Italian Cane Corso: Your new pet
The Cane Corso or Italian Mastiff (Italian Corso Dog/Italienischer Corso-Hund) is a stable, gentle and strong breed of dog, tall and reckless. Considered and used as a watchdog, hunting dog or companion dog.
Previously, in Italy, it was used to care for pens; in fact, there’s a theory that states that its name comes from there; from the Greek word kórtos, which means corral or from the Latin cohors, which means guardian.
This breed of dogs is characterized by being very balanced, strong, rustic, vigilant and adaptable to any environment, also, it is characterized by being an excellent companion with that owner who is responsible and knows how to educate and teach regarding socialization and family hierarchy.
The origin of the Italian Cane Corso lies in its Roman ancestors known as “canis pugnax”, who was a very large, strong and resistant dog used to fight in battles while also being an excellent guard dog.
It is known that the Italian Corso fought in the 16th-century side by side with its combatants.
On the other hand, they placed this animal to battle in fields against much larger animals such as bears, lions and other wild animals that were imported from Europe for that purpose.
Gradually the Cane Corso became one of the most popular races in the corners of Italy. Among the workers, it was one of the best due to its ability and dexterity to perform the tasks of surveillance, care, and hunting.
However, at one time, the population of specimens of this breed was significantly reduced, with only a few remaining, but in the 70s the breed of the Cane Corso began to be systematically bred again.
The Cane Corso is a large, strong, muscular, robust, tall and long-limbed dog.
Approximately, the height among males goes between 64-68 cm and females between 60-64 cm. Males tend to weigh between 45-50 kg and females between 40-45 kg
Its head is quite wide, flat and square but its ears are triangular and hanging. In some countries, it is allowed to trim the ears to the Cane Corso in the form of an equilateral triangle.
Its fur is short and very thin, its colors vary between black, gray, fawn red, a bit fawn or brindle.
The tail is high just like him and his skin is quite thick.
The Cane Corso requires constant exercise for its energy and size, so it cannot only be locked up at home for a long time.
Its habitat place must be a house with a large and spacious garden where it can feel comfortable, without forgetting or neglecting the constant walks that it should be given, which should be approximately 2 or 3 times a day for about 30 minutes’ minimum.
The activities of this animal in its walks should be related to smell and exercises in which the dog can run enough and relax.
However, it must be remembered that the Cane Corso is not made to live outdoors because its fur is quite thin and sensitive, so it is advisable to keep it inside the house or make it a small place for it to live more comfortably in the garden of the house.
The average life of Cane Corso or Italian Corso varies between 10 and 11 years also depending on the quality of life that the animal is given by its owners, so it can reach those years or even exceed them.
However, it is necessary to give the animal a great diet so that it can grow strong and healthy.
The eyes and ears of the animal are very sensitive so you should have daily cleaning and even whenever it is necessary.
Baths should be approximately every 6 or 8 weeks and nails should also be trimmed periodically.
It must be trained and respect its owners, see them as strong, consistent and as its leaders, since Cane Corso is accustomed to living in a pack and not being done, the dog will take its leadership.
Nowadays, we can see Cane Corsican almost all over the world and its popularity increases internationally, especially in countries like Spain, Russia, Argentina, and Mexico, as well as other countries in Eastern Europe. This breed has also managed to obtain recognition from the American Kennel Club.
The Cane Corso Association of America (CCAA) is the official American Kennel Club (AKC) parent race club for Cane Corso in the United States. The CCAA is dedicated to preserving the work capacity, solidity, and intelligence of the Italian Cane Corso dog in its purest form. The CCAA is the largest and most progressive Cane Corso Club in North America.
In 1996, Cane Corso was finally recognized by the FCI as an official race, and the AKC recognized it as such in 2010.
Character and personality of the Cane Corso
The Cane Corso is a very intrepid, intelligent, skillful, tenacious, territorial, independent and authoritarian dog but it is also characterized by being faithful, loving and protective.
It is perfect to protect the family, cattle or even a property because there’s surveillance in its genes.
The link that Cane Corso creates with its owners and family members who adopt it is very special, especially with children or with the elderly whom the canine perceives most vulnerable, so it is dedicated to caring for and protecting them at all times while possible.
History and Origin of the Italian Cane Corso
The Cane Corso has a story that extraordinarily coincides with the mysterious history of the Itálica community. Highlighting that this race in recent years was saved from a seemingly fatal decline, which means that it reflects a slight record today, but with a significant history where it has tried to reconstruct the origin of this breed.
