Cane Corso History

Portrayal 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.

The 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.

This 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 giant.


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.

Cane Corso Breed Migration

Cane Corso Breed Migration

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 Pyrrhus 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 day Italy.

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