Country of Origin: Italy
Height: Female: 58–66 cm, Male: 62–70 cm
Weight: Female: 40–45 kg, Male: 45–50 kg
Color: Black, Red, Grey, Fawn, Black Brindle, Chestnut Brindle
Life Expectancy: 9 – 12 years
Temperament: Even Tempered, Reserved, Calm, Quiet, Stable, Trainable
Litter Size: 3 - 7 puppies
Health Problems: This is a robust dog with typical bone and joint problems of the giant breeds.
This very athletic breed needs a lot of regular exercise. They make excellent jogging companions, and if not jogged daily, should be taken on at least one long, brisk daily walk.
The Cane Corso Italiano is a medium-big size dog, strongly built but elegant, with powerful and long muscles. Very distinguished, he expresses strength, agility and endurance.
The general conformation is that of a mesomorphic animal whose body is longer than the height at the withers, harmonious as regards the form and disharmonious as regards the profile.
The muzzle is very broad and deep. The width of the muzzle must be almost equal to its length which reaches 3.4/10 of the total length of the head. Its depth is more than 50% the length of the muzzle.
Due to the parallels of the muzzle sides and to the fullness and the width of the whole jaw, the anterior face of the muzzle is flat and square.
The nasal bridge has a rectilinear profile and it is rather flat. The lower side profile of the muzzle is determined by the upper lips; the suborbital region shows a very slight chisel.
The stop is very marked because of the very developed and bulging frontal sinuses and because of the prominent superciliary arches. The neck is slightly arched.