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Cane Corso Standard
The Cane Corso
is a great guard dog, extremely loyal to its family and quite aloof with
strangers. Cane Corso Italian Mastiffs have a instinctively very
protective nature and yet is able to discern friend from foe. The
Cane Corso instinctively knows when to become a defensive and protective
dog for its owner, his grounds, the house and the whole family. With
proper training the Italian mastiff is submissive to his family,
suspicious of strangers, and a big old lap dog.
The Cane Corso
puppy bonds to his family and becomes quite attached especially to the
children. The Cane Corsos enjoy being included in the family activities
and are very athletic and enjoy being worked. The Cane Corso is
not to be left in the backyard to their own devices. They will
become large, destructive unhappy animals so make sure this breed is
right for you! Sovrana Cane Corso is happy to answer any questions
you have about the Cane Corso breed, health, and puppy availability you
as a potential buyer need to do your own homework and research as well.
There are two
accepted standards for the Cane Corso and Sovrana Cane Corso follows the
Cane Corso Association of America's recommendation of the AKC recognized
Cane Corso standard.
The Cane Corso Italiano is a medium-big size dog, strongly built
but elegant, with powerful and long muscles, very distinguished,
he expresses strength, agility and endurance. The general
conformation is that of a mesomorphic animal whose body is
longer than the height at the withers, harmonious as regards the
form and disharmonious as regards the profile. The Muzzle
is very broad and deep. The width of the muzzle must be almost
equal to its length which reaches 3.4/10 of the total length of
the head. Its depth is more than 50% the length of the muzzle.
Due to the parallels of the muzzle sides and to the fullness and
the width of the whole jaw, the anterior face of the muzzle is
flat and square. The nasal bridge has a rectilinear profile and
it is rather flat. The lower side profile of the muzzle is
determined by the upper lips, the suborbital region shows a very
slight chisel. The stop is very marked because of the very
developed and bulging frontal sinuses and because of the
prominent superciliary arches. The
neck is slightly arched. The neck shape is of oval section,
strong, very muscular. The body is compact, strong and very
muscular. The skin is rather thick. The neck is practically
without dewlap. The head mustn't have wrinkles. The pigment of
the mucous membranes is black. The pigment of the soles and the
nails must be dark. The coat is short hair but not smooth, with
vitreous texture, shiny, adherent, stiff, very dense, with a
light layer that becomes thicker in winter (but never crops up
on the covering hair). Its average length is approx. 2/2,5 cm.
On the withers, the rump, the back margin of the thighs and on
the tail it reaches approx. 3 cm without creating fringes. On
the muzzle the hair is very short, smooth, adherent and is not
more than 1/1,5 cm. Color - Black, plumb-gray, slate, light
gray, blue/gray, light fawn, deer fawn, dark fawn and tubby
(very well marked stripes on different shades of fawn and gray).
In the fawny and tubby subjects there is a black or gray mask
only on the muzzle and shouldn't go beyond the eye line. A small
white patch on the chest, on the feet tips and on the nose
bridge is accepted.
willing to please and quiet around the house. The Cane Corso is
highly intelligent and very trainable.
Active and even-minded, he is an unequalled watch and protection
The Cane Corso Italiano is great with children in the family.
Docile and affectionate with the
owner. They are protective yet gentle. The
Cane Corso has a very stable temperament. It makes an excellent
guard dog and watchdog. It will not wonder from the home. They
stick close to their masters. If
necessary he becomes a terrible and brave protector of people,
house and property.
The Cane Corso is not a fighting dog. They were bred as working
dogs for hundreds of years. Therefore they will not go out
"looking" for a fight, but on the other hand they will not back
down from other dogs. The Cane Corso requires an experienced
owner. It can be aggressive with strangers and other dogs. It
should be carefully socialized when it is a pup. It is highly
recommended that these dogs become fully obedience trained. When
fully trained, the Cane Corso makes an amenable companion.
Suspicious of strangers, but wonderful with the family. It will
usually put up with strangers if the owners are present. When
raised correctly, the dog should be submissive to all members of
Males 24-27 inches (64-68 cm.) Females 23-25 inches (60-64 cm.)
Weight: Males 99-150 pounds (45-50 kg.)
Females 85-125 pounds (40-45 kg.)
This is a
robust dog, with typical bone and joint problems of the giant
Corso will do okay in an apartment if it gets enough exercise.
They will be content to live outdoors provided they have
athletic breed needs a lot of regular exercise. They make
excellent jogging companions.
Corso does not require much grooming. Occasionally comb and
brush to remove dead hair. This breed is a light shedder.
Corso Italiano is the original Cane Corso breed. It originated
Its direct ancestor is the "Canis Pugnax" (the
old Roman Molossian) of which he is the light version employed
in the hunting of large wild animals and also as an "auxiliary
warrior" in battles. For years he has been a precious companion
of the Italic populations. Employed as property, cattle and
personal guard dog and used for hunting purposes too. In the
past this breed was common all over Italy as an ample
iconography and historiography testify. In the recent past he
has found a excellent preservation area in Southern Italy,
especially in Puglia, Lucania and Sannio. His name derives from
the Latin "Cohors" which means "Guardian", "Protector".
Sovrana Cane Corso is located outside Athens, Georgia.
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