The Cane Corso is of Italian origin, and is undoubtedly one of the most ancient molesters that are with us today.
Some say he is the direct descendant of the Roman war dog – Canis Pugnax (an extinct breed)
Kana Corso is a medium sized, muscular and elegant dog, part of his front body is more developed, his skin is thick, his head is deep and wide, and he is very athletic compared to the other mastiff dogs.
Height: Male 64 – 68 cm. Female 60 – 64 cm
Weight: Male 45 – 56 kg. Female 40 – 45 kg
Colors: mottled, black, beige, gray and dark brown or their combination.
The physical development of the breed is very long, male can grow up to the age of 3 to 3 and a half years.
Most of the dog’s mass will be more or less than a year old.
This Italian breed is very loyal, quiet and calm indoors, but active and lively outside, very intelligent and easy to tame with the other mastiffs.
Usually not picky about foods.
Great with family kids and only listens to one owner.
Cane Corso dogs are very stable and this contributes greatly
To the qualities of the dog in the field of guarding and protection.
Kana Corso does not have to be cowardly, shy or aggressive, but it is a breed at the base of which his character disapproves of strangers.
One of the most common mistakes in breeding is without any shade that provides a lack of exposure.
Kana Corso requires proper exposure to the world from an early age, especially up to the age of 4 months.
Failure to meet these requirements and holding the puppy until late in the house (usually up to 3 and a half months of age) will cause the dog to be very cowardly, or sometimes aggressive, for fear of course.
The character of the Cane Corso continues to develop until the age of 3 and 4 years, which can be very confusing – you see a dog at the age of 1 and a half weighing 50 kg + but in his character is like a little puppy.
They like to use their muscular body mass when playing with other dogs, so it is advisable to seek the right friends for the game, otherwise the activity will be one-sided.
They have no tendency to run away from home and always want to be close to their husbands (which can often lead to anxiety of abandonment).
If necessary, the jealous race becomes very protective of the owner, home and property.
In general, they are almost impervious to pain, many dog owners are often disappointed to find that the electric fences they own do not prevent their dog from leaving the fenced area!
Contrary to many opinions, it is not advisable to tie a cane corso in the yard, or to isolate it from the family, if you do not want a dog that will be sitting next to you most of the day, this is not the breed recommended for you.
Dogs of this breed can snore loudly as they sleep, they also drool after eating, drinking, exercising and in fear, the amount of mucus in males is much higher than in females.
The Cane Corso are dogs that require experienced, assertive, and highly competent owners.
Without a dominant owner, a dog of this breed can be impounded on an entire house, whatever the crowds of dogs have a tendency to try the owners all the time and see how serious they are in their words.
They can be aggressive towards strangers and other dogs.
It is advisable to join a dog from the age of emigration and build correct rules and hierarchy.
It is imperative to have puppies and young adolescents left alone at home, this breed can easily develop abandonment anxiety as mentioned at the beginning of the article.
The canna requires daily, consistent and controlled exercise.
I do not recommend running or bouncing puppies until one year old.
It is recommended to run the breed mainly by walking.
Care should be taken before exercising your cane, exercising on a full stomach can cause them to stomach upset.
I recommend not running the dog for at least four hours after a commercial food meal and about two hours after a natural food meal.
The Cane Corso breed is usually a very healthy breed, but there are still two medical problems that may arise sooner or later.
The first problem is called hip dysplasia – can be avoided by prematurely examining the puppy parents before pairing them and maintaining the dog’s proper life, by exercising the above-controlled exercise and maintaining a proper diet, as an obese dog may suffer more from such problems And even more problems.
The second problem is the cherry eyes, in which case a qualified veterinarian can be treated.
The origin of the Cane Corso is in the Roman Empire.
It may not be the same dog that served under the Roman army in the Middle Ages (Canis Pugnax), but is by far the closest to it by genetic findings.
In the past, the Romans divided the Canis Pugnax breed into three parts:
• Dogs who wanted wildlife and slowed down – they were the more athletic, small, fast and agile of the two types.
• Dogs that overpowered the animal after the first one isolated it or stopped it, they were bigger and slower, but with a big head and a strong jaw.
• Dogs who guarded the farms and then also fought in the Roman army, they were very large, with huge heads, told that they had weighed 140 kg and even more – these are the same dogs that appeared in the amphitheater and fought gladiators, lions and other animals.
Further down the line, the Roman warriors who were in the UK discovered fearlessness during the battle of many British dogs (the breeds are not mentioned anywhere, but I suppose these are the various breed trunks).
Then those British dogs were paired with the Canis Pugnax and created a new breed that season there – Pugnax Britanniae.
Apparently, today’s Cane Corso and his cousin, Hastino Napolitano, are related products of the Pugnax Britanniae breed, there is no definite proof.
After the fall of the Roman Empire, the then Cane Corso did not remain unemployed, he soon became a breed of race for a home-grown breed, retaining farms and agricultural land in Italy and even being a skilled hunter of large animals such as wild boars, bears, wolves and the like.
He even served as a beef shepherd and was accompanied by angry bulls to the slaughter.
The decline of the Cane Corso race began with the industrial revolution in the early 18th century.
Modern machines have replaced the role of this breed and so the demand for these working dogs has dropped.
Nor did World War I benefit with these dogs and after World War II there was a brief period of immigration in the Italian image and the breed seemed to be recovering, but it was for a very short time.
Then, southern Italy, the site of the majority of cannabis dogs, many natural disasters, the increasing poverty and distress of the population caused the breed to almost disappear.
In 1970, individual remains of the Cane Corso dogs were found on remote farms in southern Italy and since then the breed entered rehabilitation programs, until 1996, a year when the breed was recognized by the European FCI.
Today the breed is gaining momentum in the country and around the world, but its character is changing and becoming milder and calmer than before, so most dogs are not suited to the types of jobs mentioned in the article, they are not as guarding, protective or valid as they used to be, they are loving and friendly friends, but always outgoing The rule.