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Cane Corso Breed Characteristics

Cane Corso Dogs in Richmond, Texas

Cane Corso

cane corso

Breed Characteristics:

  • Adaptability 2 stars
  • Adapts Well to Apartment Living 1 star
  • Good For Novice Owners 1 star
  • Sensitivity Level 3 stars
  • Tolerates Being Alone 1 star
  • Tolerates Cold Weather 3 stars
  • Tolerates Hot Weather 4 stars
  • All Around Friendliness 3stars
  • Affectionate with Family 4stars
  • Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs 2stars
  • Dog Friendly 3stars
  • Friendly Toward Strangers 2stars
  • Health Grooming
  • Amount Of Shedding 4stars
  • Drooling Potential 3stars
  • Easy To Groom 5stars
  • General Health 3stars
  • Potential For Weight Gain 4stars
  • Size 4stars
  • Trainability 4stars
  • Easy To Train 4stars
  • Intelligence 5stars
  • Potential For Mouthiness 2stars
  • Prey Drive 5stars
  • Tendency To Bark Or Howl 3stars
  • Wanderlust Potential 2stars
  • Exercise Needs 4stars
  • Energy Level 4stars
  • Intensity 3stars
  • Exercise Needs 5stars
  • Potential For Playfulness 2stars

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs
Height: 1 foot, 11 inches to 2 feet, 3 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight: 90 to 120 pounds
Life Span: 10 to 12 years

  • The Corso’s short coat comes in black, light, and dark shades of gray; light and dark shades of fawn; and red. Any of these colors may have a brindle pattern: irregular streaks of light and dark color.
  • Solid fawn and red Corsos may have a black or gray mask.
  • The Corso’s ears may be cropped or uncropped.
  • The Corso is a working dog who needs lots of mental and physical stimulation.
  • Corsos are not demonstrative, but they enjoy “talking” to their people with “woo woo woo” sounds, snorts, and other verbalizations.
  • The Corso is not a good “first dog.” He requires plenty of socialization, training, and exercise to be a good companion.

Children And Other Pets

When he is properly raised, trained, and socialized, the Corso can be loving toward and protective of children. It’s important, however, that puppies and adult dogs not be given any opportunity to chase children and that kids avoid making high-pitched sounds in his presence. Running and squealing may cause the Corso to associate children with prey. Keep him confined when kids are running around outdoors and making lots of noise, especially if your children have friends over. The Corso may think it necessary to step in and protect “his” kids, and that is unlikely to end well. Games of fetch or — for young children — helping to hold the leash are good ways for children to interact with a Cane Corso puppy or adult. As with every breed, you should always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party. Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog, no matter how loving, should ever be left unsupervised with a child. The Corso may get along with other dogs or cats if he is raised with them, but he will likely view strange animals as prey and do his best to kill them. It’s essential to be able to protect neighbors’ pets from him. This is another instance in which socialization is a must. Your Cane Corso should learn from an early age to remain calm in the presence of other dogs. If you do get a second dog, either another Cane Corso or a different breed, it is best to choose one of the opposite sex.

Read more at https://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/cane-corso#1glth2u12H7QG5e6.99