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Cane Corso vs Perro de Presa Canario vs Argentine Dogo – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Cane Corso vs Perro de Presa Canario vs Argentine Dogo" Compare Cane Corso and Perro de Presa Canario. Which is better: Cane Corso or Perro de Presa Canario or Argentine Dogo?
Name Cane Corso Perro de Presa Canario Argentine Dogo
OriginsItaly Spain Argentina
Group Working Dogs Guard Dogs Guard Dogs
Popularity Rank37439390
Reviews201
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Other Names Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio Canary Catch Dog, Canarian Molosser, Presa Canario, Dogo Canario, Presa, Canary Mastiff Argentine Dog, Argentine Mastiff
Breed Type Purebred Cross Breed Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2010 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. National Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. United Kennel Club Foundation Stock Service American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale National Kennel Club North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Federacion Cinologica Argentina Backwoods Bulldog Club
Price $1500-$2000 $1200-$3000 $2800-$5000

General Appearance - Cane Corso vs Perro de Presa Canario vs Argentine Dogo

Size Large Large Large
Weight Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg) 80-100 pounds (36-45 kg) Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg) 90 pounds (40.5 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg)
Height Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm) 21-25 inches (55-65 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm) 23 inches (60 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm)

Hair & Care - Cane Corso vs Perro de Presa Canario vs Argentine Dogo

Coat Dense Smooth Fine
Colors Chestnut Brindle Gray Red Fawn Black Fawn Silver Brindle Red Black White
Grooming
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Perro de Presa Canario doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Argentine Dogo doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Cane Corsos shed moderately.
Perro de Presa Canarios shed none to minimal.
Argentine Dogos shed moderately.

Characteristics - Cane Corso vs Perro de Presa Canario vs Argentine Dogo

Temperament Cheerful Loyal Social Courageous Quiet Calm Gentle Suspicious Dominant Strong Willed Sociable Loyal Protective Tolerant Loving
Intelligent Rank
Average: Cane Corso's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Perro de Presa Canario's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Argentine Dogo's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Cane Corsos are easy to train.
Perro de Presa Canarios are quite easy to train.
Argentine Dogos are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Perro de Presa Canarios, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Argentine Dogos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Cane Corsos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Perro de Presa Canarios have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Argentine Dogos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Cane Corsos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Perro de Presa Canarios are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Argentine Dogos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Cane Corsos are a social breed.
Perro de Presa Canarios need for social interaction is average.
Argentine Dogos need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Perro de Presa Canario rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Argentine Dogo rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
Perro de Presa Canarios are one of the best watchdogs.
Argentine Dogos are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Perro de Presa Canarios are extremely protective guard dogs.
Argentine Dogos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Cane Corso has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Perro de Presa Canario has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Argentine Dogo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Cane Corsos have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Perro de Presa Canarios have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Argentine Dogos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Cane Corsos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Perro de Presa Canarios have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Argentine Dogo is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Perro de Presa Canarios have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Argentine Dogos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Cane Corsos are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Perro de Presa Canarios are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Argentine Dogos are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Cane Corsos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Perro de Presa Canarios don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Argentine Dogos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Cane Corsos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Cane Corso vs Perro de Presa Canario vs Argentine Dogo

Stranger Friendly
Cane Corsos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Perro de Presa Canarios are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Argentine Dogos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Perro de Presa Canarios are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Argentine Dogos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Perro de Presa Canarios are not cat-friendly dogs.
Argentine Dogos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Cane Corsos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Perro de Presa Canarios are not dog-friendly.
Argentine Dogos are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly No
Cane Corso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Perro de Presa Canario is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Argentine Dogo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Cane Corsos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Perro de Presa Canarios are not the best breed for elderly people.
Argentine Dogos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Cane Corsos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Perro de Presa Canarios do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Argentine Dogos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Cane Corsos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Perro de Presa Canarios are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Argentine Dogos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Cane Corso breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Perro de Presa Canario breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Argentine Dogo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Cane Corso vs Perro de Presa Canario vs Argentine Dogo

Health Issues
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
Perro de Presa Canarios are commonly healthy dogs.
Argentine Dogos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Arthritis Bloat Cherry Eye Demodectic Mange Ectropion Entropion Hip Dysplasia Bloat Cryptorchidism Demodectic Mange Dilated Cardiomyopathy Hypothyroidism Luxating Patella Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Allergies Cancer Deafness Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism
Life Expectancy 10-11 years 9-11 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Perro de Presa Canarios are high energy dogs.
Argentine Dogos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Cane Corsos have an average exercise need.
Perro de Presa Canarios have an average exercise need.
Argentine Dogos need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Cane Corsos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Perro de Presa Canarios don't need too much sleep.
Argentine Dogos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: If you are feeding a high-quality dry food, your Corso will probably eat 4 to 5 cups a day. 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
High: The Perro de Presa Canario breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Perro de Presa Canario has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Argentine Dogo has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Cane Corso drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The Perro de Presa Canario is an average drooler.
The Argentine Dogo is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Cane Corso vs Perro de Presa Canario vs Argentine Dogo

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies 7-9 puppies 4-8 puppies

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