An Italian breed with wide popularity in its homeland, Cane Corso is the direct descendent of the ancient Roman Molossian. It had been widely used in Italy as a watchdog and for hunting purposes.
An epitome of strength and endurance, Cane Corso is a powerful dog with strong muscles and indubitable elegance. It has a compactly built, strong and muscular body. Its nose is black and soles are dark. The dog’s thick skin doesn’t have wrinkles and the dense dog coat is short haired, shiny, and stiff. The average height of the breed is 24 - 27 inches and it weighs 90 – 110 pounds.
Black, Black Brindle, Chestnut Brindle, Fawn, Gray, Gray Brindle, Red
Cane Corso is a loyal, obedient, and intelligent dog. The breed is very protective in nature and has the ability to distinguish between friends and foes. The dog needs early obedience training and is normally very responsive to training. Normally a quite animal, this even-tempered dog seldom shows signs of aggression. Cane Corso can be a good companion of children and can protect them dutifully.
The breed is prone to the bone and joint problems commonly seen among large dogs. Other major health problems include elbow dysplasia, gastric torsion, and eyelid defects. Commendably, Cane Corso is not prone to many hereditary diseases.