The Cane Corso is a great guard dog, extremely loyal to its family and quite aloof with strangers. He has
a very protective nature and yet is able to discern friend from foe. He instinctively knows when to become
a terrifying, defensive and protective dog for its owner, his grounds, the house and the whole family. He
should be submissive to his family and suspicious of strangers.
The Cane Corso is normally a quiet dog, barking only when alerted to a strange situation. Despite the
breeds size they make excellent housedogs and are very athletic.
This breed needs socialization and as any large dog, owners should obedience train their dog. They get
along well with children, protective yet gentle, seemingly aware of the child's helplessness and
innocence. Their temperament is very stable. The Cane Corso devotedly loves his family. The Cane
Corso requires a great deal of attention and training, so if your not prepared to make this commitment
then maybe the Cane Corso is not the dog for you, also a person that doesn't have experience with a
dominant dog. Corsos, especially males, can be very dominant and will challenge you for what he
perceives to be leadership of the pack (your home and family). Considering their size and abilities it’s
best that a person who has experience with this type of behavior should own one.
The Cane Corso is an excellent guard dog, generally staying on his grounds. He has a strong sense of
territory. The Cane Corso loves attention from his family, he is gentle with the children seemingly aware
of there vulnerability. His look is bold and noble. The Corso until a few years ago was bred just for his
working abilities. Keep in mind that these dogs are only off the farms since 1988. The Corso has a
dominant nature especially towards other dogs. If he's raised with other dogs he should be fine with them.
He should be socialized with other animals at an early age. The Corso will not run from a fight and will
not back down from a challenge. Most Cane Corsos have a reserved nature towards strangers. Basically
they have to get to know you before they become overly friendly towards you. This behavior is totally
acceptable given this breeds history as a guard dog.
Socialization is a must for the Cane Corso. The best place to start is puppy kindergarten, you can start as
early as 8 weeks. Your Corso will learn to interact with adults, children and other dogs, as Socialization is
a must for the Cane Corso. The best place to start is puppy kindergarten, you can dominance and
destructive chewing habits. It’s basically a good way for you an your puppy to get off on the right foot and
have a successful relationship. Your vet should be able to recommend a school in your area. It is strongly
recommended that obedience training become a permanent part of your Corsos life. It doesn't have to be
in formal school but you should continue to work with the dog. This will serve to keep you established as
the pack leader.
The Cane Corso bonds quickly to his family and becomes quite attached especially to the children. They
enjoy being included in the family activities. Their high level of athleticism lends itself to include such
activities as bike riding, swimming, long walks, jogging, or just playing fetch. It is not a good idea to get a
Corso and just throw him in the yard and forget about him. He can handle the weather but what he cannot
handle is being isolated from his family. Corsos (dogs in general) are social animals and need
companionship. To deprive them of that is cruel. Corsos make excellent house or apartment dogs
however keep in mind the dog requires daily exercise. Ask your community leaders about dog runs or dog
friendly parks. If there are none in your area a long walk or a little jogging should do nicely for both you
and your dog.
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