Cane Corso


Other names

Adult size Large

Variants Black, Light, and Dark Shades of Grey, Light and Dark Shades of Fawn, Red

Coat type Short hair

Weight 40 - 50 kg

Height 60 - 68 cm

Life expectancy 10 - 12 years

Required daily excersie 30-60 minutes

Good with small children No

Non-shedding No

Hypoallergenic No


Large, powerful, active, and headstrong, dogs of the Cane Corso breed are best suited to experienced owners that have a large, securely fenced yard. Early socialisation is an absolute requirement with these dogs as they are known be aggressive on occasion. Cane Corsos trust their family and their family only. They have no real interest in anyone else and will only devote their loyalty to the ones they love and care about most. These dogs are unwilling to lie around all day and will need a “job” such as learning tricks, obedience, or participating in dog sports. Expect them to communicate with you through various sounds including many “woo woos” and grunting. Inexperienced dog owners beware, they are not the ideal¬†first dog.

Lifestyle and Living Environment

Take your Cane Corso for mile long jogs or walks in the morning and evening everyday. They will also happily run with you alongside a bicycle. Remember to never let them run loose in public spaces and be prepared for the high costs of having a large dog. Prepare for all of the issues that may arise with owning a giant dog including lots of drooling, gassiness, grunting, and loud snoring in the home. Their coats are easy to care for and only require occasional brushing but they will shed heavily twice a year.

Common Health Issues

Hip Dysplasia, Entropion, Ectropion, Demodectic Mange, Gastric Torsion, Bone and Joint Problems.