Why is the cane corso considered a dangerous dog breed?

hek09876543210: Why is the cane corso a dangerous dog breed?

Why do people think that they are a dangerous dog breed. I can say it isnt because of their large size because look at the st. brenard and the bull mastiff they both are nice dogs. but y do people label the cane corso as a mean and dangerous dog?

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Answer by ♥Pit Bull♥

I've never heard that. They're an excellent breed. Gorgeous, and powerful.

Answer by Shanna

I think nearly any breed that has a strong prey/working drive, Cane Corsos, Pitbulls, Dobies, Rotties, etc., could be labelled as POTENTIALLY dangerous, but only really in the wrong hands. Provided the owner knows what they are doing then any breed is going to be wonderful.
I am the first one to defend these breeds, but I am also the first one to say that not everyone should own them. It takes the right kind of owner to properly handle any dog with a strong working, prey or fighting drive to keep it a good canine citizen. Any dog can be mean, but let's face it, you don't hear of too many out of control, aggressive Beagles. There are certain breeds that just about anyone can handle and there are breeds that only experienced people should have and Cane Corsos are ones that should only be owned by experienced handlers.

I do not feel that any dog is inherently dangerous, only made so by improper handling, but some breeds are more dangerous with improper handling than others.

Answer by Kelly C

I'm a little concerned about the thumbs down being given to people who are accurately answering the question. The Cane Corso while not an inherently dangerous dog is an inherently independant, loyal and headstrong dog. These dogs NEED a very firm and dedicated owner to properly handle them. These dogs are the kind of dog that can easily take over the leadership role and become dominance aggressive. So while the Cane corso may not be dangerous in the hands of a capable and responsible owner they could easily become dangerous in the hands of an ignorant or irresponsible person.

The same goes for most large, independant and strong breeds.. these dogs crave strong leadership.. without it they can become difficult and even dangerous dogs simply because nature left unchecked will run it's course. It's in a dogs nature to attack and guard against intruders, it's in a dogs nature to react physically to any threat or percieved challenge. When in the hands of people who know how to deal with that any dog will be fine, it's when they land in the wrong hands that problems arise.

Now for example look at a Newfoundland dog, this is a dog with a different nature altogether. You could put a Newf in just about anyones hands and they would be hard pressed to screw things up. Because Newfs simply are not the same powerful, independant type of dog.

There are dogs and there are dogs…. I have 3 and I can say with utter confidence that my female would not be able to become a dangerous dog no matter who had raised her, it's just not her nature, my 2 males on the other hand and in particular my youngest I could tell you that if they had ended up in the wrong hands they could easily become dangerous dogs. Not because they are just "dangerous" but because they have the potential to be if they were not trained as they are. As it stands they are great, gentle and loving dogs… but they are also dominant, independant and headstrong dogs.. I could see them in the wrong hands not turning out nearly as good as they did in my hands.

That is why I stand by the statement "There are no bad dogs only bad owners".. because most dogs have the potential to be good dogs, in the right hands, just like most dogs have the potential to turn into bad dogs in the wrong hands.

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  1. Jordie0587 *Diesel&# says

    Because they are a strong, strong willed breed. They CAN be dangerous IN THE WRONG HANDS.

    This includes not only the thugs and wanna be gangsters, but those who think they are big teddy bears as well.

    They are NOT a breed for everyone, and take the "right kind of owner" to be safe.

    I am NOT against any breed, but promoting a breed as safe and cuddly when it's a strong breed that needs a specific type of handling is just as dangerous as trying to have them as a status symbol.

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