The Cane Corso was used as a bulldog in the past but was also used as a hunting dog for large animals and even as an escort on the long trips of many merchants due to its strong character and its imposing appearance. Throughout the southern region of Italy, the Cane Corso was widespread, especially in Calabria, Puglia, Lucania, and Sannia (regions of the country). Its determined and fierce appearance in addition to its strong structure proves to be in order with its name, since “Corso” means powerful, strong, robust and imposing, and without a doubt, these are its main characteristics. Other experts give the origin of its name to the Latin word “cohorr” which means guardian or to the Greek “Kortos” which refers to the characteristic of monitoring people and animals.
A few years ago, the oldest documentation was discovered where Cane Corso is cited and where the origin of his name consisted of different poems written in verses and prose. In 1998, some studies were published on the breed that highlighted the military use given to Cane Corso, which reflects that this Italian Corso has remained with its unique characteristics despite the years.
This beautiful Italian dog has kept in close contact with the man by nature, and also with its surroundings, being a participant of the roles that the man has asked it to perform. By this, we refer to the difficult times when success and survival depended on the way jobs were done, since the reasons for feeding and caring for a dog at that time were purely economic.
That is if a person acquired the responsibility of having a Cane Corso also had to correspond to some service or additional. The past of this race is not extensive, however, it is very current making it seem that time had stopped.
A remarkable fact is that in the areas outside Italy very little is known about the great dog Cane Corso, in fact, in its country of origin this ignored and forgotten breed was maintained for years. That is when a teacher referred to this dog so that a group of fans tried to recover the breed and also, to make it known inside and outside their country of origin.
The Cane Corso was previously used for fighting and war, due to the innate nature of combat and its powerful energy. Besides, this breed has learned over time to react to situations only when it is really necessary, appreciating and becoming an expert interpreting the gestures and expressions of man. It is thanks to this that until today, Cane Corso has survived because its characteristics have helped it to develop in the best way.
The emergence and recovery of this breed have been thanks to many years of personal commitment and hard work, where a few have managed to talk about Cane Corso because their race is so deeply linked to ancient traditions of southern Italy, its recovery has been practically from scratch.
Also, many debates and discussions were required to be able to agree on which dog resembled Cane Corso. At first, everyone agreed on a male dog that summarized the characteristics of the breed. Subsequently, three subjects were located to establish closely the characteristics of the desired race.
After that, the recovery program gave little by little the expected results of such exhaustive research studies. A dog whose character is faithful and affable with those around it, with psychological balance and a quite functional versatility that helps it adapt to anything, a dog with great work abilities, especially grazing and guardian. Also, in the hunting process, it is successful allowing it to win a preferential position as a companion dog.
On the other hand, it is necessary to emphasize that for centuries it has been known how important it is to educate a Cane Corso from an early age, due to its large size and extraordinary strength. In such a way, that it can be under control and there are no conflicts or unpleasant surprises. For this, it is also necessary to have a trainer or a training program so that the dog feels comfortable.
That is why the Cane Corso has been considered a “legend come true”, for its incredible personality, impressive balance and its great potential to perform its tasks effectively.
Main characteristics of the Cane Corso
The Cane Corso has a fairly wide head but at the same time it is slightly convex at the top that shows its great intelligence; also, the mid-frontal groove is very noticeable and the depression it has in the nasofrontal area is well marked.
The nose is black and the snout is much shorter than the skull. On the other hand, the eyes of this great canine animal are dark in color, with a medium-sized oval shape and slightly protruding.
The ears have a triangular shape, and they hang from the head with an insert considered high.
Previously, the ears of the Cane Corso were amputated, but this cruel custom has disappeared over the years, and in many countries, it is already considered an illegal action.
The body of the Cane Corsos is quite robust and strong; in fact, the Cane Corso is one of the most elegant bulldogs that can exist without losing the robustness that characterizes it.
The body of this Italian bulldog is described as follows: the upper line of the body is quite muscular but completely straight, the chest is long, wide and very deep, the tail of this dog has a thickness at its base in addition to a rather high insertion; according to many standards it is required that the tail of the Cane Corso be amputated but for the fortune and benefit of the dogs this tradition has also been disappearing over time.
The fur is impressively bright, short and very dense, which has a thin layer of hair in the inner area.
