The Cane Corso, also known as the Italian Mastiff, is a large Italian breed of dog, for years valued highly in Italy as a companion, Guard dog and hunter.

The Cane Corso is a descendant of the canis pugnax,[3] dogs used by the Romans in warfare. They would accompany their handler onto the battlefields where they would act as the ultimate guardian.
In it’s more recent history, the Cane Corso is a catch dog used with cattle, swine, and also in wild boar hunts. Cane Corso were also used to guard property, livestock, and families, and some continue to be used for this purpose today. Historically it has also been used by night watchmen, keepers, and, in the past, by carters and drovers.

Cane Corso, has survived until today. In small settlements in the south of Italy where they have maintained an archaic system of agriculture and a multi purpose dog was an essential partner.
As life changed in the southern Italian rural farms in the 20th century, the Corso began to become rare. A group of enthusiasts began recovery activities designed to bring the dog back from near extinction in the late 1970s. By 1994, the breed was fully accepted by the Italian Kennel Club (ENCI) as the 14th Italian breed of dog.
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  1. TheUnknownBlob December 6, 2017 at 11:41 am

    My family used to have one he is a great dog for kids I swear I seen a pic of me and my cane Corso playing with hot wheels 😂

  2. 2WhiteAndNerdy December 6, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    My grandmother has a gorgeous cane corso. One of the most even keeled dogs I've ever encountered. Such a gentle teddy bear, but assertive when need be. Doesn't bark like an idiot at any little thing like my dumb dogs do. What an amazing animal.

  3. Kaleb Kimmerly December 6, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    He sounds so depressed like he really doesn't like his job

  4. Wandering Loner December 6, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Gorgeous dog and I love these bigger breeds. But I can't imagine the food bill for them at the end of the month. :O

  5. Mat Et Maeva Les Challengeurs December 6, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    i am 2 cane coroso and a puppy black i speak french

  6. Mr. S December 6, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    My corso is the most gentle dog I've seen, especially with kids. He adores kids! He is sooooooo loving and very smart. An amazingly good dog. Mine got unusually large and tall, 150lbs.

  7. faultroy December 6, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Really impressed with how well the dogs move based on the dogs represented here.  They move very lightly. 

    I will say though, the dogs appear small. They look closer in size to Rottweilers than to the Mastiffs.  These dogs tend to be closer to the ground with less leg height. And it is surprising that the dogs are so light on their feet with so little leg height.

    One of the nicest moving dogs of any Mastino breed that I have seen. Very balanced and athletic.  Compare them to the movement of breeds like Presa Canarios.

  8. Kenneth Gray December 6, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    just got 2 from bodyguard cane corso best 4,000 I ever spent these big ass dogs are smart loving and very protective perfect dog I'm definitely over the pit bull after having these guys

  9. Kristina Ristic December 6, 2017 at 5:31 pm


  10. Francoise D December 6, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Bizarre to see people still crop the ears and tails of dogs.

  11. marie long December 6, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    this moron thinks there's a difference between swine and wild boars lmao. SWINE IS A PIG, WILD OR NOT

  12. The Duke One December 6, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    info in german please

  13. ccalidor December 6, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    This is the right profil Cane Corso!

  14. Adam S December 6, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    "bitches weigh between 88 and 99 pounds" lmao. bitches gonna be heavy yo

  15. Michael Smith December 6, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Pronounced C A I N not connie.

  16. JermHD December 6, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    99lbs bitches are always best xD

  17. Beerrunner81 December 6, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    My Amstaff's good friend is a Cane Corso. These two can do all kinds of things to each other. But if another dog buts in then look out. They will back each other up.

  18. Joshua&Harli December 6, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Hopefully you have permission to use Annie and her dogs in this video.

  19. TQ December 6, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    What can this dog do that an American Bulldog can't? Does it somehow make a better guard dog?

  20. Michael Smith December 6, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Another breed ruined by idiotic show dog breeders. Now they are extremely unhealthy and somewhat oversized.