Cane Corso Puppies go through a lot of development stages not only physically but emotionally as well. They will get independent and confident each day passes.

In this article, you will learn about the behavior changes of Cane Corso puppies in each stage of their development period.

Neonatal Stage : 0 to 1 Week

When Cane Corso is born, they are born blind, deaf, and neurologically underdeveloped. The puppies totally rely on their mother for milk and temperature.

Newborn Cane Corso Puppy. Imaage Source – Pinterest.

Around the second week, their eyes start to open. The puppies will not see properly for some days even after their eyes are open. In addition, their forelegs starts getting stronger and will try to move using their front legs. Moreover, they will continue to grow by adding 10% of their body weight.

The Transitional Stage : 2 to 4 Weeks

The transitional stage is an interesting stage where you can see a lot of development in your Cane Corso puppy. From now on, the puppies will start to show some personality traits. In addition, they will become more playful and stronger day by day.

Cute Cane Corso Puppy. Image Source – Pinterest.

Now, they will regulate body temperature on their own. Furthermore, they will wag their tails and make barking sounds. Cane Corso puppies may try to jump off the whelping box and follow their mother. Moreover, during this week, they will start interacting with their siblings more.

The Socialization Period : 4 to 12 Weeks

This period is very important as the behaviors done in this stage of development stays with your puppy throughout their life. It is very important that you socialize your Cane Corso from an early age, both with humans and other animals.

Black Cane Corso Puppy. Image Source – PuppySpot.

By the fifth week, it can bark properly and some might get noisy as well. In addition, the puppy will start gaining 9 to 10 kg per week in its body weight.

Furthermore, by the end of eight weeks old, the Cane Corso is mature enough to soak in commands and information which makes it a golden period to start training.

During the first half of this stage, the mother Cane Corso will teach her babies dog discipline and dog manners. The mother Cane Corso even teaches how to bite and how it feels to be bitten. In addition, the Cane Corso puppies will now begin to understand rank, submission, and dominance.

The Juvenile Stage : 3 to 6 Months

The juvenile stage is between 14 to 16 weeks and ends at the onset of puberty. From now on, your Cane Corso will start to lose their puppy face and resemble a miniature version of themselves. In addition, they will become mouthy as it will lose the puppy teeth.

4 Months Old Cane Corso. Image Source – Pinterest.

During this stage, the Cane Corso will start to understand their role as a dog. They will pick more cues and become even stronger and confident. Furthermore, as human children, Cane Corso are also influenced by their playmates both human and dogs.

Socialization should be introduced throughout the juvenile period for Cane Corso. However, the Cane Corso may acquire dominating behavior which should be handled with positive reinforcement.

Adolescence : 6 to 18 Months

Adolescence begins when your Cane Corso reaches puberty which is between 6 months to 1 year. In addition, the female Cane Corso will some to season for the first time. Similarly, male dogs stars showing interest in female dogs.

An Adult Cane Corso. Image Sorce – Animals.NET.

The Cane Corso now understand that he has a pack which consists of both humans and dogs. Moreover, expect challenges from now on as they explore dominance attitude in them.

Vacination Chart For Cane Corso

6 to 8 WeeksDistemper, parvovirus
10 to 12 WeeksDHPP (vaccines for distemper, adenovirus, parinfluenza, and parvovirus)
16 to 18 WeeksDHPP, rabies
Every 1 to 2 YearsDHPP
Every 1 to 3 YearsRabies (as required by law)
Vaccination Chart For Cane Corso.

How Much Do Vaccines Cost?

Puppy vaccination usually cost between 75-100$. However, it also depends upon the clinic and the area.

What Diseases Do Vaccines Prevent Against?

  • Lyme
  • Canine parvovirus
  • Kennel cough
  • Canine distemper
  • Leptospirosis
  • Rabies

All in all, larger breeds tend to matre slowly as compared to smaller breeds. Therefore, these were some information about physical and emotional development Cane Corso go through until they are 1 year.

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