The Cane Corso
So much more than meets the eye.
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.
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.
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.