Dog Breeds - Cane Corso Mastiff

Breed :       Working
Weight:       80-140 lbs
Height:        22-28 inches
Color(s):     black, black & tan, tan & fawn, red, chocolate, and brindle

Cane Corso Mastiff Breed Information
The Cane Corso Mastiff is believed to be a descendant of Canis Pugnax. It is an Italian breed of dog which is prized in Italy for many years as a companion, protector and hunter. In the past, they have used for hunting and farming purposes because of their strength, loyalty, rapidity, and willingness to work. Even today it is used by hunters and farmers. This dog has a bad reputation of being fierce because of his strength and command.

This breed of dogs is bold and very dedicated. It makes an excellent family protector and companion despite his size and appearance, if given the proper training and socialization, but is not recommendable for everyone because of its power. However, because of its size and power, it should not be left unsupervised around children, and even though they live peacefully with cats and other dogs, very small animals should not be left near them.

The grooming of this breed is very simple due to the fact that it’s a very light shedder due to having short, smooth and dense coat. All they need is wiping with a damp cloth and occasional brushing. However, due to its drooling habits, the mouth needs to be cleaned regularly and due to its droopiness which can lead to irritation, the eyes require professional care. 

This creed is not recommended for the average handler, and is trainable due to the fact that they are agile and intelligent and would respond to the training if given proper obedience classes at an early stage. Moreover, the breed needs physical exercise, 90 minutes or more daily, to keep the muscles in good shape. It is an ideal jogging companion and loves hiking.

Cane Corso Mastiff Health and Diseases:
This breed is rare and genetic diseases are unknown. However, they may suffer from typical bones and joint problems

Life expectancy of this breed is 9 to 11 years.