Where Are Cane Corso From?
The Cane Corso is an ancient breed that can be traced back to the Molossus dog of the Romans, which were bred for size and ferocity. The Neapolitan Mastiff is another Molossus dog, but of the two breeds, the Cane Corso is more agile and quick.
It can also be argued that the Cane Corso breed came from an old Sicilian herding dog known as the Cane di Macellaio. They were used primarily as warriors and hunters during the Middle Ages. When they were not hunting, they were driving cattle and other animals to market. The breed was not present in the US until 1987, when they made their first appearance in New Jersey. They are still rather uncommon outside of Italy.