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Cane Corso Italiano

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General Breed Information

The Cane Corso Italiano originated in Italy. It is said to be the direct descendant of the "Canis Pugnax", an old Roman Molossian. For many years, the Cane Corso Italiano was a valuable companion of Italians, who used dogs of this breed to guard their property and cattle. These dogs also served as hunting dogs and guard dogs. These dogs can still be found in Italy, particularly in Puglia, Sannio, and Lucania. The name of this breed is derived from the Latin word "cohors," which means "guardian" or "protector".

Cane Corso Italianos are large molosser-type dogs that have a height of 23.6 to 26.7 inches and a weight of 88 to 110 pounds. These dogs are well-muscled and appear to be more athletic than other mastiffs. The ears of these dogs are naturally dropped forward, although there are some breeders who prefer to cut them short. These dogs length and width of the muzzle should be of the same measurement. Most dogs of this breed also have docked tails. The acceptable coat colours of these dogs include black, fawn, blue brindle, and black brindle.

These dogs are fairly healthy, although they may be susceptible to developing joint and bone problems. When properly taken care of, these dogs can live for around 10 to 11 years.

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