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Name Cane Corso Rottweiler Boerboel
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Cane Di Macellaio
Cane Corz
Rott
Rottie
South African Mastiff
South African Boerboel
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Cane Corso or Rottweiler or Boerboel? Which is more expensive?
$1500-$2000 $1200-$2000 $1500-$2000
Availability
Which is easier to get, Cane Corso or Rottweiler or Boerboel?
Very frequent: The Cane Corso is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Rottweiler is quite easy to get.
Frequent: The Boerboel is easier than average to get.

Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Cane Corso or Rottweiler or Boerboel? Which is the smallest dog, Cane Corso or Rottweiler or Boerboel?
Large Large
Giant
Large
Giant
Weight
Which is heavier, Cane Corso or Rottweiler or Rottweiler? Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel weight comparison:
Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg) Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg), Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg) 154-200 pounds (70-90 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg) Male: 112.5 pounds (51 kg), Female: 100 pounds (45 kg) 177 pounds (80 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Cane Corso or Rottweiler or Boerboel? Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel height comparison:
Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm) Male: 25-28 inches (64-70 cm), Female: 23-25.5 inches (59-65 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm) Male: 26.5 inches (67 cm), Female: 23-25.5 inches (62 cm)

Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel coat comparison:
Dense Dense Dense
Shiny
Smooth
Colors
What are the original Cane Corso, Rottweiler and Boerboel color?
Chestnut
Brindle
Gray
Red
Fawn
Black
Mahogany
Tan
Rust
Black
Brindle
Cream
Reddish
Brown
Red
Tawny
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Cane Corso or Rottweiler or Boerboel? Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
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Effortless: The Rottweiler requires minimal grooming.
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Effortless: The Boerboel requires minimal grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Cane Corso or Rottweiler or Boerboel? Cane Corso or Rottweiler or {name3 shedding:
Cane Corsos shed moderately.
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Rottweilers shed moderately.
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Boerboels shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Cane Corso or Rottweiler or Boerboel?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Cane Corso or Rottweiler or Boerboel? Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel behavior/temperament comparison:
Cheerful
Loyal
Social
Courageous
Quiet
Alert
Fearless
Independent
Loyal
Courageous
Good-natured
Intelligent
Protective
Confident
Intelligent
Territorial
Dominant
Obedient
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel intelligence:
Smart: Cane Corso's has great intelligence.
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Outstanding: Rottweiler is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
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Trainability
Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel trainability comparison.
Cane Corsos are easy to train.
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Rottweilers are easy to train.
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Boerboels are quite easy to train.
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Playfulness
Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel playfulness comparison:
Average: Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Average: Rottweilers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Average: Boerboels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Cane Corsos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Boerboels have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel?
Average: Cane Corsos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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Average: Rottweilers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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Average: Boerboels are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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Social Needs
Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel social needs comparison:
Cane Corsos are a social breed.
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Rottweilers need a lot of social interaction.
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Boerboels need for social interaction is average.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel?
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
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Low: The Rottweiler barks none to minimal.
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Low to Average: The Boerboel rarely barks.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Cane Corso or Rottweiler or Boerboel?
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
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Rottweilers are one of the best watchdogs.
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Boerboels are one of the best watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Cane Corso or Rottweiler or Boerboel? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Rottweilers are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Boerboels are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Moderate

The Cane Corso has an average chance of biting somebody.

High 🔼

The Rottweiler has a high chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Boerboel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Cane Corso or Rottweiler or Boerboel?

Above 400 PSI 🔼

Cane Corso bite force: The Strongest.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Rottweiler bite force: Ordinary.

Above 400 PSI 🔼

Boerboel bite force: The Strongest.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel mouthiness comparison:
Cane Corsos have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Rottweilers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Boerboels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Cane Corsos tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Rottweilers tend to escape less than other breeds.
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The wanderlust potential of the Boerboel is strong enough to escape from home.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Rottweilers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Boerboels 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.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Cane Corso or Rottweiler or Boerboel?
It is not recommended to keep the Cane Corso breed in the home.
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Rottweiler indoors.
It is not recommended to keep the Boerboel breed in the home.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Cane Corsos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Average: Rottweilers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Average: Boerboels adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Cane Corso or Rottweiler or Boerboel?
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.
Rottweilers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.

Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Cane Corso or Rottweiler or Boerboel? Which dog is more friendly?
Cane Corsos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Boerboels are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Cane Corsos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Rottweilers are generally with other pets.
Boerboels usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Cane Corso or Rottweiler or Boerboel?
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Rottweilers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Boerboels are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Cane Corso or Rottweiler or Boerboel?
Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are average friendly towards cats.
Boerboels are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Cane Corso or Rottweiler or Boerboel?
Cane Corsos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Rottweilers are not dog-friendly.
Boerboels are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel?
No
Cane Corsos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Rottweilers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Boerboels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Cane Corso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rottweiler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Boerboel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Cane Corsos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Rottweilers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Boerboels are usually recommended for elderly people.

Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel Health Comparison

Health Issues
Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel health comparison. Which is the healthier: Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel?
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
The Rottweiler is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Boerboels tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel health problems comparison:
Arthritis
Bloat
Cherry Eye
Demodectic Mange
Ectropion
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Allergies
Aortic Stenosis
Bloat
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteosarcoma
Panosteitis
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Allergies
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Joint Dysplasia
Vaginal Hyperplasia
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Cane Corso should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Average
The Rottweiler should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Frequent
The Boerboel should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Life Expectancy
Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel lifespan comparison. How long do Cane Corso, Rottweiler and Boerboel breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Cane Corso: 11 years
8-12 years
The average lifespan of Rottweiler: 10 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Boerboel: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Cane Corso or Rottweiler or Boerboel? Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel energy level comparison:
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Rottweilers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Boerboels have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Cane Corso or Rottweiler or Boerboel? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Cane Corsos have an average exercise need.
Rottweilers have an average exercise need.
Boerboels need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Cane Corso or Rottweiler or Boerboel?
Cane Corsos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Rottweilers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Boerboels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Cane Corso or Rottweiler or Boerboel?
Recommended daily amount: If you are feeding a high-quality dry food, your Corso will probably eat 4 to 5 cups a day. Recommended daily amount: 4 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Cane Corso's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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High: The Rottweiler breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Average: The Boerboel has an average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel?

Medium

The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Rottweiler has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Boerboel has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
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.
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The Rottweiler drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
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The Boerboel drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
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Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Cane Corso or Rottweiler or Boerboel? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel?

Not really

Cane Corso breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Rottweiler breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Boerboel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Cane Corso and Rottweiler and Boerboel have?
4-6 puppies 8-12 puppies 7-10 puppies

Cane Corso vs Rottweiler vs Boerboel Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2010 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Working breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
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
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
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.
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Colonial Rottweiler Club
Deutscher Rottweiler Klub
International Rottweiler Club
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.

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