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Recognized for their impressive stature and protective instincts, the Cane Corso or Italian Mastiff is a prestigious Italian breed, appreciated globally for its versatile skills as a guardian, companion, and athlete. Historically used in warfare, this robust breed exhibits a powerful, muscular build, presenting in coat shades such as black, fawn, red, grey, and brindle. Cane Corsos are intelligent, assertive dogs known for their remarkable loyalty and strong protective nature, making them fitting for active households and highly-interactive environments. Despite their intimidating appearance, they are affectionate with their families, showing a gentle side towards children. Training and socialization from a young age are fundamental for this breed, and stringent exercise is vital to maintain their mental and physical well-being.
Read our Cane Corso Buying Advice page for information on this dog breed.