Labrador Corso

55-100 lbs
22-26"
Unknown
Labrador Retriever
Cane Corso Italiano (Italian Mastiff)

A cross between a Labrador Retriever and the Cane Corso, the Labrador Corso is a hybrid that mixes brain and brawn. They should prove easy enough to train for first-time parents, but their imposing size and high energy means that they need a suitably large home, ideally with a back yard.

In this guide to the Labrador Corso, you’ll learn that:

  • The hybrid’s appearance and temperament can vary between litters
  • This Cane Corso and Labrador mix need around an hour’s activity a day and some like to swim
  • They can suffer with joint and eye problems
  • They might be big shedders if they take after the Labrador Retriever more

Labrador Corso Breed Overview

As one of the most popular dog breeds on the planet, the Labrador Retriever is regularly used by breeders to create new canine hybrids — as seen with everything from the Labradoodle and Labraheeler to the Labahoula and Labrottie.

The Lab’s innate friendliness and loyalty make them a good choice for crossbreeding as these traits can soften the tendency for dominance or aggression seen in other breeds. This is true of the Cane Corso and Labrador mix, as the other half of the partnership has long been bred for power and its capabilities as a guard dog.

It may be too early in their history to speak surely, but Cane Corso Labrador mix puppies seem to differ in appearance from litter to litter. Some have the softer, round-eyed charm of a Labrador Retriever, while others inherit the muscular and Mastiff-esque look from the Italian side of the family.

There are a couple of things that prospective parents can be more sure of in advance of introducing one into their lives. For starters, this is a dog who likes to both eat and exercise in great amounts, but it’s crucial to find the right balance as they can put on weight easily if not.

What’s more, grooming is never going to be massively time-consuming with the Labrador Corso. Both parent breeds have similarly short fur and will go through periods of shedding that will require a bit of brushing. Otherwise, this is a rugged, outdoorsy dog who won’t want for much fussing.

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purpose Purpose
Watch dog, Guard dog, Companion
history Date of Origin
Unknown
ancestry Ancestry
Labrador Retriever, Cane Corso Italiano

Labrador Corso Health

Average Size
Male Labrador Corso size stats
Height: 23-28 inches Weight: 65-110 lbs
Female Labrador Corso size stats
Height: 22-26 inches Weight: 55-100 lbs

Labrador Corso Breed History

As is the case with lots of hybrid pets (or designer dogs as they’re sometimes more cynically called), there isn’t a huge amount of information as to where or when the Labrador Corso first emerged. It’s likely to have been in the USA, some point after the 1980s — this is when Wally Conron first bred the Labradoodle and started a crossbreeding boom.

However, both the parent breeds have long histories that are a lot better documented and they shine some light on the temperament of the Cane Corso Labrador mix.

The Labrador Retriever is a relative of the St John’s Water Dog, a working animal originating from Canada and borrowing their name from the Labrador Sea. These dogs were seen at work by visiting English nobles, who were instantly impressed by the animal’s ability to help out on fisher’s boats — so much so that several were taken back to the other side of the Atlantic.

This early Labrador found new purpose as a faithful hunting companion in England, famed for their talent for ‘retrieving’ fallen prey. It became something of an aristocratic pastime to hone the breed, with the 2nd and 3rd Earls of Malmesbury particularly influential in creating the modern day Labrador Retriever.

The American Kennel Club set standards for the Labrador Retriever in 1917 and over the course of the 20th century, they grew to become the AKC’s most popular breed in the USA. They held this accolade from 1991 to 2022, before being nudged off the top spot by the French Bulldog.

The Cane Corso is believed to descend from the Molossus, a now-extinct and hulking breed kept in Ancient Greece. This dog was bred with local Italian dogs during the Roman Empire, leading to the formation of the Cane Corso (as well as the slightly larger and even droopier Neapolitan Mastiff).

You can get a sense of the Cane Corso’s early roles from their name — Cane is the Italian term for dog, while Corso derives from a Latin term with definitions linked to protection and strength. Their imposing size and power made them excellent guard dogs, but they also made for useful companions for hunters and farmers, too.

