Cane Corso Italiano: Charakter und Temperament (2022)

Cane Corso Italiano Steckbrief

  • Lebenserwartung: 9 bis 14 Jahre
  • Größe: Rüden: 64 bis 68 cm; Weibchen: 60 bis 64 cm
  • Gewicht: Rüden: 45 bis 50 kg; Hündinnen: 40 bis 45 kg
  • Charakter: Gelehrig, loyal, ruhig, souverän
  • Herkunft: Italien

Bewegungsdrang

Familienhund

Aggressionspotenzial

Jagddrang

Charakter und Wesen

Der Cane Corso Italiano weist einen festen Charakter auf:

  • Das Wesen des Cane Corso besticht durch seine ruhige, gelassene, selbstbewusste, aber auch wachsame Art.
  • Als loyaler Wachhund will der Corso dich und deine Familie stets beschützen.
  • Die große Hunderasse ist intelligent sowie gelehrig und geht gerne einer herausfordernden Arbeit nach.
  • Der Corso hat auch eine sensible Seite.
  • Während eures täglichen Zusammenlebens will die italienische Dogge einen engen Kontakt mit dir halten, um dir seine Treue in jeder Situation zeigen zu können.
  • UNGESCHÖNT: Fremden gegenüber zeigt der Cane Corso Italiano eine zurückhaltende oder abweisende Distanz und zuweilen auch Misstrauen. Darüber hinaus kann sein ausgeprägter Schutztrieb herausfordernd im Zusammenleben sein.

Erziehung und Temperament

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(Video) The character and temperament of the Cane Corso

Die Erziehung und das Temperament des Cane Corso stellen dich vor ein paar Herausforderungen, die du aber mittels einer konsequenten und verständnisvollen Herangehensweise meistern kannst:

  • Es ist unabdingbar, dass du deinen Cane Corso Italiano früh sozialisierst und ihn sowohl mit anderen Hunden und Tieren als auch mit Menschen vertraut machst. Dann wird er sich zu einem angenehmen und freundlichen Zeitgenossen entwickeln.
  • Der Corso kann einen gewissen Jagdtrieb an den Tag legen, den du mit dem richtigen Training jedoch gut unter Kontrolle bringen kannst.
  • Bedenke, dass die Haltung eines Cane Corso einiges von dir, deiner körperlichen Konstitution und deinem Führungswillen abverlangen wird. Bist du eher von zärtlicher Natur, könnten dich die Größe, das Gewicht und die selbstbewusste Art der italienischen Hunderasse in unangenehme Situationen führen.
  • Der Cane Corso Italiano benötigt einen konsequenten und erfahrenen Hundehalter, der mit viel Geduld aufwarten kann. Anfängern empfehlen wir die mit vielen Herausforderungen verbundene Rasse daher nicht.

Die Fellpflege eines Cane Corso Italiano gestaltet sich äußerst einfach, weil du das kurze Fell des großen Hundes im Grunde nur ein paar Mal in der Woche bürsten solltest.

Familien-, Begleit- oder Wachhund?

Seiner Herkunft als Schutz- und Arbeitshund entsprechend, sieht der Cane Corso es als eine seiner Hauptaufgaben an, seine Familie zu beschützen und in Gefahrensituationen zu verteidigen:

  • Willst du einen unbestechlichen Wachhund für Haus und Hof, ist der Cane Corso Italiano eine gute Wahl. Seine Präsenz reicht meistens schon aus, um ungewollte Besucher abzuschrecken.
  • Als reiner Begleit- oder Familienhund ist der Corso mittlerweile in vielen Familien angekommen. Sofern die erzieherischen Hürden dich nicht überfordern, kannst du den kinderlieben Vierbeiner ohne Bedenken als neues Familienmitglied bei dir aufnehmen.
  • Trotz seines eher ruhigen Wesens benötigt der große Hund viel Bewegung und Beschäftigung. So freut er sich auf ausgedehnte Wanderungen mit dir und deiner Familie und eignet sich ebenfalls für gemeinsame Radtouren oder manche Hundesportarten wie Obedience – vorausgesetzt, er ist ausgewachsen und du hast seine gesundheitliche Eignung geprüft.
  • Wohnst du in einer kleinen Stadtwohnung, solltest du den anspruchsvollen Vierbeiner lieber nicht bei dir einziehen lassen, weil er viel Platz benötigt.
  • Einige Cane Corso werden als Diensthunde bei der Polizei oder als Fährtenhunde eingesetzt.

