Labrador Corso

55-100 lbs
22-26"
Unknown
Labrador Retriever
Cane Corso Italiano (Italian Mastiff)
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 Purpose
Watch and guard dog, companion pet
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
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 Labrador Corso eyes
Blue
hazel Labrador Corso eyes
Hazel
brown Labrador Corso eyes
Brown
amber Labrador Corso eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
blue Labrador Corso nose
Blue
black Labrador Corso nose
Black
brown Labrador Corso nose
Brown
isabella Labrador Corso nose
Isabella
Coat Color Possibilities
black Labrador Corso coat
Black
brown Labrador Corso coat
Brown
gray Labrador Corso coat
Gray
blue Labrador Corso coat
Blue
fawn Labrador Corso coat
Fawn
red Labrador Corso coat
Red
brindle Labrador Corso coat
Brindle
Coat Length
coat
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
pin
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Labrador Corso straight 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
Pin Brush
Scissors
Scissors
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Labrador Corso requires weekly brushing
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 activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes
activity minutes

Labrador Corso Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00
food bag monthly cost

Labrador Corso Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Labrador Corso size stats at six months
Height: 7.5 inches Weight: 15.0 lbs
Female Labrador Corso size stats at six months
Height: 6.0 inches Weight: 12.5 lbs
12 Months
Male Labrador Corso size stats at 12 months
Height: 14.5 inches Weight: 32.5 lbs
Female Labrador Corso size stats at 12 months
Height: 12.5 inches Weight: 25.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Labrador Corso size stats at 18 months
Height: 22.0 inches Weight: 75.0 lbs
Female Labrador Corso size stats at 18 months
Height: 21.0 inches Weight: 67.5 lbs

Labrador Corso Owner Experiences

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 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.
3 months ago
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.
3 years, 10 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
3 years, 3 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.
3 years, 7 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.
3 years, 6 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!
3 years, 4 months ago
Pepper
13 Months
7 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Really loving dog. Listens very well.
3 years, 3 months ago
DEN
25 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
*perfect breed. Friendly but protective if needed
3 years 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
3 years 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.
2 years, 11 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
2 years, 7 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.
2 years, 5 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
2 years, 5 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
2 years, 4 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.
2 years, 4 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.
2 years, 4 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.
1 year, 10 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.
1 year, 9 months 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!
1 year, 5 months ago
Buddy
6 Months
4 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Run
very smart dog very cute and kinda aggressive
1 year, 4 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
1 year, 3 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.
1 year, 2 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.
1 year 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.
10 months, 2 weeks 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.
10 months, 1 week 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
9 months, 2 weeks 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
9 months, 1 week ago
Hunter
2 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running, swimming, hunting
He's very protective of his family.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
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