What you might not like about Cane Corso:
- A strong personality who needs a consistent and constant master in his requests.
- Need for authority without violence.
- Must be familiar with the maximum of possible situations from a very young age in order to be able to develop his faculties of discernment.
- Dog training courses are a must.
Requests physical and mental activity to be able to stay balanced. It is less demanding than a herding dog, but do not take it for a “Hogwarts”. He is an active and intelligent dog who wants to work.
- Slow physical and mental maturity (more than two years). You have to be patient.
- The cohabitation of a male with a congener of the same sex and equivalent size can be difficult.
- cane Corso can be aggressive in front of other big bucks in public places, stay alert!
- Supports loneliness badly when it lasts whole days. He is more a bodyguard than a pure watchdog. If you have to leave it alone, share it with others.
- cane corso signals his presence and warns his masters when an intruder is approached. In the evening and at night, this trend will be even more marked. If you live in a densely populated area, its loud barking could disturb your neighbors. It would, therefore, be preferable to have him sleep inside your home where he will show remarkable wisdom.
- In any case, a watchdog will always be more effective inside than in a garden where thieves can try to poison him by throwing food at him or sending him a ball surrounded by barbed wire for example. It will be much less easy to get rid of a dog already on guard, alerted by the sound of the intrusion.
- Like all large dogs, it could push or scratch young children without wanting to harm.