10 Questions Answered by a Cane Corso Owner

 "10 Questions Answered by a Cane Corso Owner: What It's Like to Own this Loyal and Loving Italian Mastiff"


The Cane Corso, also known as the Italian Mastiff, is a majestic and powerful breed that has captured the hearts of many dog lovers. Descended from the fearsome dogs used by ancient Romans in warfare, these loyal and gentle giants have found their place in modern-day society as beloved family pets. But what is it really like to own a Cane Corso? We sat down with Jason Corey, owner of Bruce Wayne, a beautiful Cane Corso, for an in-depth look at what it's like to have this breed in your life.

1. How big do they get?

According to Jason, male Cane Corsos can grow to be 25-27.5 inches at the withers (shoulder) while females can reach 23.5-26 inches. As for weight, they can range anywhere from 90 to 120 pounds on average. However, Bruce Wayne is a large American Cane Corso who weighs a whopping 152 pounds!

2. Do they shed?

Although shedding varies from dog to dog, Jason reassures us that Cane Corsos don't shed much at all. They do go through two seasonal sheds in spring and fall, but other than that, hair loss is minimal. A proper diet, such as raw food, can also help keep shedding to a minimum.


3. Do they drool?

One of the biggest concerns potential owners may have when it comes to large breeds is drooling. However, Jason notes that Cane Corsos don't drool excessively due to their smaller jowls compared to breeds like English Mastiffs or St. Bernards. However, they may salivate when presented with treats or during playtime.

4. Are they dangerous?

With proper training and socialization, Cane Corsos are not dangerous in an aggressive manner. However, due to their size, necessary precautions should be taken when playing with them as they can accidentally knock someone over and cause injury. But overall, they are an extremely loving and gentle breed.

5. How are they with kids?


Jason says that Cane Corsos make excellent family pets and love everyone in the household, especially children. They are gentle and patient but should always be supervised when around children to avoid any accidents caused by their size.

6. How are they with other pets?

If you have other pets in the house, there's no need to worry. Cane Corsos tend to see other animals as part of their pack and will show the same protector instincts towards them. Of course, proper socialization is key, and raising a Cane Corso with other pets is ideal.

7. What is their energy level like?

Cane Corsos have a medium energy level and require daily exercise and mental stimulation. Being a working breed, they need a job to do or tasks to keep them mentally stimulated. Combining both physical exercise and mental stimulation is ideal for this breed.

8. Are they good for first-time dog owners?

Unfortunately, Cane Corsos are not recommended for first-time dog owners. This breed requires strong leadership and everyone in the household must be on the same page when it comes to training and setting boundaries. They are easy to please but need proper guidance, or they may try to take on the role of the leader themselves.

9. Are they good guardians?

Cane Corsos make excellent guardians due to their possessive nature towards their property and people. They are quick to alert their owners of anything out of the ordinary and will defend their loved ones if needed.

10. How are they with strangers?

As puppies, Cane Corsos love attention from everyone, including strangers. However, as they age, they become more wary and alert around strangers. Proper socialization can help them distinguish between friendly and potentially dangerous strangers.

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"The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog."

In conclusion, owning a Cane Corso can be a rewarding experience for the right owner. These loyal and loving Italian Mastiffs require a strong leader and proper training, but in return, they will give you all the love and protection you could ask for. So if you're thinking about bringing one into your home, make sure to do your research and be prepared to commit to this amazing breed. As Jason puts it, "they're not just pets; they're family." 


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