Although a popular sight in the Italian countryside at one point, the breed almost became extinct during the 20th century. Thankfully, they were saved from this fate by a group of enthusiasts in the 1970s, who traversed the backwaters of Southern Italy to find remaining Cane Corsi from which to resuscitate the breed.

The Cane Corso was introduced to the USA in 1988 and the AKC recognized the breed in 2011. Considering the breed was close to disappearing altogether, their numbers are much healthier today.

Labrador Corso Breed Appearance


As is the case with a lot of hybrids, a Labrador Corso can vary quite wildly in appearance, depending on which side of the family tree exerts more influence. For example, some Labrador Corsi have more of a Retriever influence, inheriting their kind eyes, rounder frame, tapered tail and webbed feet.

Others, however, bear the muscular build, droopy cheeks or high-set ears associated with the Cane Corso. Occasionally, their tails can be docked and their ears cropped, too.

In general, you can expect the fur of a Labrador Corso to be short, straight and relatively thick, and this can be seen in a wide range of colors. They’re normally medium-to-large in size, as well.

Similar Breeds to a Labrador Corso

There are several breeds that are similar to the Labrador Corso in terms of appearance and maintenance. Here are just a few, in addition to its two parent breeds, the Labrador Retriever and Cane Corso.

Labrador Corso Breed Maintenance

The Labrador Corso is typically a low-maintenance canine, but there are some tasks that parents will have to stay on top of.

For example, their coats might shed with the frequency of a Labrador Retriever’s and this requires regular brushing to keep under control. Likewise, they might inherit the doggy odor of a Retriever that benefits from frequent bathing. However, there’s also every possibility that they’ll have the shorter coat of a Cane Corso, which needs far less brushing.

Parents should also complete the essential routines that are the same for most dog breeds — this includes brushing teeth every day, trimming nails one or two times a month, and wiping their ears clean every week to prevent infection.

Labrador Corso Health Risks

Just like their pedigree counterparts, hybrid canines can also suffer from health disorders and this is no less true of the Cane Corso. Some of these ailments are inherited, which makes it all the more important to only deal with responsible breeders who actively test their animals to prevent genetic disorders being passed on down the generations.

Common health concerns include:


Joint problems

Labrador Retrievers are known to be often affected by Elbow and Hip Dysplasia, so the Labrador Corso is naturally at risk of these, too. They’re caused by one of the elbow or hip bones developing incorrectly, leading to it moving against the corresponding socket with friction. This can lead to limping, reduced movement and pain.

Vets have a variety of treatments they can turn to in the event of a diagnosis. Minor cases can often be helped with weight loss and medication, but more severe instances might require physiotherapy or surgery. Many pets recover well and lead active lives after treatment.


Eye issues

There are a couple of eye conditions to which it appears the Labrador Corso is more likely to be affected. Two are abnormalities involving the eyelid — Entropion and Ectropion. The first of these involves the eyelid folding in towards the eyeball, while the second is defined by the lower eyelid drooping and exposing tissue.

Symptoms to both are similar, in that irritation, inflammation and infections are common, as is the affected dog’s habit of pawing at the site. Both can lead to their vision being affected permanently, so prompt veterinary attention is crucial.

With Entropion, surgery is usually necessary to correct the problem, while this option is only needed in severe cases of Ectropion — often, eye drops and topical medication can be enough to soothe the worst symptoms.

Cataracts are also not unheard of in the Labrador Corso. These are characterized by a cloudiness in the eye lens that obscures a dog’s vision. It’s a common diagnosis and one that can usually be corrected with a low-risk surgical procedure followed by an aftercare regimen.


Gastric Dilatation Volvulus

The Cane Corso’s deep chest puts the breed at heightened risk of Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (or bloat), so it’s something that Labrador Corso parents need to be aware of, too.

Bloat is caused by the stomach filling with gas. Occasionally this can progress so that the organ begins to twist upon itself and cut off blood supply to parts of the body. This can prove fatal very quickly and immediate veterinary attention is necessary to save a dog’s life.

