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    Brief Description: 

    The Cane Corso [ˈkaːne ˈkɔrso] is a large Italian breed of dog, for years valued highly in Italy as a companion, Guard dog and hunter.

    Source: Wikipedia


    Links to Breed Descriptions: 

     


    Other Names for Breed: 
    • Italian Corso dog
    • Chien de cour italien
    • Perro corso italiano
    • Italienischer Corso-Hund

     


    Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club: 

    Country of origin: Italy


    Health and Well-Being: 

    Some sources of health information include:

    1. National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
    2. Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
    3. Research articles
    4. Breed club surveys


    Breed Standards: 

    There are numerous breed standards

    The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.

    Two of the major international standards are:

    The American Kennel Club

    FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)


    Breed-Specific Statistics: 

    1. Swedish Insurance Data

    • Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
    This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance.


    Breeding/Health Strategy Documents: 

    Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:

    1. Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
    2. Finland


    Breed-Specific DNA Tests: 

    The Kennel Club list of DNA tests available for each breed along with an indication as to whether the test is part of the Assured Breeder Scheme (recommended or required) and whether it is recorded on the Kennel Club registration database.


    Breed-Specific Articles: 

     

     


    Other Breed-Specific Webpages: 

     

     


    Breed-Specific Research: 

     

     


    Breed Clubs: 

    We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.

    Canada: Cane Corso Club of Canada
    USA: Cane Corso Association of America


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