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Cane Corso


[rev_slider CaneCorso] The Cane Corso also known as the Italian Mastiff, is a large dog breed. They are highly valued for their capabilities as a guard dog, companion, and hunter. They are calm, trainable and even tempered and they have a lifespan of 10 to 12 years. They have an average weight of about 47kgs

Adult Size

  • Huge
  • Very Large

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Excessively
  • Sheds Normally

Appropriate Environment

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Apartments
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Needs a Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Doesn’t Like Being Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Working Group

Coat Length

  • Short Coat
  • Very Short Coat

Coat Quality

  • Hard Coat


  • Black
  • Black Brindle
  • Chestnut Brindle
  • Fawn
  • Gray
  • Gray Brindle
  • Red


  • Drools Occasionally

Energy Level

  • Energetic
  • Highly Energetic
  • Very Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Lots of Exercise
  • Needs Regular Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 24-26″
  • 27-30″

Full Grown Weight

  • 101-110lbs
  • 111-120lbs
  • 91-100lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed
  • Pretty Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Poor Choice for Your First Dog

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Cold Weather

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Hot Weather

Good With Children?

  • Good with Kids


  • Doesn’t Require Grooming
  • Requires Occasional Brushing


  • Genius


  • Somewhat Affectionate


  • Sometimes Playful

Recommended OFA Tests

  • Autoimmune Thyroiditis (Optional)
  • Congenital Cardiac Database ARCH – ACVIM Registry of Cardiac Health – or – OFA evaluation
  • DNA Repository: Participation in the OFA/Chic DNA Repository
  • Elbow Dysplasia – OFA Evaluation
  • Eye Examination by ACVO Ophthalmologist
  • Hip Dysplasia OFA/OVC Evaluation or PennHIP
  • Patellar Luxation (Optional) OFA Evaluation

Social Behavior with Dogs

  • Socializes Sometimes with Other Dogs

Top Life Expectancy

  • 10 years
  • 8 years
  • 9 years

Training Tendencies

  • Easy to Train
  • Very Easy to Train

Vocalization Tendencies

  • Barks or Howls Appropriately