Breed Recognition

History of Cane Corso unusually intertwined with history of Italian peoples in everything-their splendor and poverty. One would think the breed pulled through total and fatal disappearance has arrived at our times with so poor but still essential historic and ethnographic equipment unfortunately.

Vanishing of wild game and use of firing arm with different hunting methods reduced the common employment of the breed. The intentions directed to the breed salvation were in the foundation program of S.A.C.C. which suffered the jolt in 1986 when dr. Breber refused from society. Then this fact was not of great interest, because the group was not popular.

This was the determinant of the breed management as it was a person -one among the first to make contribution in new interest in the breed and provided the dogs for the first litters. A son of Dauno and Tipsi became a base model of the breed standard. These two dogs were elaborately selected by dr. Breber.

When dr. Breber got way S.A.C.C. turned its mind to a Kennel in Mantova run by Giancarlo Malavasi including all the breeding program and S.A.C.C management in the hands of Stefano Gandolfi, Gianantonio Sereni и Ferdinando Casolino.

The necessity of forwarding the breeding program further at all hazards would become an excuse for centralized association control which was not too democratic and often was a subject for negative chatter. Owing to these reasons two vice-presidents from different times stood out. They were Mr. Oreste Savoia и Dr. Flavio Bruno.

It was paramount that the activities of
S.A.C.C. as for recognition of the breed Cane Corso were energetic and effective during that period. Unfortunately it is impossible to say the same from dog fanciers’ points of view, because the quality level of the litters preserved by Basir in 1980 has never been reduplicated and species produced even today still seem to be so different from the desirable model and represent considerable mutability.

During that period
S.A.C.C. successfully organized meetings of dog fanciers in order to achieve the breed popularity and allowed ENCI judges to make tests and measurements. This activity issued an official standard document redacted by Doctor Antonio Morsiani and ratified by ENCI expertise committee in 1987.

The same edition of the standard was likely to have lead to grave discussions due to the necessity of differentiating between Cane Corso and the other dogs such as Italian molosses, Neapoliatan Mastiffs, with the view to the admission of some drawbacks.

In 1992, in order to string along with the breed development, ENCI decided to keep an informal the book of record on the Cane Corso’ litters ( referred to as Libro Apperto or an open book) approved by experts and also study main bloodlines. The data contained in this book were given to official books when the breed was officially recognized (in 1994, January, 20).

Enthusiasm, curiosity and knowledge that majority of dogs and big interest in the breed could give an impetus to its recognition and unrestrained interest in getting litters with consequent reduction of middling quality results.. read the final part of this article please click on here...

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