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    Cane Corso Statistics USA - Facts and Temperament


    A lot of people don’t know much about the Cane Corso. This is a big dog with a mixed reputation! Hopefully, by the end of this article, you will become experts on all things Cane Corso! We’re going to share some stats and facts and then also delve deep into some frequently asked questions on Google about Cane Corsos.

    Cane Corso Statistics in a Nutshell

    Don’t want to read the whole version? Well, here are some top level cane corso statistics for you:

    • Over 1.2 million people in the USA search “cane corso” in Google every single month
    • As of March 2021, there are over 3 million posts on Instagram hashtagged #canecorso
    • The cane corso is banned in 29 states
    • Ranks in position 32 out of 197 breeds in popularity terms according to AKC

    Searches in Google for “Cane Corso”

    In the USA, the average number of searches per month in Google (based on the past 12 months’ data from is 1,230,000. And we can see in the chart below this has surged in the last 12 months.

    This is an extremely high amount of Google searches which makes it the 2nd most searched for breed (second only to the French Bulldog).

    Since 2004, the popularity of the Cane Corso has continued to rise and rise as you can see below from the data taken from Google Trends.


    Is The Cane Corso An Instagram Influencer?

    The Cane Corso may not be the most “instagrammable” dog, but it does appear regularly on the social media platform. As of March 26th 2021, there are over 3 million posts on the platform using the #canecorso hashtag. There are also other related hashtags like #canecorsopuppy and #canecorsoofinstagram.

    And while we know we shouldn’t have favourites, we’re quite the fans of this handsome duo:


    Cane Corso: The Next YouTube Sensation?

    We all know that YouTube has millions upon millions of videos on the site, including a variety of genres and sub-genres. We all like to watch a cat video every now and then too. However, what you probably didn’t know is how popular the Cane Corso is on YouTube! From searching the term “cane corso” and filtering to most viewed, the top 10 videos amount to over 150 million views. This is a huge number for only 10 videos about the breed! And while this little cane corso might not have made the Youtube top 10, he’s certainly a hit with us:

    Cane Corso Fact File 

    According to the AKC you can expect a cane corso to be affectionate and intelligent. Here are some key facts about their temperament and size.

    Temperament Affection, intelligent and majestic
    Height Typically, males will grow to a height of 25 to 27.5 inches while fully grown females are usually between 23.5 and 26 inches in height.

    Fully grown male cane corsos usually weigh between 99 and 110 pounds.

    Females, once fully grown, generally weigh between 88 and 99 pounds.

    Life Expectancy 9 to 12 years


    Where is the Cane Corso banned?

    The Cane Corso is banned in 29 states:





    New Mexico






    North Dakota






    West Virginia






    South Carolina

    North Carolina






    Cane Corso Frequently Asked Questions

    Ever done that thing where you go to Google, start typing something and then Google guesses the rest of your search? It’s based on things previously searched. And when you start a search with “do cane corsos,” we see a list of some of the most commonly asked questions about this breed. So we’ve done the digging and answered them for you.

    Do Cane Corsos Shed?

    They do shed a fair amount, but as long as you keep on top of brushing once a week or so, you’ll remove the dead hair and keep up to date with the grooming.

    Do Cane Corsos Drool?

    If they have “heavy” jowls (the loose flesh around the mouth), they do drool. However, if their jowls are “tighter”, they won’t drool as much, but can still drool.

    Do Cane Corsos Bark A Lot?

    They bark a moderate amount, but they are prone to bark at people walking past the house if they are bored etc. Poor delivery man!

    Do Cane Corsos Have Pointy Ears?

    They do naturally have pointy ears, however, a lot of owners get their ears cropped to prevent injury and infection. (This has been argued to be ineffective though)

    Do Cane Corsos Make Good Pets?

    They are sociable and loving dogs, so can fit in well with a family. They enjoy company and exercise, so if you have an active family, they will likely fit in well with you.

    Do Cane Corsos Have Webbed Feet?

     Cane Corsos are sometimes bred to have webbed feet in order to help them swim, however, they rarely swim in reality.

    Do Cane Corsos Smell?

    They can smell due to these two pouches near the anus. These glands can become clogged or swollen so may need regular cleaning.

    Do Cane Corsos Have Lock Jaws?

    They cannot physically lock their jaw, but they do have an extremely powerful bite. I wouldn’t put my hand in their mouth if I were you!

    Do Cane Corsos Like Water?

    Many enjoy splashing in small puddles or sprinklers etc. (If you’re talking about drinking, they LOVE water!)

    Are Cane Corsos Dangerous?

    As they are fairly independent, if not trained well, they could try and assert their dominance which can come across as dangerous.

    Are Cane Corsos Aggressive?

    They can be. They’re territorial, possessive and guarding by nature so be wary of this.

    Are Cane Corsos Good With Kids?

    They can be great with kids, but it all depends on the training he/she gets and what age you get one.

    Are Cane Corsos Good With Other Dogs?

    They are sometimes okay with most dogs, but they can be aggressive with dogs of the same sex.

    Are Cane Corsos Banned?

    As mentioned earlier in the article, they are banned in multiple USA states (Arkansas, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, New Mexico, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Idaho. Wyoming, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Georgia, Mississippi, South carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Maryland, Vermont, Delaware)


    Are Cane Corsos Good Family Dogs?

    They are incredibly loyal to families, even small children.

    Are Cane Corsos Illegal?

    The same answer as the above question about them being banned! (In multiple states)

    Are Cane Corsos Hypoallergenic?

    Unfortunately, they are not hypoallergenic dogs.

    Are Cane Corsos Good With Cats?

    Although Cane Corsos have a strong prey drive, they can sometimes understand that cats are part of the family.