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  Cane Corso 

Registration: All Cane Corsos are registrable with the United Canine Association and eligible to participate in all UCA sanctioned dog shows and events.

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Cane Corso registration; how to register your Cane Corsos or to dual register your Cane Corso with the United Canine Association.

The United Canine Association recognized and began recording registration for the Cane Corso in 2002.


Breed Characteristics:
The Cane Corso is powerfully built but agile breed, with strong and long muscles.

A Cane Corso convey strength, agility and endurance.

The Italian Mastiff, as the Cane Corso is sometimes refer to as, is an even tempered breed with a wide head and a powerful square jaw.

Country of Origin:  Italy is the country of origin for the Cane Corso.


Original Purpose: 
The Cane Corso was developed as a guard dog during roman times. 

Today's Uses: 
Today the Cane Corso is still used as a guardian as well as a family companion.

The Cane Corso weighs an average of 90 to 140 pounds.

The Cane Corso is about 23 - 27 inches tall, with female Cane Corsos being slightly smaller than male Cane Corsos.

  The coat of the Cane Corso is stiff to the touch, short and dense.

 The Cane Corso's color is usually black, black & tan, red, fawn, blue or any of these colors with some brindling.

Some white features are accepted on chest area and toes.

  The Cane Corso is a highly capable guardian that is loyal and protective. 

Cane Corsos can be wary of strangers and might respond forcefully if provoked by a stranger.

The Cane Corso tends to from a strong attachment to its family and tend to be protective of them.

Socialization and obedience training of your Cane Corso should be started as a puppy.

With Children: 
The Cane Corso is a large breed dog that does well with children when properly socialized as a puppy. 

Cane Corsos can be very devoted to the children in their family.

Other Pet Compatibility:  If properly socialized at any early age Cane Corsos can do well with other pets.

Trainability:  The Cane Corso is very intelligent breed that responds well to consistent and patient training.

Socialization and obedience training of your Cane Corso should be started as a puppy.

Activity Level: 
The Cane Corso has a moderate activity level. 

Cane Corso dogs are a large breed that is still agile and athletic.  The Cane Corso enjoys regular exercise.

Life Expectancy:
  The average life expectancy for a Cane Corso is 10 to 12 years of age.                                                           Photo courtesy of Michelle Swengel


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