When I receive calls or emails about our Cane Corsos, people will often ask me, “what are they like? Or what can I expect with owning the corso breed?”
Whether you buy a “show” quality or “pet” quality Corso, you are getting a companion first and foremost. A loyal friend for life. The success of your relationship with your new companion is directly affected by your relationship efforts! A positive relationship with your companion will come with love, affection, quality time spent, and socializing efforts.
The Cane Corso outdoes the other mastiff breeds in athleticism, agility, speed, energy level, and sense of adventure.
They are majestic in their presence. And very alluring when in movement. Watching them is a pure joy. Remember this animal dates back to the Roman era!
The Cane Corso should be a very balanced animal mentally as well as physically, he or she should be confident, secure, vigilant. He or she should be a perfect blend of Combativeness, aggressiveness, docility, sociability, and curiosity. The firmness of this breeds nerves represents the true mental strength they possess.
This robust dog needs his share of exercise, but above all he requires personal interaction and lots of companionship. He lives for his family and may become destructive or bored if left alone too much.
Cane Corso puppies should be friendly and trusting with strangers. With proper socializatio. As they become more mature they should become aloof and discerning of strangers.
As with all mastiffs, socialization is an absolute requirement to promote the correct temperament, which is protective, but in a calm, stable, discriminating way.
Though the Cane Corso was not used for dog-fighting, dog aggression can be a problem. He should be thoroughly socialized with other dogs from an early age.
The Cane Corso is more attentive and more responsive to training than other mastiffs, and though quite dominant, will respect an owner who is confident and consistent.
Most Cane Corsos have tighter skin than other mastiffs and drool less. Some love to dig, and most enjoy splashing in water, whether it be the pond, a mudhole, the lawn sprinkler, or their water bowl.
A Cane Corso Is The Right Breed For You!!!
A Cane Corso may not be right for you… or you should reach out to a breeder and ask questions. Many times as a puppy buyer you will have several concerns and questions. Never be afraid to ask the breeder.
You can avoid or minimize some negative traits by:
(1) CAREFULLY CHOOSING THE PUPPY FROM THE RIGHT BREEDER! A GOOD BREEDER WILL BE WILLING TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS. THEY WILL ALSO BE WELCOMING FOR YOU TO VISIT THEIR KENNELS.
*** IF A BREEDER DOES NOT WANT YOU TO COME VISIT THEIR DOGS/ESTABLISHMENT THAT SHOULD BE A RED FLAG.
(2) RAISING AND TRAINING YOUR PUPPY IN ALL THE RIGHT WAYS. Our family GENUINELY LOVES THE CANE CORSO!! THEY ARE AN AMAZING DOG. THEY ARE LOYAL, LOVING, PROTECTIVE, AND AN OVERALL JOY IN OUR HOME.
IF YOU ARE ON THE FENCE ABOUT A CORSO… MAYBE THIS WILL SHED A LITTLE BIT OF LIGHT ON THE BREED AND WHAT GOES INTO PROPERLY RAISING A WELL MANNERED CORSO:
IT IS UP TO YOU TO PROPERLY SOCIALIZE YOUR DOG!!! YOU GET WHAT YOU PUT INTO IT. IF YOU DO NOT SOCIALIZE YOUR DOG WELL THEN YOU
HAVE NOBODY TO BLAME BUT YOURSELF… IT IS NOT THE DOGS FAULT! FOR THEY DON’T KNOW ANY DIFFERENT!
OUR DOGS ENJOY TO GO OUT AND VISIT PARKS, RIVERS AND NEW PLACES.
Some Cane Corsos have strong instincts to chase and seize cats and other fleeing creatures. Many corsos were bred to be prey driven. And keep in mind some corsos love cats!
Make sure to feed your Corso 24-28% protein. There is no need for a 32%+ protein feed. It can cause joint problems if overfed or if unnecessary weight is gained. Keep jumping minimal at a young age to protect their growing bones and joints! We feed our dogs “Victor” foods. We love it and the ingredients are balanced. And our dogs love it too.