C&I Elite Cane Corso
Located in a rural farm area of Illinois 62249, with a large kennel building for our dogs. They roam daily around our home, and spend time inside with us.
Currently have 4 growing Cane Corsos, one Sire Titan, three Dam's: Gracie, Alexa (Russian), and Athena (only Gracie is of breeding age). They each have their own special personalities, all of them are very obedient and gentle with children. Excellent guard dogs for families.
The Cane Corso pronounced kah-neh kor-so from Italian cane and "corso" meaning "course", is a large Italian breed of dog highly valued in Italy as a companion and guard dog.
Scientific name: Canis lupus familiaris
Height: 24 inch – 28 inch (Fédération cynologique internationale breed standard)
Weight: 99 pound – 120 pound (Fédération cynologique internationale breed standard)
Lifespan: 12 years – 13 years on average
Temperament: Affectionate, Intelligent, Majestic, Assertive and confident, Corsi (Italian nic-name) are fearless protectors., Smart, trainable, and noble of bearing
Cane Corso History: The Cane Corso is an ancient breed, direct descendant of the Roman Canis Pugnax, Roman War Dog of the first century. It was used in the battlefields as an auxiliary warrior and guardian. In the arenas, the Cane Corso was used to fight lions, bears, bulls, other wild animals and even gladiators. *Referenc - Wikipedia
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The Cane Corso Mastiff is an ancient Italian versatile farm and hunting dog. Dogs which resemble the Cane Corso in murals, painting, and ancient manuscripts referred to as the Cane Corso since Roman times. For centuries Corsos were all around farm dogs and large game hunters. The average farmer needed the Corso to herd semi wild cattle, pigs, and goats for them. They were also used to provide protection over the livestock and property from poachers or predators. Corso’s were also prized scent hunters and course down large game. Until 1988 the Cane Corso was still used only for isolated farmers various use. Many historians and breed fanciers believe the ancient dogs depicted in the ancient murals and manuscripts from centuries ago still remain a pure unspoiled breed maintained on isolated Italian farms.
The Cane Corso Mastiff is strongly devoted to its family and they are usually Velcro type of dogs. They want to be close to their owners and will often follow them around the house or yard. They will give themselves completely to their owners but will typically remain aloof and suspicious of strangers. The Cane Corsos are still a more primitive working protection type of breed. This makes them very intuitive to even the most minor changes in their environment. A Cane Corso may bark & react cautiously at furniture moved out of place or new foreign object placed in the room.
Cane Corsos require extensive socialization. Most Cane Corsos if not socialized properly can become nervous, fearful, overly cautious, or show aggressive behaviors in new surroundings or with strangers. An under socialized Cane Corso can be converted into a socially acceptable dog within a fairly short amount of time by dedicated caring owners. In the beginning of Cane Corso ownership, it is common for your Cane Corso to have separation anxiety because they grow such a serious and rapid attachment to their new parents. The Cane Corso’s aloof and suspicious personality with strangers and different places can be greatly reduced or eliminated by proper and regular positive socialization. Cane Corsos are intelligent, willing to please, and easy to obedience train as well as to housebreak. Many Cane Corsos still retain many of their ancient working drives and enjoy competing in obedience, agility, tracking, herding, etc.
The Cane Corsos are a naturally protective breed with their families and property but are considered to be a quiet breed. They remain alert but not prone to barking for unjust causes. Despite their rugged exterior appearance Cane Corsos are very sensitive breed with their families and only fair positive training methods should be used. Many Cane Corsos will sulk and become obviously upset for hours after being scolded by their owners. The Cane Corso is like a constant shadow always wanting to stay in close contact with their owners and love being 100+lb lap dogs.
The Cane Corsos on average have a moderate energy level. They are normally a moderate – high activity level outdoors with low indoor activity level. Most Cane Corsos would enjoy a game of fetch, hiking, swimming, & any dog sports with their owners. The Cane Corso should get 10-20 minutes of exercise sessions twice daily, preferable off leash in a contained area.
Understanding the Cane Corso’s true personality is normally limited to family type of socialization. The Cane Corso’s goofy, gentle, and affectionate ways with their families are normally limited to only be seen by their families and close friends. This means the affectionate greeting you get will not be displayed on friendly company visiting.