The Breed

The Cane Corso is a mastiff breed that originated from Italy. While it was initially bred to hunt wild boar and other large game, today’s Cane Corsos are widely regarded as some of the most protective guard dogs out there. Those who know anything about Cane Corso dogs know they’re very large as far as size/weight goes, weighing up to 120 pounds. They can also grow to be up to 28 inches high at the shoulder, with very large heads and heavy rectangular bodies. Cane Corso colors range from black and gray to fawn and red.

Despite their impressive size, Cane Corsos are more athletic and agile than most other kinds of mastiffs. They typically maintain a moderate activity level and like to remain active at almost all times. If a Cane Corso puppy is bored, it can be destructive, so it’s a good idea to keep Cane Corsos busy. It’s also important to train Cane Corsos from a young age since they can become stubborn, headstrong, and set in their ways over time. You will need to be firm and consistent with Cane Corsos and willing to give them rewards for following commands in order for them to take to training.

A Cane Corso puppy should also receive the proper socialization with other dogs, cats, and people almost as soon as it’s born. One of the reasons Lockhart Cane Corso makes such a strong push to socialize Cane Corso puppies is that they can feel threatened by people and animals that are unfamiliar to them. Frequent socialization will encourage your Cane Corso to let its guard down and be friendly. But also remember that Cane Corsos are protectors by nature, so they will always take their responsibility to protect you and your home very seriously.

If you’d like to learn more about the Cane Corso breed, Lockhart Cane Corso would love to provide you with additional info on these smart, affectionate, loyal, and highly trainable dogs. Reach out to Lockhart Cane Corso at 417-830-5083 today to inquire about bringing a Cane Corso home with you.