This old Italian dog breed was developed to guard property and hunt big game such as wild boar. He is powerful and athletic and is best suited to an experienced owner who has a large, securely fenced yard.
Dog Breed Group:Working Dogs
Height:1 foot, 11 inches to 2 feet, 3 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:90 to 120 pounds
Life Span:10 to 12 years
- The Corso’s short coat comes in black, light, and dark shades of gray; light and dark shades of fawn; and red. Any of these colors may have a brindle pattern: irregular streaks of light and dark color.
- Solid fawn and red Corsos may have a black or gray mask.
- The Corso’s ears may be cropped or uncropped.
- The Corso is a working dog who needs lots of mental and physical stimulation.
- Corsos are not demonstrative, but they enjoy “talking” to their people with “woo woo woo” sounds, snorts, and other verbalizations.
- The Corso is not a good “first dog.” He requires plenty of socialization, training, and exercise to be a good companion.