Cane Corso Training Profile
Weight: 110 to 130 pounds
Height: 23.5 to 27.5 inches
Lifespan: 10 to 12 years
Cane Corso Temperament and History
This dog breed belongs to the “working” dog group, which is comprised of dogs that are typically used for particular jobs, such as guard dogs and rescue dogs. These large dogs have an athletic, intimidating physique; they’re tall, strong and all black.
Cane Corsos are Italian and have been around since the year 600. They were bred to be defenders, due to their size and ferocity. In fact, their ancestors are Roman dogs of war.
They were also employed to track down large and dangerous animals, such as wild boars.
Despite their history, Cane Corsos are full of love and devotion. They’re clever animals that are 100 percent dedicated to the people that care for them. They’re also extremely aware of potential hazards, which is how they’re able to keep their owners safe.
Ultimately, these dogs like to ensure their owners are happy.
Training Cane Corsos
Since they’re large dogs that work as guardians, Cane Corsos require a substantial degree of socialization. In order to provide that, they need to start spending a significant amount of time with other dogs and people when they’re puppies.
These dogs are innately tough creatures that like to be in command of their surroundings at all times. Because of this, they’ll try to be the boss of you.
That’s why it’s important you establish strict rules. Cane Corsos can easily take advantage of owners who don’t. It’s your job to step up and show that you, in fact, are the boss. If trained well, dogs of this breed are pleasant and enjoyable to be around.
Although they’re great around kids, too, these dogs work best if the kids are a bit older. Typically, you want your kids to be at least nine years old before you get a Cane Corso.
Toddlers and babies should not attempt to play with these dogs due to their size and strength, and parents should closely monitor their kids when they’re around this breed.
Cane Corsos should never growl in reaction to physical contact. If they start showing signs of aggressive behavior, you need to seek out a professional dog trainer that specializes in aggression.