CCAA Fact Sheet
- The Cane Corso Association of America is the designated guardian of the breed in the United States.
- The CCAA is run by volunteers, many of whom are active breeders, exhibitors and trainers and all of whom are active in helping with Cane Corso Rescue. Our club exists to preserve and protect the future of the Cane Corso.
- The CCAA sponsors 4 Regional Conformation Events around the country and a National Specialty each year. In addition to conformation, the CCAA also sponsors various performance events for IPO/Schutzhund, Agility, Obedience, Rally and Dock Diving, etc. Cane Corsos participating in these sponsored events are recognized for their high scores.
- The CCAA is proud to promote responsible dog ownership and breed education for the general public by participating in AKC Meet The Breeds events throughout the country.
Cane Corso Fact Sheet
- The Cane Corso is an elegant, strong and trainable dog, who does best in a home with an experienced dog owner.
- Cane Corsos were developed to be property guardians, hunt wild boar and be all-purpose farm dogs. They were not bred to fight.
- The Cane Corso originates in Italy.
- The Cane Corso is its own distinct breed and are in no way related to the Presa Canario or Pit Bulls. The Cane Corso is a Molosser.
- A male Cane Corso weighs approximately 115-135lbs at adult weight. A Cane Corso female weighs approximately 90-120lbs at adult weight.
- Since the Cane Corso was originally used as an all-purpose farm dog, they do best when they have a job that requires thought and problem solving. Jobs, such as nose work, working a farm, agility, obedience, tracking, going with their owner to work each day, etc, are ideal for a Cane Corso. Basic training is not optional for this breed; it is mandatory. The Cane Corso does well with positive reinforcement to lay the foundation for desired behaviors.