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 $1,100.00. 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 $2,600 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 $1,100.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,100.00
Average Price: $1,100.00
Top Quality: $2,600.00 to $8,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 7876 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.

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Most Popular Cane Corso Mastiff Names for 2019

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  • 1. Sasha
  • 2. Sparkle
  • 3. Bella
  • 4. Simba
  • 5. Stella
  • 6. Beauty
  • 7. Sweetie
  • 8. Precious
  • 9. Thunder
  • 10. Baby
  • 11. Star
  • 12. Blue
  • 13. Bambi
  • 14. Candy
  • 15. Molly
  • 16. Diamond
  • 17. Gem
  • 18. Harley
  • 19. Lola
  • 20. Pretty

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Location: Jackson, Mississippi
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Located in Central Mississippi, we are an Underfoot Breeder dedicated to raising one litter at time with alot of love, patience and discipline. As a breeder we aspire to produce Ambassadors of this rare breed. Aside from temperment, confirmation and Health- Puppy Placement is priority....we only place pups in deserving homes. First and Formost all our dogs are to be Campions before anything else. Are babes are ICCF, AKC, ARBA, and UKC registerable. Our main colors are Blue Fawns, Formentinos, Blue Chestnuts, & Chestnut Formentinos.

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Anonymous asked:
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.

Anonymous asked:
What should I expect to pay for an akc registered Cane Corso. Will I have to pay more for a Blue?



The average price for an AKC registered Cane Corso puppy is between $1250.00 - $1700.00. But every breeder is different and some may sell their puppies for more or less. The blue coloration is considered harder to get in this breed, so a blue puppy will normally cost more, yes.


NO!! NO!! NO!! Color should not determine price of a puppy - EVER!! Blue is not a rare color in the breed either, so don’t follow that rabbit into the hole. A well bred puppy with health tested (Penn-Hip/OFA Elbows, etc) with titled parents will start around $2000 for a pet. Health and temperament should be your first and foremost concern over color. Reputable breeders DO NOT sell based on color, they match each home with the proper tempermanted puppy.

Anonymous asked:
I have just adopted a Cane Corso from a shelter that was picked up as a stray and is approximately 2-4 years old. He is a very loving boy and seems to have bonded with me already. My girlfriend is moving in next month and has two cats 8 and one-year-old. He seemed to ignore the cats at the shelter. Besides introducing them with the cats in the crate and him on a leash is there anything else I can do to ease him into his new roommates?



First off, thank you for adopting your new fur-baby. Start swapping blankets, so that both the dog and the cats get used to each other's scent before your girlfriend moves in. Also, allow the cats to adjust to their new home in a room with a closed door for at least 3 - 5 days before letting them out of the room. Cats don't do well with change and need time to adjust to the biggest things first, which will be the move. Then, place a baby gate at the door and open it, allow the cats to leave the room when they want, but the baby gate will keep your dog from invading their space. After 1 - 2 weeks of having the baby gate up, you can move the cats things into the house. Make sure to have lots of high up spaces for the cats to go too so that they can watch the dog and household. Getting a couple cat tree's will give the cats and yourself piece of mind.


I would not recommend this dog with small children. Two reasons: Cane Corsos want to be in the center of what you're doing. They are most happy following you around. They generally form a very close bond with handler/owner. If you are not experienced at training dogs, especially big dogs, it is not recommended with children. They will bowl the baby over, often, most likely. Reputable Cane Corso breeders would not place a CC within a home with children. They would not be viscous but may snap if your baby is in its food. If you had to absolutely own one, always choose female. Females are generally less naughty in the house and gentler. Males are big clods. Well, that's my opinion, for what's worth. I've trained large dogs since 1985 to present. Rottweilers, rescued Pitbulls I was fostering, German Shepards, Huskies and most importantly owned 4 Cane Corsos. I wish you much luck and strongly recommend private training.


I highly recommend this dog to most. My Bella who actually had come from Italy was a fantastic companion. She was great with children, other pets, and people. She was easily trainable and was fantastic to be around. My Bella just passed away yesterday at the age of 13 going on 14 of old age and I miss her terribly. She was a brown/fawn brindle. The neighborhood children always came over and asked for Bella to come out and play and she loved my grandchildren laying on her and playing. I am hoping to find another female with docked tail, but full ears of the same color regardless of age, soon. I do not want the dog for breeding purposes as I would have her spayed.


I have a two year old male Cane Corso now and had a male Cane Corso for ten years before this one. Both are and were good with children. Old one would knock down kids because they played rough with him when he was a puppy and would push him away from balls etc. So he would slow down when he got older and body kid away from ball. One I have now has never knocked down a kid. Both overly protective of babies. I will own no other breed. Easy to train and very loyal.

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Updated: 6/25/2019