Cane Corxer

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65-110 lbs
23-28"
Europe

The Cane Corxer is a hybrid which is bred from the Cane Corso Italiano and the Boxer and, being a fairly new hybrid, little information is available on the hybrid itself. However, there is available information on the parent breeds.  The Boxer originated in Germany and the Corso in Italy.  The Boxer and the Cane Corso Italiano were both originally bred for working, hunting and guarding in their respective countries and they continue to be utilized in these areas in those original countries as well as in the United States.  They are known to be useful in many military and police operations.  Both parent breeds are larger or taller breeds and have coats which require low grooming maintenance due to the natural minimal to moderate shedding that takes place. When properly socialized as puppies, both parent breeds have similar temperament characteristics of being energetic, affectionate, cheerful, courageous, friendly, intelligent, loyal, social and playful.

Purpose
Companion, Guarding
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Cane Corso Italiano, Boxer

Cane Corxer Health

Average Size
Height: 23-28 inches Weight: 65-110 lbs
Height: 23-28 inches Weight: 65-110 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Mitral Valve Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Demodectic Mange
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Congenital Heart Defect
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Hip
  • Elbow
  • Heart
  • Skin Scraping
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination

Cane Corxer Breed History

The Cane Corxer is a mix of two purebred breeds, the Cane Corso Italiano and the Boxer, and is a new hybrid.  There is little history available on the hybrid itself but there is some history available on the parent breeds.  The Cane Corso is a breed which originated in the remote villages in Italy where they were being utilized as hunting dogs, guard dogs and watchdogs.  There was some concern that the breed had become extinct until, in the 1980’s some breed fanciers regenerated the breed in southern Italy where it continues to flourish. The reputation of the breed and its popularity spread to Europe and eventually to the United States where it continues to be utilized not only in hunting, watching and guarding but also has gained some popularity in the conformation and other competitive canine activities. The Boxer breed originated in Germany where they were used to chase, catch and hold fierce wild game that included bear, boar and bison. These activities continued until 1815 when Germany’s grand hunting estates began to be broken up and the hunting tasks of this breed were no longer required. The Germans worked to keep the breed stabilized and eventually, the dogs were utilized during both World Wars as messengers and carriers of ammunition and supplies.  They continue to prosper today as guardians, watch and show dogs and family companions.  The Cane Corxer hybrid is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club and the Designer Breed Registry and is considered a hybrid because it is a result of breeding two purebred canine breeds.

Cane Corxer Breed Appearance

The Cane Corxer hybrid can take on the appearance traits of either or both of the parent breeds.  The coat can be short, sleek and easy to maintain or double coated with the outer coat being short, shiny and coarse and the undercoat being soft and light.  The body of the hybrid will be muscular and strong with the height and weight being in proportion.  The height will be determined by the dominant parent breed in the gene pool.  The facial expression will be of alertness with the combined eye shape and size, the positioning of the eyes and the wrinkling of the forehead, which is similar in both parent breeds.  The eyes will be dark and can be round or almond shaped with dark rims.  The ears of both parent breeds are generally cropped but if uncropped, they hang close to the cheeks.The muzzles of both breed parents are similarly proportioned with an underbite being greater in the Boxer parent than the Corso breed parent.  The feet will likely be round and compact with well arched toes.  The tail can be varying lengths. The coat can be smooth and sleek or double coated depending on the dominant breed parent and could be black, grey, fawn, red, brindle, blue and chestnut with white markings.

Cane Corxer Breed Maintenance

Both parent breeds contribute coats which are moderate level shedders but which are relatively smooth and dense, requiring low maintenance which amounts basically to only weekly brushing to keep the coat clean and free from debris.  Shampooing or bathing the Cane Corxer hybrid, like its parent breeds, should only be done as necessary to maintain the oils in the coat.  As with almost every canine breed, regular teeth cleaning and examinations will help to prevent periodontal disease and the accompanying tooth loss that follows.  Eye examinations will likely be needed periodically as there are a number of eye conditions which are known to afflict the parent breeds and will need to be assessed and monitored as your pet ages.  Checking and cleaning the ears should be done weekly or as needed to prevent infection.

Cane Corxer Temperament

The Cane Corxer can take on the temperament traits of either or both breed parents.  These traits are alertness, cheerfulness, courage, intelligence, energetic, friendly, loyal, social, outgoing, playful and quiet.  The Corso breed parent can be quite dominant and will add a great deal of independence to the gene pool, making it imperative that the “in charge” entity be established early on for a successful relationship.  The Corso parent also contributes gentleness and stability if the canine is properly socialized and trained early enough.  The breed will bond with family members and will be quite protective with family and property but wary around strangers, seeming to have a heightened sense of when something is amiss.  Both parent breeds are very intelligent and, though sometimes stubborn, can be easily trained if appropriate positive training and disciplining methods are utilized.  They may not get along with other animals given their hunting heritage. Due to the Corso bio influence, the Cane Corxer may do better in a home in which they are the only dog.

Cane Corxer Activity Requirements

The mature Cane Corxer will likely require 1 to 2 hours of daily exercise which can be in the form of daily walks, agility games, fetch, frisbee and obedience practice.  The Cane Corxer is a relatively active hybrid but will do well in an apartment or house with a well secured fenced yard where he can run, romp and play.  Apartment dwellers will need to walk and exercise him appropriately to avoid the destructive behaviors which can develop.  Both parent breeds will bond with family members so they do better when not left alone for long periods of time.  They can live in urban or rural environments but may do better when not exposed to extremes in temperatures. 

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