Cane Corso History
Cane Corsos originally came from Italy, mostly in the southern areas of the country. These dogs may also be referred to as the Cane da Macellaio, the Italian Corso Dog and the Italian Molosso.
The Cane Corso was used to hunt large game and it was especially skilled at hunting wild boar. When big game hunting was on a decline these dogs were used to guard propery and livestock for Italian farmers. This breed came to America around 1987, but can still be found throughout Italy fulfilling the role of its old working duties. The Cane Corso derived it’s name from the Latin word “Cohors” which means guardian or protector.
- Cane Corso’s were bred as working dogs for hundreds of years.
- The Cane Corso demands plenty of attention and training and owners need to be prepared to make this commitment.
- The Cane Corso is territorial and likes to stay close to its handler and therefore will not wander away from home.