The Italian Mastiff, commonly known as the Cane (dog) Caroso, is an splendid breed of animal. Enjoy the touch of information related to this exceptional rare breed.
Cane Corso is in the Mastiff family, with the loyal loving traits found in any Mastiff, this dog is one for a family of any size.
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AKC Foundation Breed.
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Very Rare Breed, and difficult to find.
The AKC does not currently recognize Cane Corso, also known as the Italian Mastiff. This foundation breed needs to be more established in the United States prior to application to the AKC. The Cane Corso is an Italian breed currently used primarily as a guard dog, which makes him a working class animal. The name means “Corso Dog”, and if abbreviated should be called a “Corso” as Cane (pronounced kah-nay) is “dog” in Italian.
In medieval times, the Cane Corso was used principally to hunt big game. Their power, courage and agility made them especially valuable against wild boar. They could also be used on stag and bear at times as well. With the decline in big game hunting, the Corso found a new home with Italian farmers. They were used as a drover, protecting the farm from both human thieves and animal predators. The dog would attentively work on every facet of the farmers possession to care for and attend his family.
Their coat is short, but not smooth, shiny, firm, and very thick. Their coat comes in the colors of black, plumb-gray, slate, light gray, light fawn, deer fawn, dark fawn, and tubby, or well marked stripes on different shades of fawn and gray. There can be a black or gray mask on the muzzle that should not go further than the eye line. Their markings may also include at various locations white patch. These are intelligent, active and even minded dogs, which are unsurpassed as it comes to protection of their family. They are docile and affectionate with their families, and will protect their families without end.
The Cane Corso is a confident dog, dedicated to its family, and should not cause a threat to strangers welcomed by the family. He is easily trained and naturally protective of children, as they are often adopted as their own puppies. Since the breed is very smart and active, it is advised that the family utilizes a number of methods to maintain activity for the dog. Be consistent with training, particularly positive reinforcement methods. A well-disciplined and socialized Cane Corso a superb ambassador for the breed.
Hip Dysplasia, bloat, mange, and eyelid abnormalities. As with every breed, ask about the dog’s family medical history, as well as their own.
They often suffer separation anxiety; coat requires a stiff short brushing at least 2ce a week, and bathing as needed, instead of regularly so as to prevent problems with the coat and skin.
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Guarding is in their blood, and their hunting instincts are exceptionally well developed. They are dedicated to their family with out question or fail.
The Cane Carso, or Italian Mastiff, is well loved for his mild temperament and dedication to his family. This working dog loves to be with his family, and enjoys activities outdoors as well.
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