MaryR: Questions for Cane Corso Owners?
What breeds have your dog been confused for? Have you ever had people tell you about your breed like you don't know anything?
After owning one would you get another? From the same breeder?
Anyone had to tell people who breed them the correct way of pronouncing the breed name?
Do you prefer cropped or un-cropped? Ever had someone take you to task for having the ears done?
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Answer by ?
Okay I don't actually own a Cane Corso. I have an Akita. However I love Corso's and would be interested in getting one.
I think cropped ears are best. These dogs would be easily confused for Pit Bulls. I think they are in the top three best guards dogs you could own. Just the look of them is enough to stop an intruder. They are not shy in defending the home and are genuine Men Stoppers. In England Rotties are not allowed to have there tails docked anymore and I think this is wrong. A rottie with a big tail just looks wrong and I would hate to see the Corso's without cropped ears. Dobermans also need to have cropped ears. I think if I owned a Corso I would get another one. They look addictive. That said we are looking to get a Bullmastiff next to go with our Akita. The reason for this is about lifestyle. As a family we not that active. I do walk my dog for an hour each day but never run. I think Corso's need an owner with vast energy. I like my dogs to be calm in the house and although I want a guard dog I want one with lowish energy levels. All the best.
Answer by canecorso
Females and smaller corso always get called pit bulls.. becuase of the short crop.
I have owned many, currently own one and co-own another...and yes, I would have another...but Im probably going to go into dogo canario full steam. There are qualities that I prefer in that breed over the corso...mainly for temperment.
Yes I prefer the combat crop..but am not opposed to natural set..kind of depends on the dog.
To opponents of croping, I say.. "did you have your child circumsized?" Alot of people that are hard-core for natural ears, have had elective surgury like breast augmentation and the like..kinda hipocritical huh?
Answer by animalgurl
My Cane Corsos are sometimes mistaken for pitbulls. Especially if they are blue or brindle in color.I have been walking them down the street and have had people yell "nice pitbull!" from their car as they drive by. I just want to run and grab onto their car and grab them and tell them they are not pitbulls! ( not that I have anything against pitbulls) Most people can see the mastiff in my Cane Corsos but are unfamiliar with the Cane Corso breed. I would say most people assume they are a mastiff or pit mix
I had one lady tell me my dog was a pitbull. She was adament. She said she used to breed pitbulls and blue = pitbull and brindle= pitbull so the blue brindle girl I was walking was 100% pitbull. I was so stunned at this crazy lady! What about great danes, whippets, IG's and numerous other dogs that can be blue brindle. Crazy lady! Most people have never heard of a cane corso and are very intigued. A lot of people assume they are the breed that killed Dianne Whipple or automatically assume this is a highly aggressive breed.
I currently have four. Two are from the same breeder. I love this breed.
Yes! I have had to tell breeders the correct pronounciation is "Cahnay" Corso. There are many people breeding these dogs for the wrong reason and even more who are breeding but haven't fully researched the breed. Like the person in some other post here who didn't even know that Cane Corsos come in two coat types.
Most corsos have "cow hair" which has an undercoat. But some lack this undercoat and have smooth hair more similar to a pitbull. These dogs are known as Sicilianos Branchiero. A knowledgeable breeder would definitly know this.
It depends on the dog- I usually prefere cropped but some look great with natural ears.
I've never had someone in person say anything negative about having cropped my dogs' ears. Many people ask if the ears on my dogs have been cropped- I say "yes" if they have been and that seems to be it.
I'll also add that I am a petite female and I have had very few bad reactions to my dogs. Most people see me and can tell I am a responsible owner and that my dogs are well controlled and so they are not afraid. People are very curious about them. If I were a teenage boy or large man walking my dogs I feel the reaction would be much different. It has to do with how you present yourself and how the dogs behave.
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