Wie gefährlich ist ein Cane Corso? – Listenhund

Erziehst du deinen Cane Corso Italiano konsequent und liebevoll, wird er sich zum exakten Gegenteil eines aggressiven und unbändigen Hundes entwickeln. Dennoch wollen sich immer wieder manche Hundehalter, die sich ihrer Verantwortung keinesfalls bewusst sind, damit brüsten, ihrem Italiano zur mächtigen Erscheinung eine angriffslustige Verhaltensweise anzutrainieren.

Dies hatte zur Folge, dass die Bundesländer Bayern und Brandenburg den Cane Corso als sogenannten Listenhund kennzeichneten. Unter Umständen müsstest du dann, wenn du in einem der beiden Bundesländer lebst, höhere Hundesteuern zahlen oder bestimmte Auflagen erfüllen, sofern du die Rasse halten willst.

Welpen

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Geschichte und Herkunft

Der Ursprung des Cane Corso Italiano ist nicht eindeutig geklärt. Sicher ist jedenfalls, dass es sich bei dem großen Hund um eine sehr alte Hunderasse handelt. Bereits die Menschen zur Zeit der Hochkulturen des Zweistromlandes zwischen Euphrat und Tigris meißelten das Ebenbild ähnlicher Hunde in Stein.

Aus diesen Vorfahren entstand im Römischen Reich offenbar der Molosso Romano, aus dessen Linie wahrscheinlich der Cane Corso entsprang. Seine Aufgaben waren vor allem das Bewachen von Haus und Hof und großen Rinderherden. Er wurde jedoch auch als Kriegshund eingesetzt, zog Lasten und diente als Jagdhund, um großes und wehrhaftes Wild zu erlegen.

In den folgenden Jahrhunderten geriet der Cane Corsoallerdings in Vergessenheit, bis nur noch wenige Exemplare übrig waren. In den 1970er Jahren erlebte die Rasse jedoch eine Renaissance. Den endgültig anerkannten Standard legte man schließlich erst im Jahr 1996 fest.

Rassemerkmale des Cane Corso Italiano

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(Video) CANE CORSO TEMPERAMENT DEEPDIVE

Der größte kynologische Dachverband „Fédération Cynologique Internationale“ listet den Cane Corso Italiano in der Gruppe 2 „Pinscher und Schnauzer – Molossoide – Schweizer Sennenhunde“ und darin in der Sektion 2.1 „Molosser, doggenartige Hunde“ auf. Die folgenden Rassestandards gibt die FCI vor:

