The Cane Corso

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So much more than meets the eye.

Size: Large

The AKC ac­cepts this mus­cu­lar, heav­ily-boned dog at a height of 25 to 27.5 inches at shoul­der height for males; 23.5 to 26 for fe­males. Weight should be pro­por­tion­ate to height, gen­er­ally 85 to 110 pounds.

Ac­tiv­ity level:

These dogs need reg­u­lar ex­er­cise and ac­tiv­i­ties that will keep them men­tally chal­lenged. Long daily walks are a min­i­mum, and par­tic­i­pa­tion in ca­nine sports is en­cour­aged.

Groom­ing:

His coat is short, stiff, and shiny. A light un­der­coat pro­vides ad­di­tional warmth in cold tem­per­a­tures. Oc­ca­sional brush­ing and bathing will suf­fice.

Her­itage: Work­ing Like many of the Mas­tiff-type breeds, the an­cient Ital­ian Molos­sar that formed the ba­sis of the Cane Corso was used for hunt­ing as well as live­stock pro­tec­tion and herd­ing.

For in­for­ma­tion on Cane Corso res­cue in the U.S., visit canecor­sores­cue.org. In Canada, visit cana­dian-cane-corso-as­so­ci­a­tion.com.

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