How big do Cane Corsos get?
This large dog breed is handsome, powerful, and well-muscled. It is less bulky compared to other mastiff-type dogs. The Cane Corso weighs 40–50 kilograms and stands 60–68 centimetres at the withers.
It has a large and imposing head, which is said to be its most important feature. Its muzzle is flat, wide, and rectangular, whilst its jaw is slightly undershot. It has dark, almond-shaped eyes that are always alert, a black nose with open nostrils, and triangular ears.
The Corso’s outercoat is short, dense, and glossy, paired with a light undercoat. It comes in various colours such as black, grey, fawn, and stag red, and may or may not have brindling. This breed tends to have a little white spot on its chest, toes, and the bridge of its nose.
The Cane Corso is a low to moderate shedder. It sheds throughout the year, especially during its shedding season in the spring. Although the breed has a short coat, it is considered as non-hypoallergenic since it produces lots of dander. It is not recommended for dog lovers suffering from allergies.
Grooming-wise, the breed is rather low-maintenance. It only needs a weekly brushing using a rubber grooming mitt, a medium-bristle brush, or a hound glove.
However, during the shedding season, brushing should be done daily. This will keep dead or loose furs from scattering around your home. It also promotes hair growth.
Baths should be done occasionally to avoid stripping the dog’s coat of its natural oils. Consider investing in a coat conditioner or polisher to add more glossiness to its coat.
To keep the Cane Corso dog’s ears clean and dry to avoid infections. The nails should be regularly trimmed when they touch the ground whilst walking and/or when you hear a click on the floor. Also, take time to inspect if the dog has red spots on the skin or any ticks or fleas.
Don’t forget to brush the Corso’s teeth at least twice a week to reduce the chances of bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease. The breed is known for having loose jowls which cause drooling.
Cane Corso dogs with very floppy jowls tend to slobber more compared to those with shorter jowls. Make sure to keep a clean towel with you to wipe the drool.
To prevent saliva drool all over the house, you might want to move his food and water bowls outside. Then, wipe the dog’s mouth before allowing him back inside.
Following a consistent feeding schedule also helps in reducing the Cane’s doggy slobber. It will prevent excessive drooling as he waits for you to serve him food.