Your Cane Corso Puppy – Upfront Costs
A healthy Cane Corso puppy from a professional, trustworthy breeder is not cheap. And it should not be: Breeding those massive dogs in a responsible way is a lot of work. So, best to be cautious whenever you see Cane Corso puppies on offer who are priced between, say, $500 and $1’000: You definitely want to avoid unwittingly support an irresponsible back-yard breeder or, even worse, a puppy mill.
Then, there is the cost for all the vaccinations and additional vet consultations that your puppy may need. Keep in mind that the Cane Corso comes with quite a number of health issues typical for tall, heavy Mastiff-type breeds. These issues range from seasonal allergies and digestive problems all the way to extremely serious problems like cancer or generic heart disorders. The Cane Corso’s rather delicate health can easily make your vet bills run into the thousands, so pet insurance is highly recommended.
To make sure that everything is set and ready before your bring your dog home, you should puppy-proof your house as well as your yard. Speaking of your yard: Historically, the Cane Corso was used as a hunting dog, whose high prey drive is still very intact today. Combined with their extraordinary strengths and agility, this prey drive makes them very prone to breaking out of unsecured gardens or yards. To keep your dog safe at all times, you absolutely need an extra-secure fence around your garden or yard.
Also, before you bring your new Cane Corso puppy home, you want to set up everything it will require: a large enough crate, a comfortable dog bed, bowls for food and water as well as puppy toys.
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To make sure you are well-prepared for training your new dog, we from Fenrir have high-end equipment and training guides on offer: The Perfect Puppy Course is a step-by-step video course, designed to teach you how to train your Cane Corso puppy – right from day one. Basically, the Perfect Puppy course will help you to get it right the first time round.
When it comes to extra-secure collars and leashes, we have developed an entire product range of virtually indestructible training aids for puppies and adult dogs. Which make a lot of sense to get for a Cane Corso, who is one of the most powerful guard dog breeds in the world. One thing is for certain: With our Odin Leashes and Odin Collars, you will never again have to worry about your dog breaking loose on a walk. Conventional leashes and collars can and do snap, which can easily put your dog in harm’s way, for example if it chases a cat across a busy road.
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So, let’s list everything we have mentioned so far, and let’s see how high the approximate costs for getting a young Cane Corso really are:
- Well-bred Cane Corso puppy: between $2,500 and $8,500
- Core vaccinations for the puppy: between $75 and $100
- General Vet Consultation: approximately $100
- Crate for large dogs: approximately $250
- High quality dog bed for large breeds: approximately $200
- Dog bowls and brushes: approximately $50
-- High quality Collars and Leashes: approximately $150
- Perfect Puppy Course: $99
- Puppy toys: approximately $100
So, if we are adding up all those costs, we reach a total of initial costs for your Cane Corso puppy of between approximately $3,520 and $9,550
Next, let’s look at the budget needed to maintain a Cane Corso in a responsible way. Which basically means choosing high quality food and equipment for your Italian Mastiff. For this purpose, we will list all costs broken down by month. Ongoing Costs when Owning a Cane Corso
People always underestimate how expensive owning a dog really is. As we saw, the initial investment is already quite substantial, but make no mistake: This is only the beginning. The much higher costs come later, in the day-to-day feeding and caring for your large puppy, who will become a fully-grown Italian Mastiff before long. Adult male Cane Corsos can easily reach a weight of around 64 kilos, which is roughly 140 pounds.
Also, if you want to save money on the feeding front and you go for a low-quality kibble from the supermarket, you might set your dog up to become seriously ill and potentially even die prematurely: Again, the Cane Corso is a very sensitive breed when it comes to health. Which is why we at Fenrir encourage owners to feed their Cane Corso a healthy, well-balanced raw diet – right from puppyhood onwards. If this interests you, but you find all the contradictory information on the net a bit confusing, then make sure to check out our Raw Food Masterclass. You can find this user-friendly manual on https://fenrircanineleaders.com or you can simply click the link in the description box below.
To give you a better overview of the feeding costs for the Cane Corso, we will compare the cost for raw feeding with the cost of a high-quality grain-free kibble. Also, we will list expenses that you are likely to encounter when owning a Cane Corso. In terms of maintenance cost for a huge dog like the Cane Corso, we have listed the costs for:
Raw Food per month: between $300 and $400
Grain free dry food per month: between $150 and $200
Larger collars or harnesses as your puppy grows, broken down
per month: approximately $20
Costs for pet insurance or Vet bills per month: approximately $150
Toys for heavy chewers per month: approximately $10
Doggie Day Care or Dog Walkers per month: between $100 and $500
Boarding for vacations, broken down per month: approximately $50
Adding up all those costs, we reach a total of monthly maintenance costs for a Cane Corso of between $480 on the low end and $1,130 on the high end.
As we can see, owning a Cane Corso and providing such a large dog with everything it needs for a long, healthy and happy life is not cheap. Therefore, before getting one of these affectionate protectors, make sure that you are in a financial position to comfortably afford the dog. If you are not, then build up your financial basis first – rather than getting a Cane Corso puppy and hoping that it all will somehow work out: Take it from me, you do not want to gamble with your Cane Corso’s health.