Spotlight Breed Cane Corso

Spotlight Breed: Cane Corso

Welcome to our Spotlight Breed article of the week.  This is where we feature one of the most interesting dog breeds of the world.  Today we are spotlighting the Cane Corso.  This old Italian dog breed was developed to guard property and hunt big game such as wild boar.  This breed always loves to have a job to do, and it shows!

The Cane Corso is a powerful and athletic which means that they require a lot of room for mental and physical stimulation.  This breed would not be ideal for a small house or apartment.  They are very hard workers and love to get tasks from their owners.  This is necessary as it decreases their amount of boredom.  The overall friendliness of the Cane Corso is so-so.  They are very affectionate with family, but sometimes they struggle when it comes to interacting with children, strangers, and other dogs.  This is where socialization plays a huge role in how they deal with others.

The breed is easy to groom so that’s a plus.  However, the Cane Corso has a high potential of drooling so get ready for wet spots on your clothes!  Because of their intelligence, this breed is easy to train.  They can form an association between a prompt, an action, and a consequence.  Owners should be aware that this is a hunter breed, so their prey drive is sky high.  If they see something that they want, they will do whatever it takes to get it!

If you can give your dog plenty of space, exercise, and training, then the Cane Corso may be for you!  We will leave you with our favorite quote about the breed: “I am not single.  I have a Cane Corso!”