As for the color, it can be varied between black, slate gray, lead-gray, light gray, light fawn or dark fawn, as well as a brindle red or a fawn red.
As for the measures of this dog, we find variations highlighting that males are larger in weight and size than females; therefore, we have that the female Cane Corso measure between 60 and 64 cm, and weigh between 40 and 45 kg, while the male Cane Corso measure between 64 and 68 cm, whose weight is between 45 and 50 kg, showing a slight difference that at the time of use can be quite marked, depending on the food that these canines constantly grow used to.
Among their descriptions we also have the skillful, the tenacious, the independent, and even the territorial that the Cane Corso tends to be from puppies, remembering the due training that they should have in the same way.
However, it is a dog characterized by being loving, faithful and very protective.
The Cane Corso is undoubtedly chosen for that perfect ideal that it has in protecting families, cattle or properties, honoring its genes where the power of surveillance lives.
On the other hand, it is also very important to remember that due to its impressive size, its inexhaustible energy, and its unique beauty, it is a perfect candidate for competitions of any kind where it will surely impress more than one if the conditions of care are met and maintenance that a dog like this should have.
Regardless of its strength, the Cane Corso is a very sensitive dog with its own and if it is not dedicated the appropriate time and required by such a majestic canine.
One of the characteristics that make the Cane Corso the ideal pet for many people is that adaptability that this breed dog possesses, which allows it to be located in any place that suits its needs and it will respond in the best way; being also used to execute various tasks that are characteristics belonging to this breed.
As mentioned above, its strength, intelligence and abilities make them a dog that many would like to have, but its ELEGANCE has made it for generations the winner of many awards that increasingly highlight the magnificent descriptions and characteristics that the Cane Corso has earned without underestimating the dedication that must have its owner, master or leader inside the home and from any place in which the dog visits.
Many experts consider that there are characteristics that the Cane Corso has presented that are not their own but are implemented by the family with which they live and the family with which they spend most of the hours of the day, throughout their lives.
Cane Corso’s behavior around other dogs
The Italian Cane Corso is a fairly temperate dog, despite how difficult it may be to believe this due to its appearance.
This animal has a quite sober, docile, faithful and leisurely temperament. The Cane Corso is one of the animals with the highest intelligence index known.
They are quite balanced and proud dogs, so they are not dogs that tend to get out of control before any internal stimulus, unlike other dog breeds. Seeing a dog of this breed lose control is quite difficult.
Cane Corso dogs are emotionally stable; nevertheless, they do not trust any other strange dog that approaches them, because, for this breed, taking care of its territory is its duty. In spite of this, Cane Corso can live with other previously educated dogs and will not hesitate to protect them once they understand that these new dogs will now be part of the home.
On the other hand, Cane Corso is also a fairly focused pet, and usually, in adulthood, it does not like to play much but prefers to spend hours and hours taking care of the territory and observing what happens around him. Therefore, it is necessary to take this into account when adopting a dog of a different breed that likes to play and there are no children at home because it can be a bit aggressive and impatient with your canine companion.
If pets are trained together, the owner must be able to handle both temperaments and characters, to achieve the perfect coupling between each breed.
Training or educating this breed to socialize with other animals will not be an impossible task but it might be a little difficult if its owner is not firm in their teachings.
Above this, correct domination and an incredible coexistence of the Cane Corso with other races or other animals can be achieved if their training is applied since they are puppies of months, emphasizing the ideal treatment towards others.
Every day many people want and long to have many pets by their side and are mostly of different breeds of dogs; if a Cane Corso is included among them, there is no need to lose control, because they will adapt very easily to the arrival of each member at home, therefore, it will not generate many problems with other pets inside the house.
However, it should not be forgotten that each dog or pet will need their private space where they want to rest and relax, space where they feel owners and where you have to teach each one to respect because Cane Corso will not hesitate in showing them who owns the pack.
As the Cane Corso grows, they will need stimulating activities with their owner, regardless of the number of pets that inhabit in the home and although with the children it is not jealous, with other dogs it is.
And it will defend its time of affection, pampering, and attention that it will require only for himself. For this reason, it is not advisable to have more than 3 dogs where a Cane Corso already inhabits, much less if small children also live there.
In case of having many dogs of this breed with the difference that they will be several males and several females, the coexistence will be quite harmonious, since between them they understand and share what is considered important for the breed and its temperament. Without forgetting, their respective training necessary for all pets.
