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Italian Corso Dog


General Information - Italian Corso Dog


Group:
Utility  

Size:
 Large

Lifespan:
 12 years plus

Exercise:
 low

Grooming:
 very low

Trainability:
 high

Watchdog ability:
 very high

Protection ability:
 very high

Area of Origin:
Italy

Date of Origin:
 ancient times

Other Names:
 Italian Mastiff Cane Corso, Cane Corso Italiano

Original Function:
Watchdog, protection, police and tracking



History

Its direct ancestor is the old Roman Molossian. The breed was formerly scattered all over Italy. However, in recent time the breed was only prevalent in the Province of Apulia and in the adjacent regions of Southern Italy. His name derives from the Latin “Cohors” which means protector or guardian of the farmyard.