What is the Rottweiler Cane Corso Mix?

The Rottweiler Cane Corso’s mix is a powerful family guard dog! If you are to get the Rottweiler Cane Corso Mix you best be ready for many hours of exercise, training, and tons of socialization. You can never go overboard with too much training, socialization, and exercise with the Rottweiler Cane Corso mix.

The parent breeds were and in some cases still used as dogs of war, both breeds are very much interwoven into ancient human history. The ancient Romans used both dog breeds for hunting, herding, and to protect the handler in times of battle. The Rottweiler and Cane Corso come from the molosser dog group, the molosser dog bred was and still is breed to defend flocks and or protect the property.

They are the oldest known dog breed in the world due to the fact that they are so useful in so many different ways.

The Rottweiler Cane Corso mix is not for first-time dog owners! They need an owner who has handled a Rottweiler or a dog like them. Otherwise, a neighbor, stranger, and or you or a family member will get hurt! This is not a breed to play about within their training and socialization.

They can and will protect “Their house” from anything may it be human or animal. Rottweilers and Cane Corso dog breed is bred for big heads, strong bite force, big chest, and the will power and capability to take on and defeat anything on land. There is a Russian bred of molosser that has been around for about 7,000 years and has been used to take on bears and wolves.

If they have been purposefully bred to do that, what do you think they will do to a person or animal if YOU, the owner, and pack leader does not take the role of socialization, training, and exercise seriously enough?

In this article, we will give you the best information about both parent dog breeds before we dive into the Rottweiler Cane Corso mix.

The Cane Corso

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Cane Corso
  • Weight –  88 – 110 pounds
  • Height – 23 – 27 inches tall
  • Lifespan – 10 – 12 years
  • Health Issues – cataracts, hip dysplasia, arthritis, bloat, epilepsy
  • Grooming – 2x Brush Weekly 4-6x weekly during shedding season
  • Colors – Black, black & brindle, fawn, tan, chestnut
  • Eye Color – Brown
  • Exercise – An hour of running, playing, walking, or fetching minimum daily
  • Training –  Use positive reinforcement in training
  • Socialization – Take he/she everywhere you go
  • Temperament – Kind, Gentle, Watchful, Funny, Playful with family, very protective
  • Good in an apartment? – No, the Rottweiler needs a house, and a yard to play around in

The Cane Corsos is a big-boned Italian Mastiff used by the Romans as war dogs. They were also used to herd, hunt, and protect the handler from danger. Cane Corsos is a great guard dog for families because they are also known to be gentle and affectionate pets to family and friends.

With proper training and job for the Cane Corso they will be one of the best dogs for the family! But with out the proper training, socialization, and exercise your hands will be full with this dog breed.

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The Rottweiler

  • Weight –  110 – 130 pounds
  • Height – 17 – 22 inches tall
  • Lifespan – 10 – 12 years
  • Health Issues – cataracts, hip dysplasia, arthritis, bloat, bone cancer, & VWD
  • Grooming – 2x Brush Weekly 4-6x weekly during shedding season
  • Colors – Black and tan
  • Eye Color – Brown
  • Exercise – An hour of running, playing, walking, or fetching daily
  • Training –  Use positive reinforcement in training
  • Socialization – Take he/she everywhere you go
  • Temperament – Kind, Gentle, Watchful, Funny, Playful with family, very protective
  • Good in an apartment? – No, the Rottweiler needs a house, and a yard to play around in

The Rottweiler the most infamous guard dog in the world! But did you know that they are also one of the oldest herding dog breeds in the world? The Rottweiler dates back to Roman times. Back in 70 A.D, the Romans took the Rottweilers from Weiler, Germany (now, Rottenberg), hence the name Rottweiler.

The Romans used the Rottweiler for herding cattle, and for protecting the cattle and other herd animals from wolves and other predators.

Did you know that in the mid-1800s the Rottweiler nearly went extinct? Yes, the Rottie nearly went extinct due to the fact that trains were now a much cheaper way of transporting meat. If not for several lovers of the Rottweiler breed in the 1900’s, this breed would be extinct today, as indicated in this article on Rottweiler facts.

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The Rottweiler Cane Corso Mix

  • Weight – 75 – 120 pounds
  • Height – 20 – 27 inches
  • Lifespan – 8 – 10
  • Major Health Concerns – Hip dysplasia, Bloat, Bone Cancer, Cataracts, VWD, and arthritis
  • Grooming – Brush four to five times a day throughout the spring and fall
  • Colors – Black, grey, brown, red, cream, white, and sable.
  • Eye Color – Most often blue
  • Exercise – They need long walks and runs.
  • Training –  Train every day for most of their life
  • Socialization – Positive exposure to other people and dogs daily for best socialization.
  • Temperament – Loving, caring, watchful, loves to hunt small game, eager to play,
  • Good in an apartment? – Definitely not!

The Rotticorso is a strong and very active dog that needs a strong alpha pack leader you need to be gentle but demanding in everything that the dogs do. One must never give up on a command once given the Rotticorso is itself an Alpha dog bred much like the Rottweiler Doberman Mix.

So strong but gentle training is needed through out the dogs life, along with long and strenuous exercise is defiantly needed. If your a couch potato who loves nothing more than to come home and curl up don’t get this breed! How ever if you love the outdoors this breed is for you!