The immediate symptoms of GDV include retching, drooling, distress or a firm abdomen. As it progresses, your dog might become weak or even collapse.

Some dogs are more prone to bloat due to their body shape and weight, but there are important preventative measures a parent can take, too. For example, it’s thought that eating meals too quickly or exercising immediately before or after eating are contributory factors. Some pet experts also believe that a diet that includes wet food decreases the risk.

The regular testing and screening involved in a wellness plan can help catch disease at an earlier and often more treatable stage — learn more about this here.


What to Feed a Labrador Corso

As a strong and energetic hybrid, the Labrador Corso will benefit from high-quality dog food. Ideally, this should have high protein levels and real meat or fish as the first-listed ingredients, as well as all the vital vitamins and minerals.

Labrador Retrievers are notorious for their greed, so parents would do well to prevent a Labrador Corso from overeating and putting on weight — this is particularly important for dogs at risk of Elbow or Hip Dysplasia, which are made worse by obesity.

Still unsure of what to put in your dog’s bowl? Our partner Dog Food Advisor has compiled lists of the best food for both Labrador Retrievers and Cane Corsi — anything off these would be a safe choice.

Labrador Corso Temperament

As with their appearance, the temperament of a Cane Corso and Labrador mix can differ between dogs.

In general, Labrador Retrievers are known as friendly and affectionate animals who love to please their families. This makes them particularly easy to train and great dogs for first-time parents.

The Cane Corso is a little more protective and dominant, which has made them such excellent guard dogs. Although they can be suspicious of strangers, they love the praise of their parents, which, again, is good news for training.

When trained and socialized well, the Cane Corso can be a calm and obedient pet, as can the Labrador Corso.

Labrador Corso Activity Requirements

Every dog needs to be exercised and the Labrador Corso is no different in that respect. Around 60 minutes of activity a day should suffice and this could be walking, running or even swimming.

Since this breed is a big dog with lots of energy to burn off, they should ideally live in a home with a large yard. The enclosed, outdoor space is useful for letting this Cane Corso Labrador mix stretch its legs frequently — especially when pet parents are otherwise busy.


