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Cane Corso

Size: Large

Weight: 80 - 140 lbs.

Height: 22" - 28"

Life Span: 9 - 11 years

Health Problems: Bloat; sensitivity to drugs (including anesthetics and insecticides). It is recommended that owners find a veterinarian that is familiar with Greyhounds and / or related breeds because their sensitivity to anesthetics can make routine surgeries more complicated.

Origin: Italy

Also Known As: Italian Corso Dog, Chien de Cour Italien

Group: Guardian

Category: Companion Dog, Guard Dog

Exercise Needs

The Cane Corso requires daily vigorous exercise.

Grooming Needs

The Cane Corso needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.


The Cane Corso is an energetic, intelligent and loyal breed that can be aggressive toward strangers.

Compatibility with Kids

Generally good with children. Never leave unsupervised.


Dating back to the 1600s, this dog was originally used herd cattle and for dog fighting.

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