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Cane Corso vs American Pitbull Terrier
As many of you know the Pitbull terrier has become an iconic dog. Growing up, I loved this breed and first saw one while watching the Little rascals dog ‘Pete’. He was funny, smart, and was frequently seen by the side of the little rascals. I have owned three Pitbulls. Owning these dogs motivated me to become a breeder because I was not happy with the temperament of one out of the three pitbulls. I felt by becoming a breeder, I would be able to help the future pups acclimate better to their families and therefore stay with their families. If you are reading this article, I’m sure you know which breed I prefer, however, I would like to point out some key aspects where both breeds differ.
For this article I will keep the comparison with the ‘American Pitbull Terrier’, since there has become so many variations it is hard to compare all the different types in this one article.
Breed Cane Corso American Pit Bull Terrier
Height 23 1/2-27 1/2 inches 17-20 inches
Weight 90-130 lbs 30-90 lbs
Intelligence High Average
Hypoallergenic No No
Lifespan 10-12 years 12-14 years
Country Origin Italy 1137 AD UK 1898 AD
Temperament Very Good Good
Family/children/pet(s) Very Good Good/may be dog aggressive to other dogs
Personality Loving, enjoys attention Affectionate, aggressive, willing to please
affectionate, guard dog, barks a lot
does not bark often
Living No apartments, breed likes Yes apartment, does not require much exercise
exercise, small to large
Temperature 35 F to 85 F 45 F to 85 F
Exercise High energy level Medium energy level
running speed 30 mph running speed 25 mph
Grooming Low maintenance coat Low maintenance coat
Low Drool Low Drool
Nail trim every 16 days Nail trim every 16 days
Here is a great example of very well done art depicting Pitbulls.
For New Owners:
I know many people feel the Cane Corso is not for new owners, and this is true if for someone reason the person does not understand leadership skills and never had a working dog. I find Cane Corsos much easier to train than Pitbulls, the key here is if you understand how to dominate your dog. Over all I would say because of the sheer size and power of the Cane Corso its better for the dogs sake to go with an experienced dog owner. The pitbull terrier comes in different sizes and can be easier to care for if size is a concern in your home.
I choose the Cane Corso as the better suited playmate for my children. They are smarter in my opinion and are not nippy. When my daughter was young she was holding up a shirt in my yard and my pitbull came and grabbed the shirt as he jumped up, as a result she was cut near her eye. I have never had any Cane Corso jump up to grab anything from my hands or my children.
I find the Cane Corso to be a breed that does not bark much unless there is a reason. My pitbulls were not yappy barkers at all, however, more so than my Cane Corsos.
Both breeds are easy to care for with regards to grooming since they both have short coats.