Labrador Corso Owner Experiences

Angus
12 Months
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Tug-of-war
He is very hyper, has separation anxiety when you leave, pulls too much on leash, very stubborn.
6 years, 2 months ago
Lady
3 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Go to Beach
Walk
Fetch
I love her she is the best dog I ever had she is obeys she is so loving
5 years, 7 months ago
Bateman
12 Months
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
running, cuddling, tug of war,
Bateman is a very kind and loving dog who unfortunately doesnt get the exercise required, so he has a hyper personality. this is not his fault, and all in all he is a loyal, loving dog who is exceptional with my newborn. at only one year old this week, i count that as a plus for bateman.
5 years, 11 months ago
Caedmon
18 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Caedmon is a very loyal lo ing family dog. He seems to to well with other dogs and is kind to anyone we allow in our gated yard. He does chew quite a bit and tends to eat anything he gets in his mouth. Overall he is a great watch dog and easy to train.
5 years, 10 months ago
Charlotte
10 Months
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Daily hikes
Sleeping
Rescued her at 8 months, Zero training and zero socialisation with other dogs. After 2 months, she's the most social and well behaved dog in all the local parks and the most affectionate guardian for our 4 children. Most amazing breed!
5 years, 9 months ago
Pepper
13 Months
7 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Really loving dog. Listens very well.
5 years, 7 months ago
DEN
25 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
*perfect breed. Friendly but protective if needed
5 years, 4 months ago
George
4 Months
7 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch walks tug A war
Good so far...he seems smaller than we thought. But sweet. Pulls on leash
5 years, 4 months ago
Chubbs
6 Months
7 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Chubbs was very vocal so I am training him to use his voice. currently can say I Love You. Know how open some door just not the door to let himself out to pee. lol He has separation anxiety when he is away from me (mom). Moans when he is away from me. Not sure why he’s so connected to me. He dog have some aggression towards new dog. not sure if he is aggressive or protective but concerns me bit.
5 years, 3 months ago
Tank
3 Years
6 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Very good when I first got him he was meant to be put down because nobody could go around him but I went in his cage and sat down in his floor and he looked at me with big teeth and looking at me like I was scared of him but I didnt move a bit then a few minutes later a staff thought he was going to attack me but he instead gave me a big hug and a big wet kisses lol so they let me buy him and take him home we been together for 3 years and 3 months now he's the best lol
4 years, 11 months ago
ECHO
1 Year
9+ People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Car rides
Tug-of-war
Running
He is very particular with who he chooses to be friends with. Extremely protective of his owner's. He loves all the dogs at the dog park and will run and play with them for hours. But when it comes to a house situation, hes picky with what dogs hes friends with. He's very vocal. We find the best training mechanism is a chock collar. We also have to use a choke collar because they pull when they walk. Other then that, they're very very kind. So gentle around children, the little ones love him. They will chase and play with him all afternoon. He's an amazing feet warmer at night. And very affectionate. Always excited to see u come home no matter if it was a long day from work or to go fetch something from your car for a minute. He will always be right there trying to hug and kiss you on your return. Always very happy dogs. And always know when they're in the wrong. Always ears open to their masters. We live him very much.
4 years, 10 months ago
Bear
1 Year
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
HE IS AHHMAZING!!! He loves to lick and loves people and other dogs! We got him at 5 months from the shelter and hes been a peach. The only thing is hes soo hyper and is like a teenager and rebels sometimes. I try to be consistent with him and he listens and knows after a while. He wont lay down for long though hes always on the go. He still a puppy. Overall hes amazing. Such an amazing breed
4 years, 10 months ago
Scout
12 Weeks
7 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Cuddling
Playing
Walks
Amazing dog, very sweet and a good house dog
4 years, 9 months ago
Jack
4 Years
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
swimming
Adopted Jack at 1.5 years. He is dog aggressive but we have seen a professional and have the issue under control. He is a great family pet and is lovable and easy going.
4 years, 8 months ago
Sam
12 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walks and tugging on his rope toy
We got Sam 1 month ago. His previous owner could not keep him after purchasing a condo. Sam was 11 months old, very tall, and weighed 86 pounds. Sam was a mental mess for a couple of weeks, suffering from severe fear aggression, I guess from being uprooted from his home, taken by strangers. The aggression has started to subside significantly after 4 weeks and lots of training, though he does occasionally become aggressive with our 3 year old Labradore and my wife while he is locked in his crate. Outside of the crate he's a big clumsy puppy that thinks he's a lap dog. Sam is replacing a 12 year old Lab mix who died in November. I believe that he was also a lab Corso mix. Sam is extremely territorial and has a very high prey drive. He constantly patrols his yard and chases all other animals away. Apparently he hates cats. A lot.