The Cane Corso is not a dominant dog with neither people nor dogs, but time has shown that they are usually quite territorial with the rest of the pets they may know.
Despite this, that balanced, sober, and focused character makes it think of each of its actions and reactions to each pet, therefore he will not act aggressively in an impulsive manner unless its level of patience is exhausted.
It is here that the recommendations and suggestions given by the experts at the time of the adoption of animals become even more important and valuable since they have studied for a long time the different breeds, the different temperaments, and characters that will benefit the family without a place to doubt.
Many people take lightly the choice of adopting a dog because they already have a pet at home, but it cannot be forgotten that each pet, each breed, and each animal has different needs that must be met by their owners from the first moment they arrive home; therefore, each owner must accept the challenge of satisfying the needs of their pets and in this case that of Cane Corso.
Cane Corso’s diet and feeding
The Cane Corso is a fairly large, strong, powerful and elegant breed animal, therefore this majestic dog requires a “special” meal; that is, an adequate diet that assures the dog the good condition and functioning of the muscles, bones, and joints. Generally, the body parts of the Cane Corso suffer as a result of improper feeding where the rules have been broken.
All people who wish to adopt or buy a dog of breed or any animal should know the correct food to feed each of them, especially for Cane Corso; in fact, at the time of adopting the vast majority ask about the food that Must have these dogs.
Many owners, breeders, and masters of this breed prefer to use dry foods, due to a small food propensity to which Cane Corso is allergic; in relation to this, the purchase of constant hypoallergenic rations is quite expensive.
However, these dry rations have their great advantages and, it is the ease of use and the precise dosage; for this, it is necessary to study and know the information indicated on the food package.
If it is noted that the pet begins to generate a series of whims, then the menu can be varied using some canned foods, but it is recommended that they be of the same brand that has been used in the main meal.
If the problematic point of allergic manifestations is forgotten, then it can open the way to the use of natural nutrition, being balanced including products allowed exclusively and adjusting regularly to the season, also to the growth of the pet and its physical-emotional state.
It is important to remember that if the Cane Corso eats dry food, it is better if bought in pet stores, although, with natural foods, you can choose certain products considered favorite of the pet or let the meat dry and use it.
As is known, the food for the Cane Corso puppies cannot be the same as that given to the adult Cane Corso, due to the differences in proportion, size, and dosage necessary to benefit the body as it should.
In comparison to other dog breeds and to other animals, the Cane Corso has a growth spurt that lasts a long and slow time, so during that period, the pet should be fed according to a puppy diet considered special; this will be applied according to the frequency of feeding that unlike other dogs for the Cane Corso will last longer.
Giving he puppy a new diet should be done two weeks after arriving at the new house, meanwhile, it is necessary to continue with the schedule he had with his old family.
It is advisable to determine the feeding mode through balanced time intervals between meals.
For babies who are under 2.5 months old they are given minced meat in fairly small pieces, but a twisted organism especially in puppies, these pieces are practically not digested. Therefore, to feed the baby breed dog, you can use beef or rabbit with which it will adapt properly.
For 7 days a pet can be given a few times a few portions of lean, previously boiled and boneless fish.
However, older Cane Corso puppies can be given slightly larger pieces of meat in 5-6 months, when the teeth have already begun to change.
When Cane Corso is six months old, a scar can be included in the diet and that is, the gastric tissue of herbivorous cattle that, despite being less nutritious than meat, contains a very large amount of enzymatic substances that have a beneficial effect for the digestive tract of the dog.
Once this product is given, it should be emphasized that no more than half of the portion of meat that is given daily to Cane Corso should be given.
In the case of these dogs of adult age, it is necessary to grant protein, making use of the meat included in the diet in addition to the products and by-products of sour milk that adult Cane Corso receives.
For these dogs, it is considered ideal to add fish and salmonids to the menu given to the dog every 3-4 days, in portions of 1 kg at a time.
The Cane Corso’s menu should also include porridge cooked in meat or vegetable broths; making a recipe that includes pieces of meat, vegetables, and seasoning; in addition, the dog should regularly eat various vegetables such as carrots, cabbage, zucchini that are perfectly allowed, as well as some fresh vegetables.
You cannot forget the vitamins and proteins that fruits have in pieces of pears, apples, peaches, raspberries, among others; annexing the reasons why they can also be given to the Cane Corso, because it will bring great vitality and benefits to the breed.
