Cane Corso puppy: Which kibble to choose?

A Cane Corso puppy is going to share or has recently shared your life and, as a good friend, you want to offer him the best in terms of food so that his growth will go smoothly and he will become a superb adult dog?
This article is an opportunity to get to know this superb breed of dog and to give you all our nutrition advice.

Learn more about the Cane Corso

The Cane Corso is a dog native to southern Italy. Its name comes from the Italian word “corso” meaning “court”, so “cane corso” is commonly translated as “court dog”.

Very elegant, it is a strong, sturdy and very muscular dog belonging to the molossus family that can reach up to 50kg once adult. It is used as a defense and tracking dog by the police and is an excellent guard dog for private individuals.

It is a sporty and athletic animal that needs to exercise a lot in order to stay in shape all its life. Extremely active, playing and letting off steam is essential for his physical and mental well-being. It needs a lot of space and freedom.

Faithful and devoted, he is a calm dog who loves company, especially that of children with whom he knows how to be affectionate without ever being aggressive.

Intelligent and stubborn, it is nevertheless advisable to take in hand its education very early and to always show firmness so that it does not take over you. It is a committed dog that will follow you in your decisions if you know how to impose your authority.
Also, these personality traits make it a dog suitable for people with character and experience.

A guard dog par excellence, he defends his territory perfectly. You must then take care of his good socialization, because he is very suspicious of strangers.

The food of the young Cane Corso

During the growth phase, it is essential to provide your Cane Corso puppy with complete and high quality food.

In one year, this dog can weigh up to 70 times its birth weight, so a healthy and balanced diet is essential to ensure a harmonious and healthy growth. This prevents, among other things, bone problems due to poor development during the growth phase, such as hip dysplasia or growth retardation.

Even if the growth phase requires a higher caloric requirement, it is important to know how to dose it. Thus, it is necessary to avoid offering an “all-you-can-eat” diet for purebred dogs, but rather rationing the meals.

The diet should be rich in meat, nutrients and protein, but rather low in fat. Favour proteins of good quality in order to guarantee good digestion and a faster feeling of satiety. Kibbles should also contain a high proportion of vitamins and trace elements. Otherwise, they should be administered as food supplements.

Therefore, it is essential to adapt the size and texture of the kibble to the size and strength of your dog’s jaw.

In order to avoid any health problems, special attention must be paid to the diet of Cane Corso, which must be adapted and reserved for large dogs, such as Optimus Puppy with or without cereals, the Large Breed Puppy by Purina Dog Chow or Royal Canin Giant Junior.