4 years, 8 months ago
Shadow Blossom
4 Months
6 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
This is our first labrador corso and we love her! Her previous family did not socialize her and did not give her attention so she started out very skittish. She's coming around and slowly fitting into our family. She seems very comfortable around cats and other dogs and loves our kids ages 2-11.
4 years, 2 months ago
Ollie
2 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running in yard playng fetch and walking to park
Run
Got as a rescue dog at 10 months old. Out of control i sent him to obenice training. Has become a very good choice for our family.
4 years, 1 month ago
Leo
19 Weeks
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
training
Tug-of-war
We rescued Leo at 8wks old from our local Humane Society. He is very domineering, stubborn, vocal and SO SMART. Still working on house breaking him but he's making progress. We've had to initiate the use of a shock collar due to his resource and conflict aggression. We have an adult, non-verbal autistic daughter who he's taken possession of. No amount of redirection or correction would deter him. Also, he would get very defensive and aggressive even if just using verbal corrections concerning his behavior towards her or some furniture. All that said, we absolutely LOVE him and decided early on that we weren't giving up on him. I was very reluctant to use the shock collar but it has made a world of difference. We use the tone and vibration features mostly since he responds to those. We've had to use the stimulation feature a few times but at just the right level that he notices it but not to make him yelp. He seems calmer and almost less tense if that makes sense. It's helped with impulse control too. Still working on leash training too but making progress with it as well. These dogs aren't for the feint of heart but so very worth the effort!
3 years, 9 months ago
Buddy
6 Months
4 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Run
very smart dog very cute and kinda aggressive
3 years, 8 months ago
kokoa
6 Weeks
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
swimming, playing, running & cuddling
she is very sweet but we are training her to be un-friendly
3 years, 7 months ago
Chance
22 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Tug-of-war
Hide & Seek
Fetch
We just love our Chance. He’s a 102lb lap dog. Loves to snuggle with us all the time. He’s afraid of the water but we have managed to get him to wade up to his neck now and he would occasionally take a stroke. Hoping he will swim more with us. He was very easy to toilet train as a puppy. Took us maybe 2 weeks. He was very quiet so we had to use a bell. He lives playing with the family and always wants to be a part of any game. Even when we play cards we have to deal him in so he feels included lol. He loves to go for walks and exercise but he’s just as happy nappy on the couch when we are busy. He tries to be stubborn but gives in very easily. Almost like a teenager trying to push us to see what he can get away with. He loves playing with other dogs. Loves to give kisses. Everyone that sees him thinks he’s such a handsome looking dog. We are very lucky to have him.
3 years, 6 months ago
Oakley
6 Months
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Daily walks....stays by my side constantly.
Got him at almost 8wks. He is 6mo now @ 7OLbs. Extremely friendly with other animals and people..although slightly skittish upon meeting newcomers. Absolutely loves dog toys...loves to play . Loves long walks,loves to give kisses and loves napping. Attending obedience training and is responding beautifully. Quickly learns commands and is very obedient. Zero pull on leash eith choke collar. Does demonstrate some separation anxiety. He is rarely home alone and is never crated...but has some accidents inside if gone over as n hour. Will destroy your shoes...have lost a dozen pairs (now far from his reach)...if not exercised daily (3-6mi walks)...he has pent up energy and will find something to destroy...toilet paper roll, paper towel roll..paper anything....cardboard...literally shreds it. Love em, socialize and exercise them frequently. Has not once shown aggression towards a person.
3 years, 5 months ago
Otis
5 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Walks
sleep
We adopted our baby Otis when he just turned 4 years old! He was from a very bad home before we received him. He was pretty aggressive in the beginning but now with a little training he loves almost everyone. We love him with all our hearts. He loves going on walks when we can, we play fetch every day, and he LOVES to sleep and nap! He is the best dog.
3 years, 2 months ago
ragù
2 Years
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Run
Hide & Seek
Fantastic dog. He got the best from the two races. Happiness from Labrador, focus and reflection from cane corso. Short coat. If you manage to dedicate some time to training through reading books, he will be perfect. Size medium, but depends on DNA. It is a pity I am not able to share a photo with you, but Ragù (this is how we called him) is also very beautiful.
3 years, 2 months ago
Sage
8 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Long walks
We got stage when she was 7 weeks old she was only 10 lb she is now 8 years and 55 lb she has been very easy to train and she's in a very amazingly friendly dog she loves giving kisses and love to cuddle on the couch in your lap also a great watchdog for my mother-in-law and my wife
3 years, 1 month ago
Bella
1 Year
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Trying to get her not to chew on everything when I leave the house