This last part of the article will have a lot of helpful information on the Cane Corso Rottweiler mix! It is split into five different sections training, exercise, socialization, temperament, and health/grooming.

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Training for the Cane Corso Rottweiler mix

The training, socialization, and exercise of the Cane Corso Rottweiler mix are extremely important! These three are the foundation for building a stable house for you and your Rottweiler Cane Corso mix! If you are missing one of these three you will have a very rocky and unstable relationship with the dog.

So the training of the Cane Corso Rottweiler mix is essential the younger the better, both breeds are extremely smart! The Rottweiler is ranked as the ninth smartest dog breed in the world. So when you reach your home, make sure to start the training, make it fun and enticing with lots of breaks to play in between.

You should start with the commands: come, sit, lay down, stay these are the most important for now. Once the puppy has mastered the commands you can then move on to other commands. But make sure to constantly go back and retrain them the four basic commands. If you are having trouble with the commands take the puppy to puppy classes their you are able to take care of two problems at once. One is getting excellent help from a trainer, the next is getting socialization with other puppies.

Socialization Needs for the Rottweiler Cane Corso Mix

Socialization of your puppy should take just as many hours are you do training, for you want a well balanced and well adjusted dog. Who does not freak out over loud sounds, like trucks, people, clattering pans, lawn mowers, blowers, and music bands.

Take your puppy out into the streets and walk them about with each day that passes, the less the puppy will be less freighted. One of the places where you should not take your puppy is to the dog park, there are two reasons for this.
One is that the dogs in the park can be wild which for a small puppy can scare him/her for life. The second is that the puppy is unvaccinated and can pick up and spread diseases due to the fact that they are unvaccinated.

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Exercise Needs of the Cane Corso Rottweiler Mix

The exercise of the Rottweiler Cane Corso mix is a must! They are not a happy dog if you think walking them just to your property line, or to your mail box does it for the day. Their energy levels have set a very high bar of entry. You must exercise them for at least an hour or more of great strenuous exercise in the beginning of the day with another in the evening with plenty of time to play and rough house in between.

Better yet they need to be on a farm herding birds or protecting horses and cows. If you do not have a farm near by then lots of training exercises that make them stretcher their brain power is in order.

Temperament of the Rottweiler Cane Corso Mix

Good behavior should be reward with lavish praise and a small treat when the puppy or adult. But scold and make sure to let them know that you are displeased with anything that they have done wrong. Do NOT hit or do any cruel punishments to the dog, for they will bite back!

Their temperament is:

  • Loving
  • Caring
  • Protective
  • Easily trainable
  • Possessive
  • Alpha
  • Eager to please
  • Gentle

Their temperament to the family members and friends who come often to the house is loving, protective, and silly. If the other family members and or friends bring their own animals the Rottie Cane Corso mix will be an alpha dog making them bow down to his or her ruling.

If a stranger comes by the house the Rottie Cane Corso will be suspicious and territorial to the person/s often times charging and barking. Even if you have socialized and trained them constantly, its just in their nature to be protective they have minds of their own. And no matter how many times you take them out to get better socialization they will be protective over the house and family members. Especially if there is a baby or young child in the house then they are doubly protective over the baby.

Health Concerns of the Rottweiler Cane Corso Mix

In order to fully understand the offspring’s health issues, we must first understand the parent’s history of health issues. So let’s dive into the health issues of the Rottweiler Cane Corso.

In order to fully understand the offspring's health issues, we must first understand the parent's history

Rottweiler Cane Corso Mix

  • Bloat – If exercised after eating, the dog may retract bloat.
  • Elbow Dysplasia – Big dog breeds often have mild to a bad hip dysplasia case
  • Eye problems – Their eyes can stop working, along with cataracts
  • Bone Cancer – The Rottie is especially prone to getting bone cancer, so annual check-ups are defiantly needed

As you can see, the Rottweiler Cane Corso mix is a very healthy dog breed! With very little in the way of health problems, the major concerns are the bone cancer which is carried over from the Rottweiler and bloat from both sides. Just make sure to take you, boy/girl, to their annual check-up to make sure they don’t have cancer which for them can be extremely deadly.

Grooming Needs of the Rottweiler Cane Corso

No-body can shed like a half as much as a Rottweiler! You won’t be walking on your nice clean wood floors in the morning in spring and fall. For they will shed like no-bodies business

Conclusion of the Cane Corso Rottweiler mix

The Rotticorso is a giant dog breed that has surprisingly great health! Several health issues are very concerning, so make sure to take your dog to the vet for annual checkups. The RottiCorso is, as I have said above, an alpha dog, so training them at a young age is essential.

Owning this dog means that you are willing to put all of your free time and will into training and socializing your dog! If you do not put time and effort into training, this breed will be aggressive and territorial, making the neighborhood unsafe for anyone! Train, train, train! Never give up on your commands when you give them; keep telling them to do it until they finally comply with it.

Other than constant training, this breed is for an experienced, loving, caring dog owner! They can be hilarious and relaxing around the family, old and young! And also friends of the family who have been coming about since the day you brought your puppy home. Just remember to place consistent boundaries, train, and socialize them daily, and you will have the best Rottweiler Cane Corso mix in the world!

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