Frequently Asked Questions
How are Cane Corsos with children?
Cane Corsos do very well with children, they have a high pain tolerance. They will not snap at a pinch or a pull of the ear as most kids will undoubtedly do. Keep in mind the size difference between a child and a Corso as they are big dogs and can accidentally hurt a small child. We recommend they grow up together. With the right socialization and training, they could do well with all children. Plus, they are excellent guarding dogs!
How much food does a Cane Corso consume
About three cups a day, the monthly cost is usually between $40 – $50
What is a Cane Corsos Temperament
The Corsos is confident and smart. They’re loyal dogs who are easy to train. Make sure to establish yourself as the alpha early in its infancy.
How much excercise does a Cane Corso need?
Plenty of activity is important for the breed to keep him physically and mentally healthy; the Cane Corso will enjoy jogging with his owner or taking long hikes. Dogs of the breed are great protectors.
How much maintenance is needed for a Cane Corso
Considered to be a light shedding breed, the Cane Corso requires minimal grooming; his short hair should be brushed regularly with a soft bristle brush to remove dead hair and his nails should be trimmed as necessary with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid them overgrowing and cracking.
Do cane corsos bark a lot?
The Cane Corso makes excellent watchdogs due to their protective nature, but for the most part it is a quiet breed unless provoked.
Are cane corsos expensive?
Cane Corsos can get pricy, especially if you are buying one from a breeder that provides meticulous details on pedigrees, health, and temperament. Price ranges are between $1,200 to $5,000
Are cane corso good family dogs?
Yes, owners of a Cane Corso will say they are wonderful with kids and family alike. They are stable and reliable watchdogs.
Myth: Male dogs get bigger
Well, in general a male dog does get a bit larger then females. However, it’s all in their genetics. I have seen females that are over 100lbs and the same size as some males. So if you’re looking for a BIG bad looking dog…females can be just as intimidating as any male Corso. Don’t under estimate them.
Myth: Males are easier
Not always. In respect to heat cycles it’s better to have a spayed female then an intact male. Intact males still produce the hormones that increase their desire to “mark” pee in the home and in their area they live. Males are slower to mature then the females and in general are just big goof balls until later in age. In my experience my females are better working dogs since dog distractions are far less then seen in male corso. If you don’t want to breed, simple spay the female.
Myth: Male dogs like women better
It’s ultimately whoever puts in the time with the dog. I have dogs that like anyone that gives the most attention to their needs and they respect. The dog doesn’t really care what sex us human are.
Myth: Males are more protective
Not always the case. 8 out of 10 times I’ve found my females are far better working dogs then the males. That’s because they mature quicker and most times more athletic due to their frame.
Myth: Great male sires are the basis for the breeding program
No, quite the contrary. The females are the ones that are the great producers. You can have a great sire, but put them with a not so great female and your litter and pups will never be great. In my experience, the females put in 75% of the offspring’s genes.