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Does anyone know anything about Cane Corsos?

Discussion in 'Other Breeds' started by Nat Ursula, May 21, 2018.

  1. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    my neighbor offered to watch Tonka for us but he has a 15month old Cane Corso.
  2. Worg

    Worg Big Dog

    I've met a few, they are pretty mild dogs in my experience. I havent met any working bred corsos though, I'm sure they are a bit more of a handful. Rather similar to boxers really, but I wouldn't say that to a corso owner that comparison makes them pretty upset :P
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  3. Pitbullmom1

    Pitbullmom1 Big Dog

    Their so cute
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  4. catchrcall

    catchrcall Good Dog Staff Member

    According to the media stories I've read they are all phsycotic killers, so in reality they are probably ok. I've never been around one.
  5. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

  6. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    I know a byb of canes. Hers are very guard-y and territorial. Her one male is totally squirrelly, he reminds me of Raven. He's not an "I love everybody" kind of dog. She locks him up like I used to have to do with Ray. Unless he really knows ya, he's gonna want to eat you.
    They all like each other but do not get along with strange dogs.

    I'd try a meet and greet a cpl times. First on neutral ground, then depending on how they do, on his turf.
    Tonka is pretty submissive right?
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  7. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Yes, she is submissive and she is feisty too. She will initiate play and take toys in order to get another dog to play with her. They have a female pug/chi who is pretty dominant. Maybe she will be the bigger concern? IDK
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  8. Worg

    Worg Big Dog

    A concern there then is the smaller dog triggering a fight. My GSD didnt often start fights when my brothers lab mix was around, but it the lab got into a fight the GSD backed him up with brutal force.

    Doesnt always work within dogs of the same household either, the little dog could trigger a fight and get attacked by the corso. My (older) brothers Heeler was a butt head and caused a lot of fights with my GSD, neither ever really got hurt, but once when my brothers other dog was there (lab/bully) he also went in on the heeler despite having lived with him his whole life. The GSD even bit the lab/bully on accident, they both stopped and looked at each other for a second, then went back 2v1 on the heeler. It definitely caught me off guard because I had NEVER seen this lab/bully show ANY aggression before, which is why he and my GSD never got into it, the GSD wouldnt initiate fights but had zero tolerance with testy dogs.
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  9. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    My husband doesn't understand why I just don't let her be kenneled at the boarding facility. She cannot play with any dogs and she would be alone all week long. She would get two daily 1/1 sessions with a person out in the courtyard. But she loves being around other dogs. If she could play there I would feel much better about it. But she did not get the distemper/parvo vaccine because it is a live vaccine and I was worried about her immune system.
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  10. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    They met and he was very well behaved. He calmly met Tonka and automatically did a play bow. Tonka was horrified. She jumped backwards and growled. Ps he was afraid of him. We walked around the block and she was happy as long as he didn't get too close to her. He is intact and I think it was that more than his size. I really don't know. I would say it was one of her worst meet and greets. He is just a huge dark brindle dog.
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  11. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog

    I'D have her boarded. Take some of her toys, blankets for her.I don't know about her not having her parvo shot tho......
    We always have ours boarded at our vet.
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  12. GK1

    GK1 Little Dog

    The cc may become defensive/territorial of his own turf. IMO a potential recipe for trouble. Other than having a trustworthy, reliable and dog-knowledgeable sitter in your own home, boarding is the best option. May sound harsh, but the concrete/steel, no nonsense prison cell like kennel are the safest (for dogs and kennel staff). Crazy to me watching a junior employee in the big box store with day care services managing a group of dogs in a large room as if it were a kiddie playground. Even if i boarded my 3, the two females would have to be separated…let alone throwing them in with strange dogs.
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  13. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    She can be boarded. She has her rabies and bordatella vaccine. She just shouldn't play with other dogs unless I get a titer done to see if she is still protected from parvo and distemper, etc. we cannot bring any bedding or toys. It is a very clean place.
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  14. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    What if she plays with Teddy everyday for 20-30mins? Will they allow that?
  15. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    They will allow it but I'd be worried that she will get hurt because he will be so amped up and I've never let them loose on an open field. Also, there would just be one person in there with them. When he gets too wild he likes to run full force at her and chest butt her.
  16. gerard102

    gerard102 Puppy

    Newbie here. Sorry to interrupt. I can't remember I read somewhere on the internet said that this breed is not suitable for inexperienced dog owner because this breed is aggressive if not trained properly. And also very territorial as everyone said here. Came to the conclusion that newbie like me surely will pass on this breed.
  17. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    You need to be educated on any breed you get. They are not aggressive if not trained properly. I'm not sure where you read that? They can be dog reactive or dog aggressive and it has nothing to do with how they are trained. This can happen as a puppy or after they reach full maturity.
  18. Worg

    Worg Big Dog

    Your conclusion is probably correct.

    The misconception is that the word aggressive is synonymous with vicious, it isn't.
    AA (animal aggression) and DA (dog aggression) are not problematic or bad traits, it just takes an owner willing to manage them properly. Much of the dog community forgets that Pit Bulls are terriers, ALL terriers were created to care and ALL terrier breeds typically exhibit animal and often dog aggression REGARDLESS of how they are trained or brought up. This breed can do more damage than a JRT though, which is why they are controversial. Breeds like Airedales and BRTs can also do a lot of damage, but they are FAR less common, especially in the states, so incidents aren't frequent. Plus when a breed is less common people do more research to acquire them so they are more prepared to handle such a dog.
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