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

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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 after a few months you find out that a Cane Corso is not for you. For this reason, in this article I will discuss if a Cane Corso barks a lot and when it barks?

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

Cane Corso usually do not bark much and especially not without a reason. The Cane Corso is generally a rather 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 Corso bark?

The Cane Corso is not a dog that just barks for no reason.

We sometimes lie for hours in the garden or on the couch and Malou (our Cane Corso) is not heard. She lies sweetly and quietly next to us and does not make a sound. 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 mostly the case when someone approaches our property, stands in front of the door or at the fence.

But that is exactly their job. The Cane Corso is a classic watch dog from Italy whose job was to guard farms among other things.

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 it is 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. It is not necessary that they act.

But if you can’t live with that, don’t get the idea to buy a Cane Corso. This is a basic characteristic of this breed 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.

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Your Cane Corso is hungry

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

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

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

Your dog must go out and pee

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

Do Cane Corso puppies bark a lot?

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Malou as a Puppie

The guard and protection instinct in a Cane Corso puppy is not yet or not yet so pronounced so 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.

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

Reasons for excessive barking

If your Cane Corso is barking frequently 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 exercise as a Border Collie, for example, they need to be walked out every day.

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

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 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 watch dog, in this case it is not his job to bark and growl violently at other dogs on the leash.

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

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 afraid 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.

Frequently asked questions

How much exercise needs a Cane Corso

A Cane Corso needs at least 1 hour of exercise and activity per day. Long walks obedience and education should be the daily basis.

Is a Cane Corso for first time owners

A Cane Corso for first time owners is not the best or easiest choice. But it is quite possible to raise a great Cane Corso if you take a dog trainer as support. But it is more difficult than with a Labrador, for example.

Conclusion: Do Cane Corso bark a lot?

No, a well trained Cane Corso that has enough exercise and activity does not tend to bark for no reason. Of course, it is and remains a guard dog whose job is to announce or scare off strangers by barking loudly.

© Osetrik – (Contributing image)

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