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The Cane Corso (kha-neh kor-so) is also known as an Italian coursing Mastiff.  They are a complex , extremely intelligent, and very powerful dog breed. This  giant guardian breed  can weigh between 100 to 130 pounds. A Corsi average lifespan is 10 to 12 years . Cane Corso where  originally  used as a dog of war by the romans. Then later on the corso was used  to hunt big game and guard property. The Cane Corso has a massive head, heavy rectangular body, and a beautiful short coat in black, gray, fawn, or red. Also a Cane Corso coat can have various patterns and colors of brindle.


The Cane Corso is not an appropriate choice for an inexperienced dog owner. As this is an extremely dominant breed an requires a dominant owner . TRAINING AND SOCIALIZATION IS A MUST!!!!! A Cane Corso  is very large, protective, loyal,  powerful, extremely  intelligent, active, and headstrong. A Cane Corso needs a leader who can guide them with firmness and consistency without using force or cruelty. The Cane Corso loves their pack/family an loves to please their people. They will want to be near you, and you will quickly find that they will shadow you.The Corso’s history describes them as having a “vigorous temperament, ready to meet any challenge.” That type of temperament can be a double-edged sword. With a confident, consistent owner who provides good leadership, socialization , and training the Cane Corso will be an excellent family dog who is never inappropriately aggressive, but in the wrong hands with out socialization and training they can become aggressive .The ideal Corso is docile and affectionate toward their pack/family, including children. To get them to that point requires socialization and training from an early age. This dog will not do well in a home with anyone who is afraid of or is unable to manage a large, powerful and dominate dog.The Corso is highly intelligent , combine that with their sometimes bossy nature, and it’s easy to see how one could come to dominate the household without firm leadership and boundaries. A Cane Corso  will test you and sometimes push boundaries to see how far they can get.



Early, frequent socialization is essential. A Cane Corso puppy from a reputable breeder will raise the puppies in the home and ensure that they are exposed to many household sights and sounds, as well as many sights and sounds from the outside world. Continue socialization of your Cane Corso throughout their life by taking them to puppy play dates , introducing them to friends and neighbors, and planning outings to local shops and businesses. This is the only way they can learn to be discriminating between what is normal behavior and what is a threat, and they should protect.That said, no amount of socialization will make you Cane Corso overly friendly or trusting toward people other than their pack/family. A Cane Corso is first and foremost a guard dog, and they take this responsibility seriously. Begin training as soon as you bring your Cane Corso puppy home, what you don't want them to do at 100+ pounds, do not allow them to do it now. Institute a nothing-in-life-is-free approach , requiring your Cane Corso puppy to “work” for everything they get by performing a command before toys, treats, or play. It’s always a good idea to take a Cane Corso to puppy kindergarten followed by basic obedience class. After basic obedience I recommend to continue their training both at home an in advance obedience classes.


The Cane Corso has a moderate activity level and needs a job to do, which can be anything from being your on-leash walking companion to daily training activities.Or something as simple as putting dirty clothing the laundry basket. They do good with herding , driving, agility courses, dock diving, and  hunting as well .Do not expect your pup to go jogging with you as its not wise to put alot of pressure on their joints at a young age . Instead take short slow paced walks to give them some exercise. Once your Cane Corso is around 18 to 24 months their growth plates will be closed and you should expect to walk or jog them at least a mile daily, in addition to at least 20 minutes or so of training for mental stimulation. They will not be satisfied to lay around the house and do nothing all the time. They can pick up bad destructive behaviors such as chewing your belongings out of boredom.


Cane Corso have a high drive and a territorial nature, so they need a strong  fence at least six feet high to keep them on their  own property. As well as keeping the neighbors  beloved pets safely out of your yard. An underground electronic fence is never appropriate for this breed , it may keep them in as a puppy but will not be safe for your Corso or neighborhood animals that may wander into your yard.


Like any dog, Cane Corso puppies are inveterate chewers and because of their size can do a whole lot of damage.I recommend a good strong Kong toy or some antlers to keep them busy chewing on their things instead of yours. Don’t give them the run of the house until they’ve reached trustworthy maturity. And keep your Cane Corso puppy busy with training, play and socialization experiences. A bored Cane Corso is a destructive Cane Corso.


The Cane Corso should spend plenty of time with their family. Chaining a Cane Corso out in the yard and giving them little or no attention is not only cruel, it can also lead to aggression and destructive behavior. Chaining or having your Cane Corso outside in a 10x10 kennel to live it's life out will also result in repossession of your corso as it would be a breach of contract because it is inhumane.


The Cane Corso has a smooth coat that gives a good dusting (sheds) twice a year. Brush him about once a week to remove dead hair and keep the skin and coat healthy. You can clean the ears and trim the nails as needed, and bathe the Cane Corso when he’s dirty. I recommend anti shedding shampoo and conditioner for cutting down on corsi shedding. Some corsi rarely shed and some lightly shed more frequently.


Beautiful Life Cane Corso  is located in York , SC  just outside of city limits. We have a small kennel on a little over 9 acres. Where our corsi run freely and come inside as they please. I do not have the typical kennel you may be used to seeing . You will not see 10 x10 kennels on my property. I believe that my corsi are part of my family and should be treated as such. I could never have them live their days out locked in a kennel. All of our dogs are inside at night and sleep comfortably.All my dogs are socialized and raised around children and other dogs. We love all of our dogs , including all of our placed puppies and we care for them dearly.We take great pride in our furbabies and make sure they have everything they need to thrive and live to their full potential. Here at Beautiful Life Cane Corso we truly care and worry for our placed fur babies.If any issue should ever arise we are here for our adoptive family , whether it's dog related or not.We take pride in our friendships that we develope and grow over the years with our adoptive families because those relationships are important to us.If you ever need help with or have any questions about your Cane Corso please feel free to ask even if your corso is not from us . We are always willing to help out for the betterment of the breed.


We also rescue Cane Corso from all over the US . We do this because of our undying love for this majestic breed. Although we are not a 501c3 , we try to do our part to help keep Cane Corsi out of the shelter and far away from euthanasia. All rescues are spayed/neutered , vetted , assessed , and when they are ready they go to prescreened forever homes to live out the rest of their lives. If for any reason a Corso cannot be adopted out to a home they will remain here with us . They will be loved an cared for for the remainder of their lives.



I purchased first Cane Corso around 2006 after alot of research on the breed. I fell in love with their overall temperament and that they are by natural instinct a guardian. Corsi are wonderful  and majestic  creatures . I truly love this breed and would never own another breed since owning corsi. They are extremely loyal and protective of their pack/family. We breed for true temperament, strength, endurance, an agility. We breed for the preservation and betterment of the breed and keep the breed standard mind with our pairings. We only want what is best for our fur babies because we love each and every one of them. I look forward to the opportunity to have you join our close-knit  family of cane corso enthusiasts that carry the Beautiful Life lines.


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