THE ANCESTORS OF THE ITALIAN MASTIFF
OLD PHOTOS CANE CORSO, THE ROMAN.
The Cane Corso is a Italian breed, that comes from the Canis Pugnax, dog Roman, the cane corso accompanied the legions in the wars, were warrior dogs and very ferocious. The cane corso, was used in Roman campaigns and was always in the front line of combat.
In The Ancient World, The best breed in the world its history, origins The Cane Corso is an ancient Italian breed that comes from the ‘Canis Pugnax ’, highly valued in Ancient Rome. The first records of the breed date from the sixteenth century.
From this time comes the Corso word, which some assimilate as a corcega, but comes from the Latin cohors, which means brave, manly, strong. so the ancestors described the cane corso, there were also popular sayings at that time, (it is worse than a bite of corso cane ..) therefore it was a powerful dog and that was sought in the virtue of ferocity, both for battle like big game. by juanma morato