The Cane Corso is a beautiful, intelligent, and protective dog. But as much as we love them here at Americana, we know they are not the right pet for everyone. Here are a few reasons this adorable Italian Mastiff might not be a great fit for your home (or maybe a few reasons it WOULD be).
Having space is a huge deal with any large breed dog, but with a Cane Corso it is absolutely essential. This breed is very territorial, and they love to pace the area that is “theirs.” They are always on the alert for danger and want to keep their humans safe. Because of their size, need for exercise, and desire to guard their property you must have a large, fenced in yard for this dog. Fenced in is necessary in case they misinterpret danger and become aggressive. To keep your Cane Corso safe and happy you really must have a decent sized space for them.
As previously stated, Cane Corsi want to guard and keep “their” people safe. This means they can become aggressive and might react to perceived danger. If you take home one of these wonderful animals you have to be prepared to train them. If you know you don’t have it in you to be consistent, firm, and set rules for this dog, it is not a good fit for your family. However, if you are willing to train them, the Cane Corso is a very intelligent dog that is eager to please his owner and will respond well.
Having a Cane Corso most definitely requires a time commitment. This goes along with training in the sense that if you don’t have the time or energy to train a Cane Corso you won’t have the time or energy they need to get out and exercise. It is imperative that you get outside to let your Cane Corso expend energy, which as a large breed dog they have a lot of. It is also very important to socialize them in a controlled setting with you overseeing and showing them they type of behavior expected with other dogs.
So before you welcome a sweet new Cane Corso puppy into your home, ask yourself a few things and answer them honestly. Can I give this dog enough time and attention? Do I have the space and energy they need? Will I be able to firmly train them so they grow accustomed to my rules around people and other dogs? If you can answer all those questions with a resounding yes then you know you are a great fit for one of our puppies here at Americana, and we hope to see you soon!
For more information, feel free to contact us. We are always happy to answer your questions!