  • Rüden erreichen eine Größe von 64 – 68 cm. Die Weibchen sind mit 60 – 64 cm etwas kleiner.
  • Rüden sollten ein Gewicht von etwa 45 – 50 kg auf die Waage bringen, Hündinnen etwa 40 – 45 kg schwer sein.
  • Der Körper des Cane Corso ist nur ein bisschen länger als die Höhe des am Nackenansatz gemessenen Stockmaßes.
  • Sein Widerrist liegt höher als seine Kruppe, die bis zur hoch angesetzten, kräftigen und in waagerechter bis leicht abfallender Linie getragenen Rute reicht.
  • Der imposante Brustkorb des Corso verläuft in der Tiefe bis zu seinen Ellenbogen.
  • Seine Schultern sind sehr muskulös und gehen in die ebenfalls kräftigen Vorderbeine über.
  • Der Cane Corso Italiano hat kurzes, glattes Haar. Sein Fell kann sich durch vielerlei Farben auszeichnen: Schwarz, bleigrau, schiefergrau, hellgrau, hirschrot, falbfarben und gestromt. Er besitzt außerdem eine graue oder schwarze Maske, die nicht über die Augen hinausreichen sollte.
  • Der Kopf des Schutzhundes zeigt deutlich seine Zugehörigkeit zu den Molossern, da die Breite an einigen Stellen die Länge übertrifft.
  • Sein kurzer, jedoch sehr breiter Fang grenzt sich durch einen deutlich erkennbaren Stop vom Schädel ab.
  • Der Kiefer des Cane Corso beherbergt ein Scherengebiss.
  • Die Ohren sind dreieckig und hängend, mit einem breiten Ansatz oberhalb des Jochbogens. Die herabhängenden Partien sind früher meist kupiert worden, was in Deutschland jedoch mittlerweile verboten ist.
  • Die Augen der italienischen Dogge sind mittelgroß, rund und bevorzugt sehr dunkel.

Krankheiten

Beim Cane Corso Italiano können aufgrund seiner Größe Prädispositionen für ernährungsrelevante Krankheiten vorkommen.

Lahmt dein junger Cane Corso nach dem Aufstehen und läuft sich erst mit der Zeit ein? Kannst du erkennen, dass er sichtliche Schmerzen im Ellenbogengelenk, Kraftverluste auf der Vorderhand oder Probleme bei schnellen Wendungen bzw. Sprüngen hat? Dann besteht der Verdacht auf eine Ellenbogendysplasie:

Die Erkrankung kann deinen Cane Corso Italiano unterschiedlich betreffen, zum Beispiel als Osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD), in Form eines gebrochenen Processus coronideus oder eines isolierten Processus anconeus.

Das Problem bei allen Ausprägungen ist, dass sich der Knorpel in der Wachstumsphase nicht richtig verknöchert, sich möglicherweise ablöst und als „Gelenkmaus“ im Gelenk bewegt. Dies verursacht Schmerzen und Entzündungen.

Arthrosen können als Spätfolge entstehen.

Cane Corso können eine erblich bedingte Inkongruenz der Hüftgelenke aufweisen. Die Hüftgelenkspfanne ist so stark abgeflacht, dass der Hüftkopf des Tieres zu beweglich ist. Verstärkt wird dieses Problem dadurch, dass sich die Haltebänder erweichen. Die Konsequenzen sind:

Die Gelenke deines Cane Corso Italiano unterliegen einer abnormen Bewegung, sodass er instabil läuft.

Die betroffenen Hunde tun sich schwer damit, aufzustehen und lange Laufetappen aufrechtzuerhalten.

Im Verlauf der Erkrankung entstehen schmerzhafte Arthrosen im Gelenk.

Weil bereits junge Corso an einer HD leiden können, solltest du auf eine gute Ernährung achten. Denn gerade während der Wachstumsphase wird die Entwicklung seiner Gelenke entscheidend geprägt. Reichere sein Futter bestenfalls mit gelenkunterstützenden Inhaltsstoffen an und sorge dafür, dass er nicht übergewichtig wird.

Herzmuskelerkrankungen

Augenkrankheiten

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Züchter

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(Video) Cane Corso Italiano im Rasseportrait | Starker Charakter mit großen Arbeitswillen

Hast du dich bereits dafür entschlossen, einen Cane Corso Italiano als Wachhund bei dir einziehen zu lassen? Vor dem Kauf eines Hundes solltest du dir über die wichtigsten Zuchtkriterien im Klaren sein. Denn seit dem Boom des Onlinehandels häufen sich die Fälle, in denen sogenannte „Hobbyzüchter“ nichts anderes als lukratives Kapital aus ihren weder ausreichend untersuchten noch entwurmten bzw. geimpften Welpen schlagen wollen. Am besten stattest du einem dem VDH angeschlossenen regionalen Züchter vor Ort einen Besuch ab, schaust dir seine Welpen in Ruhe an und lässt dich von ihm über die Rasse aufklären.

