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A confident Cane Corso will be great with your kids and an unmatched protector against intruders. They are a very intelligent breed and need an owner who can take proper leadership. Extremely loyal, these Mastiffs will be a brave protector of both owner and property. Once you have one, you will never want to own any other breed.
Although the Cane Corso is a large breed with great strength, it has a long history as a guardian for children, now making it an excellent family pet. The Cane Corso is not aggressive by nature; however their appearance alone is a deterrent for any intruder. Unlike the other Mastiff breeds, there is little drooling and minimal shedding.
Cane Corso are considered to have an even, stable and calm temperament. They are easy to train and form a close attachment with their primary owner. Corsos tend to be a quiet breed and like nothing better than staying next to their owner all the time.
The Cane Corso. (Pronounced KAH-neh-KOR-soh in English) is a large Italian Mollosser. It is well Muscled and looks more athletic than most other mastiffs, tending less toward sheer bulk and more towards definition. Its ears are naturally dropped forward, but where legal, many breeders crop them so that the remaining stubs are equilateral triangles, standing upright. Most Corsos have docked tails as well. The standard calls for docking at the 4th vertebra, although often they are docked shorter; this is considered an eliminating fault under the Italian FCI 343 standard. Height ranges from an average of 22 to 27 inches, and weight ranges from an average of 80 to 110 pounds; with some dogs being smaller and some being larger.
Corsos appear in many coat colors: black, fawn, blue and formentino. Brindling of varying intensity is common on basic coat colors as well, creating tigrato (full brindle), black brindle, and blue brindle. Fawn also has a number of different expressions, ranging from the pale of a formentino, to 'red', to the more common beige color. In blue dogs, the nose can appear grey, but should be darker than the coat. In all other dogs, the nose should be black. White markings on the chest, toes and on the chin and nose are seen as well, with smaller white patches being preferable.