Cane Corso

The Cane Corso is an Italian breed of dog of the large molosser type. Molosser is a name for a group comprising several breeds of large, solidly-built dogs, sometimes called “mastiffs”. The Cane Corso is also known as the Italian Mastiff, Cane da Macellaio, Italian Molosso, or Italian Corso Dog.


The Cane Corso is an extremely large, lean dog. He is well muscled and looks more athletic than most other mastiffs. He tends less towards sheer bulk (like the English Mastiff) and more towards definition (like the original Old English Bulldog). Dogs usually stand 24-27 inches, and the weight is proportionate to their size and stature. The overall impression of the breed is one of power balanced with athleticism. Cane Corsos have short coats that may be black, black brindle, chestnut brindle, fawn, gray, gray brindle and red. They may also present black or gray masks.


A confident dog, the Cane Corso is very devoted to his family. He is easily trained and naturally protective of and gentle with children in the home. He is a guardian breed; a loyal protector of that which he holds dearest. He is naturally reserved with strangers, but adapts well to new people once they earned his trust. The Cane Corso is a quiet breed, seldom needing to bark, and is more likely to raise a fuss when his owners leave somewhere without him. A well trained and socialized Corso is not only a good ambassador for the breed, but a loyal and dedicated lifelong companion.


We do advise that you thoroughly research the Cane Corso breed. We want you and your family to be confident and completely satisfied in your choice!

American Kennel Club – Cane Corso Page