Cane Corso

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  1. RD

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    I saw one of these at the dog park today and it made me curious about the breed. They seem to be gaining popularity. I like their looks but I don't know much about them at all.

    To those who own them, what's it like to live with a Corso? Do they coexist well with other dogs (the one at the park surprised me with how dog-friendly she was. I always expected them to be a bit belligerent with dogs)? What's their activity level like?
     
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    I used to pet-sit for a pair and loved then. There was also another pair that I used to run into at the dog park a lot and I loved them as well. They're pretty athletic dogs, they seem to be ok with other dogs, though it does depend heavily on socialization and induvidual temperment (like most mastiffs I guess). Protective of their people and property.
     
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    ah one of my favorite breeds! I'm in Az too, there a couple corso BYB around here, so i've seen quite a few of these dogs lately.

    I love the breed! They are a very loyal family gaurdian...they can be dominant with other dogs, but for the most part aren't a DA breed.

     
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    When I try to post it says I'm not logged in but I'll try again! I have 2 females.We live way out in the country so I had a hard time socializing They love family but dont like anyone else.They will tolerate company but wont go up to people to be pet. Bella is better with people then sophie. sophie can be da and I cant leave the girls alone together.They are very active outside lots of running and exploring, then in the house nice and calm.
     
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    Corsomom, your girls are lovely!

    When our house sells, I'm going to be moving to Mexico and would like a family guardian - one that'd protect us, the house and our other dogs. I'd been thinking of getting a Fila (and still might if a certain someone breeds a certain bitch :)) but my parents aren't keen on living with one yet, so I told them I'd look into breeds with a little less hatred of strangers. I definitely don't want one that will be eager to accept people outside of the family, though.

    Danegirl, if you're around the Phoenix area I bet I know one of the breeders you're talking about. :(
     
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    I found a picture of the two Corsos from the park. They were much smaller than the two I pet-sat for, but I think closer to breed standard? Maybe?

    Anyway, here is Bear and Bella:
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    What pretty dogs! I must admit I love natural ears on Corsos.
     
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    Oh, Bella was not even 6 months in that picture and I think Bear was not quite a year...
     
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    A shelter near me just seized 27 corsos in a cruelty investigation - the same one my video footage is from. When I went over there to get footage I saw a few of the corsos. there was a female who looked very sad, looked like she'd been bred a couple times, and a male who was just chillin', he looked like a big teddy bear. But none of them acted aggressively at all. I've always heard that Corsos were a hard breed, but it probably depends on the lines. I'm sure BYB corsos are softer than well-bred corsos.
     

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