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Opinions on the Cane Corso Breed?



Does anyone have any experience with this breed? What are your opinions?

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Great dogs. Needs strong owner who trains consistently. A lot of socialization. I love mastiffs! But they are not a great choice for many people.

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Never seen a Cane Corso up close. Nice looking dogs though.
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In general great dogs and the breed is becoming more popular. However they are a mastiff breed and somehow different from shepherds.
Also, as with GSD, there are different bloodlines within the breed. In my opinion meeting the breeders and their dogs in person is a must.
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Once I finish school and situate myself with a stable job and a home, I'd like to own 3 dogs, if circumstances permit. Dog 1 has to be a German Shepherd. It's absolutely mandatory. I was pretty set on the second dog being a Rottweiler, that is until I started reading about the Cane Corso. From what I'm understanding, they're very similar breeds, except the Corso is taller, which I like A LOT. I'm not quite sure about the third dog. I love giant dogs, but their size can't be a hindrance. Originally I though the Rottie was the best combo of these traits, but it seems like the Corso would fit that bill just right. 120 pounds of Mastiff muscle, without looking clumsy, all while having a decent lifespan. I might still see if a Rottie would fit in, but I like to diversify my dog packs. I also like the history behind the Mastiff breeds.

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Ever consider a presa?

Presa Canarios of Cabeza Grande Kennel

I have met the breeder, she is very good. I med several of her dogs when she was starting out many years ago, they were great. I can't speak for the current dogs she has.

But, 3 large dogs that have strong personalities will be a challenge. You will have two of the same sex, and with these dogs no telling what could happen.
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Does anyone have any experience with this breed? What are your opinions?
I know there are good Cane Corsos, talk to David Winners on this board, he has one. But these dogs require an exceptional owner. The thread "Cane Corsos kill jogger in Michigan" is about an incident not far from where I live. The dogs have been pts, and the owners have been charged with second degree murder. They, obviously, were not good dog owners, probably even if they had yorkies. Anyway, research them well before you make any decision.

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An acquaintance of mine had one. The dog had no house training, no obedience training, and was locked in the crate all the time. He was a beautiful dog that took a liking to me. After a little convincing I got the owners to give him up and I found a suitable home that he thrived in. Beautiful dogs.

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a good friend of mine owned one, she was very protective and aloof. after she got to know you, she was a very nice and affectionate dog.
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I know there are good Cane Corsos, talk to David Winners on this board, he has one. But these dogs require an exceptional owner. The thread "Cane Corsos kill jogger in Michigan" is about an incident not far from where I live. The dogs have been pts, and the owners have been charged with second degree murder. They, obviously, were not good dog owners, probably even if they had yorkies. Anyway, research them well before you make any decision.

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Yeah, I read the same thing when people inquired about GSDs on other boards. The bottom line is that in certain situations a dog can be dangerous. Especially a larger powerful breed.
I read about many incidents involving Pitbulls, Rottweilers, Mastiffs, you name it. If we judge by the media, one shouldn't own any dog larger than Chihuahua.
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