Sorry for bumping this back up
After owning Mastiffs & Bulldogs (Of all kinds over the years) last year after the loss of one of my beloved dogs. I decided to take the plunge and go with a Cane Corso, I'd read and researched lots about them years before I decided to take that plunge. My own dog is now just over a year old everything I was told to expect & read to expect has been the total opposite of my boy, he's been a real pleasure from day one and dispite what some may think, very easy to train and biddable with all people he meets, even other dogs along with living in perfect harmony with my others. He has the heart of a lion and so much more.
That's not to say he's a push over, he's extremely protective around ''his'' family that extends to my kids who are, 11yrs, 4yrs & just off a year old baby that protection also extending to his doggy pack.
Training wise he's been excellent, picking up almost anything within a couple of hours, he was house clean by the time he'd reached four months old and completely dry throughout the night, which was a surprize for me when comparing him to other breeds I have owned.
As for alerting me as to what he may percieve as danger, he's always the first to bark, always the first out of my lot to greet new people into my home.
He's never been aggressive towards anyone or anything he's always been the complete opposite, never being hyper or jumping round, just a calm collective dog who you can see thinks.
He is my first Corso and I'll be honest I expected all sorts but as I said earlier on in my post, everything I did expect he has been the complete opposite, maybe he's a one off, maybe he's like all other Corso's within the UK - but I have found him to be extremely easy and biddable, much easier than I expected.
With careful thought and research I can't see why they couldn't be someones ''first dog'' as I said in comparison to other breeds I did have experience of, he's been easy, all I will say is these dogs have brains and certainly know how to use them, they really are beautiful loyal dogs, with that they certainly shouldn't be under-estimated, they aren't for the faint hearted but as long as someone is willing to put in the time and patience you will have a good loyal friend for life until the very end
One that is excellent with you're kids who can be trusted with supervision (as always) - there is absolutely no reason why they can't be loving family dogs as long as you've put the time and training in - for me my own dog is perfect in every sense of the word, he's been brilliant.
If you don't want a dog that drools excessively, or a dog that can actually wiegh up in it's head whether something is worthwhile doing, then they certainly are not the dog for you.
This we're him as a pup.
I can't believe he was ever that tiny!
And here he is at 7 months old helping me out with the gardening