Name: Cane Corso
Other names: Cane Di Macellaio, Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff
Country of origin: Italy
Size Type: Large Breed Dogs
Group: Working Dog Breed
Life span: 10 – 12 years
Temperament: Quiet, Even Tempered, Calm, Reserved, Teachable, Stable
Height: Females: 58-66 cm; Males: 62-70 cm
Weight: Females: 40–45 kg; Males: 45–50 kg
Color: Fawn, Black, Red, Gray, Black Brindle, Chestnut Brindle
Price of puppies: $900-$3,000 USD; top-quality dogs ($2,000 – $8,500 USD)
Cane Corso is a direct descendant of the ancient Italian Molossian dogs. In the past, Cane Corso was distributed throughout Italy, but now it has survived only in the southern Italian province of Apulia and in the adjacent regions of southern Italy. The name of the breed Cane Corso comes from lat. cohors – “corral, barnyard” and reflects the functions performed by the dog – protector, guard of farms, courtyards, and fenced property. Today this breed is used for guard duty, protection of a person and his/her property, as police and search dog.
Cane Corso is unmatched as the protector of its property and owners. It’s smart, learns easily. Noble, majestic, and powerful, its presence is impressive. It is obedient and affectionate to its owner, loves children.