Cane Corso is an Italian mastiff bred to hunt wild boar and today acts as a guard dog. The dog is devoted to his family, he doesn’t care for strangers or small animals. More athletic and agile than other mastiffs, he’ll sit at your feet with impressive weight… He is more lightly built than his cousin, the Neapolitan Mastiff.
Cane Corso does not shy away from other dogs and requires the owner of a firm hand. Since he can be aggressive towards strangers and other dogs, Cane Corso should start socializing early, from the puppy. Trained Cane Corso is a submissive and responsible companion. Suspicious, but tolerant of strangers in the presence of the owner.
The tail in the countries where it is allowed is docked but not too short, the fourth vertebra.
Below is are some of the basic characteristics of the breed.