The Cane Corso is a handsome, powerful and well-muscled large dog. It is less bulky compared to other Mastiff-type dogs. It weighs 88 to 110 pounds and stands 58 to 66 centimetres at the withers. This athletic dog has a large and imposing head, which is said to be its most important feature. Its muzzle is flat, wide and rectangular wand its jaw is slightly undershot. It has dark almond-shaped eyes that are always alert, black nose with open nostrils, and triangular ears.
The Corso’s coat is short, dense and glossy outer coat paired with a light undercoat. It comes in various colours such as black, grey, fawn, stag red, and may or may not have brindling. This breed tends to have a little white spot on its chest, toes and bridge of its nose. Grooming-wise, it is rather low maintenance as it only needs to be brushed weekly, which should become more frequent during shedding season (spring and autumn). It can be bathed as needed.
Don’t forget to brush its teeth at least twice a week to reduce the chances of bath breath, tooth decay and gum disease. Its ears should also be kept clean and dry to avoid infections. Its nails should also be regularly trimmed when they touch the ground while walking and/or when you hear a click on the floor. Also take time to inspect if it has red spots on the skin or any fleas.