Nicola Mille discusses the correct coat for the Cane Corso -- length, texture and color.
We ask accomplished fanciers to sit down with "their" AKC standard and "take note" about where they think judges and breeders often go astray. Breeder-judge Shauna DeMoss shares her thoughts on the AKC Cane Corso standard.
Cane Corso judge Massimo Inzoli critiques some heads that have strayed from correct breed type.
A three-dimension guide to the angles and planes that comprise a good head in the Cane Corso.
Future Champion Rocco and his littermates. Rocco would go on to be one of the foundation dogs of the American selection. Photo: M. Sottile
Over the years, there has been much conjecture surrounding the first litters of Cane Corsos imported from Sicily by Michael Sottile Sr. in the late 1980s.
Having clear, consistent boundaries creates well-adjusted dogs.
Navigating fear periods in young dogs, as well as a Molosser's inherent aloofness, can be challenges for owners. Obedience training is the answer.
In recent years, black has become the most desirable color in the Cane Corso, spurred by everything from pet- buyer preferences to ear-cropping bans.
With the help of Italian fancier Nicola Mille, we canvas history for an explanation as to how France’s ancient herding dog, the Beauceron, might have sidled its way into the Cane Corso gene pool.
Cane Corsos got ready for their closeups when the television series "The Borghias" needed some canine gladiators to film a 15th-Century chase scene.
Basir, in foreground.
Basir became the prototype for the contemporary Cane Corso, and was the model for the modern breed standard.