Cane Corso Mastiff

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Breed Group: Working
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The Cane Corso Mastiff is believed to have descended from the old Roman war dogs, Canis Pugnax. They were highly valued by hunters and farmers because of their immense power, loyalty, speed, courage, and willingness to work. Throughout the Middle Ages, these dogs were terrific hunters and wonderful bull baiters. The Cane Corso Mastiff today is still used on farms and hunting purposes. This breed is very powerful and sturdy giving him a bad reputation of being aggressive.
The Cane Corso Mastiff is somewhat fearless and is very devoted. Due to the power of this breed, he is not recommended for everyone but does make a lovely companion given the right training and socialization. This breed is a fearless family protector but does make a wonderful companion given the right environment. The Cane Corso Mastiff has a very balanced temperament, and despite his size and all around appearance, makes a great family pet.
Aloof around strangers, protective, and loyal, this breed does make a good companion. The Cane Corso Mastiff does make a lovely companion, but should not be left unsupervised around children due to his sheer size and power. He is very dependable around children in his family, but can be protective around others. The Cane Corso Mastiff can live in peace with cats and other dogs however should not be trusted around very small animals.
The Cane Corso Mastiff is a very light shedder making grooming very simple. A wipe down with a damp cloth and occasional brushing and/or combing with a firm bristle or rubber brush should be sufficient. The Cane Corso Mastiff requires minimal grooming, although around the mouth should be cleaned regularly as this breed has the tendency to drool quite a bit. The eyes should also require care professionally as they are very droopy which can cause irritation.
The Cane Corso Mastiff has a very short, smooth and dense coat that should be harsh to the touch, and somewhat coarse. The coat should remain shiny, however should never be silky. The hair should never be smooth, but be very dense, rough, and shiny. This breed sheds little hair so removing it should be fairly simple using a specially designer rubber glove.
The Cane Corso Mastiff is not recommended for the average handler. He is very powerful and can be dominant if not in the right home. The handler should always remain firm and consistent. A variety of training methods work best with this somewhat willful breed. A dominant handler is a must. The Cane Corso Mastiff is very trainable being agile and intelligent. He is very responsive to training, however obedience classes are recommended at an early stage in life.
The Cane Corso Mastiff needs lots of exercise to stay healthy and active. This breed requires a fenced in yard to maintain his powerful muscles and immense strength. The Cane Corso Mastiff is an ideal jogging companion and loves to go on long hikes with his master. This breed requires at least 90 minutes of exercise per day, however more is recommended to keep his muscles in great shape.
80-140 lbs
22-28 inches
black, black & tan, tan & fawn, red, chocolate, and brindle
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How much do Cane Corso Mastiff puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Cane Corso Mastiff varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Cane Corso Mastiff puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Cane Corso Mastiffs sold is $1,750.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Cane Corso Mastiff with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $3,300 upwards to $8,500 or even more for a Cane Corso Mastiff with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Cane Corso Mastiffs sold is $1,200.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,750.00
Average Price: $1,200.00
Top Quality: $3,300.00 to $8,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 8845 Cane Corso Mastiff puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Cane Corso Mastiff puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Cane Corso Mastiffs true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Cane Corso Mastiff Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 8845 Cane Corso Mastiff dogs.
  • 1. Sasha
  • 2. Bella
  • 3. Sparkle
  • 4. Stella
  • 5. Beauty
  • 6. Simba
  • 7. Sweetie
  • 8. Blue
  • 9. Star
  • 10. Precious
  • 11. Thunder
  • 12. Baby
  • 13. Candy
  • 14. Thor
  • 15. Bambi
  • 16. Molly
  • 17. Lola
  • 18. Diamond
  • 19. Harley
  • 20. Milo

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Member Since: April 2022
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ABOUT US Born and raised in Arkansas, Joe and Melanie Church are natives of the Northwest points. They are passionate and committed to excellence and service to the community and actively bringing about change in society. Joe and Melanie were captivated by the gentle and fierce structure of the Cane Corso, its intelligence, and the characteristics that make it a fantastic family pet. After purchasing a Cane Corso from Lamont Morgan’s Lapotenza kennel in Texas, and being impressed with the characteristics and history, Joe and Melanie did further research and decided to be a part of the movement to preserve the quality and other attributes of the Cane Corso. NWA Cane Corsos aims to preserve the best possible historical breed of Cane Corso using only proven breeding techniques. Their dogs display the correct temperament, the good health and traits of a loyal, agile, and intelligent dog of its kind, and a structure necessary for a defender, guard dog to have to protect its owner. NWA Cane Corsos is committed to provide present and future families with gentle and loving companions that they will surely love and enjoy. Their fascinating dogs will steal your heart while being your guardians, and heroes with paws.

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Anonymous asked:
I an not sure I am comfortable with shipping a dog. Would a person come and bring the dog on a plane or would they put the dog in a crate, because young dogs can be emotionally hurt if they are shipped?

