Corso Owner Requirements

So you want to own a Cane Corso......

If you are considering a Cane Corso, there are some very important requirements you need to be

able to say "yes" to when considering this breed.

  1. The Cane Corso is a dominant, guardian breed and are not for the first time dog owner. They should only be considered by a person or family unit that is confident, assertive and understands pack hierarchy. Any potential owner needs to understand that dominate guardian breed may exhibit bossy, even aggressive behaviors at times when growing up. Owner needs to understand how to read and correct this behavior.

  2. The Corso needs room to play and the correct kind of containment. Leaving a Corso crated in the house all day, creates health and temperament problems and should not be done. However, the Corso puppy should be crate trained.

  3. The Corso requires a tremendous amount of socialization and training. Potential owners must be able and dedicated to take the pup out with them to training and socialization twice a week or more.

  4. If the owner is gone more than 10 hours a day for work, most of the week, the Corso is probably not the dog for that owner.

  5. Corso's do not do well isolated. They must be able to bond with their family.

  6. Anyone considering a Corso must make sure they are ready to make a lifelong commitment to the dog. The Corso is extremely devoted to its family/owner. It does not transfer well. To lose their family, breaks their heart. Therefore if you are not in a stable place in your life, wait until you are to get a puppy. If you are in the military and there is a chance that you will be deployed, wait until your return to get a Corso.

  7. Color should NEVER be a factor when determining which Corso is best for you. A Corso puppy needs to be chosen based on correct temperament for you, health and correct type.

  8. If there are children in the home, pProper boundaries are to be taught to both children and puppy. Owner must be willing to spend the time and be consistent to ensure the relationship between puppy and children is correct.

  9. Puppy kindergarten and basic Obedience class is a must!! The Corso is a large breed and needs to be under control at all times. Owner needs to be prepared to set aside time to personally take the puppy to class for socialization and training.

  10. The Corso isn’t Cheap to keep! Anyone considering buying a Corso should realize that it is not inexpensive to buy top quality food, afford secure containment, attend obedience classes and seek proper Vet care for your dog. Buyer should be financially stable with sufficient disposable income before considering a Corso.