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Cane Corso

This dog breed is said to have descended from the Roman war dogs. It is classified as a guard dog as it has been used severally to guard property and animals alike. They are big and bulky and it is a surprise they have been adopted as pets. The surprise is more because they actually love children. Discover more about our Cane Corso puppies for sale below!

Breed History

This dog breed is descended from the old Roman Molossian which was used in wars. They have quite evolved from the parent breed. They were used to guard property and cattle in the days of old and they were very efficient. 

They were also used to hunt wild boar in Europe at some point. Before 1988, it was considered a rare breed but it was subsequently seen in a lot in paintings. Its name means protector or guardian and it was derived from Latin. This breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2010.


This dog breed is quite muscular and very large boned but in contrast, they are easy to train and very noble. They are considerate and powerful and loyal too. They do not leave home except with their owners and are willing to please their owners too. 

They are good-tempered. While they do not go instigating fights, they really do not back down from any if it threatens their family. 


This dog breed is large-boned and as such does not do well with apartment living. They are definitely not cut out for it. They prefer homes with a yard preferably fenced where they have an opportunity to express. They could even live outside if they have the right shelter. 


If you’re taking a cane Corso on a walk or run, be sure it is for a mile or more. They are very energetic dogs and need a lot of exercise daily. The intensity of the exercise must also be high. You could also add some mental stimulation to it. Give them a job to guard or train them daily with different tasks. This will keep them healthy.


The Cane Corso has a thin coat so he is easy to groom. Give him regular baths and brush his coat weekly. Brush his teeth weekly to get rid of tartar build-up and to prevent bacterial infections. Cut his nails if they don’t wear down naturally. Give him regular ear checks every time you clean him to be sure there aren’t any infections. Examine him for rashes, redness, sores and other ailments so you can nip it in the bud.

Our Cane Corso puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country. 

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Cane Corso puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our Cane Corso puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Cane Corso puppies.


Ten Frequently Asked Questions about the Cane Corso

How much exercise does a Cane Corso need?

Well given that they are very energetic, exercise must be intense for them. If you’re running or walking them, it should be up to a mile in addition to about 20 minutes of training. They should be properly exercised.

How long does a Cane Corso live?

The average life expectancy of a Cane Corso is 10 to 12 years with proper care.

At what age does a female Cane Corso come on heat?

A female Cane Corso may start experiencing bouts of the heat period at 10 to 12 months but it is ideal to wait till about 18 months before breeding them.

What health problems do Cane Corsos have?

They are prone to a number of them. They could have hip dysplasia, eye problems, entropion, ectropion and sometimes could suffer from bloat. All of these could depend on where they were bought from and if they were not properly cared for.

Do Cane Corsos get along with other dogs?

The answer is yes. They could be aggressive to dogs of the same sex but if they are properly socialized at a young age, they will get along with everyone.

How long do female Cane Corsos stay on heat?

The heat period runs from 0 to 21 days and you’d find them bleeding for the first 11 days.

Can you smell your female Cane Corso on heat?

Probably not. When they are in heat, they give off pheromones that a male dog can smell. This is what attracts the male dog to them.

Are Cane Corsos easy to train?

The disclaimer you would get is to the effect that you shouldn’t get a Cane Corso if you have no intention of training him. They’re easy to train but only as puppies.

Do Cane Corsos get along with cats?

If they are properly trained, yes. But if they’re still undergoing the training process, you should keep your cat at arm’s length as they are big dogs.

Are Cane Corsos dangerous dogs?

Given the right training, they are not. But if they are not properly trained, they could be aggressive to people and animals alike.

The Cane Corso is a bulky watchdog that surprisingly makes a friendly and affectionate companion. He could just be right for you.

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