The Cane Corso is a large Italian breed of dog. This fairly muscular breed has a robust, well-formed body that is longer than tall. The tail is carried horizontally, reaches the hocks, thick at the base, and gradually tapers to the tip.
Other names may also be called the Italian Mastiff, Cane di Macellaio (Italian for butcher’s dog), or Cane Mediterraneo (Mediterranean Dog). In English, it may go under any of those names or Black Dog, but its correct word in English remains “Cane Corso” as there are no other breeds with Corso in their name outside Italy.