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The Cane Corso

This dog breed is said to have descended from the Roman war dogs. It is classified as a guard dog as it has been used severally to guard property and animals alike. They are big and bulky and it is a surprise they have been adopted as pets. The surprise is more because they actually love children. Petland is honored to offer first-class Cane Corso puppies and our caring team of puppy specialists will help answer any questions you may have.

The Cane Corso dates back to ancient Rome. Many experts believe they are descended from the now-extinct Greek Molossus. Historically, the Cane Corso fought alongside Roman legions, hunted boar and other prey, and, later, guarded property, flocks, and people on farms. This breed is a very loyal, strong, and focused dog.

This breed is a very focused, loyal, and caring dog. They are loving and loyal dogs who tend to quickly grow a bond with their families. They are also very strong-minded and tend to be protective of their family and home. Training at a very young age is recommended for this breed.

Cane Corsos do well with routine bathing every four to six weeks. Cane Corsos have a short coat, but it is not a single-coated breed. Their undercoat will shed throughout the year, which is why proper brushing is important. Being sure to clip their nails on a routine basis is also suggested.

Cane Corsos are active dogs and do need ample amounts of energy to feel their best.
The correct ratio of meat-based protein and micronutrients, as well as healthy carbs and fats, will
keep this breed healthy. Many Cane Corso owners recommend feeding this dog two meals a
day, spaced about twelve hours apart. It is also very important to remember to provide your dog
with proper dental care. It is suggested that his teeth get cleaned a minimum of three times a
week. Failing to keep his teeth clean can contribute to health issues.

The Cane Corso stands between twenty-three to twenty-eight inches tall.
This breed weighs between ninety to one hundred twenty pounds.
The average life expectancy for this breed is between ten and twelve years.

Fact: The Cane Corso is a descendant of dogs bred in ancient Rome.
Fact: This breed makes a great watchdog.
Fact: This breed loves exploring the great outdoors with family.

Frequently Asked Questions

Well given that they are very energetic, exercise must be intense for them. If you’re running or walking them, it should be up to a mile in addition to about 20 minutes of training. They should be properly exercised.

The average life expectancy of a Cane Corso is 10 to 12 years with proper care.

A female Cane Corso may start experiencing bouts of the heat period at 10 to 12 months but it is ideal to wait till about 18 months before breeding them.

They are prone to a number of them. They could have hip dysplasia, eye problems, entropion, ectropion and sometimes could suffer from bloat. All of these could depend on where they were bought from and if they were not properly cared for.

The answer is yes. They could be aggressive to dogs of the same sex but if they are properly socialized at a young age, they will get along with everyone.

The heat period runs from 0 to 21 days and you’d find them bleeding for the first 11 days.

Probably not. When they are in heat, they give off pheromones that a male dog can smell. This is what attracts the male dog to them.

The disclaimer you would get is to the effect that you shouldn’t get a Cane Corso if you have no intention of training him. They’re easy to train but only as puppies.

If they are properly trained, yes. But if they’re still undergoing the training process, you should keep your cat at arm’s length as they are big dogs.

Given the right training, they are not. But if they are not properly trained, they could be aggressive to people and animals alike.

The Cane Corso is a bulky watchdog that surprisingly makes a friendly and affectionate companion. He could just be right for you.

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