cane corso


ca·​ne cor·​so ˌkä-nā-ˈkȯr-sō How to pronounce cane corso (audio)
: any of a Italian breed of large, muscular dogs having a short, dense, stiff coat and a large head with a short, broad, square muzzle and powerful jaws

Examples of cane corso in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mohawk Hudson, for instance, has a lot of pit bulls, mastiffs and cane corsos. Michael Hill, Fortune, 20 Dec. 2023 Their 3-year-old cane corso, Sage, fresh off a big victory, enjoyed her favorite toy in the back seat. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, 10 May 2023 But Smokey is a cane corso, an Italian breed of mastiff, not a pit bull or a mix of pit bull breeds. Paige Eichkorn, Arkansas Online, 13 Aug. 2023 Grand Rapids The top three breeds in Grand Rapids were cane corso, Australian shepherd and French bulldogs. Marina Johnson, Detroit Free Press, 25 May 2023 The victim, who was not identified by authorities, had worked at the home before with no incident, but was attacked by three Belgian Malinois and a cane corso Tuesday, the Riverside County Department of Animal Services said in a statement. Salvador Hernandez, Los Angeles Times, 8 Mar. 2023 About the Company: Bully Beds is named after the owner’s dog, Bull, a cane corso mastiff. Dallas News, 22 Dec. 2022 The other cane corso, a female, Nova, 3 years and 9 months old, weighed 88.7 pounds . Pam McLoughlin, Hartford Courant, 26 July 2022 The cane corso breed is an Italian breed of mastiff usually owned as a companion or guard dog. Pam McLoughlin, Hartford Courant, 26 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cane corso was in 1834

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“Cane corso.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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