Möglich ist zudem, dass du in Tierheimen in deiner unmittelbaren Nähe nach einem Cane Corso Ausschau hältst. Ob du dort allerdings einen Cane Corso Italiano in Not vorfinden wirst, ist letztlich ein reiner Glücksfall. Pass aber auf, da gerade bei dieser Hunderasse falsche Erziehungsmaßnahmen spätere aggressive Verhaltensweisen bedingen können. Wenn du dich diesem Risiko dennoch stellen willst, solltest du einen ordentlichen Erfahrungsschatz im Umgang mit großen und schweren Hunden mitbringen.

Preis

Die Kosten für einen Cane Corso Italianovon einem seriösen Züchter mit Papieren liegen bei etwa 900 bis 1500 €.

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Quellen

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FAQs

Do Cane Corsos have a good temperament? ›

The ideal Corso is docile and affectionate toward his family, including children. To get him to that point requires socialization and training from an early age. This dog will not do well in a home with anyone who is afraid of or dislikes dogs or is unable to manage a large dog. The Corso is highly intelligent.

Are Italian Cane Corsos good family dogs? ›

With proper socialization, Cane Corsos can be good family dogs, as they are bred to be protective. The Cane Corso is best suited to a family with older children, due to its large size and the nature of its behavior.

How friendly is a Cane Corso? ›

The Cane Corso is very loyal and affectionate…with their own people. This is not a dog that becomes the best friend of everyone they meet. In fact, they're indifferent to other dogs and people not in their family. But they are intensely loyal and protective of their own family.

Is a Cane Corso a gentle dog? ›

Despite their powerful physiques, Cane Corso make excellent family pets due to their gentle nature and are incredibly loyal to their owners.

Can Cane Corso bond with one person? ›

Cane Corsos do tend to bond more with one person. While they love their family and are fiercely protective, they'll typically pick one person to bond with the most and become the most protective over.

What age do Cane Corsos calm down? ›

With dogs, the larger the breed, the longer it takes them to mature fully. Cane Corsos tend to take 2.5 to 3 years to fully mature physically, and their energy levels usually won't begin to settle until then, either.

Is a Cane Corso safe around children? ›

But as a parent with kids, you may wonder if these big dogs will get along with children. The Cane Corso is a great family dog for homes with older kids. Because they were bred with a calm and reserve temperament, the Cane Corso has the patience to deal with respectful children when properly trained.

Do Cane Corso like to cuddle? ›

As a whole Cane Corsos are very affectionate and loving dogs that like to cuddle with their family. The fierce love and loyalty that the Cane Corso possess creates a strong bond with the members of their family unit.

Are Cane Corsos safe with children? ›

The Cane Corso is a loyal companion and fierce defender; however, they are not easy to live with or train. A well-bred, mannerly Cane Corso can be a good dog for the right child and family. Female Cane Corsos are often more manageable and reliable family dogs for homes with children than unneutered male Cane Corsos.

Are Cane Corsos good with strangers? ›

Most Cane Corsos have protective instincts toward strangers. They need extensive exposure to friendly people so they learn to recognize the normal behaviors of "good guys." Then they can recognize the difference when someone acts abnormally. Without careful socialization, they may be suspicious of everyone.

Why does my Cane Corso follow me everywhere? ›

Often called clingy, velcro dogs have a desire to be close to their owners. Companionship. Perhaps the most obvious reason, some dogs simply prefer the companionship of their human owners. Over the process of domestication, natural selection has shaped dogs to become companions for humans.

How smart is a Cane Corso? ›

Corsos are extremely intelligent and need consistent, lifelong training from an owner who will be clear about expectations. If they aren't given direction, they will act on instinct, which is to treat anything outside of their family unit and property as a potential threat.

