A Complete Guide on Owning a Cane Corso
When you are looking to adopt a dog, there are so many decisions to be made. With over 72 breeds of dogs, it is best to research various breeds, their personality traits, care needs, and health history. When you bring a dog into your home, it should be a forever home, so ensuring it is the right fit for your home and your lifestyle is crucial.
There is so much emphasis on Great Danes, Golden Doodles, and Pitbulls but there are so many other great breeds available to choose from.
What To Expect When You Adopt A Cane Corso
Here is a guide on a lesser-known breed, the Cane Corso. In this guide, you will learn what to expect when adopting, personality traits, behavior habits, and the health history of the breed.
Physical Traits Of A Cane Corse
The Cane Corso is a mid-sized dog. Coming in at an average of 24” in height, this dog has a solid statue. This dog breed is a working dog. It can protect your farm, protect your home.
One fun fact about this breed is that the dog is waterproof. This means that the dog’s coat will not hold water not absorb it. If you are looking for a dog to bring to lakes, roam outside, and get wet, this dog is a great choice because it will not track in water to your truck or home. This dog only sheds moderately and does not need frequent grooming.
Behavior Habits and Personality Traits Of A Cane Corso
The Cane Corso is a working dog. This breed can be easily trained to take on tasks or even do tricks. Trainable dogs are known to have higher intelligence and adaptability than other dog breeds.
Working dogs are also known to have higher energy levels. They have the endurance to handle the full workday with seldom rest breaks. These dogs pride themselves on protecting the grounds and the family.
The Cane Corso breed is known to be friendly with family members and will slowly warm up to strangers. This dog can become territorial so it may not have the best interaction with other dogs. Of course, once the Cane Corso realizes a stranger or other dog is not threatening, it will warm up to others.
How To Care For A Cane Corso
The Cane Corso’s will need plenty of exercise throughout the day. To a Cane Corso, exercise is not just a leisurely walk around the block but a run. If you are a runner, this dog can accompany you on a mile run in the morning and evening. Whether at a fence in the yard, at a dog park, on the beach, or running around doggy daycare, this dog will need to get its exercise daily. This exercise is important to Cane Corso’s physic and muscle tone.
Since this breed is already dominant and protective, it may be a good idea to get this dog trained on how to socialize with other people and other dogs. Training a dog during its puppy years will help mold the dog to behave correctly when put in situations where it may otherwise be triggered with its instincts to protect. A trained dog will be able to resist reacting to certain situations and will be able to sit still with control until it is given a command.
The Cane Corso’s Health History
Many dog breeds have specific diseases or mobility issues that affect the breed. With the Cane Corso, you can expect the possibility of bloat, epilepsy, hip dysplasia, eye conditions, and ear infections. Health conditions usually do not start showing signs until the dog’s elder years but some minor health concerns may arise during the dog’s young life.
When adopting a puppy, it is recommended to get the dog spayed or neutral, to help control the unwanted procreation of dogs. Many Humane Societies around the country will offer discounted vouchers for this procedure at veterinarian offices in your city.
Welcome Home, Cane Corso
Now that you know what to expect with a Cane Corso, you will see this watchdog may be a great addition to your home. If you live in a home with lots of land and area for this dog to run outside, this dog will be kept content. If any scary situations arise, the Cane Corso’s protective instinct will kick in and scare off any unwanted visitors. With that being said, the Cane Corso is sweet, lovable, and loyal to its owners.
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In general this article is correct. These are wonderful family dogs. However, bloodlines within the Cane Corso breed vary and most are taller than 24 inches. I have one that sheds A LOT. She is a large, 120 Lb female (her mother was 130 Lb and her father 160 Lb). She has natural ears but her tail was docked before I got her. My other Cane Corso, a male, has natural ears and tail. Many people want to chop the ears to make the dog look more fierce but this is not necessary and can be very cruel if not done properly and humanely.