Labrador Corso

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55-100 lbs
22-26"
Unknown
Labrador Retriever
Cane Corso Italiano
The Labrador Corso is a new hybrid breed created from the mix of a Labrador Retriever and Cane Corso Italiano. These dogs are large in size and brain, since both parents are known to be very smart. They should be easy to train but, if they are anything like the Cane Corso Italiano parent, they will need to be paired with an owner that can be calm and kind but firm, someone who can show their authority. Due to their large size and potential to be clumsy, thanks to the Labrador Retriever parent, these dogs should not be living in small houses or apartments.
Purpose
Watch and guard dog, companion pet
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Labrador Retriever, Cane Corso Italiano

Labrador Corso Health

Average Size
Height: 23-28 inches Weight: 65-110 lbs
Height: 22-26 inches Weight: 55-100 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Ectropion
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Gastric Dilation Volvulus
Minor Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Cataracts
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Epilepsy
  • Allergies
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination
  • Urinalysis
  • ECG
  • Complete Blood Work
  • Serum Chemistry
  • Fluorescein Test
  • Schirmer Tear Test
  • Joint Fluid Sample
  • Corneal Staining

Labrador Corso Breed History

Mixed breeds are still a fairly recent trend, and not much is documented on the creation of these dogs. However, there is much more information available on the older purebred breeds that are used to make these new types of dogs. In this case, we will look at the histories of the Labrador Retriever and the Cane Corso Italiano. It was in Canada during the 17th century that the ancestors of the Labrador were created. These dogs were eventually split into these different categories; Landseer, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, the Flat-Coated Retriever, the Newfoundland and, of course, the Labrador Retriever. In the 1800s, these dogs were spotted by travelers in Newfoundland who admired their skills at retrieving and helping the fishermen. The second Earl of Malmesbury spotted one of these dogs as well, and chose to import more of them to his English estate where the first breeding kennel was created. The other dog used to create the Labrador Corso is the Cane Corso Italiano. This breed spent the first few centuries of existence in remote locations of Italy, where they were given duties as guard and watchdogs as well as hunting dogs. This breed was considered to be a rare find, and were even thought to be extinct at one point. The Cane Corso Italiano breed were revived in Southern Italy during the 1980s, and are still very common there today. However, these dogs have moved on to some parts of Europe and the United States as well.

Labrador Corso Breed Appearance

These athletic hybrid dogs will be born with characteristics from each parent dog. This means that there can be a variety of possible looks for the breed, since some dogs can look more like one parent than the other. The Labrador Retriever is a solid dog with a wide muzzle and broad heads. These dogs have medium sized pendant ears and kind eyes. Their chests are large and go all the way down to their elbows, the front legs are straight, their backs are strong and the toplines are level. They have unique tails that are thick at the base and taper as they near the end. The tails are described as “otter” like and have short hairs, which gives them the rounded affect. This breed also has webbed feet, which is why they are so skilled at swimming. The muscular Cane Corso Italiano is a powerful dog with big bones and a thick body. Their heads are large and wide, with broad skulls and cheekbones that are quite prominent. They have high set ears that are sometimes cropped, in which case they will be small triangles that stand erect. These dogs sometimes have docked tails.
Eye Color Possibilities
Blue
Hazel
Brown
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
Blue
Black
Brown
Isabella
Coat Color Possibilities
Black
Brown
Gray
Blue
Fawn
Red
Brindle
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Labrador Corso Breed Maintenance

The same rules apply for the maintenance of these designer dogs; their needs will range between those of the parents. The Labrador Retriever is a dog that sheds quite a bit and should be brushed regularly. They will also need frequent baths, since they do have some doggy odor and like to play around in the dirt outside. The Cane Corso Italiano is very low maintenance when it comes to coat care, and brushing is only required occasionally. Other basic needs are teeth brushing, nail trimming and ear care. All dogs should have their teeth brushed every day if possible, or two to three times per week minimum. Some dogs needs to have their nails trimmed more often than others, but in general they should be checked one or two times per month. As for ear cleaning, your dog’s ears should be wiped clean weekly to prevent ear infections.
Brushes for Labrador Corso
Pin Brush
Scissors
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

Labrador Corso Temperament

This breed’s personality will be a mix between those of the parents. The Labrador Retriever is a loyal and affectionate dog. They are friendly dogs that get along well around anyone that they meet. This breed loves their family and enjoys spending time with them. Labs love to please and are easy to train, and are also great dogs for inexperienced owners. The other parent is a loyal companion that, if brought up well, will be affectionate and docile. They are good around kids and great watch dogs as well. Naturally, the Cane Corso Italiano is dominant and possessive of their territory, especially around strangers. However, when properly trained these dogs can be calm and obedient pets. These dogs are especially protective of their owners, which can be good but also means that they need to be trained very well to make sure that they are safe pets. Training them should not be too difficult, since they are quite eager to please their masters.

Labrador Corso Activity Requirements

The Labrador Corso is a mix between the Labrador Retriever and the Cane Corso Italiano. Since the Labrador Retriever is a big dog with lots of energy, they should live in a house that is equipped with a large yard. These dogs enjoy exercising by going on long walks or jogs with their owners, and they love to go swimming too. The Cane Corso Italiano also needs regular exercise, but will usually get enough energy out by constantly patrolling the house and yard. Overall they should be given between 45 to 60 minutes of activity daily.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Labrador Corso Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.5 - $1.9
Monthly Cost
$39 - $52

Labrador Corso Height & Weight

6 Months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 15 lbs
Height: 6 inches Weight: 12 lbs
12 Months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 32 lbs
Height: 12 inches Weight: 25 lbs
18 Months
Height: 22 inches Weight: 75 lbs
Height: 21 inches Weight: 67 lbs

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.
1 month ago
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