In Medieval Times, the Cane Corso was used as a big game hunter. His power, courage and agility made him especially valuable on wild boar. It is also reported that he was used on stag and bear. Italian fanciers of the breed say, proudly, the Corso is "the only true coursing mastiff".
"First known Beware of dog sign, found in Ancient Pompeii"
He was also used as a butcher's dog, a war dog and as a gladiator in the arena. There is also convincing evidence that the Cane Corso was put into military use in 1137 in Monopoli di Sabina, near Rome. Kennels from this period link the breed closely with Roman history.
History of the Cane Corso - continued
It is a gentle, sociable dog and easily trained to perform the duties for which it has been bred. It is also known as the Cane Corso Italiano, Cane Corso Mastiff, Cane di Macellaio, Italian Mastiff, and Sicilian Branchiero. Although the Cane Corso breed has worldwide FCI recognition.
The Cane Corso is a great guard dog, extremely loyal to its family and can be quite aloof with strangers. He has a very protective nature and yet is able to discern friend from foe. He instinctively knows when to become a terrifying, defensive and protective dog for its owner, his grounds, the house and the whole family. He should be submissive to his family and suspicious of strangers.
The Cane Corso is normally a quiet dog, barking only when alerted to a strange situation. Despite the breed's size, they make excellent house dogs and are very athletic.
There are a lot of breeders out there, breeders of all breeds of dogs, which are doing it for the money, not the love of it. To become a breeder, the first step is to purchase a high-quality male and female of good temperament and representation of the specific breed. This can be very expensive, to ensure good quality! We always say, "The pups are only as good as the parents". We pride ourselves on the quality of our adults, that's why we are able to guarantee our puppies for anything congenital or hereditary.
We also provide a service to our new puppy owners. We will Potty Train and/or Obedience Train your puppy for you, so when you pick up or we ship your puppy to you, you will have a wonderful experience with the new family member! If you Love, Train & Socialize your pup for the first year of its life, it will love and protect you and your family for the rest of its life!