Are Cane Corso Dogs Intelligent?

Yes, cane corso dogs are intelligent. They were bred for guarding and herding livestock such as pigs, so they’re independent thinkers who can assess situations and respond quickly.

Cane corsos need an owner who can provide the right level of mental and physical stimulation. They need a firm leader who will set clear, consistent boundaries, and who won’t give in when their cane corso tests them to see what they can get away with. Cane corsos need early training and socialization to ensure they understand the rules.

Because of their high intelligence, cane corsos do well in obedience classes and scent training challenges, which also help them socialize with other dogs and understand how to behave appropriately around them.