Cane Corso - Breed and Grooming Tips

Noble, majestic, and powerful in presence, the Cane Corso is a muscular and large-boned breed. One of two native Italian "mastiff type" dogs that descended from the Roman canis Pugnaces, the breed’s name derives from the Latin "Cohors" which means "Guardian" and "Protector." The breed's coat is short but not smooth (like the coat of a cow), very coarse and thick in order to be perfectly waterproof. It can be black, gray, fawn or red, with brindle variations and a black or gray mask also acceptable.


Right Breed for You?

Intelligent, the Cane Corso is easily trained. As a large and athletic breed, they need a lot of exercise. They are affectionate to their owner and bond closely with children and family. Cane Corsos are light shedders, which make grooming simple – all they need is an occasional brushing.

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Bathing and General Grooming

Cane Corso’s benefit from routine bathing and grooming.  This powerful dog can be bathed weekly up to every six to eight weeks depending on his lifestyle. The Cane Corso has a short coat, but it is not a single coated breed.  The undercoat will shed throughout the year.  With this short coated breed, regular bathing is essential to minimize shedding and to maintain healthy skin and coat.


Recommended Products:

Hypoallergenic Shampoo: A natural, tearless solution for pets that is chocked full of Organic Aloe, Coconut, and Vitamins A, D, and E.

Energee Plus Shampoo: A natural and organic all-purpose degreasing shampoo formulated for the dirtiest of dogs.  Enhanced with Aloe Vera and Jojoba to rejuvenate the coat and Lavender to invigorate the skin, the results are a clean, fresh, and shiny coat.

Oatmeal Baking Soda Facial: A pre-wash specifically formulated for the facial area that will help clean and remove odors that are trapped in the facial folds.

Luxury Remoisturizer Conditioner: A deep penetrating coat conditioner to help restore moisture.

Dead Sea Mineral Mudbath: This soothing mudbath is a conditioning treatment to soften and cleanse the skin while leaving the coat with an undeniable glow.

Finishing the Dog: Tools and Finish Grooming

The Cane Corso should be bathed and groomed on a regular basis in order to keep the short coat in prime condition and to minimize shedding. Grooming the Cane Corso is quite easy due to his coat.  However, his large size makes the bathing and grooming process a big job.  As a finishing touch, use a grooming mitt and message in a circular motion to stimulate the release of natural oils in addition to the removal of any loose hairs.  Then finish with the hydrating spray.R03;

Recommended Products:

Aloe Hydrating Spray: Formulated to provide extreme hydration allowing the skin’s healthy natural oils to permeate the skin by adding a luxurious shine to the coat.

High Sheen Spray: The final touch to help bring in the radiant shine.

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