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Posted: 1/30/2011 7:13:04 PM EDT
Any one know about them? They sound like interesting dogs. Not in the market for one myself, but would like to hear from those do have one.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:14:23 PM EDT
I was at a dog show with a friend last month and saw one. It was pretty cool looking, so I stopped at talked to the owner a little. I guess they're an Italian Mastiff? Anyway, from the way he described it, I would definitely consider one.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:14:29 PM EDT
Great breed - bad rap sometimes.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:17:12 PM EDT
Maximus say what you speak of?

Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:18:07 PM EDT
Beautiful dogs but a bad rep like pitbulls, it's going to get even worse now that the homeys are starting to breed them in the hood.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:19:07 PM EDT
They are getting pretty common, usually owned by folks that live in 500sq ft apartments.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:21:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Plumbata:
They are getting pretty common, usually owned by folks that live in 500sq ft apartments.


Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:27:19 PM EDT
They are large dogs that require a good leader. Mine have been a pleasure for the most part, I had issues with separation anxiety with one of mine. They are also a bit "funny" around people they do not know. For the most part I can have friends and family come into my home without even knocking but there are some people that they won't allow in. Mine are well socialized with other dogs as well, although my female can get possessive when it comes to toys and sticks only with animals.

Health wise, I have been fortunate with mine so far. One is five and the other nine years old and they have only been to the vet for annual check ups and shots for the most part. My nine year old has slowed down a bit but he still gets around just fine.

I think they are a great breed but they are not something to get for a first dog.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:28:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Firebird69:

Originally Posted By Plumbata:
They are getting pretty common, usually owned by folks that live in 500sq ft apartments.

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii138/Firebird69/DSCN1201.jpg?t=1296447640


isn't that a Lab?
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:31:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Billmanweh:
Originally Posted By Firebird69:

Originally Posted By Plumbata:
They are getting pretty common, usually owned by folks that live in 500sq ft apartments.

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii138/Firebird69/DSCN1201.jpg?t=1296447640


isn't that a Lab?


A very sad Lab that heard someone keeps a large dog in a small apartment....
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:32:28 PM EDT
Canines are not machines. They need care, love and training just like soldiers.

Maximus protecting Grandma



Max takes a nap in mamas chair

Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:35:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Billmanweh:
Originally Posted By Firebird69:

Originally Posted By Plumbata:
They are getting pretty common, usually owned by folks that live in 500sq ft apartments.

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii138/Firebird69/DSCN1201.jpg?t=1296447640


isn't that a Lab?

Yes. Lobo will soon be 6 years old. He is not happy with negative doggy talk and is an excellent judge of character.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:35:40 PM EDT
He's looking good man!
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:38:15 PM EDT
Our big baby, Kleo



Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:42:33 PM EDT


Good looking baby

Max


Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:47:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Garage-Logician:
Originally Posted By Billmanweh:
Originally Posted By Firebird69:

Originally Posted By Plumbata:
They are getting pretty common, usually owned by folks that live in 500sq ft apartments.

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii138/Firebird69/DSCN1201.jpg?t=1296447640


isn't that a Lab?


A very sad Lab that heard someone keeps a large dog in a small apartment....

Spoiled canines (protectors) enjoy sunny days at Texas Lakes.


Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:52:33 PM EDT
Just took this picture today. My 11 year old son is walking this 2 year old Cane Corso for some folks just up the street while they're on vacation. The "little" dog is our 65 pound pit bull, and I had them do a little pose on our walk (I walk our dog, my son walks the Corso, but he could easily walk them together.)



He's a fantastic dog. Just like pits, they need a clear pack leader and lots to do.

My favorite picture of a Corso in the snow.....

Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:28:13 PM EDT
My corso is 3 now and I love him to death. Gets along with the rot/lab mix and keeps the peace between the 2 male and 1 female cats we have. He's my shadow whenever he can be and has always been great in the house. He and his our mix keep the place locked down pretty good. They go berserk if strangers get too close to the house.

They say corso's are aloof around strangers and this has been true in our case. Brutus likes to interrogate guests when they arrive somewhat. He isnt mean but he likes to press his body on them and check them out. Some people he does it to with more vigor. He has growled and knipped *gently* two people when they got too friendly too fast. His presence is more of a deterrent than anything. He's a working dog and not a fighter. They are supposed to be one of the most athletic mastiff breeds. Very quick and agile but dont have the drive and energy of say a GS or lab so in that aspect may not require as much activity. People do use them in bite work though.








Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:43:14 PM EDT
I'm a happy dog.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 9:00:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2011 9:19:00 PM EDT by DuraToTheMax]
Awesome dogs. Truly a sight to behold and strong workers to boot. Like any working breed they need proper socialization, training and a job to do. Hopefully your friend understands this and is prepared to put in the work required.

