Do Cane Corsos and Rottweilers get along and fit together?
If you are looking for a friend for your Cane Corso but don’t know if the breeds get along, you are in the right place. In this article, we will try to find out if Cane Corsos and Rottweilers get along and would fit together.
It is not possible to say precisely if Cane Corsos and Rottweilers get along and would fit together. The younger either one is when brought together, the easier it is. On the positive side, they are both large, strong dogs that are physically very similar, so there are no accidents when playing due to the size difference. The negative can be that both breeds are territorial, and there can be friction. The easiest way is when a puppy is brought to an adult dog.
Could Cane Corsos and Rottweilers live together?
Cane Corsos basically get along well with other dogs. Of course, they do not like everyone. How they get along with Rottweilers, we discuss here.
To work out if Rottweiler and Cane Corso would fit together, here are a few points to get a better picture.
Size and weight
Cane Corso and Rottweiler are about the same size. The males generally grow slightly larger and heavier than the females. Cane Corso can reach a weight of 45-60 kg with a withers height of 65-70 cm.
The Rottweiler comes with 56-69 cm and 42-60 kg to almost the same values.
So the Cane Corso and the Rottweiler are huge and heavy dogs that can play with each other without problems or hurting the other.
Of course, they can hurt each other, but this does not happen because one dog is much bigger and heavier than the other.
Conditions for keeping
Special conditions apply in some states or cities for the Cane Corso and the Rottweiler.
The fact that both dogs are partly listed has nothing to do with whether Cane Corso and Rottweiler get along.
But for completeness, I have included it. Because if you live in a state where the Cane Corso is banned, you can’t bring one to your Rottweiler.
We have a Cane Corso and don’t want a dog for which we must meet requirements. So, unfortunately, a Rottweiler is out of the question for us.
Both the Cane Corso and the Rottweiler are good to train. Both breeds are made to work together with humans. Therefore, they can be found in the most diverse areas of application.
Especially the Rottweiler is an all-rounder. Rottweilers are used as service dogs by the police and the German Army, as well as tracking and protection dogs. Thanks to its sensitive nature, it can also be found as a therapy dog.
The Cane Corso is also good to train and has been used for working with humans. He convinces primarily as a guard dog. But he can also be used as a herding dog for livestock, a hunting dog for big game, and a police dog.
But the “problem” with both breeds is that they need consistent training. Cane Corso and Rottweiler are good to train, but the education can be pretty exhausting if you have two stubborn dogs who like to talk back and test their limits.
Every dog should be educated. But it is different if you have an aggressive Cane Corso on the leash because he was not trained or a bold Jack Russel. Therefore the education of both breeds is an absolute must.
Guard and protection instinct
Both breeds are excellent watchdogs and have strong guard and protective instincts. You must be aware that in case of emergency, you have two breeds that react similarly in certain situations.
Also, for this reason, a consistent education of both is necessary. Cane Corsos and Rottweilers must know their place in the pack and know when they may react how and when they should stay relaxed on their blanket.
Exercise and occupation
Even though both breeds are visually very similar, the Rottweiler is slightly more active.
Cane Corsos need regular exercise and activity. However, they are also the typical Mastiff-type breed that loves just to lay around as well. Overall, they are the more relaxed dogs.
Rottweilers, on the other hand, tend to need a little more exercise and social activity. But the difference is not huge either, so you can keep Cane Corso and Rottweiler busy together.
Bringing Cane Corso and Rottweiler puppies together
If you have decided that you want to have a Cane Corso and a Rottweiler, it is recommended that you get and raise first one of them.
After about 1,5 – 2 years, when your Cane Corso is fully grown, you can bring a Rottweiler puppy into your home.
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It is always easier to bring a puppy to an adult dog than to socialize with two adult dogs. Of course, it is possible with an adult Rottweiler and a Cane Corso puppy.
For example, we brought a Cane Corso puppy to our Broholme (Danish Mastiff) female. After two years, we got another Broholmer puppy to our two females (Cane Corso and Broholmer).
Do adult Cane Corso and Rottweiler get along?
It is impossible to say whether Cane Corso and Rottweiler get along or do not get along. It always depends on the individual characters of the dogs.
In principle, it could be more challenging to bring two adult dogs together especially when it comes to such dominant breeds as the Cane Corso and the Rottweiler.
But, you have the significant advantage that you can test it extensively in advance. This means you don’t just bring a Rottweiler into your house where a Cane Corso already lives.
You can start by taking the dogs for a walk together. This way, the dogs can get to know each other from a distance by walking next to each other.
Later you can let them play together in a meadow. When you see that everything is going well, you can bring the new one into your house or garden as a “visitor” for a few hours.
So you can test if your Cane Corso would get along with the new Rottweiler.
Even if I would claim by now that I have experience with big dogs, I would ask a dog trainer for his different opinion to be on the safe side. Sometimes you want to see something that might not be there.
Cane Corso and Rottweiler: Male or female
It’s not just whether you’re bringing an adult dog or a puppy to your dog but also gender.
Again, there is no right or wrong. But a few points to consider.
- The most harmonious combination if you want to keep a Rottweiler and a Cane Corso together is probably male and female. Usually, you don’t hear of any problems between males and females. However, there are problems twice a year when the bitch is in heat. As it is very difficult to separate a 50 kg Rottweiler and a Cane Corso, one of them will have to be neutered to guarantee a harmonic living together without additional puppies.
- Males are usually more dominant than females. So it could bang between a Cane Corso male and a Rottweiler male. After some research, I could read that males get along with each other but basically, well, if they grow up together and the ranking in the pack was once clarified.
- From my experience, I can say that several females together are a good combination. As already described, we have 3 females and one puppy to one or two adult bitches. Of course, there are now and then quarrels when borders are possibly crossed. But it is not rare to read about catfights between bitches and that this is worse than between males.
In summary, one can say that there are advantages and disadvantages to all combinations. There is no right or wrong, but it always depends on the individual dogs and their characters.
Conclusion: Do Cane Corso and Rottweiler get along?
There can be no yes or no answer to this question. If you bring a Rottweiler puppy to an adult Cane Corso or vice versa, and they grow up together, chances are very good that they will get along. With adult, self-confident dogs, it can be more difficult. However, there you have the possibility that the dogs will get to know each other slowly.
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