Cane Corso History
of the Cane Corso
When viewing a Cane Corso for the first time, His statues figure
and bold look creates a feeling of strength and charm. To some it
may be a sense of bewildered excitement and to others it maybe sheer
intimidation. These qualities are influenced and shaped by his owner
and can be directed in the management of his training.
Cane Corsos has a general appearance of sculptures muscle tone,
a short coat, and a large head with amazing expression. Sturdy,
with a strong skeleton, muscular and athletic he distinguishes himself
from other breeds.
breed will be a focus of attention for years to come for its many
outstanding traits. His protection of property and owner, is unrivaled.
He is extremely trainable with great intelligence; the Cane Corsos
focus is grand. He is obedient and affectionate to his owner, loving
with children and family. He demands attention and enjoys showing
off, he may be a fierce guardian but on the other hand a gentle
GUARDIAN TO HIS REALM
From Mesopotamia to Assyria, Troy to Epirus, this canine has forged
itself as part of ancient and modern civilized society. For thousands
of years these canine have been guardians of the flocks, directors
of the herd, and predators on the hunt. There are curvings on walls
depicting hunters being lead by large corso like canine centralized
in modern day Turkey and Iraq in the pursuit of wild game. Used
by many civilizations in ancient times, for it fierceness and intelligence
these canine were breed by the Epirotan for use on the battlefield.
As part of the frontlines these fierce canine were the first to
combat, first to see battle.
The battles at Asculum and Bertrutium during the Pyrrhic wars
gave defeated and retreating Rome a first hand look at the fierceness
and disiplane of the Epirotian forces and their famous canine. Both
King of Epirus and Alexander I the Molossian took control of the
Hellenistic settlements in Puglia, Calabria, and Sicilia aka Megna
Greca and defended these territories from there italic neighbors
and Rome. At this point in
history 334-275 B.C is when the first massive movement of Molossian
hound would have been unleashed on the southern peninsula on modern