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(Some text was taken from AKC standards page for Cane Corsos)

     The Cane corso is a definite protector, of you, your children, your family and your home! When you think about all the crime that exists in the world today, knowing that you have a cane corso to walk your halls in your home  throughout the day and night would make anyone breathe easier, I know we do.

About Cane Corsos 

The Cane Corso is intelligent, agile, athletic and has incredible stamina. They are phenomenal hunters, easily trained and guard their families with every part of their being.

A Look Back

The Cane Corso is a native of Italy. He was a property watchdog and hunted wild boar. Prior to 1988, the Cane Corso was known only in southern Italy, and was considered very rare, but has still been featured in many paintings throughout Italy's history.

Right Breed for You?

Intelligent, the Cane Corso is easily trained. As a large and athletic breed, they need a lot of exercise. They are affectionate to their owner and bond closely with children and family. Cane Corsos are light shedders, which make grooming simple - all they need is an occasional brushing.

If you are considering purchasing a Cane Corso puppy, learn more here.

  • Working Group; AKC recognized in 2010.
  • Ranging in size from 23½ to 27½ inches tall at the shoulder.
  • Property watchdog; large-game hunter.

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Scription Of the Cane Corso


The body is somewhat longer than the height at the withers. sturdily built, but not squat.
Withers: pronounced, rising above the level of the croup.
Back: Rectilinear, very muscular and firm.
Loins: short and strong
Croup: Long, wide, slightly inclined
Chest: Well developed in three dimensions, reaches to the elbow.

Tail: Set on fairly high; very thick at the root. The tail is docked at the fourth vertebra. In action carried high, but never curled nor erect.




Ear Cropping is a matter of choice.   Cropping should be done between 6-12 weeks of age.    It is not mandatory in this breed but preferred by many.  In many countries cropping is illegal.  According to the FCI Standard No. 343 for the Cane Corso " Ears of  medium size in relation to the volume of the head and to the size of the dog; covered with short hair, of triangular shape, with rather pointed apex and thick cartilage, in a high position, much above the zygomatic arch, with a wide bottom, hanging, they stick to the cheeks without coming down to the throat. Quite outstretched and slightly protruding at the joint, they become semi-erect when the dog is watchful.  They usually get amputated in a equilateral-triangular shape. " If you choose to crop your Corsos ears the correct  crop according to the FCI standard 343  is illustrated to the right.

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