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A 6 month old Cane Corso Italiano Puppy Dog

Isn’t he just the cutest? I think so. He came in to the dog grooming shop to get his first puppy nail trim. He was so brave and sweet, and we got tons of kisses!! 

A bit about the breed. This is one of my most favorite of dog breeds. They are like the Bull Mastiff, but don’t drool!! 

The Cane Corso is one of many Mastiff-type dogs. They come in black, grey, fawn and red. Any of these colors can have a brindle pattern. (The stripes) 

They are more lightly built than their cousin the Neapolitan Mastiff, but can still weigh around 150 pounds for a full grown male. 

They were developed in Italy and is said to be a descendant of the Roman War Dogs. 

The word “cane” is Latin for dog and derives from the word “canis.” The word “corso” is believed to come from “cohors” meaning bodyguard, or from “corsus” in Italian meaning robust or sturdy. 

They are a one family dog and basically ignore anyone outside of their pack. They take a strong handler, but are super smart. 

The breed became recognized in the American Kennel Club in 2010. 

What do you think?

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    • They have tighter lips than other mastiffs, and some don’t drool at all, others do, just not much. They are not for the person that has to have everything clean if they are in and out of the house a lot. They love to play and get muddy and dirty, and well..act like a dog. Grins. Any mud hole around and a cane corso will find it.

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