grey Cane Corso

Are Cane Corsos affectionate and like to cuddle?

Cane Corsos look fearsome at first glance. They are huge mastiff-type dogs with a very muscular build, a large head, and drooping lips. If you don’t know anything about this breed, you will indeed have prejudices at first especially if their ears and tail were docked. But what is really behind the Cane Corsos? Are Cane Corsos perhaps even affectionate and like to cuddle?

Cane Corsos are affectionate and cuddly. They love to cuddle and prefer to be near you all the time. Many Cane Corsos don’t know, or don’t care, that they are huge dogs that can reach a weight of over 60 kg at the height of up to 70 cm. Nevertheless, it is not uncommon for them to crawl onto your lap for a cuddle and a snuggle.

Cane Corsos are affectionate.

Cane Corsos are not lazy but very affectionate and do not like to be left alone. They build a deep bond with their owners, and there is nothing better for them than to be near them.

If you want a Cane Corso, you should know that Cane Corsos does not like being left alone and often suffers from separation anxiety.

So it would be best if you got him used to it slowly and carefully. So in the first weeks and months, you should make sure that there is always someone at home.

It’s not that they follow you everywhere in the house. They also like to lay in their dog bed or couch and chill.

Cane Corsos need a lot of exercise on average and are one of the more athletic Molossian breeds. You can’t compare them to jocks like the Border Collie, though.

Cane Corsos love to cuddle.

One main characteristic of Cane Corsos is, that they are incredibly cuddly and love to snuggle.

As soon as one of us sits on the couch, Malou, our Cane Corso female, comes and lays down directly on it or, better said, wants to be stroked on our lap.

She is like a baby that needs and demands to be petted.

For example, when I sit at the table and work on the laptop, she usually comes to me and nudges me with her nose until I finally pet her.

This is precisely what I have heard from many Cane Corso owners. They love to be petted.

Here is a picture of Nick, our youngest son, with Malou during their daily cuddle sessions.

Their affectionate nature and need to cuddle make Cane Corsos family dogs and good with kids.

However, if you get a Cane Corso, you must know they have a strong guarding and protective instinct. In an emergency, they will protect you and your family without hesitation.

This can be misinterpreted with children who run wild in the garden with friends and scream. For this reason, you must emphasize a consistent but loving upbringing from the beginning.

Cane Corsos must be well educated and know their place in the family pack so that a harmonious coexistence is guaranteed and you have a lot of fun with the cuddly Cane Corso.

Cane Corsos are good to train because they are very smart. But they like to test their limits and want to know if you mean your command. The sometimes stubborn nature can occasionally make the training here and there exhausting.

How Cane Corsos show you affection

Cane Corsos show affection in many different ways. Even if they are neutral and suspicious of strangers, they know no limits in their love for their family.

Cane Corsos like to cuddle.

As you can see in the pictures above, Cane Corsos love to cuddle. Malou and many other Cane Corsos love body contact.

No matter how little space there is, for example, on the couch or the sun lounger, a Cane Corso somehow tries to squeeze his “petite :-)” body still there to squeeze – and if he lies down simply on you.

Cane Corsos lean on you.

Quite often, Cane Corsos lean directly on their humans. This has several reasons. Among other things, he sits directly in front of you to protect you or demands from being stroked.

Cane Corso leans on You
Nick with our Cane Corso Malou

Cane Corsos need attention.

If you pet a Cane Corso too little, he will get your attention. By careful but incessant nudging with the nose on your arm or nibbling on the ear, he shows you that he wants to be stroked.

Essential things in the relationship between you and a Cane Corso

Cane Corsos are protective and love their owners more than anything. Nevertheless, or maybe just because of this, a consistent but loving education is essential.

An untrained or badly trained Cane Corso can become aggressive and dangerous to other dogs or people.

We worked from the beginning with a dog trainer on the education so that everything runs directly correctly.

Of course, one does not always have everything under control. Malou was the victim of a biting attack twice and was aggressive toward other dogs on the leash afterward.

With consistent training, we got this under control again.

Consistent does not mean harshness. Excessive harshness does nothing but has a maximum negative effect. Cane Corsos are sometimes stubborn but also sensitive.

Conclusion: Cane Corsos are affectionate and cuddly.

Cane Corsos love to cuddle and to be stroked. If you are looking for a dog with whom you can chill on the couch and be active in sports, the Cane Corso is the right choice.

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I am Marco with my Cane Corso and my Broholmer


I am Marco, and I am very lucky to live with 3 big Mastiff-type dogs. In this blog, I want to share all my experiences and knowledge about dogs.

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