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Differences between Cane Corso and Neapolitan Mastiff

Differences between Cane Corso and Neapolitan Mastiff are discussed in this article. The dog buyers usually get confused between many dog species that look somewhat similar in appearance. For understanding the differences between such dogs, it is important to have knowledge of individual features and traits. All the dog breeds have distinct traits even if their appearance is hard to distinguish. Two of such species in which the distinction is not that easy are Neapolitan Massif and Cane Corso. Here we will discuss about the features that make a distinction between these two wonderful dog species.

The Neapolitan Mastiff

Neapolitan Mastiff is an ancient Italian breed of dogs that are known for their large size. This enormous dog breed is generally used as a protector or a guard of a family because of its protecting traits and frightening looks. This breed is certainly not for the beginners. These dogs are fearless and require extensive and proper socialization so that they can learn to accept the strangers.

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The Cane Corso

Cane Corso is an Italian dog breed that is valued as hunter, companion and guardian. These dogs are muscular and are less bulky than other Mastiff Breed Dogs. They have large and intriguing head. These dogs are strictly not advisable for the amateur dog owners. Cane Corso needs regular training and strong leadership. They are naturally suspicious of the strangers; thus, require to be socialized in early age. They should be trained to react only when there is a real threat. They can become a great guard for family and property.

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What is the difference?

Although these dog breeds have a lot of similarities, they have many points that make them different as well. Scroll down to know more about how these massive dog breeds can be distinguished.

Common Nickname

  • Common Nickname of Neapolitan Mastiff is Neo
  • Common Nickname of Cane Coso is Italian Mastiff


  • The coats in Neos are harsh, rough and short.
  • Cane Corso are short haired


  • Neos come in black, blue, mahogany, tawny, and brindle colors
  • Cane Corso comes in fawn, black, red, grey, black brindle, and chestnut brindle colors.

Minimum Life Expectancy

  • Neos have minimum life expectancy of 8 years.
  • Minimum life expectancy in Cane Corso is 10 years.

Maximum Life Expectancy

  • Neos have maximum life expectancy of 10 years.
  •  Maximum life expectancy in Cane Corso is 11 years.

Minimum Height

  • Maximum height of Neos is 30 inches for male and 28 inches for female.
  • Maximum height of Cane Corso is 28 inches for male and 26 inches for female.

Maximum Height

  • Neos are maximum 30 inches long
  • Maximum height of Cane Corso is 28 inches

Minimum Weight

  • The Neos have the minimum weight of 60 Kg for male and 50 Kg for female.
  • The minimum weight of Cane Corso is 45 Kg for males and 40 Kg for female.

Maximum Weight

  • The Neos have the maximum weight of 70 Kg for male and 60 Kg for female.
  • The maximum weight of Cane Corso is 50 Kg for male and 45 Kg for female.


  • Neos are more obedient, sometime stubborn, dominant, protective, and fearless dogs.
  • Cane Corsos are more cheerful, courageous, intelligent, loyal, quiet and social.

FSS Breed

  • Neos is not a FSS Breed
  • Cane Corso is a FSS Breed

Classifications and Standards

  • All the famous Kennel Clubs of the world recognize Neos.
  • Only the Canadian Kennel Club identifies cane Corso

Despite of various differences and similarities, both the dog breeds are ideal to be made a pet. Both breed are friendly with the owners and their features certainly make them unique and eye grabbing!


From Delhi, Rahul is an animal lover at heart. He is a writer and most of his writing revolves around making people aware of animal issues like health, training and grooming.

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