Cane Corso/Italian Mastiff’s care
Over time and to the good fortune of dogs, people have been becoming aware of what adopting a pet refers to; every day more people admit that it is not a simple or easy decision and much less that it should be taken lightly, as a result of a passing illusion or even worse, of an outburst.
Quite the contrary, adopting or buying a dog has to be a decision made with meditation and prior preparation, because this carries a responsibility that will accompany you throughout the life of the animal.
As for the Cane Corso, it is known that its life is approximately averaged between 10 and 12 years, and will depend on the care given to the dog if it reaches or even exceeds that figure, maintaining quality of optimal life.
The Cane Corso is not a dog that is considered very delicate on a physical level they are quite easy to care for and maintain, so it will not be necessary to devote too many hours for its maintenance. However, it is important to know and highlight some aspects of the care of this breed that is not yet widespread in some countries, such as Spain, and where they should be quite required like any other animal.
In the first place, hygiene, that, such as for humans, is very necessary for the health and well-being of the Cane Corso.
The hygiene of a canine animal is oriented towards keeping it healthy and clean, free of infections and helping it facilitate coexistence within the home with the family, which would be quite affected if the animal is in poor condition, initially because of the smell; for this reason, the owners are instructed on the care of their pets.
In the case of the Cane Corso, the ears and eyes are very sensitive areas that must be cleaned daily by their owners and masters. Nails should also be checked and cut periodically to avoid injuries during playtime or affection.
Another area of cleaning in which dogs should be accustomed since they are puppies is the periodic brushing of the teeth because their good health will be favored impressively.
To do this, you can make use of a wide variety of items that help the oral cleaning of the Cane Corso, which the costumers can easily find at pet stores.
It has been shown that the state of cleanliness and hygiene that can have a Cane Corso in the mouth is closely related to the possibility of developing or not developing a disease called periodontal, which can cause some loss of dental pieces that inevitably generates a series of consequences, as well as other diseases that are a little more serious, such as heart, kidney or liver.
We also have the bathroom and drying that the dog requires as a way to keep it clean and healthy. Generally, bathing a dog with the size and dimensions of a Cane Corso is not an easy task.
There are climates in which it is easier to do it, such as during the summer, it can be done in the freedom of the garden with a help hose; but in climates such as winter, they must be introduced to bathtubs with warm water due to the cold temperatures.
The frequency with which it is ideal to bathe an Italian Cane Corso is about 6 or 8 weeks, using a specific dog shampoo for the breed’s fur and cleaning with plenty of water.
Subsequently outside the bathroom, it is necessary to ensure that it is completely dry, and for this, the use of an electric dryer at moderate temperature is required.
The Cane Corso must be brushed at least once a week, which will remove dead hair and any dirt particles that the dog may have.
The most recommended brushes are those with short and soft spikes that do not cause damage to the dog’s dermis and during grooming times you can establish intimate moments with the pet, pampering it and demonstrating it love and affection.
A very prominent part is also their diet; since for every animal and in this case for the Cane Corso, nutrition is extremely important, both to maintain good health and to increase the dog’s beautiful physical appearance.
Many of the industrial foods that are delivered to the Cane Corso, must be of a high range, with nutrients rich and low in fat, maintaining an adequate balance between foods that contain protein and those that have energy and thus also avoid future diseases.
It is worth remembering that it is necessary to go to a consultation periodically so that their corresponding vaccines are placed and thus strengthen their defense system and the immune system, apart from its antiparasitic.
This is a breed of dogs that is healthy by nature, but that, like any other dog, should be checked by the veterinarian every six months, that way you will rule out health problems in your best friend.
As in the other large breed dogs, Cane Corso is prone to suffering from elbow dysplasia and hip dysplasia, vaginal hyperplasia, heatstroke, respiratory problems, gastric torsion, entropion and ectropion, glandular hypertrophy and mange outbreaks Demodex when they are born.
How to train or educate a Cane Corso
Always have a person who, from the first moment in which the dog Cane Corso arrives at the comforts of home, can and knows how to assume leadership in everyday situations, is a favorable point for the dog.
Generally, this dog is used to living with a herd of dogs of breed, therefore, it is a dog that needs the personification of a leader who is firm, constant and consistent with its norms, since a person who doubts in his presence could not be the leader and it would be the animal who would take that leadership that the human couldn’t because of his lack of consistency.
