Choosing A Cane Corso Puppy

Choosing A Cane Corso Puppy


Choosing a Cane Corso Puppy is not an easy task. If you decided on this amazing breed? Congratulations! You will be happy with your choice!
So let us discuss some things you may want to look for when Choosing a Cane Corso Puppy.

choosing a cane corso puppy

Male or Female?


First, decide if you want a male or female. Males and females are similar in many respects but there are marked differences between the sexes that you should be aware of.

When choosing a Cane Corso puppy it is important to inspect the parents. If the Father is not available this actually may be better news. Why? Because this shows that the breeder has no interest in inbreeding and has a goal to keep their bloodlines clean.  If this is the case with your breeder be sure to look at the Fathers pedigree and if possible the ICCF registration.

Choosing a Cane Corso For Showing?


If this is your goal then you must be very concerned with the Cane Corso is standard. This is a clear definition of standards outlined for showing this pristine breed.  As defined by the standard the Cane Corso is  “A muscular, balanced, large boned dog, rectangular in proportion”. The length of the dog, measured from the point of the shoulder to the point of buttock, is 11% percent greater than the height of the dog measured from the highest point of the shoulder to the ground. Height: Dogs: 25 to 27.5 inches, Bitches: 23.5 to 26 inches. Weight: Proportionate to height. Males tend to be on average 15-20 pounds heavier than females.  Females will also have a heat cycle two times per year. If you choose a female and do not wish to have puppies, then it is best  she get spayed. The differences in the sexes in puppies is not as obvious as in the adult dogs.

If you have some idea what you expect from your new addition so you can tell the breeder. Let them know if you want a companion, show dog, or a competitive performance dog. No matter what the function you desire in your puppy, all puppies in the litters will have the same bloodline. Most well-bred litters from good breeders are bred to emphasize the health, character, and trainability of every puppy in the litter.

Choosing a Cane Corso with a Good Temperament


In the search for your puppy, you want to observe the puppies together at first. A Cane Corso puppy should have, first and foremost, a good temperament. They should be inquisitive, outgoing, and unafraid in his advances towards everything and everybody. They will also demand and exhibit affection often.

Many times a puppy will be singled out and the litter will pick on him/her. This does not mean this puppy is defective. in at all. Place this puppy alone and he will usually assert himself when he is away from his brothers and sisters.

Should I Buy Shy Puppies ?

Cane Corso Puppies are typically not shy. If you do find one we suggest it may be not the best idea if your purpose is for guard dog duty. A puppy is afraid of people, places and things may not end up being a good farm dog or hunter either. This is truly not the true Cane Corso character. The definition of the ideal Cane Corso temperament can be found here – The Cane Corso Dog Standard.

What color should you choose? Color is not a major consideration in choosing a good Cane Corso, unless you plan on showing your dog.

Most companion puppies are sold at 8 to 16 weeks of age. Puppies generally are not ready to go to a new home at 8 weeks of age.


It may be good to ask about guarantees on the puppy you purchase to protect you from any issues that may arise.

If you are interested in a Cane Corso Puppy you can join our Twitter as we post upcoming litters. At the moment we only breed one litter per year. Please be sure to join us and subscribe on our youtube channel.



Here is an updated video since the previous one had some sound issue:

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