The Cane Corso is also known as the Italian Mastiff and has the reputation of being protective, intelligent, and affectionate. With those qualities, it makes an excellent pet, but how would this big dog do with kids? The simple answer is that the Cane Corso is best suited to older kids because of its size and the nature of its behavior.
However, if you already own a Cane Corso and want to start a family, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to give up your beloved pet. So, let’s take a look at this breed more in-depth.
A Little Bit About the Cane Corso
The Cane Corso is excellent with kids in the right circumstances. The American Kennel Club (AKC) rates the Cane Corso as three out of five in their “Good With Young Children” category.1 That means that this breed is relatively safe for older children, but not all children can deal effectively with such a dominant, large dog.
The Cane Corso is nearly 28 inches at the shoulder and can weigh more than 110 pounds. It’s crucial when owning a dog this big and powerful that you are up to the task. Socialization and training from an early age are incredibly important, and they will not do well in a home with people who cannot control a large dog or are afraid of…