a width that is almost the same as its length. Because of the parallel sides of the muzzle and because of the fullness of the jaw, the anterior face of the breed’s muzzle is square-shaped and flat. Their stop is very pronounced and their oval-shaped, brawny neck is somewhat arched. The eyes, noses, nails, and soles of this breed are dark in color. The short-haired coat of the Cane Corso Italiano is rough, thick, and very dense. A thicker layer appears during winter. The hair is slightly longer on the rear, the back of the thighs, and the tail. The hair is shorter and smoother on the dog’s muzzle. This breed’s coat exists in a number of colors including black, light fawn, deer fawn, dark fawn, blue gray, plumb gray, and tubby. Tubby is a coat color that consists of well-marked stripes across various shades of gray and fawn. A black mask may be present on fawn or tubby coats.
A Cane Corso without a mask may not be shown in competition. AKC standards regard this as a show ring fault.
The Cane Corso Italiano is a devoted, loyal breed that is calm and quiet around the house. They constantly aim to please and make excellent watchdogs. Because of their even temper and high intelligence, they are comparatively easy to train. They get along well with children and are very loving towards their master(s). They will not wander from the home, and they will courageously protect their territory and family. This working dog will not go out in search of a fight, but they will defend themselves fiercely if threatened. Proper training and socialization of this breed will ensure the development of a wonderful companion. While they are leery of strangers, they will tolerate visitors once they are introduced.
This breed is loyal, loving and sometimes klutzy. They love people and other dogs and generally do well with children.
Because of the Cane Corso Italiano’s large size, the breed is susceptible to many of the bone and joint problems of the giant breeds. They have an extremely high pain tolerance, so it can be difficult to tell when they are sick or need medical attention. The Cane Corso Italiano typically lives for 10 to 11 years.
A Cane Corso lives up to 12-14 years on average. If the dog is kept in a perfect shape with daily exercise, they should not have problems with hips and joints.
The Cane Corso Italiano originated in Italy, and it is considered to be the original Cane Corso breed. The breed is a direct descendant of the “Canis Pugnax”, the old Roman Molossian. They are lightweight and capable of hunting large wild animals. For hundreds of years, the breed has been a prized companion of the people of Italy. The Cane Corso Italiano has a number of natural talents, and they have been heavily utilized as property and cattle guards. In the recent years, this breed has been preserved in Southern Italy, predominately in the areas of Puglia, Lucania, and Sannio. The name “Cane Corso Italiano” is derived from the Latin word “Cohors”, meaning “guardian” and “protector”.
The dense, short-haired coat of the Cane Corso Italiano is easy to groom and care for. An occasional brushing and combing will keep the coat free of dead and unwanted hair. This breed sheds lightly.
The Cane Corso Italiano is content to live in a small household or apartment if he is sufficiently exercised. They are capable of living outdoors if they have adequate shelter. They are an athletic breed and require a great deal of regular exercise. They enjoy running and going for long walks.
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