Cane Corso Questions

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  1. MOODYGIRL

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    Well due to I am not getting any help with my topic I thought i would post it in here.

    Are there two different types of Cane Corso's. Due to the fact I see some Cane Corso's with wrinkles and some with out. If I was looking to buy a Cane Corso without wrinkles I would have to look at th Parents?

    Also are Cane Corso active dogs due to I am looking for a Large breed active dog with whom I can go jogging with every day.
     
  2. Renee750il

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    I don't know about the wrinkles or whether there are two different types of Cane Corsos, but, to respond to a Cane Corso being a good jogging partner, I would have to advise you that never should any of the large guardian breeds be in an off leash situation out in a large, public area.

    These are dogs who will make a decision as to whether someone is threatening or not and, if not leashed so that you have complete awareness and instantaneous control, can - and will, if they decide the threat is serious - act accordingly.
     
  3. chinchow

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    Cane Corsoes are really a re-created breed. You aren't going to find any that are very similar to the original farm dog they used to be in Italy.

    The wrinkles are really dependant on the lines they are from. Chows for instance, some have sausage faces, and others do not. It's all in where they come from. Corsoes are a mastiff breed, so some are going to have considerably more wrinkles, however they should not have loose jowels, as they as a tight-mouthed mastiff breed.
     
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    Some American Corso have some Rottie and new Neo in them bigger dog.
    Italian Corso have little or no wrinkle more boxer look. smaller dog.

    However both can be traced back to the Neo in their recreation _thus wrinkles

    Follow the link to pics and a comparsion between the 2 types.
    http://www.moloss.com/brd/cd/c003/

    Corso do have HD issues so buy from parents with cleared hips other wise the dog can be a cripple.

    They are a very very strong breed so jogging may not be best choice.
    They also take 1 .5 years to grow up and no jogging should be done till hips joints size are set.

    Best of luck
     
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    Here are my two girls. They are both half Italian and half American. i see more neo in Sophie and more boxer in Bella.
     
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    Great looking dogs BTW
     
  7. planet molosser

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    Wow nice dogs :)
     
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    absolutly gorgeous breed, but ive always been told there not the kind of dog you just decide, "oh i like that dog im getting one"
    i was alwasy told always meet your breeder, do more reaserch into the breed personality then you ever thought possible and one MUST be experienced with strong dominant breeds.

    They are absolutly stunning though!
     
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    Love both of your dogs! What a lucky mom you are.

     
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    Ok, so I am confused. Through my research, I was under the impression that the Cane Corso is the Cane Corso & that it is the "Italian Mastiff." I didn't see anywhere that said it some are "American Mastiffs" & some are "Italian Mastiffs."

    Now I do understand that different bloodlines are popular in different countries (as here in American we tend to ruin every breed we get our hands one, even the ones created in our own country), but to say they are two different breeds is wrong. That's like saying there is an American Rottweiler & a German Rottweiler. The truth is, there is only 1 Rottweiler. Yet there are certain bloodlines that each country favors above the others. However, "American", "German", "Italian", etc. are NOT bloodlines.

    As far as the difference in looks go, different strains & what they were bred for will determine the look of a dog. It's always been said that "form follows function" & that's why so many dogs within a breed can look a little bit different. Take Neos for example. Neopolitan Mastiffs are not truly oversized, lumbering idiots with so many wrinkles it can't even see. This is just what show breeders fancy. Working breeders (for the few that are still using this breed as a working guard dog) wouldn't touch those oversized too wrinkled dogs for anything. I've seen some Neos that come from old strains, & although they are very similar to the others depicted, they don't have near as many wrinkles nor are they as large. Also look at the Shar Pei. The Shar Pei used to be a dog that was known for it's wrinkles--on it's head only b/c as they grew, the body wrinkles became less apparent or they disappeared all together. However, b/c people love the squishy, wrinkly look, they totally disregarded history & began breeding dogs solely for their wrinkled bodies. Peis today have much more wrinkles than they did 30 years ago.

