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Cane Corso Grooming

Grooming Your Cane Corso

Although the Cane Corso has a short coat, it is not a single-coated breed. It has an undercoat and will shed throughout the year. The length of coat varies slightly, as does the amount of undercoat. Dogs living in colder climates will carry more coat compared to those living in warmer climates.

Owning a dog is not just a privilege-it’s a responsibility. These animals depend on us for, at minimum, food and shelter, and deserve much more. If you are considering taking a dog into your life, you need to think seriously about the commitment that dog ownership entails. If you already have a dog, you need to consider if you are fulfilling all your obligations as its owner.


Weekly currying and brushing is recommended and necessary to rid the dog of dead hair, especially in the spring time. The Kong brand “Zoom Groom” is a great option, in conjunction with a good brush.


These should be kept short. When the dog is standing naturally, nails should not be touching the ground. Usually, nails need trimming every 2-3 weeks. You may use a nail clipper or a Dremel grinding tool (recommended).

  • Think First
    If clipping, simply cut off the hooked part or tip of the nail.
  • With your young puppy, start slowly; do not attempt to do all the nails at once. Start with just touching and squeezing a paw and showing the puppy the tool you will be using. Don’t forget to offer treats as an incentive!


Cleaning ears can be done using commercially-available ear cleaning liquid, such as Vibram Epi-Otic, and a soft cloth or cotton balls.


Bathing may be done as needed. We recommend the use of products designed specifically for dogs (avoid human products).

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