Cane Corso Mastiff
Ancient Italian breed medium-large size Molossus Dog. Sturdy, with a strong skeleton. Muscular and athletic, it moves with considerable ease and elegance. It has always been a property watchdog and hunter of difficult game such as the wild boar.
Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip dysplasia and bloat. This breed may be affected by bloat, a digestive disorder of the stomach. Make sure to educate yourself about this potentially fatal condition by learning the symptoms of bloat. Call your veterinarian immediately if you see any symptoms.
Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Cane Corsi are healthy dogs. Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a Cane Corso can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders utilize genetic testing of their breeding stock to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies
Make no mistake: This is a whole lot of dog, both physically and temperamentally. They’re smart, trainable, eager to please, versatile, and docile and intensely loyal with their humans, especially children. Corsi are also assertive and willful, and can end up owning an unwitting owner. As with other large guarding dogs, responsible breeding and early socialization with people and other dogs is vital. A breeder says, “They have to understand the difference between a threat and a person invited into your space.”