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Small Munsterlander vs Volpino Italiano vs Cane Corso – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Small Munsterlander vs Volpino Italiano vs Cane Corso" Compare Small Munsterlander and Volpino Italiano. Which is better: Small Munsterlander or Volpino Italiano or Cane Corso?
Name Small Munsterlander Volpino Italiano Cane Corso
OriginsGermany Italy Italy
Group Gun Dog Companion Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank19821337
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Other Names Kleiner Münsterländer, Small Munsterlander, Munsterlander (Small), Vorstehhund, Spion, Heidewachtel, Munster Cane de Quirinale, Florentine Spitz, Italian Spitz, Volpino Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2010 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the European Spitz section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Breed Recognition Dog Registry of America Inc. Foundation Stock Service North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. No set 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
Price $800-$1000 $600-$800 $1500-$2000

General Appearance - Small Munsterlander vs Volpino Italiano vs Cane Corso

Size Medium Small Large
Weight Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg), Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg) 9-14 pounds (4–6 kg) Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 52.5 pounds (24.5 kg), Female: 45 pounds (20.5 kg) 11.5 pounds (4–6 kg) Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg)
Height Male: 20–22 inches (50–56 cm), Female: 19–21 inches (48–54 cm) 9.5-12 inches (24–30 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 21.5 inches (56.5 cm), Female: 20.5 inches (53.5 cm) 9.8.5 inches (24–30 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm)

Hair & Care - Small Munsterlander vs Volpino Italiano vs Cane Corso

Coat Thick Dense Fluffy Dense
Colors White & Brown Fawn Red Champagne Honey White Black Chestnut Brindle Gray Red Fawn Black
Grooming
Average: The Small Munsterlander requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Volpino Italiano requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Small Munsterlanders shed moderately.
Volpino Italianos shed moderately.
Cane Corsos shed moderately.

Characteristics - Small Munsterlander vs Volpino Italiano vs Cane Corso

Temperament Affectionate Happy Strong Willed Attentive Intelligent Trainable Active Playful Affectionate Lively Watchful Cheerful Loyal Social Courageous Quiet
Intelligent Rank
Average: Small Munsterlander's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Volpino Italiano's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Cane Corso's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Small Munsterlanders are very easy to train.
Volpino Italianos are quite easy to train.
Cane Corsos are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Small Munsterlander is a playful breed.
The Volpino Italiano is a playful breed.
Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Small Munsterlanders don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Cane Corsos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Small Munsterlanders are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Volpino Italianos are highly affectionate dogs.
Cane Corsos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Small Munsterlanders are a social breed.
Volpino Italianos are a social breed.
Cane Corsos are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Small Munsterlander barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Volpino Italiano is a vocal breed.
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Small Munsterlanders are average watchdogs.
Volpino Italianos are good watchdogs.
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Small Munsterlanders strongly protect their territory.
Volpino Italianos are average defenders.
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Small Munsterlander has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Volpino Italiano has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Cane Corso has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Small Munsterlanders have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Volpino Italianos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cane Corsos have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Small Munsterlander is strong enough to escape from home.
Volpino Italianos have average wanderlust potential.
Cane Corsos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Small Munsterlanders have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Volpino Italianos have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Small Munsterlanders are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Volpino Italianos are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Cane Corsos are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Small Munsterlanders adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Volpino Italianos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Cane Corsos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Small Munsterlanders 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.
Volpino Italianos 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.
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.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Small Munsterlander vs Volpino Italiano vs Cane Corso

Stranger Friendly
Small Munsterlanders are average friendly towards strangers.
Volpino Italianos are average friendly towards strangers.
Cane Corsos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Small Munsterlanders are very kid-friendly dogs.
Volpino Italianos are kid-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Small Munsterlanders are average friendly towards cats.
Volpino Italianos are average friendly towards cats.
Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Small Munsterlanders are very dog-friendly dogs.
Volpino Italianos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Cane Corsos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Small Munsterlander is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Volpino Italiano is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cane Corso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Small Munsterlanders are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Volpino Italianos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cane Corsos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Small Munsterlanders are generally with other pets.
Volpino Italianos are generally with other pets.
Cane Corsos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Small Munsterlanders are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Volpino Italianos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cane Corsos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn 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
Small Munsterlander breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Volpino Italiano breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cane Corso breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
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 - Small Munsterlander vs Volpino Italiano vs Cane Corso

Health Issues
Small Munsterlanders tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Volpino Italianos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Ear Infections Hip Dysplasia Skin Irritation Vision Problems No set Arthritis Bloat Cherry Eye Demodectic Mange Ectropion Entropion Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 14-16 years 10-11 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Small Munsterlanders are high energy dogs.
Volpino Italianos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Small Munsterlanders need a lot of exercises.
Volpino Italianos have an average exercise need.
Cane Corsos have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Small Munsterlanders don't need too much sleep.
Volpino Italianos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Cane Corsos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: If you are feeding a high-quality dry food, your Corso will probably eat 4 to 5 cups a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Small Munsterlander has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Volpino Italiano has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Small Munsterlander is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Volpino Italiano is a perfect example for low 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.

Reproducibility - Small Munsterlander vs Volpino Italiano vs Cane Corso

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 4-6 puppies 4-6 puppies

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