It's always sad to see an impressive breed glommed onto by the mainstream. Historically speaking that is the worst thing that can happen to any breed. Hopefully the hood rats won't discover the Cane Corso any more than they already have.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 9:17:45 PM EDT
We have one - we love him dearly, and they (or at least ours) are a hand full...when we were in the market for one as a puppy everyone said they were not for novice dog owners, and they needed firm persistent training....they were right. Ours is about 90 pounds now I'd say, and quick as all getout. Ours definitely has the "guardian gene".
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 9:47:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JohnnyMcEldoo:
My corso is 3 now and I love him to death. Gets along with the rot/lab mix and keeps the peace between the 2 male and 1 female cats we have. He's my shadow whenever he can be and has always been great in the house. He and his our mix keep the place locked down pretty good. They go berserk if strangers get too close to the house.

They say corso's are aloof around strangers and this has been true in our case. Brutus likes to interrogate guests when they arrive somewhat. He isnt mean but he likes to press his body on them and check them out. Some people he does it to with more vigor. He has growled and knipped *gently* two people when they got too friendly too fast. His presence is more of a deterrent than anything. He's a working dog and not a fighter. They are supposed to be one of the most athletic mastiff breeds. Very quick and agile but dont have the drive and energy of say a GS or lab so in that aspect may not require as much activity. People do use them in bite work though.


http://i56.tinypic.com/11jyi35.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/28gxmqv.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/23h0q2x.jpg

http://i53.tinypic.com/20py0qx.jpg


he looks quite a bit excited in that last pic


i love big dogs. my girlfriends sister has a boxer, which i know is like a medium to large breed, but he was at his biggest 95lbs, and he's such a pushover. charged me one afternoon playing in the yard, so i stood my ground. he jumped at me, and bounced right off. i cracked up.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 9:53:55 PM EDT
I don't think he was. He was fixed at almost two years old. Brute is 110 with a tall athletic build and not much fat. He is 27" at the shoulder.

Originally Posted By shiky:
Originally Posted By JohnnyMcEldoo:
My corso is 3 now and I love him to death. Gets along with the rot/lab mix and keeps the peace between the 2 male and 1 female cats we have. He's my shadow whenever he can be and has always been great in the house. He and his our mix keep the place locked down pretty good. They go berserk if strangers get too close to the house.

They say corso's are aloof around strangers and this has been true in our case. Brutus likes to interrogate guests when they arrive somewhat. He isnt mean but he likes to press his body on them and check them out. Some people he does it to with more vigor. He has growled and knipped *gently* two people when they got too friendly too fast. His presence is more of a deterrent than anything. He's a working dog and not a fighter. They are supposed to be one of the most athletic mastiff breeds. Very quick and agile but dont have the drive and energy of say a GS or lab so in that aspect may not require as much activity. People do use them in bite work though.


http://i56.tinypic.com/11jyi35.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/28gxmqv.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/23h0q2x.jpg

http://i53.tinypic.com/20py0qx.jpg


he looks quite a bit excited in that last pic


i love big dogs. my girlfriends sister has a boxer, which i know is like a medium to large breed, but he was at his biggest 95lbs, and he's such a pushover. charged me one afternoon playing in the yard, so i stood my ground. he jumped at me, and bounced right off. i cracked up.




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Link Posted: 1/30/2011 10:11:58 PM EDT
I want one so bad when I retire.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 12:50:47 PM EDT
Wow, there are some real nice dogs posted! Here's my girl in the snow.


Link Posted: 1/31/2011 1:16:20 PM EDT
I don't want one














I want TWO !
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:56:23 PM EDT


most impressive picture. exudes canine "don't #&$( with me".


Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:57:52 PM EDT
Pitbull on steroids.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:03:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AKSU:
Pitbull on steroids.

Common misconception
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 5:33:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AKSU:
Pitbull on steroids.


Mine only use HGH
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 9:37:22 AM EDT
awesome thread guys. I saw a Cane Corso at the dog park and the thing was a beast. The ground shook when he ran... very playful / obedient / friendly dog.

@ Kcobean that second pic is bad ass
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 10:14:00 AM EDT
Here's a Corso I met last year. Midas is a triple champion @ 130lbs. His neck is 24".

Link Posted: 2/1/2011 10:18:13 AM EDT
Max's daddy @ 15 months. A true Texan

Link Posted: 2/1/2011 10:25:43 AM EDT
The Cane Corso breed was approved by the AKC in 2009 and activated in 2010.

http://www.akc.org/breeds/cane_corso/

Cane Corso Breed Standard

Working Group

General Appearance
Ancient Italian breed medium-large size Molossus Dog. Sturdy, with a strong skeleton. Muscular and athletic, it moves with considerable ease and elegance. It has always been a property watchdog and hunter of difficult game such as the wild boar.

Size Proportion, Substance - Size
A muscular, balanced, large-boned dog, rectangular in proportion. The length of the dog, measured from the point of the shoulder to the point of buttock is approximately 10% greater than the height of the dog measured from the highest point of the shoulder to the ground.
Height: Dogs: 25 to 27.5 inches; bitches: 23.5 to 26 inches.
Weight: Proportionate to height.







Max @ 6 weeks

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