Cane Corso

Non-KC Pedigree, Large

Moderate shedding

Not good for first time owners

From the Italian for 'dog' ('cane') and Latin for 'protector' ('cohors'), it's no surprise that this powerful, intelligent mastiff has few equals in the world of personal protection and guarding.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Police and military professionals.

Not the best for ...

Most people! This dog needs experienced, knowledgeable socialisation and training – and a busy working life.

Aliases

Italian Mastiff

Cross between

None

Origin

Italy

Size

Large
People will amusingly say "You should put a saddle on it!"

Exercise Needs

High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!

Coat

Smooth
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

11 years

Good first dog?

No

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