Are Cane Corsos naturally aggressive? ›

Cane Corsos can be aggressive as they do have a territorial, possessive, and guarding nature. Cane Corsos do not take very kindly to strangers, including people and other dogs. However, with consistent training and socialization from a young age, they can be more even and reliable in temperament.

Why does my Cane Corso bark at me? ›

Lack of socialization at an early age can further lead your cane corso (and most dogs, really) to be suspicious and distrustful of new people and situations. Distrust leads to excessive barking. In addition, genetics and how dogs are raised affect their temperament and penchant for barking.

Why do Cane Corsos lean on you? ›

I finally got the answer to the question: Why does my Cane Corso lean on me? Your Cane Corso leans on you because he wants to be close to you. Corsos are big guard dogs and it's in their nature to stand close to us to make us feel safe or to get our attention.

Are Cane Corsos talkative? ›

Cane Corsos are “talkative” dogs, but don't really bark. Of course dogs aren't able to speak our human languages. But that doesn't mean they can't communicate with us. They do so with body language, but mostly with their own form of vocalizations.

How do you stop a Cane Corso from biting? ›

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What's better male or female Cane Corso? ›

Although there are a few distinct differences between the genders, neither of the two is outright better than the other. Whether you decide on a male or female Cane Corso, both are highly intelligent dogs that are great for personal protection and can be a loving addition to your household.

How long can a Cane Corso be left alone? ›

They may be left alone for four to eight during the day if plenty of attention and exercise are provided each day. The Cane Corso requires plenty of exercise throughout the day and may become destructive or display unwanted behaviors without enough physical and mental stimulation.

Why does my Cane Corso cry so much? ›

Your Cane Corso may also howl if he is sick or hurt. If your canine begins to start howling more than usual, it could be because of an injury or an illness. He needs to be taken to the veterinarian immediately to rule out any medical causes. Boredom howling occurs when your dog is lonely or bored.

Are Cane Corsos clingy? ›

As much as Cane Corsos love to cuddle and snuggle up against you, they are not clingy dogs at all. Again, yes, they do like to spend a certain amount of time with their owners, but they also like their own space where they can rest and be alone. It's important for a Cane Corso to have its own place and space in a home.

How many years does a Cane Corso live? ›

How much is a Cane Corso puppy? ›

The price of cane corso puppies in the US is approximately $2,100. However you should expect to pay anywhere between $800 and $6,000 depending on the puppy. Their price will depend on color, where you purchase the puppy from, as well as what state.

How big will a Cane Corso get? ›

Can a Cane Corso swim? ›

Do Cane Corsos Like To Swim? Cane Corsos like to swim, although they're not the best swimmers. But whether they'll love swimming or not largely depends on how often you take them in the water. They'll most probably enjoy it if they swim with the entire family (or at least some beloved members).

How often should you bathe a Cane Corso? ›

Cane Corso's benefit from routine bathing and grooming. This powerful dog can be bathed weekly up to every six to eight weeks depending on his lifestyle. The Cane Corso has a short coat, but it is not a single coated breed. The undercoat will shed throughout the year.

Do Cane Corsos smell? ›

There are several reasons a Cane Corsos stinks or smells. Skin issues, dental problem, ear infection, excessive gas, or an anal gland problem are the most common. Sometime several all at once. It is important to identify and treat these possible factors causing your Cane Corso to smell immediately.

What should a Cane Corso eat? ›

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These foods include: Purina Pro Plan Specialized Large Breed Formula. Purina Pro Plan Specialized Giant Breed Formula. Purina One SmartBlend Large Breed Adult Formula.

Why is my Cane Corso so scared? ›

Irresponsible breeding, improper socialization, and lack of training can all result in a fearful, skittish, unstable dog who may engage in dangerous, defensive behavior such as biting. However, because Cane Corsi are so large and powerful, a timid, fearful dog is a very real concern.

