- MAKC Recognized (Misc. Class) FULL recognition June 30th 2010 Working group
- Weight: 80-140 lbs
- Height: 22-28 inches
- Color(s): black, black & tan, tan & fawn, red, chocolate, blue ( grey), and brindle
- Coat: Short, dense hair. Colors range from Black, Blue, Tan, Red, Gray, Chocolate and Brindle.
Medium to big size dog, strongly built but elegant, with powerful and long muscles, very
distinguished. A Cane Corso expresses strength, agility and endurance. The general conformation of
the Cane Corsos is that of a mesomorphic animal whose body is longer than the height at the withers,
harmonious as regards the form and disharmonious as regards the profile.
Cane Corso are very intelligent dogs. They are loyal and protective of their family. They are
docile, gentle with children. This breed can be somewhat aggressive to other dogs and strangers.
Is not one to go looking for a fight with another dog, but will not back down from one
either. Suspicious of strangers. Will be okay with strangers if the family welcomes them.
Requires occasional brushing. Light shedder.
Obedience training is recommended with this breed. Needs to be socialized as a puppy.
Easily trained as the dog is very intelligent.
Needs regular exercise
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Derived from the powerful mastiff dogs of Roman Times, the Cane Corso comes to modern man as an agile protector, a big-game hunter and an all-around working dog. This large and formidable Italian guard dog is currently enjoying a Renaissance in the new century as a recognized pure-bred dog, attracting many new fanciers every year. Not the dog for the inexperienced or the faint of heart, the Cane Corso is a strong-minded and strong-bodied protection dog, naturally suspicious of strangers and devoutly attached to his owners.
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