THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Here are things you should know before you purchase a Cane Corso from us. The information contained in this website is here so that you are as fully informed as we can make you. It does not mean we will sell you a Cane Corso puppy. You will need to complete an extensive interview before that decision is made. Our Cane Corsos are selectively bred and we are equally selective about the folks we sell them to. This does not mean you need to own the nicest home or car, or have the most money in the bank. It means you must have the correct understanding of the Cane Corso and the proper setup to offer the best life for your Corso.
HOW LARGE DO CANE CORSOS GET
They are large. They are very large. The average height and weight of a male is 25-27.5" 110 pounds and they can get much larger. The average for a female is 23.5-26" and 80- 90 pounds.
A Cane Corso is not known for many health issues but can be prone to hip and elbow displaysia. It is therefore important that the parents of your puppy be hip and elbow certified.
A Cane Corso is a Mastiff and so is protective by nature. In this case, It is extremely important that your puppy comes from a good breeding. If a breeder will not allow you to see the mother or father of a litter, walk away. I would add that your visit with either may be limited and brief but nonetheless, you should be able to see and interact on some level with both. A Corso is leery of strangers by nature and so every Corso owner needs to gently introduce new people to their Cane Corso.
There just isn't enough to say to emphasize the great importance of this subject. From the time your puppy is eight weeks old, it is vitally important to subject them to different sights, sounds, people and other animals. If you want a great Cane Corso....Socializing your Corso throughout the dogs life is key.
Is a Cane Corso Intelligent
Like a Rhode Scholar intelligent!! Give them a job, teach them and watch them go. They have a brain like a sponge. They are so fun to work with. A few minutes every day and your Corso will be doing great things. They are very sensitive so be careful. They do not respond well to very harsh treatment. light correction with tons of very positive reward is the key.
Is a Cane Corso affectionate
Remember your very first crush? Your very first love? Yeah, that one. That's the affection your Cane Corso has for you. It's "I'm 140 pounds I wanna sit in your lap and hug you and kiss you" type affection.
Is a Cane Corso Protective
Yes. The Corso is a protective breed by nature. This is why we stress getting your puppy from Corsos that are carefully bred from parents with excellent temperament and outstanding bloodline and then train and socialize your Cane Corso for the life of the dog. We cannot over emphasize this enough.
Are Cane Corsos good with Children
Cane Corsos love children. Maybe I should qualify that by saying, well behaved children. Children playing with their Corso is fine but never let children hit or abuse their Corso and don't leave your Corso around the kids if things are going to get too rowdy, like a child's birthday party. In this event, removing your Corso to a calmer environment is just more conducive for everyone's benefit and safety.
Do Cane Corsos require a lot of Exercise
Cane Corsos are not an overly energetic dog. While they do require a couple of good walks a day, they are content with napping during the day. They are large and semi-brachycephalic which means they have a shorter muzzle and head which lends itself to having shorter periods of breathing and so they tire more quickly. They are more apt to be found snoring from time to time throughout the day.
Is a Cane Corso the right dog for me and my family?
Good question! They are a loving, dedicated, loyal, faithful breed that would lay down their life for you and anyone in your family, but with that comes great responsibility. Do you have the home to accommodate a Cane Corso? Do you have fencing to contain your Corso? Do you have the time to dedicate to the socialization and training of your Cane Corso. In your home or outside of your home and under your control a Cane Corso is a wonder to behold and a joy to have in your life but untrained, unsocialized and unsupervised, you could have a nightmare on your hands. As breeders...we will do our best to make certain that does not happen.