Are Cane Corso easy to train? ›

Young CANE CORSO puppies are relatively easy to train: they are eager to please, intelligent and calm-natured, with a relatively good attention span. Once a CANE CORSO has learned something, he tends to retain it well.

Is a Cane Corso stronger than a Rottweiler? ›

Although both dog breeds are very strong, the Cane Corso is widely regarded as one of the strongest dog breeds in the world. Thanks to its very strong bite force, and slightly larger size and more muscular build, it's easy to conclude that the Cane Corso is indeed stronger than a Rottweiler.

How do you tell if your dog is guarding you? ›

Signs Your Dog is Protective of You
  1. Constant Vigilance.
  2. Immediate Focus on New Stimuli in the Environment.
  3. Alert but Calm Stance.
  4. Moving Between Owner and Possible Threat.
  5. Growling or Barking at Perceived Threats.
  6. Return to Normal if no Threat is Perceived.
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Which dogs bond with only one person? ›

For example, grey hounds, Shiba Inus, Cairn terriers, and Basenjis often bond strongly with one person, while Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers, poodles, and beagles like to spread the love more equally.

How do dogs choose who to sleep with? ›

If your dog loves to snuggle up and sleep with you, you're not alone. Many dogs choose a sleeping spot based on the fact that it smells like their owner, aka the pack leader. If this is your bed with you, great! If not, they'll choose a spot with your scent for the next best thing.

What two breeds make a Cane Corso? ›

Italian Molossers and Neapolitan mastiffs were used to make the modern cane corso. Originally, the breed was descended from Italian Molossers, which are large Roman war dogs that interbred with native Italian dogs.

How strong is a Cane Corso bite? ›

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Sarah-Jane continue: "The Cane Corso is a breed that is known for its power and strength. With a bite force of 650 PSI, this breed can take down prey much larger than itself."

What dog has the strongest bite? ›

Meet The Dog With The Strongest Bite In The World – The Turkish Kangal – 743 PSI. The Kangal Shepherd is a Turkish breed of dog that is known for its large size and impressive strength. With a bite force of 743 PSI, this breed is the undisputed king of the canine world when it comes to raw power.

Are Cane Corsos aggressive like Pit Bulls? ›

Cane Corsos are considered to be more aggressive than Pit Bulls. This is likely due to the fact that Cane Corsos were bred for guarding and fighting, while Pit Bulls were originally bred for dogfighting.

What happens if you bark at your dog? ›

Most dogs become surprised or shocked by unexpected behavior from their owners. While some dogs will tolerate this behavior, others understandably may react out of fear or discomfort by barking, lunging, snapping, or even biting out of fear/discomfort.

How many times a day should you feed your Cane Corso? ›

Specialists recommend feed Cane Corso puppies 3-6 times a day (depending of animal age), gradually making their feeding twice-a day. Adult tracker dogs may be fed once a day-it is quire allowable and even experienced breeders recommend that.

What is my dog saying when he barks? ›

Barking – A dog may bark as a warning, an invitation, a call of distress, or just because it's happy. There are many reasons for the bark, but it always means your dog is communicating something. If your dog is distressed or fearful, it may sound off in a repetitive high-pitched tone.

Why does my Cane Corso step on my feet? ›

It's a normal behavior for a dog to settle down at their owner's feet. This may be a way of showing affection, just as you would choose to sit next to a friend or loved one. Some dogs are content to stay on the floor instead of sitting next to you on the couch, so they end up right by your feet or on top of them.

Will my Cane Corso turn on me? ›

If you give your Cane Corso their dinner, they may turn on you and start growling as they defend their food bowl. This is called dog food aggression. This doesn't mean they have suddenly turned against you, but they are just over protective for their belongings.

Why does my dog put his paw on me and push? ›

By putting his paw on you whilst you are petting him, he is expanding contact and reciprocating affection back to you. While this act can be interpreted as an expression of love, your dog pawing at you can also be credited to numerous other feelings. He wants to play, he wants food, he's anxious, or may be in pain.

