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Cane Corso

This dog breed is said to have descended from the Roman war dogs. It is classified as a guard dog as it has been used severally to guard property and animals alike. They are big and bulky and it is a surprise they have been adopted as pets. The surprise is more because they actually love children. Discover more about our Cane Corso puppies for sale below!

History of Breed 


The Cane Corso dates back to ancient Rome. Many experts believe they are descended from the now-extinct Greek Molossus. Historically, the Cane Corso fought alongside Roman legions, hunted boar and other prey, and, later, guarded property, flocks, and people on farms. This breed is a very loyal, strong, and focused dog.


Personality and Temperament


This breed is a very focused, loyal, and caring dog. They are loving and loyal dogs who tend to quickly grow a bond with their families. They are also very strong-minded and tend to be protective of their family and home. Training at a very young age is recommended for this breed. 


Appearance and Grooming 


Cane Corsos do well with routine bathing every four to six weeks. Cane Corsos have a short coat, but it is not a single-coated breed. Their undercoat will shed throughout the year, which is why proper brushing is important. Being sure to clip their nails on a routine basis is also suggested. 


Care and Feeding


Cane Corsos are active dogs and do need ample amounts of energy to feel their best.

The correct ratio of meat-based protein and micronutrients, as well as healthy carbs and fats, will

keep this breed healthy. Many Cane Corso owners recommend feeding this dog two meals a

day, spaced about twelve hours apart. It is also very important to remember to provide your dog

with proper dental care. It is suggested that his teeth get cleaned a minimum of three times a

week. Failing to keep his teeth clean can contribute to health issues. 


Breed Size and Life Expectancy 


The Cane Corso stands between twenty-three to twenty-eight inches tall. 

This breed weighs between ninety to one hundred twenty pounds.

The average life expectancy for this breed is between ten and twelve years.


Interesting Breed Facts 


Fact: The Cane Corso is a descendant of dogs bred in ancient Rome. 

Fact: This breed makes a great watchdog.

Fact: This breed loves exploring the great outdoors with family. 


Ten Frequently Asked Questions about the Cane Corso

How much exercise does a Cane Corso need?

Well given that they are very energetic, exercise must be intense for them. If you’re running or walking them, it should be up to a mile in addition to about 20 minutes of training. They should be properly exercised.

How long does a Cane Corso live?

The average life expectancy of a Cane Corso is 10 to 12 years with proper care.

At what age does a female Cane Corso come on heat?

A female Cane Corso may start experiencing bouts of the heat period at 10 to 12 months but it is ideal to wait till about 18 months before breeding them.

What health problems do Cane Corsos have?

They are prone to a number of them. They could have hip dysplasia, eye problems, entropion, ectropion and sometimes could suffer from bloat. All of these could depend on where they were bought from and if they were not properly cared for.

Do Cane Corsos get along with other dogs?

The answer is yes. They could be aggressive to dogs of the same sex but if they are properly socialized at a young age, they will get along with everyone.

How long do female Cane Corsos stay on heat?

The heat period runs from 0 to 21 days and you’d find them bleeding for the first 11 days.

Can you smell your female Cane Corso on heat?

Probably not. When they are in heat, they give off pheromones that a male dog can smell. This is what attracts the male dog to them.

Are Cane Corsos easy to train?

The disclaimer you would get is to the effect that you shouldn’t get a Cane Corso if you have no intention of training him. They’re easy to train but only as puppies.

Do Cane Corsos get along with cats?

If they are properly trained, yes. But if they’re still undergoing the training process, you should keep your cat at arm’s length as they are big dogs.

Are Cane Corsos dangerous dogs?

Given the right training, they are not. But if they are not properly trained, they could be aggressive to people and animals alike.

Petland is honored to offer first-class Cane Corso puppies and our caring team of puppy specialists will help answer any questions you may have.

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