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Born to Perform! The Cane Corso Italian Mastiff is the Ferrari of the Canine world, a fine Italian high-performance machine! Magnificent Style, Sleek Muscular Lines, Tremendous Drive and more. The Cane Corso strikes the perfect balance between Family Companion & Protection. All this, in a Compact Powerful body with the heart of a lion, and the gentleness to watch over a child.

 As one writer put it, “An understated air of cool competence, the kind of demeanor you’d expect from a professional bodyguard, is the breed’s trademark” and completes the picture of a dog not to be trifled with. The Cane Corso are able to judge character without exception, always to discern friend from foe.

Height at Withers: Males from 64 to 68 cm; females from 60 to 64 cm. Tolerance of 2 cm more or less.
Weight: Males from 45 to 50 kg; females from 40 to 45 kg.

Life expectancy: 10-12 years

The Cane Corso is an ancient Italian Molossian. His direct ancestor is the “Canis Pugnax” (the old Roman Molossian) of which he is the light version. It is an unparalleled working dog, versatile and adaptable. The breed has a rich history that mirrors that of the Italian peoples. His forefathers were present in the arena and circus; He was an auxiliary to the Roman legions and aided the feudal lords during the hunt.

Some of the health conditions that have been seen in the Cane Corso are hip dysplasia, eye problems such as entropion or ectropion, demodectic mange, and a tendency toward gastric torsion.

ITALIAN STANDARD

AMERICAN STANDARD