Are Cane Corsos naturally aggressive? ›

Cane Corsos are naturally more prone to aggressive behaviors than most other dog breeds. However, they won't act in such a manner without reason. They'll only resort to aggression when they feel it is the right reaction to a situation.

Do Cane Corsos like to cuddle? ›

As a whole Cane Corsos are very affectionate and loving dogs that like to cuddle with their family.

Do Cane Corsos bark a lot? ›

Do Cane Corso Bark a Lot? In general, the cane corso (sometimes referred to as an Italian mastiff) barks less than most breeds; however, they can and do have issues with incessant barking and howling. Before you can address excessive barking, identify its roots.

Are Cane Corso puppies aggressive? ›

Cane Corsos can be aggressive as they do have a territorial, possessive, and guarding nature. Cane Corsos do not take very kindly to strangers, including people and other dogs. However, with consistent training and socialization from a young age, they can be more even and reliable in temperament.

Will a Cane Corso protect me? ›

Cane Corsos were used in Italy to guard livestock and property and to hunt dangerous game like boar. Corsos are natural protectors, so training yours to protect you, your family, and your property is more about channeling her natural instinct and teaching her when to guard and when not to.

Will a Cane Corso defend you? ›

Are Cane Corsi naturally protective? Yes. Cane Corsi were created to be courageous, powerful protectors of both the family and the home. This breed shows amazing judgment in discerning true threats and won't hesitate to use the proper amount of force to get the job done.

Why do Cane Corsos lean on you? ›

I finally got the answer to the question: Why does my Cane Corso lean on me? Your Cane Corso leans on you because he wants to be close to you. Corsos are big guard dogs and it's in their nature to stand close to us to make us feel safe or to get our attention.

Why does my Cane Corso follows me everywhere? ›

Often called clingy, velcro dogs have a desire to be close to their owners. Companionship. Perhaps the most obvious reason, some dogs simply prefer the companionship of their human owners. Over the process of domestication, natural selection has shaped dogs to become companions for humans.

How smart is a Cane Corso? ›

Corsos are extremely intelligent and need consistent, lifelong training from an owner who will be clear about expectations. If they aren't given direction, they will act on instinct, which is to treat anything outside of their family unit and property as a potential threat.

Do Cane Corsos need a lot of attention? ›

The Cane Corso is a very outgoing and loyal dog. The breed is sensitive and affectionate, and very social by nature. They do not like to spend much time alone and require a lot of attention.

Are Cane Corso easy to train? ›

Young CANE CORSO puppies are relatively easy to train: they are eager to please, intelligent and calm-natured, with a relatively good attention span. Once a CANE CORSO has learned something, he tends to retain it well.

What's better male or female Cane Corso? ›

Although there are a few distinct differences between the genders, neither of the two is outright better than the other. Whether you decide on a male or female Cane Corso, both are highly intelligent dogs that are great for personal protection and can be a loving addition to your household.

Why does my Cane Corso bark at me? ›

Vocalizations are one way that dogs can communicate about how they are feeling and what they want. Dogs may bark to get attention, because they are alerting to something going on around them, because they are bored, anxious, frustrated, or feeling defensive of their homes or families.

Are Cane Corsos safe around kids? ›

But as a parent with kids, you may wonder if these big dogs will get along with children. The Cane Corso is a great family dog for homes with older kids. Because they were bred with a calm and reserve temperament, the Cane Corso has the patience to deal with respectful children when properly trained.

Are Cane Corsos safe with children? ›

The Cane Corso is a loyal companion and fierce defender; however, they are not easy to live with or train. A well-bred, mannerly Cane Corso can be a good dog for the right child and family. Female Cane Corsos are often more manageable and reliable family dogs for homes with children than unneutered male Cane Corsos.

How do you stop a Cane Corso from biting? ›

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