The Cane Corso is a powerful dog that originated in Italy. It has been bred to protect livestock, families and property from intruders. In this article we will learn more about the lifespan of these dogs.
The average life span for a Cane Corso is 10-12 years with some living up to 14 years old. On average, they live longer than many breeds because they are not overbred or inbred like other breeds such as the English Bulldog or German Shepherd Dog. They do have a tendency to develop hip dysplasia, which can shorten their life expectancy by 2-3 years on average if left untreated from an early age on. The most common cause of death for these dogs is cancer but it can also be a result of old age.
Another risk to Cane Corso is being attacked by another dog or an animal such as a bear or wolf, which can cause them to die from injuries suffered during the attack. In recent years there has been a huge increase in dogs being killed by coyotes and other wild animals as they roam the neighborhood looking for food due to overpopulation of those feral animals now living among people.
In order to maintain a healthy life span you should have your pet tested for hip dysplasia at around 2 years old along with its annual check up appointments throughout their whole lifespan every year after that if possible. Their vaccinations should be kept updated yearly until they are at least 4-5 years old.
Their breeders should provide information on the parents’ history of health problems in order to maintain a healthy Cane Corso. They generally fall in the middle of most dog breeds when it comes to living expectancy due in part because they are not overbred.
If you are looking for advice on how to care for your Cane Corso, here are some helpful tips: give them adequate room indoors along with regular exercise, get them used to different surfaces such as grass or sand so they are comfortable walking outside on any terrain, make sure you clean their ears regularly and also brush them once a week at least during their shedding season. Be careful about bathing too often since many times this will dry out their skin making it more prone to allergies or skin conditions.
When it comes to feeding your Cane Corso, you should give them a good quality dog food along with raw meat at least 1-2 times per week. Steer clear of fatty foods that will shorten their life expectancy and cause health problems later on in life such as heart disease . It’s also important to avoid table scraps since they could lead to obesity which will also shorten their lifespan.