Some people have a special problem when exercising their proper authority; these people are not ideal to be owners of this breed of dog, but if at any time they are in the situation of caring for a Cane Corso, the choice It will be the right thing for a female since the females will make care much easier while the males will be more aimed at those whose priority is the area of the guard.
It is considered very important to start with the education of a Cane Corso since this puppy, specifically when it is 3 weeks old and up to approximately 12 weeks, which is when the Cane Corso is in full stage of socialization.
It is necessary to teach the dog to inhibit the bite, to socialize with animals, with people and with everything that is going to be their environment in general.
In the case of the Cane Corso, it is required to start with basic obedience, where you are taught simple commands such as lying down, sitting, coming to your call or staying still. This is truly essential and necessary for everyone’s safety.
With these practices, it will soon become an excellent companion that can tolerate the presence of strangers, whether they are animals or humans.
A dog that has the character and temperament of a Cane Corso that has not been socialized would undoubtedly become territorial and perhaps with extreme aggressiveness that will probably make it a danger to people and other dogs if the problem is not handled correctly.
That is why what is taught is in fundamental aspects that affect the future behavior of the animal, insisting in the same way on the idea that a Cane Corso is not a pet for novice owners.
An owner or master with experience in leadership of these animals, will not find many difficulties when addressing the training of a dog like Cane Corso.
Everything will depend on if you are doing it in the right way, making use of a process without doubts or fissures in which the positive reinforcement is the full protagonist.
The use of this method will logically yield much better results than the strict methods that are traditionally used for training, which are currently considered as counterproductive in the training of any race.
This method rewards the desirable behaviors and dismisses the undesirable, unlike the other method that generally produces more than fear and behaviors different from what is expected of the dog in training.
One of the great advantages that will be found with the training of the Cane Corso dog is that this breed absorbs learning and knowledge as a “sponge” you will be surprised how eager they are to learn everything you teach them.
One of the strongest lessons is that of tricks, although what is new and different will attract its attention.
If the company that has the Cane Corso race is convenient, and also shows that it, you and the rest of the family members now form a pack where it is also a member that deserves all respect, pampering and compliments like any other another, much of the way of his education will be traveled.
On the other hand, routine, discipline, and exercise are the next steps to implement in dog training.
That is, that the Cane Corso feels that he has a marked hierarchy where he can always eat, walk and rest at the same time, will produce in him that this wild state of hunter remains at rest, wasting energy that favors his proper relaxation.
It is important to note that if the Italian Corso dog is not properly trained from a puppy, it could cause serious problems in its environment and surroundings, since it will not obey and that wild instinct that runs through its veins will shine, being quite after Impossible to stop it.
Remember that their ancestors were used in fights and wars because of that strong fighting spirit that is innate in the Cane Corso.
Cane Corso’s behavior around humans
The Italian dogs of breed Cane Corso are also family dogs that are always waiting and with the desire to get pampering and affection, which makes them the ideal to be integrated into the family nucleus.
With their owners, they are not dominant, as long as they have been part of correct education and training, but they are also quite tolerant and patient with children who know and are part of what he considers his family.
There are many homes where you want to have a Cane Corso and most of them there are children; in fact, many parents begin to take into account the idea of adopting a dog for the house under the request made by their children, especially the youngest ones.
But for the Cane Corso, this situation does not generate many problems, since the intelligence, skill, and virtues that this breed has been much better applied when it comes to the smallest of the house.
Cane Corso tends to have a behavior with children that is not shared with other dogs that have an equal or similar characteristic; that virtue is to be a very careful dog and incredibly patient with them.
The Cane Corso is characterized by monitoring each of the movements you perform in any situation, preventing them from being abrupt so as not to harm younger children who are at home.
Despite its large, majestic and perhaps fearsome appearance, the Cane Corso is a very sensitive and intelligent dog, which will become a formidable pet for children, provided it is taught to channel its hard character.
Without a doubt, in a suitable environment, this canine will surprise every member of the home with how tender and affectionate it can be.
Many experts and connoisseurs of the breed recommend the adoption of a female Cane Corso for homes where children are more than one since unlike the male Cane Corso, females are much more patient and tolerant, as well as playing with the smallest kids. This situation with the females employs them more confidence when leaving the children to the care of the dog.
However, we must not forget that with strangers they are not so sociable and can be quite indifferent to people.
