Cane Corso



Smart, trainable, and of noble bearing, the assertive and confident Cane Corso is a peerless
protector. The Corso’s lineage goes back to ancient Roman times, and the breed’s name roughly
translates from the Latin as ‘bodyguard dog.’. At nearly 28 inches at the shoulder and often
weighing more than 100 pounds, with a large head, alert expression, and muscles rippling beneath
their short, stiff coat, Corsi are at a glance intimidating creatures. Their imposing appearance is
their first line of defense against intruders. As one writer put it, ‘An understated air of cool
competence, the kind of demeanor you’d expect from a professional bodyguard, is the breed’s
trademark.’. Corsi are intelligent, loyal, eager to please, versatile, and intensely loyal to their
humans, but are also assertive and willful, and can end up owning an unwitting owner. As with any
other big guardian dog, responsible breeding and early socialization with people and other dogs is