Mikey J: How good of a guard dog is a Cane Corso ?
How good of a guard dog is a Cane Corso campared to say, a Doberman or Rotty?
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Answer by Ray Ray
My father breed cane corsos they are good guard dogs you just have to put the time in to it.Its not born to be a guard dog but when you train them they are the BEST Guard/Family/Play Dog ever.
Answer by J.T.
I am a proud owner of three Cane Corsos and I can testify to their abilities of protection. Last summer while my family and I were on vacation, our home was broken into along with two of our neighbors homes. When my father showed up to feed and let my Corsos out in the morning, he found the back door standing wide open and male Corso gone. Kong, my male Corso, was found playing with the neighbor's dog in her back yard. After arriving home a couple of days latter, my wife and I checked for any missing belongings, we were happy to find nothing missing except a broom and umbrella which were found out back chewed up next to the rear gate. Upon further investigation, I found a trail of blood from the back door and around the swimming pool to the rear gate, and I can say Kong had no cuts on him.
So, I'm sure you are wondering what training he had and what is his temperament, all I can say is that I treat my Corsos as family pets, this means no special training and Kong is so laid back I can't even get him to play fetch or tug of war. I watch my Corsos very closely around strangers, you must remember as a Cane Corso owner that this is not a Golden Retriver you are handling, these are serious dogs that take serious owners. I hope this helps in your decision. I know after bringing this breed into my home that there is no other dog for me.
Answer by Katie
They're good watch dogs but like others have said they're better for families rather than a big yard or such area. If your thinking of getting a Cane Corso I would suggest you do A LOT of research as you would with any breed. Check out some breeders or shelters in your area to see what they have available and such (consider adopting). See if there is a club near you and try to talk to people that have had experience with them. Go on different websites and read the breed description of course your dog won't be exactly like the standard but it'll give you an outline of what he or she could be like. Remember to use positive reinforcement training because it is the easiest and most affective way of training. Also don't just treat him like a guard dog, he should be your pet as well and live a nice happy life while protecting you as well. Hope this helps and an early congrats on your new best friend!!! :)
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