|Cane de Macellaio
Italian Corso Dog
|Country of origin
|Classification and breed standards
||Group 2 Section 2 #343
|Not recognized by any major kennel club
|This breed of dog is
The Cane Corso is an
used mainly as a
The dog is a large
Breed standards are still developing internationally, and they vary somewhat
among different breed clubs. For example, the
FCI standard calls for a height at the
58 to 68 cm (22.8 to 26.7 inches), with bitches in the lower ranges and males in
the higher ranges, whereas the
AKC affiliated club
(International Cane Corso Federation) calls for 24.4-26.8 inches (62 to 68 cm).
Similarly, different organizations call for weights in various ranges from
36-63.5 kg (80 to 140 pounds).
Its ears are naturally dropped forward, but many breeders
short and close to the head so that the remaining stubs stand upright.
This breed can be naturally aggressive with strangers unless well
socialized from an early age. The Corso's ancestors were bred as guard dogs
and fighters, so proper training is a requirement or the dog may become a threat
to those around him. The Corso will not run from a fight, he will not back down
from a challenge, and he will also show a reserved attitude towards strangers.
Sixteenth-century breeders in
recreated this breed in an attempt to match the ancient, now-extinct, herding
breed Cane di Macellaio. It was used as a
drover to move
herds of cattle,
and it might have been used in
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