3 years, 1 month ago
Hunter
2 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running, swimming, hunting
He's very protective of his family.
2 years, 10 months ago
Samson
8 Months
6 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Play dates with his brother Zeus
Walk
Tug-of-war
Run
first hour: “I can’t believe we finally got a dog! He’s adorable!” first day: “Whoa, we have some training to do, but we got this.” first week: “Why on earth did we do this, this is the dumbest thing we’ve ever done” first month: Begging for the sweet release of death 5 months: “Oh he’s so good, it’s getting better now that’s he’s pulling out of puppyhood” 8months: Reaches sexual maturity and now wants to hump everything again Samson is our first dog, and he’s wonderful. Enough personality to keep us laughing, and matches our family energy level perfectly. We get compliments about him on walks all the time about how beautiful he is. He seems to be right in the middle of 2 of his siblings. His brother Zeus is a meathead, (and a butthead), he’s bigger and stronger and much more Cane Corso. His sister Thalia is taller, with longer legs and a longer snout, more Lab like. Samson lies in between, seemingly perfectly blended. But I think he’s also part chicken, cause he’s the only Lab I know that is scared of water. We got him at 4 months old. The first 2 months are full of ups and downs ranging from, I love this dog, to, I’m gonna kill this dog. Even with 5 people to help watch, walk, play, and train, it was EXHAUSTING. But now that the worst of his puppy days are behind us, he is becoming more and more of that wonderful, affectionate, protective, family dog we all want. I would definitely recommend this breed to anyone that has a lot of time, at least 3 people to help, or a lot of patience, cause between the Lab’s goat-like tendency to want to eat anything they put in their mouth, and the Cane Corsos mule-like tendency to be stubborn and pig headed,(Excuse all the farm animal references), you’ll need at least one of those. Regardless, I would get another one in a heartbeat. Samson ismid energy and loves to play with other dogs more than anything. Love this breed.
2 years, 7 months ago
Thor
3 Years
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Tug-of-war
Frisbee
Walks
Hiking
Thor was as stray turned into an animal shelter. His was one of the friendliest dogs there so I decided to adopt him. His actual age is unknown. Vet thinks he was younger than the shelter's estimate of 2 or so. I have had him for 17 months. He now weights in at about 110 pounds but thinks he's a lap dog. His personality favors a Lab. He is very friendly towards people and likes dogs he knows. His behavior is good. He comes when called and goes right from the house to the car and from the car to the house without roaming off. During drives he travels well. His only downside comes to food. Unless watched he will steal food from my other dog. He is a counter surfer. He will steal unattended food left within reach or sample anything that could be food. Overall, Thor a great dog and I'm glad to have brought him home.
2 years, 6 months ago
Tankerbell
12 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
patrolling
Tug-of-war
Dog Parks
Hiking
Jogging
Tankerbell is an incredibly nice and very smart dog. She seems to love all humans and dogs. She probably wishes the cat would cuddle with her, but no dice. She loves to cuddle, to carry all sorts of items around and show them to you, she carries giant sticks for miles (this can be dangerous), and she loves my kids (her brothers). Due to her loving and affectionate nature and big body, she is constantly in the way. She weighs 80 lbs. She is very trainable. As a young puppy, she seemed to actually crave it and learned obedience commands easily. However, with maturity, she has become a fairly poor leash walker. She will pull and gets very agitated when seeing another dog and not being allowed to go play with them, therefore we mostly walk in the forest off-leash. She wants to guard us, so she barks at everyone outside while she rides in the car. However, she is also mostly chill in the house. She lounges and sleeps a lot. The mastiff-style drooling is impressive. Appearance: her body shape, ears and coat look similar to a lab, with a bit more muscularity. She has a head that looks halfway between lab and corso, with a wide, round upper head with upright stop and medium length muzzle, slightly droopy eyes and jowly lips. She is perfectly black with brown eyes.
2 years, 1 month ago
Beau
3 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Beau has been a people pleaser since the second I got him. I picked him up when he was about 5 weeks old and he has been by my side since then. He currently weighs 120-125lbs. When on his hind legs, he stands about 5'5". He has been incredibly easy to train and did his best work with treat training. I would highly recommend this breed of dog for families, first time owners, or just in need of another dog. Another thing I will note is he is incredibly protective of me in public settings and is very attentive. In our apartment, he likes to cuddle up with our pitbull and our cat!
1 year, 11 months ago
Bosco
10 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
he is my perfect guardian and protector when needs to be otherwise aloof with strangers until i say its ok then he becomes your best friend, he is really a big sucky boy all bark and no bite!
1 year, 4 months ago
Tinkerbell
3 Years
6 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing in the snow
Tug-of-war
Fetch
Chase
very smart listens to commands. we live on highway and i trust her to be out there without a leash
1 year, 9 months ago
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