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Cane Corso vs Rottweiler – Which is the better breed?

"What should I choose?" Cane Corso or Rottweiler? Is Cane Corso better than Rottweiler?
Cane CorsoRottweiler
Name Cane Corso Rottweiler
Origins Italy Germany
GroupWorking DogsWorking Dogs
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Other Names Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio Rottie, Rott
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
Price $1500-$2000
If you choose to purchase the Cane Corso, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Cane Corso gets to a happy place.
$1200-$2000
If you choose to purchase the Rottweiler, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Rottweiler gets to a happy place.
Size Large Large Giant
Weight Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg) Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg), Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg) Male: 112.5 pounds (51 kg), Female: 100 pounds (45 kg)
Height Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm)
Coat Dense Dense
Colors Chestnut Brindle Gray Red Fawn Black Mahogany Tan Rust Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Cane Corso is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Effortless: The Rottweiler requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Rottweiler is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
Cane Corsos shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Rottweilers shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Temperament Cheerful Loyal Social Courageous Quiet Alert Fearless Independent Loyal Courageous Good Intelligent Protective
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Cane Corso obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Outstanding: Rottweiler is one of the brightest dog breeds. They desire to learn tricks and commands often. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in fewer than 5 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 95% of the time or better.
Trainability
Cane Corsos are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Rottweilers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
Cane Corsos, like any other average dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Rottweilers, like any other average dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
Cane Corsos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for a moderate punishment.
They are a little bit more emotional than other dog breeds. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Rottweilers don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well.
Affection Level
Cane Corsos are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Rottweilers are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs
Cane Corsos are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Rottweilers need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal. Perfect choice if you prefer a quiet breed. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Low: The Rottweiler barks none to minimal. Perfect choice if you prefer a quiet breed. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Cane Corsos will alert you if they sense something different.
Rottweilers are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Rottweilers will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Cane Corso can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Cane Corso will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Rottweilers are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Rottweiler can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Rottweiler will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential Low
The Cane Corso has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
High
The Rottweiler has a high chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
Cane Corsos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Cane Corsos need to be taught for a good attitude.
Rottweilers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Rottweilers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Cane Corsos tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Rottweilers tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Cane Corsos are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Rottweilers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Rottweilers are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly
Cane Corsos are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Rottweilers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Cane Corsos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't like moving from one place to another.
Rottweilers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Stranger Friendly
Cane Corsos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Rottweilers are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Cat Friendly
Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards other dogs.
Rottweilers are not dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Rottweiler is not the best choice.
Health Issues
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Rottweilers are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Life Expectancy 10-11 years 8-11 years
Hypoallergenic No
Cane Corsos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
No
Rottweilers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Rottweilers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
Cane Corsos have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Rottweilers have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
Cane Corsos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Rottweilers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: If you are feeding a high-quality dry food, your Corso will probably eat 4 to 5 cups a day. Recommended daily amount: 4 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.: How much your adult dog eats depends on his size, age, build, metabolism, and activity level.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Cane Corso's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Cane Corso's weight regularly.
High: The Rottweiler breed has a strong tendency to overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Rottweiler more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Rottweiler's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Medium
The Rottweiler has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
The Cane Corso drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool more than others, just like the Cane Corso. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
The Rottweiler drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool more than others, just like the Rottweiler. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Gestation Length 60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Cane Corso: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Rottweiler: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Cane Corso, Rottweiler have a litter? Twice a year (maximum) Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size 4-6 puppies 8-12 puppies