    The same goes for Corsos. I very good friend of mine (& client at our clinic), owns & raises them. His dogs are absolutely amazing. Looks wise, they do have a couple wrinkles here & there (mainly on the forehead), but they are no way covered in them. They are tight bodied, tight lipped animals that are wary of strangers yet are comfortable as long as their owner is comfortable in someone's presence. This guy OFA's ALL his dogs--hips, cardia, & thyroid--as this breed has now become the byb dream dog & the quality out there is amazingly crappy. Most of his dogs are tolerant of our handling & some even outright love coming to see us (I'm a vet tech).

    My advice is to go back to the roots of the breed & find breeders that are sticking to them. To many people breed dogs for looks nowadays, & that's the furthest thing you should ever want.

    Good luck!

    Btw, I've got a Shar Pei/Cane Corso mix. He's a pain in my ass, so if you want him.........:D :cool:
     
  12. chinchow

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    I believe the Italian/American distinction is because when these dogs came over here, they were greatly changed. As most breeds are when they are brought out of their country.
     
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    There is no Italian and American Cane Corso, the point here was that obviously American breeders strive for something different than European breeders do. It is not only the case with this particular breed but with most breeds I think. I know for a fact that there's a massive difference between Schipperkes in US and Continentan EU. The same breed but a completely different dog! :yikes: :confused:
    I was trying to compare FCI and AKC standards and here they are:
    http://www.canecorso.org/standard.htm
    http://www.apexcanecorso.com/standard.htm

    As I can see both American and European standards state the same thing: `SKIN - It is, rather thick, has limited subcutaneous connective tissue and therefore is adherent everywhere to the layers underneath. The neck is practically without dewlap. The head mustn't have wrinkles. (FCI standard); `The circumference of the head measured at the cheek bones is more then twice the total length of the head; skin is firm and smooth. (AKC standard)

    There obviously shouldn't be any wrinkles at all on CC's head!! :)
     
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    Whats funny is the FCI Italian judges put up US Bred dogs here over Italian Dogs they like the Size....

    Italian Mastiff is what the Canadian club was trying to get a name for.
    Based on US dogs more mastiff then Boxer. Based on the OLD iCCF standard not the FCI one.

    But the other Canadian Club got the acceptance as Cane Corso Italiano.
    Based on the FCI standard not the old ICCF one.

    CKC took the FCI standard.
     
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    Thank you for the compliments on my girls. The cane corso is an Italian Mastiff.when I say mine are American/ Italian I mean Bellas father is American bred and mother is imported from Italy, sophies mother is american bred and father is imported from Italy.There are tons of crappy byb breeding these dogs now so buyer beware!There are about 50 in rescue, thats where I would look if I wanted another.
     
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  16. dirtmcgirt

    dirtmcgirt Keeper of a Corso & Saint

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    When it comes to the Corso, you are going to get differences in the wrinkles and overall appearances from one breeder to the next. In the past few years, there have been lots of bybs that have decided to breed and have ended up with dogs that are way out of the standard.

    As far as a good running buddy, this breed is fine for that. They are very athletic and need tons of exercise. But, like others have stated, you can't overwork them too early..

    They aren't for your normal dog owner however..

    Here is my girl Demi.. like Corsomom's dogs, her mother is American bred and her father was imported..



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  17. MOODYGIRL

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    Wow the first one look like the dog big I used to look after he got hit by a car. May he Rest In Peace. But nice looking kids you have.

    dirtmcgirt your babies are so pretty.
     
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    What do their ears look like if they aren't cropped? Like a Eng. Mastiff or Pit Bull or more square like a Rottie? Or are they something completely different?
     
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    Their ears are more houndish than Rottie, not quite English Mastiff though. Nice looking when uncropped. :)
     
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    dirtmcgirt Keeper of a Corso & Saint

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    here is an example of one with natural ears..

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