Without a doubt, they will take care of their families with everything they can in the face of possible threats.
The character of Cane Corso is quite balanced and sure of himself, but his education must be carried out with much love and full of stimuli.
It never hurts to remember that as long as the Cane Corso has a correct education, it will love the caresses and games of both the biggest and the smallest, also remembering that their owners must show a lot of firmness during their training.
Since its years of origin, the Cane Corso has been used to work in livestock care and surveillance of large properties, in addition to working in fights, wars, and hunting of large animals, which today have been disappearing this utility.
The work of the Cane Corso has lately been based on surveillance work that has not changed despite the time that has already elapsed.
They are currently used by many security movements in the area of surveillance, also rescue, and even the search for criminal objects.
These big dogs have been chosen by police, firemen, military and security guards.
These members of a work area have given the race a new and more important value, being on many occasions heroes of great and impressive operations, highlighting their values and their place of teaching.
A new area in which this breed is also in addition to being a pet, is in large and recognized beauty and talent competitions, classifying in different positions that have made lovers of this breed proud and urged other generations to contribute the same through these places where they take care of and protect the lives of animals while their adoption process exists.
The ideal environment for the Italian Cane Corso
If you want to buy or adopt a Cane Corso, you should know that you have to study in detail the needs that this animal has and evaluate the comforts that you can offer, because to adopt a dog from breed like this you must have the conditions correct and ideal for your well-being and benefit.
Among the main things that should be known, we find food, as the Cane Corso must live in a place where getting the necessary food for this can be an easy task; that way, there will be no complication as to the foods that can generate an allergy and therefore disease.
On the other hand, we have that the Cane Corso must live in areas where the climate is between hot and temperate, due to its fur that is quite short and tight, highlighting that inhabiting extremely cold weather areas could bring certain difficulties that they will immediately affect the dog since it does not have a sufficiently thick coat capable of protecting it from the unbearable extreme cold.
Besides, it should be remembered that it is not only about locating our pets in a place with the right climate, but also that their habitat needs to be the most suitable according to their characteristics.
Therefore, the Cane Corso requires a house where there are yards with quite large dimensions, in a way that allows you to move, run, play, and burn the energies with the exercises you want.
It is necessary to emphasize the characteristic of a Cane Corso is being territorial, and this is one more reason to locate this breed of dogs at home quite large and close to places like parks, where you can release all that vigor that you have daily.
Many people like to walk, exercise, climb mountains and perform a series of activities such as these that benefit health. However, some people do not have those same outdoor disciplines, but for all those who bet on the race of a Cane Corso, they must constantly get used to long walks.
That is to say, that a dog of breed, so muscular, intelligent, energetic and whose ancestors were in charge of such sporting tasks is not a dog that can be in a house, locked, alone or bored, because this will end up decreasing the quality of life of the animal; on the contrary, they must do activities together, sports and outdoor outings where he can feel comfortable and free.
Something very particular about this breed is that as it is given doses of love, affection, tenderness, dedication, loyalty, trust, and joys; that way the dog, regardless of sex, will give its owners care, protection, fidelity, affection, fun and everything that a family wants to have with their pet.
It is impressively important to give the Cane Corso and any other dog or animal that is adopted, the ideal environment for its happiness. Just as parents wish for their children the best and work hard to make them happy, likewise, dogs as a few more members of the families must be given the best environments for them to be happy.
For many people, dogs, or pets, in general, are one more child and, therefore, they are treated as such, while for other people dogs are just pets, which should respect the family but the family has no obligation towards them; in that case, it is better not to adopt, since despite being dogs, they are living beings that need to be treated with the same respect, love and courage as humans, regardless of race or pedigree.
Having a pet is not a game, but rather a great responsibility so that anyone who wishes to adopt a pet must accept and fulfill the responsibilities and needs that the dog needs to achieve optimal well-being and enjoy the years of life that are allowed, in calm, tranquility and happiness, both for the Cane Corso and for the family.
