14+ Informative and Interesting Facts About Cani Corsi

This breed of dogs has existed for several thousand years, and during this time many interesting and sometimes surprising facts have accumulated about it.

#1 The word “cane,” of course, is Latin for dog and derives from the word “canis.” The word “corso” may come from “cohors,” meaning bodyguard, or from “corsus,” an old Italian word meaning sturdy or robust.

#2 A man named Michael Sottile imported the first corso litter to the United States in 1988, followed by a second litter in 1989.

#3 In 1993, the International Cane Corso Association was created. In the end, the breed club gained recognition from the American Kennel Club, which was granted in 2010.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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