Cane Corso

The Cane Corso Italiano or Cane Corso Italiano is a medium-large mastiff originating from Italy, they are strong but elegant, with strong and very prominent muscles, the whole body shows a With agility, strength, and endurance, it becomes a watchdog and guard. They are descendants of the breed used in Roman warfare.

In today’s article, let’s learn about this Cane Corso Italian Mastiff carefully.

Origin of Italian Mastiff – cane corso

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Originating from Italy, this is a breed of dog with ancestors from the ancient Itali Mastiff and the Neapolitan Mastiff. This breed was created to be strong and agile, with endurance and they were used in warfare in Roman times. In Italy, this breed is called Cane Corso Italiano.

In the 1970s the breed was almost extinct and was further bred to maintain the breed. They later became a companion of the Italian people and are preserved in Southern Italy, especially in the regions of Puglia, Lucania and Sannio.

In 1987 this breed was brought to the US and widely bred. In 2010, they were recognized by the American Kennel Club as the Italian Mastiff – Cane Corso.

Appearance characteristics


The Cane Corso is a medium-large dog. Height, weight for males is 64 to 68 cm tall, weighs 45 to 50 kg, females are 60 to 64 cm tall, weighs 40 to 45 kg. They are strong but elegant, with very strong and muscular muscles, striking, their whole body showing a sense of agility, strength, and endurance. In terms of appearance, the body length is slightly higher than the height from the shoulder to the ground, in harmony in terms of structure, but not very harmonious if viewed from the side.


The muzzle is very wide and deep. The width of the muzzle should be 3.4/10 of the total length of the head. The width of the snout accounts for more than 50% of the length of the snout. Due to the parallel sides of the snout, the overall snout and the width of the jaw, the front surface of the snout looks flat and square. The bridge of the nose seen from the side is very straight and quite flat and smooth. The lower profile of the snout when viewed from the side is determined by the upper lip.

The fracture of the face looks very prominent because of the two very large, open nostrils and because of the wit, pride, and impression.

– The neck is quite round, oval, strong, very muscular.

– The whole body is solid and strong.

– The skin is quite thick.

– Flexible neck, neck skin is not slack.

– The head has no wrinkles.


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