Italian dog names for your male Cane Corso
If you have a Corsican dog and are looking for a suitable name for it, you may be able to use one of the following:
Aaron, Abaco, Abram, Afro, Acer, Astra, Achille, Ala, Adelchi, Alex, Alec, Alfio, Ahmik, Amedeo, Akamu, Andra, Andrea, Alton, Argo, Amos, Arana, Aragon, Attila, Aramis, Arrigo, Asterix, Astro, Atreyo, Axel, Blue, Baffo, Baldo, Baloo, Barolo, Barret, Barù, Basco, Biagio, Biscotto, Blaster, Blues, Bomb, Boogie, Boris, Brenno, Brutus, Brigant, Buck, Bunter, Byron, Chivas, Cachito, Ciro, Caleb, Carlos, Ciriaco, Cash, Casper, Coda, Cassian, Confetto, Cassius, Corallo, Corsaro, Catullo, Celtic, Cosimo, Cesare, Chanson, Chayton, Cherif, Chester, Chucky, Ciak, Cincin, Cletus, Clint, Cocain, Cody, Cognac, Colt, Conan, Confucius, Connor, Corsaro, Dexter, Diego, Diuk, Dollar, Dusky, Dylan, Duncan, Ector, Egon, Eliot, Ferro, Fico, Florian, Folk, Frodo, Frizzi, Fuli, Fuste, Galax, Gascon, Geronimo, Giotto, Gaucho, Giove, Giuba, Grisli, Gordon, Gringo, Gustav, Hachiko, Harley, Harlock, Helki, Hulk, Ian, Icarus, Idefix, Idro, Itaco, Jack, Joti, Jackpot, Jago, Jason, Jafar, Jazz, Jester, Julina, Kaleo, Kaleb, Kaiman, Kaliman, Kangee, Kele, Kilian, Kiko, Kobe, Laio, Lancelot, Lapse, Lennox, Lester, Lexter, Lillo, Linus, Wolf, Lothar, Lukas, Male, Makya, Malik, Mota, Manfred, Mastino, Merlin, Mastin, Milo, Neo, Nawat, Nemo, Noshi, Oliver, Omero, Orpheus, Orion, Orc, Otello, Pascal, Patwin, Poncho, Pongo, Rambo, Red, Roll, Rufus, Sax, Scott, Scudo, Tango, Titan, Tex, Thor, Tito, Tobias, Guy, Tyson, User, Walker, Wolf, Woody, Xeno, Xero, Yago, Yukon, Zander, Zeph, Zero, Zoom.
Italian dog names for your female Cane Corso
Abey, Ali, Abigail, Achea, Aida, Alepi, Akemi, Akira, Alma, Beloved, Arlena, Artemide, Aura, Armpit, Bafo, Balma, Bea, Bella, Belinda, Belle, Berta, Beverly, Betti, Bimba, Bocha, Bonnie, Brenda, Brigitta, Brook, Brunilla, Belica, Caia, Cabiza, Catuya, Calypsa, Camelia, Candy, Carol, Cassandra, Castalia, Carolita, Catinka, Cayenne, Chita, Chantal, Cheope, Chepi, Girl, Cika, Coda, Contessa, Cuba, Cucca, Daffy, Daphne, Dana, Dinasty, Goddess, Doga, Dolcezza, Diva, Dulcinea, Edith, Eika, Elektra, Ella, Emilia, Eureka, Eve, Evita, Fabia, Fabula, Fata, Fanta, Febe, Fiamma, Fila, Fiona, Flora, Frida, Fujico, Gaia, Galatea, Ghia, Gilda, Ginger, Gioconda, Gitana, Glenda, Glory, Grotto, Haga, Halia, Heidi, Hella, Hula, Ibiza, Imala, Imma, Isis, Itaca, Jade, Jamba, Jamila, Jola, Juna, Kaja, Kaliska, Kara, Kiara, Kimba, Kimi, Kira, Kuka, Kora, Kreta, Laila, Lalita, Lana, Lassie, Lola, Lolita, Luna, Luvi, Maga, Magena, Malka, Mani, Melinda, Mika, Mila, Muriel, Mariel, Nala, Namid, Naomi, Nikita, Nita, N ube, Nephis, Ophelia, Olivia, Oxana, Paprika, Phoebe, Pupil, Rachel, Raisa, Riva, Roxie, Runa, Saba, Sandia, Saura, Scarlet, Selby, Shada, Soyala, Tabata, Taylor, Thelma, Tiara, Trudy, Ulla, Uliana, Uma, Ursella, Waika, Wanda, Wapa, Wilma, Winona, Xantia, Xiara, Xara, Xena, Yepa, Yira, Yuki, Zaira, Zara, Zavanna, Ziva, Zoe, Zola, Zuma.