Cane Corso

Everything you need to know about Cane Corsos

Life Expectancytypically 10+ years
SheddingShort length with moderate shedding

Cane Corsos — sometimes called Italian Mastiffs — are typically energetic dogs. They are very large and muscular. Cane Corsos can typically be black, black brindle, grey, grey brindle, chestnut brindle, fawn or red. 

There’s lots of doggy behaviour that comes naturally to all breeds of dog, including Cane Corsos, from digging and chasing to searching and retrieving. 

Thinking about giving a Cane Corso a forever home? Here are some Cane Corso facts that might help you decide.  

Caring for Cane Corsos 

Every dog is different with their own personality and needs. Here are some areas to think about when taking care of a Cane Corso.  

Health issues 

Before you give any dog a home, it’s important to know about possible health issues. Not every dog will suffer them but it’s good to be prepared. 

To find out more about potential health issues for Cane Corsos, ...

How much food does a Cane Corso need? 

The amount of food a Cane Corso needs depends on their:  

  • age  
  • size  
  • activity levels  
  • fitness  
  • weight.   

You can use the inform...

An infographic showing the key indicators of healthy body condition for a dog

How much exercise does a Cane Corso need? 

Cane Corsos are high-energy dogs who need lots of exercise to keep them physically and mentally healthy. Cane Corsos are brachycephalic which means they have flat faces. Please see our web page o...

How much grooming does a Cane Corso need? 

Cane Corsos have short fur that generally only needs an occasional brush. Some Cane Corsos may have skinfolds which require regular cleaning. Speak to your vet for advice on how to do this for your dog.   

What size crate do you need for a Cane Corso?

When inside their crate, your dog should have plenty of space to: 

  • sit and stand up at their full height 
  • turn around without touching the sides 
  • lie down fully stretched out&...

Cane Corso behaviour and training  

Even if you think you know about Cane Corsos, it’s important to remember that every dog has their own personality.  

What’s the temperament of a Cane Corso? 

Just like you, every dog is an individual with their own unique personality and prior experiences. So, every Cane Corso temperament is different. As dogs grow from puppies, they learn all about the world. They develop...

Are Cane Corsos easy to train?

You can teach any breed of dog new tricks! It’s all about positive learning. Find out what your dog loves so you can use this to reward them after a success. Whether it’s small food treats, toys or lots of praise, tra...

Are Cane Corsos good with children? 

Every dog has their own unique personality that has been shaped by their own experiences of the world. They’ll have their own likes and dislikes and will respond to situations in different ways. However, there are som...

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