Weight: Female: 40–45 kg, Male: 45–50 kg
Height: Female: 58–66 cm, Male: 62–70 cm
Colors: Black, Fawn, Black Brindle, Red, Chestnut Brindle, Grey
Life span: 10 – 12 years
The Cane Corso is not recommended for novice dog owners. As a puppy, it requires strong leadership and consistent training and it is highly encouraged to begin socialization as soon as possible. Ideally the Cane Corso should be indifferent when approached and should only react in a protective manner when a real threat is present.
Cane Corsos can also be loyal, loving family pets who are good with strangers who do not offer a threat to the family. Despite its size, Cane Corso are often calm and behave well around children.
Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip dysplasia and bloat. This breed may be affected by bloat, a digestive disorder of the stomach. Make sure to educate yourself about this potentially fatal condition by learning the symptoms of bloat. Call your veterinarian immediately if you see any symptoms.
Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Cane Corsi are healthy dogs. Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a Cane Corso can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders utilize genetic testing of their breeding stock to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.