Frequently Asked Questions

The Cane Corso dog breed, often referred to as the Italian Mastiff breed, has been around for years. They were originally bred in order to hunt wild boar. But today, most people turn to Cane Corsos when they’re in search of a protective guard dog.

Lockhart Cane Corso can provide you with the perfect Cane Corso as well as teach you all about how to care for your puppy. But before you decide to welcome one into your home, you should learn more about the Cane Corso temperament, the size of Cane Corsos, the heat cycle of the females in the breed, and more. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about Cane Corsos.

What is the temperament of a Cane Corso?

Cane Corso dogs are known for being powerful, intelligent, headstrong, fiercely loyal, and protective. The Cane Corso temperament requires an owner to be firm and consistent at all times without resorting to using force. Cane Corsos will want to be near you and the members of your family, but will not demand attention or affection from you often.

How large will a Cane Corso grow up to be?

The size of Cane Corsos can vary. In general, they will grow to be between 90 and 120 pounds, on average. Their height will typically fall somewhere between 23.5 and 27.5 inches at the shoulder. These dogs tend to have large heads and heavy bodies that are rectangular in shape.

What is the heat cycle of a female Cane Corso?

The heat cycle of a Cane Corso usually lasts about 21 days with bleeding during the first 11. Female Cane Corsos should not be bred during their first heat cycle, which takes place somewhere between 10 and 12 months, since their bodies will not have fully developed by that time.

Do Cane Corsos make good family dogs?

Cane Corsos do make good family dogs as they’re known to protect those who live with them. However, you will need to train a Cane Corso to be friendly to visitors and other animals, both in your home and in the area surrounding your property. A Cane Corso can be overaggressive if it feels threatened.

How hard is it to train a Cane Corso?

Training a Cane Corso can be challenging and the breed is not always ideal for someone inexperienced as a dog owner. Lockhart Cane Corso can show you how to care for a Cane Corso puppy and how to raise it properly. It’s best to have some experience with one or at least the will to properly train the puppy since Cane Corsos can be stubborn.