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I have been importing and shipping dogs for just over 10 years now. All of my puppies that I have imported or shipped to their new owners were 8 - 10 weeks old. I have also shipped or imported to myself several young adult dogs and adult dogs. I have not had any issues with shipping my own puppies or puppies I have purchased. Even if a breeder were to accompany a puppy or dog in the shipping process, unless the dog is of a small breed, the dog will be in a crate and down in the baggage hold of the plane. Depending on the air line that you use, there are sometimes options to have your dog shipped in an area of the plane that has a flight attendant with the animals at all times to keep an eye on them. Also, some air lines allow a special payment to be made to have dogs taken out during lay overs to use the bathroom and then put back into their crates for the next leg of the flight. None of my dogs ( oldest being 10 and my first shipped via air plane at 8 weeks - international flight ) have any emotional problems with travel, flying, crates, ect. He is a fantastic traveler and has no issues. Even my youngest ( 5 months, and shipped via air plane at 8 weeks - international flight ) has no issues coming right off of the plane. She came out of her crate and had no indication of fear or anxiety when traveling then and now. She uses her crate every day and has no fear when traveling. Although my dogs are not Cane Corso's, they are Newfoundlands. I believe it is no issue shipping a dog or puppy as long as you choose the right air line, the puppy / dog is healthy and well prepped with socialization, and the puppy / dog has the right mind-set to be able to be shipped. Some dogs / puppies that are extremely fearful may not be the best candidate for shipping, but of course that is truly up to the breeder and the owner.

Anonymous asked:
I'm getting a 16 month old female Cane Corso & I want her ears cropped, is it to late?



Yes, it is much too late to have the dogs ears cropped. Cropping happens when the dog is between 7 - 12 weeks of age. At the age your dog is, not only is it consider inhumane but it won't work as the cartilage in the dogs ears has already set and hardened. No dog should have their ears cropped unless it is medically necessary or if the dog is in confirmation shows. There is no scientific research benefiting cropped ears to the dogs health or over-all wellness. All it is, is a way for people make a breed look intimidating.


Cane Corso is an ancient breed who’s ears should naturally be in cropped form. Over years of breeding and interbreeding, it was people who bred them to have floppy ears to be “cute.” Cropping ears *should* happen for the health of the dog. Cropping is done under anesthesia and is no more “in humane” than spaying or neutering.

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Will a Cane Corso get along with my six year old fixed male American Bulldog/Blue Nosed Pit Bull? He has been completely non aggressive his whole life and is the sweetest dog I have ever owned in my seventy years. If so, would you recommend a male or female pup?

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If your dog is good with other dogs and you are confident that he is well socialized and has a good standing when meeting new dogs, then it should not be a problem. However, please remember that both the dog you have and the Cane Corso are very powerful, stubborn and intense breeds of dogs. They love intensely and they hate intensely. So setting both dogs up for success is critical for the two to thrive living together. It is always the best to have an opposite gender pair as all three of those breeds can be known for same gender aggression. Since your dog is a male, I would suggest getting a female puppy.

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Do Cane Corso Mastiff ears have to be cropped?

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The short answer is no. The Cane Corso, unless being shown in confirmation competitions does not need to have their ears cropped. Many breeders are happy not to have them done and you can ask to have your puppies ears left natural when you decide on a breeder.

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I'm an older man who walks with the use of aide, Cane or sometimes a walker. I'm looking at a Cane Corso for a brace and support dog. I've owned a wide variety of dogs in the past so I'm not coming in with no experience, just not this breed. How fast do these boys take to training? In your opinion would this breed make a good support/service dog. Thanks for any input.



I have a client whom has a Cane Corso as her service dog. She also needs a dog for balance and bracing; to be able to help her throughout her daily life. The Cane Corso is a fantastic breed for a service dog, as long as they are bred correctly and trained from a pup. It can take up to 1 1/2 years for them to be fully certified as it will take longer for this breed to grow. Because of that, they can not be a brace-dog until they've reached full maturity.


Although it's true this breed can make a great service dog, not every Cane Corso will have the right personality to be able to handle the rigors of being a service dog, just like not every Labrador or Golden Retriever will have the right personality for service dog work. It takes a specific personality to be able to do the work of a service dog regardless of the breed and not every puppy is going to have the necessary disposition to fulfill such a demanding job. Even though you are only looking for your service dog to provide a single task (physical support and bracing), the reality is that in order for your service dog to properly provide support and counter balance they must have meticulous attention to detail and be able to accomplish a complex chain of behaviors that require a high level of precision and exactness. And that doesn't even include learning the basics that all service dogs are required to meet such as proper behavior and interaction with the public, temperament requirements and ability to focus amid distractions. Because of this, it is always in the individuals best interests to contact an organization that screens potential service dogs and starts their training to ensure which ever breed of dog you choose, it has the temperament and personality to be able to provide such a service, as not every dog will have that regardless of their breed. You need more than just a big, strong dog to do the job...


Agree 1000% with the above post. While Corsos are a fantastic breed, it’s not a breed that will always make a good service dog.

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Updated: 7/4/2022