The Cane Corso is an ancient breed originating in Italy, and some claim to be a descendant of the Roman war dog from which the Cane Corso and the Mastino de Napolitano evolved. In Italy, the cane was used as shepherd dogs: both watchdogs and defense dogs and hunting dogs.
Over the years, due to the move from the village to the city, the breed is almost extinct, but in the early 1980s southern Italy emerged as dozens of such dogs and Italian researchers began to investigate and re-cultivate their past. The Cane Corso breed was officially recognized by the International Dogs Federation in 1996. He has come to Israel in recent years.
Temperament and characteristics: Cane Corso dogs are very intelligent and of a stable and comfortable nature. Although used as working dogs, at home they are very gentle, pleasant and protective – and because of that they have to have proper training.
Height: Male – 68-72 cm, Female – 62-68 cm.
Weight: Male – 54-70 pounds, Female – 40-55 pounds.
Colors: red (beige), black, blue (gray), brown or mottled mixture of these colors.
Treatment: The short-haired Cane Corso dogs need to be combed once a week. You have to take care of physical activity in order to stay happy and healthy.
Life expectancy: 10-13 years.
Health: A relatively healthy breed. The only problem that can arise is a pelvic problem due to a lack of proper nutrition and weight.