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Heritage Corso

We breed, train and kennel cane corsos

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Brief History

The Cane Corso is a Mastiff-type breed that originated in Italy, having descended from Roman war dogs. After the fall of the Roman Empire, Cane Corsos were used as a farmhands, guardians and hunting dog for the big and dangerous game like wild boar.

The breed declined with industrialization and almost went extinct after World War 2. Only a few dogs were present in remote areas of southern Italy by the 1970s, however, by 1996 the breed was recognized by the Federation Cynologique Internationale. By then, some of the dogs had been brought to the United States.

After the International Cane Corso Federation (ICCF) was formed in the U.S. in 1993, more dogs were brought from Italy. The ICCF chose to seek recognition for the breed by the American Kennel Club in 2003 and changed its name to the Cane Corso Association of America. In 2010 the breed gained recognition by the American Kennel Club.

Top Three Reasons Cane Corsos are right for you

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Stable Temperment

Very loyal and easy to train, establishing boundaries is a must with this pack leader. Cane Corso owners find them to be wonderful with members of their immediate family. Also, they’re great watchdogs.


Guard Dog

Corsos are great protectors and while generally calm and friendly with their owners, often act suspiciously and aggressively with strangers. Of noble bearing, the strong and confident Cane Corso is an uncanny protector. The Corso’s lineage goes back to ancient Roman times, and the breed’s name roughly translates from the Latin as “bodyguard dog”


True Workers

Quick to learn, intelligent, strong, watchful and alert. Corsos are bred to assist owners, they excel at jobs such as guarding, pulling and rescues. Their huge size demands an owner who can properly train and socialize a Corso.

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