Is that a cane corso????

Discussion in 'General Mastiff Discussion' started by umit, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. umit

    umit Member

    Yes folks.
    At last my neighbour asked me the question.
    And mentioned that they have a child.



    So i said they dont live in same house bla bla.


    Funny thing is he moved a year ago and does not know that other neighbours retriever attacked another neighbours child.
    And that poor girl was so afraid of dogs she was hardly visiting us but overcame her fear by the help of our retriever Eva.
     
  2. TWW

    TWW Well-Known Member

    Over the years I've had a few reactions to Mouse and my prior EM's.
    Past a couple of rentals most on my road own there homes so they have known Mouse since he was a pup and there kids love to hug on him and pet him, it helps a lot that they knew him prior to his current size.

    Though I always get the OMG statement from new people who move into the area.
     
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  3. April Nicole

    April Nicole Well-Known Member

    Corso's do have a bad rap. It's unfortunate for all of the good owners who put so much into training. I notice Corso's are feared almost equally with pitbulls. I posted in a previous thread that I had a friend house hunting, and she refused to buy a house that she loved, because the neighbor had a Corso, and she was convinced it would maul her kids to death. She never met the dog, was just told by the Realtor that the neighbors owned a Corso.

    Maybe you could do some obedience training out in the front yard so the neighbor can see how well behaved your girl is. And maybe introduce her to them. Might put there minds at ease.
     
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  4. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, so many people are misinformed or not informed at all. I‘m sure 8/10 could not even identify a CC. They are not to blame for that, but shouldn‘t have all these prejudices either. It‘s sad that they make important decisions, such as buying a home based on a dog that lives close by. Especially when they have never met, seen, or heard the dog.
    To TWW‘s point, we seem to get two kind of reactions to our EM. People either change to the other side of the road, or want to approach him immdetialy. We have a lot of dogs in the neighborhood who all "know" each other, which helps (including a Great Dane and another EM).
     
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  5. April Nicole

    April Nicole Well-Known Member

    Tyler we had the issue of everyone wanting to approach Buster. He was a big and beautiful dog. He was fine w women and children, and some men he tolerated. But he didn't like a lot of men. And he was just doing his job. He did it quite well. :) If I saw Bane walking down the street, I would definitely want to pet him. But I would be respectful and ask. He's such a big guy. I bet he makes lots of heads turn. ;)
     
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  6. glen

    glen Super Moderator Staff Member

    We get the same here, some people want to come and admire them, others would go to any length to get away, i also get that breed is banned here or what the hell is that and is it dangerous,
    I used to get annoyed but take it all in my stride now, it depends how the people are to how they get a response and which dog they want to approach.
    Luckily we own our property as i know rented propertys here wont have them, my son tried to rent with his bullmastiff and it was near impossible, luckily there was one that the owners owned a mastiff mix.
    Too many people go on the appearence of our beautiful breeds, we had it with the rotties we have it with ccs
     
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  7. April Nicole

    April Nicole Well-Known Member

    Glen, do they ever ask you if it's a pitbull?
     
  8. glen

    glen Super Moderator Staff Member

    Yes they do they ask how do we get away with owning them, we had the police round once someone had reported bit bulls, the officer knew exactly what my boys were
     
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  9. April Nicole

    April Nicole Well-Known Member

    What ignorance. And to get the law involved. People should mind there own business!
     
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  10. glen

    glen Super Moderator Staff Member

    I always think while theyve got there teeth into me they are leaving some other innocent person alone, it takes a lot to get my back up thanfully.
     
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  11. Jarena

    Jarena Well-Known Member

    Just a couple weeks ago I was stuck in traffic with Lettie. A lady approach my car from her house and Lettie started barking and she mouthed to me “I have two pit bulls too”. She was just tickled that I had a “pit”. I’m imagining she went and told her friends about the giant pit she saw that day :p. People ask me all the time if Lettie is a pit or they ask what kind of mastiff mix she is. Or they correct me and tell me I actually have and “king corso” :confused:
     
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  12. umit

    umit Member

    Yes we will do obedience trainings asap.
    People who dont like animals dont try to understand what the dog is up to.
    Just judge badly.
     
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  13. BlackShadowCaneCorso

    BlackShadowCaneCorso Super Moderator Staff Member

    In all honesty it isn't the corso that is feared it cropped ears. 90% of the people that see the female I board with ears don't honestly have a clue that she is the same breed as my corso. She is similar in size and structure but they assume with ears that she must be something else so ask me what breed she is. What they don't get is she is one of the ones that is always on and I maintain control at all times as her prey drive is through the roof.

    People gravitate towards her because they feel she is softer, but in actual fact they would do far better meeting my cropped ones as the are conditioned to deal with kids, shows scenes and know if I say enough that I mean it or it will get real fast.

    We are in a small town and have RCMP here, we know several of them and they are all familiar with the dogs that live in our house. But we have always been lucky with our neighbours, they like and have met our dogs. They aren't barkers unless in the pen and others are prowling around their yard and quickly stop when told. But we are also hyper viligant, they don't get their outside pen without one of us being home and they are checked on every 15 minutes to ensure they are behaving, if someone doesn't stay out there with them the whole time.
     
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  14. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    I agree that cropped ears can influence opinion. I also think that dark dogs illicit more fear than lighter dogs. I don't have a Corso, but people cross the street and make rude comments about my Roy. He's a very small dark brindle boxer that is impeccably behaved. They'd be much wiser to worry about Ella, the fawn EM who's very cautious about strangers, but people try to approach her all the time.
     
  15. April Nicole

    April Nicole Well-Known Member

    That makes sense about the ears. Jarena's Lettie looks a lot more approachable with the uncropped ears, than Lettie's sister did w the cropped ears. It does make them look intimidating....
     
  16. April Nicole

    April Nicole Well-Known Member

    "King Corso" that's funny. A lot of people mispronounce Cane Corso. They say it as it appears to be spelled. Like "Candy Cane" I did at first also. But when I studied the breed years ago, and watched some videos. I noticed the pronunciation was different then what I thought. ;)
     
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  17. Jarena

    Jarena Well-Known Member

    Yes, most people pronounce it wrong. I don’t really care, except for people that should know better. When I see some one who has a Corso, or says they have one at home, and the pronounce it wrong it drives me nuts. I feel like with this breed, you need to do your research before deciding to own one. And right at the top of google is the correct pronunciation. I don’t even care if a vet or trainer pronounces it wrong at first. I went through a couple trainers before I found the right one. If I call you and say I have a Corso, I don’t expect you to know every single breed. If I’m paying you, I DO expect you to do at least a simple google search, which would tell you how to pronounce it.
     
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  18. April Nicole

    April Nicole Well-Known Member

    I agree Jarena, it is a breed that shouldn't be taken lightly. And a person should do extensive research before becoming a owner of a Corso.
     
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