“A modern descendant of the ancient Molossus dog, the Cane Corso is a medium-sized mastiff breed. Its ancestry dates back to AD 600 in its native Italy where it was originally used for hunting large game. The breed has also been employed as a cattle drover. The Cane Corso was first officially recognized by the Italian Kennel Club in 1994.
The Cane Corso is a highly trainable dog with a quiet working demeanour. It is a natural guard dog and is regarded as very intelligent.Guardian of property, family and livestock; extremely agile and responsive. In the past, it has been used for herding cattle and hunting big game.
The Cane goes about its business with a certain air of purpose. It has a somewhat relaxed outlook on life. However, it needs daily outdoor exercise to maintain its well-muscled body and free-flowing gait.
The strongly built Cane Corso stands 22-26.5 in (56-67 cm) tall at the withers and may weigh from 84-110 lb (38-49.5 kg).
The coat is short, dense and harsh to the touch.
The breed may be black, blue, fawn, stag red or any of these colours brindled.
A hound mitt, bristle brush or rubber curry comb will remove dead hair and keep the coat neat and healthy.”
(Source-Canadian Kennel Club)