Dog Breed Guide: Cane Corso

Posted on March 23, 2015 under Dog Breeds, Dog Topics

A Cane Corso with pet insurance from Pets Best.

About the Cane Corso

Height (to base of neck): females 23.5-26″ males 25-27.5″

Weight:  females 88-99  lb, males 99-110 lb

Color: Black, grey, fawn, brindled or masked.

Origin: Italy

Coat: Short coat, very coarse and not smooth, thick and waterproof

Life Expectancy: 10-11 years

Energy level: High

Exercise needs: High

Breed Nicknames: Italian Mastiff

Is a Cane Corso the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Cane Corso was bred for hunting and guarding, and thus is highly protective over owners and property.  They are easily trained due to high level of intelligence and become closely bonded with their owners.  They can be aggressive to strangers, including children.  They are light shedders and have low grooming needs.

Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Cane Corso

According to the number of dog insurance claims Pets Best receives

Medical Issue  Average Claim Amount  Expensive Claim 
 Ear Infection  $225  $721
 Cherry Eye  $764  $1,463
 Gastritis  $470  $1,230
 Bacterial Dermatitis  $222  $350
 Foreign Body-Intestinal  $524  $1,266


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