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Do Cane Corso bark a lot? (When and why?)

Before you buy a dog like the Cane Corso, it is advisable to learn more about the breed. It would be bad for the dog if you find out that a Cane Corso is not for you after a few months. For this reason, in this article, I will discuss Cane Corsos bark a lot and when?

For example, if you live in an apartment with direct neighbors, it is essential to know whether the Cane Corso is a quiet or barking dog breed.

Cane Corsos usually do not bark much and especially not without reason. The Cane Corso is generally a quiet dog breed that is hardly heard. However, the Cane Corso is a pure guard dog that barks when something unusual happens at the garden fence or in front of the front door. For this, he was bred and used until today.

When do Cane Corsos bark?

Cane Corsos are calm dogs that do not bark for no reason.

We sometimes lie for hours in the garden or couch, and Malou (our Cane Corso) is not heard. She lies sweetly and quietly next to us and does not make a sound. That’s one reason Cane Corsos could become good apartment dogs.

Of course, there are situations where it is normal when a Cane Corso barks.

The Cane Corso is a watchdog.

Now there are situations when our Cane Corso jumps up and barks loudly. This is primarily the case when someone approaches our property, stands in front of the door, or at the fence.

But that is precisely their job. Cane Corsos are classic watchdogs from Italy whose job was to guard farms, among other things. In the wrong hands, Cane Corsos can be aggressive.

So when a stranger comes too close, or something unusual happens, the Cane Corso announces it with loud and deep barking.

Ultimately, it is also a matter of training whether your Cane Corso escalates at every little thing at the fence or only when necessary.

Furthermore, it makes a difference if he barks wildly at the fence when you are present or only when he is alone guarding the house.

We attach great importance to the fact that our dogs (both guard dogs) come back from the fence immediately when we call them, or at best, are stopped when they are just sprinting towards the fence.

Because we are there, they don’t need to act.

But if you can’t live with that, don’t get the idea of buying a Cane Corso. This breed’s primary characteristic is to sound the alarm in case of danger.

You don’t buy a St. Bernard for running or a Border Collie for lying on the couch.

Your Cane Corso is hungry.

Dogs know precisely when it is time to eat. Usually, our dogs get their food in the morning between 7 am and 8 am and in the evening around 6 pm.

When we sit in the garden or lie on the couch, especially on weekends, Malou makes us aware that it is time to feed.

She doesn’t bark then; it’s more of a frantic grumble punctuated by occasional bark.

Your dog must go out and pee.

It’s simple. If you forget to take your dog out when stressed, he will tell you when he needs to go out to pee by barking or whining.

Do Cane Corso puppies bark a lot?

Malou as a Puppie

The guard and protection instinct in a Cane Corso puppy is not yet so pronounced that they do not bark so often because of the situations described above.

Nevertheless, it can happen with puppies that they bark often. Usually, a Cane Corso puppy barks when it has to stay alone too long.

Puppies must first get used to the new environment and the new owners. After all, they have just been torn from their familiar surroundings. If they now have to stay alone, this can cause stress and anxiety.

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So make sure your Cane Corso puppy gets used to you and the new environment before you leave them alone.
It is also crucial that you slowly get your puppy used to be left alone and not leave the house for 1 hour straight away.

Reasons for excessive barking

If your Cane Corso is frequently barking for no reason, you should check your daily routine and see if everything is going well.

Too little exercise and activity

Is your Cane Corso getting enough exercise? Even though they don’t need as much training as a Border Collie, they must be exercised daily.

If your Cane Corso doesn’t get enough exercise, in the long run, it can cause them to bark significantly more than usual due to frustration and boredom.

This will eventually lead to stress which can shorten the life expectancy of your Cane Corso.

Pain can lead to excessive barking.

Is your Cane Corso in pain? Frequent barking may occur due to an injury.

Your dog wants to protect you.

For example, if your Cane Corso barks on a leash and escalates as soon as other dogs meet you, it may have something to do with your relationship.

It can be that your Cane Corso wants to protect you in these cases or wants to tell the other dog in advance, “Don’t come too close to me.”

Even if the Cane Corso is a watchdog, in this case, it is not his job to bark and growl violently at other dogs on the leash.

You are the boss, and your dog should follow your lead and let you take the information instead of taking it himself.

Cane Corso don´t want to be left alone.

Cane Corsos tend to have separation anxiety and do not want to be left alone. If left alone too often, this can lead to excessive barking.

Cane Corso barks because he is afraid

Even the large and dangerous-looking Cane Corso can get into situations where he is afraid. Especially during thunderstorms and fireworks, many dogs are so scared and express this, among other things, by barking.

Try to calm your dog during thunderstorms by sitting next to him on the ground and stroking him.

Conclusion: Do Cane Corsos bark a lot?

No, well-trained Cane Corsos with enough exercise and activity do not tend to bark for no reason. Of course, it is a guard dog whose job is to announce or scare off strangers by barking loudly.

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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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