The Cane Corxer: A Complete Guide

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The Cane Corxer is a hybrid that is bred from the Cane Corso Italiano and the Boxer.

Being a fairly new hybrid, little information is available on the hybrid itself. But there is plenty of information available on the parent dogs.

The Boxer dog originated in Germany and the Cane Corso came from Italy.

The Boxer and the Cane Corso Italiano were both originally bred for working, hunting, and guarding in their respective countries.

They are utilized in many police and military operations. Both parent breeds are taller and bigger and have coats that don’t need a lot of grooming and maintenance.

When properly socialized as puppies, both parent breeds have similar temperament characteristics of being playful, social, loyal, intelligent, friendly, courageous, cheerful, affectionate, and energetic.

Cane Corxer Puppies – Before You Buy…

A baby Cane Corxer enjoying a bucket bath
The Cane Corxer is a serious dog breed for a person who is serious about having a dog as a companion.

What Price are Cane Corxer Puppies?

The price of Cane Corxer puppies is anywhere between $700 to $2,500.

How to Find Reputable Cane Corxer Breeders?

Once you’ve decided that you want a puppy and start contacting breeders, you need to find a reputable breeder that will sell you a healthy and happy puppy.

It can be difficult to find a good breeder, but it’s not impossible. They are often the breeders who don’t advertise, which means you need to look a little harder.

You need to do your research whether the breed you like is the best one for you and your family.

You will also need to ask important questions when you start interviewing breeders to weed out the good ones from the bad ones.

The breeder’s breeding practice has a huge influence on how the puppies will develop. Poor breeding practices can result in physical and behavioral conditions.

A reputable breeder researches and genetically tests both the stud and dam and does not breed if there is a high probability of health or behavior issues.

They do not breed when the dog is younger than 2 or 3 years old. They also don’t breed more than once every 2 or 3 years.

They encourage potential puppy buyers to visit the puppies as often as they can before deciding to get them. Reputable breeders offer lifetime guidance and support for as long as you own their dogs.

They also ask for references and find out as much about you, your family, your living situation, and your intentions for the puppy.

More importantly, they do not sell their puppies to pet stores or outlets.

3 Little-Known Facts About Cane Corxer Puppies

  1. The Cane Corso parent dog originated in remote villages in Italy where they were used as hunting dogs, guard dogs, and watchdogs.
  2. The Boxer parent dog originated in Germany where they were used to chase, catch, and hold fierce wild game that included bear, boar, and bison.
  3. They were utilized during both World Wars as messengers and carriers of ammunition and supplies.

Physical Traits of the Cane Corxer

A dark brown Cane Corxer looking up
The Cane Corxer will run the fence and bark at passersby.

The Cane Corxer hybrid can take on the appearance traits of either or both the parent breeds.

His coat can be short, sleek, and easy to maintain. It can also be double-coated, with the outer coat being short, shiny, and coarse. The undercoat will be soft and light.

His body will be strong and muscular. His height and weight will be proportioned. The Cane Corxer’s height will be determined by the dominant parent breed in the gene pool.

He has an alert facial expression. He has dark, round, or almond-shaped eyes that have dark rims. His ears are usually cropped. But if they’re uncropped, they hang close to the cheeks.

His feet are likely to compact and round, and his tail length can vary. His coat could be blue, brindle, red, fawn, grey, black, or chestnut with white markings.

Both parent breeds are moderate level shedders. Their coats are quite dense and smooth and need very little grooming and maintenance.

A weekly brushing will keep the coat clean and free from debris. Shampooing or bathing the Cane Corxer should only be done as necessary to maintain the oils in the coat.

As with all dog breeds, regular teeth cleaning and checks will prevent periodontal disease.

Eye examinations will likely be needed periodically as there are a number of eye conditions that are known to afflict the parent breeds and will need to be assessed and monitored as your pet ages.

Checking and cleaning the ears should be done weekly, or as needed to prevent infection.

How Big is a Full-Grown Cane Corxer?

The Cane Corxer can grow to 23 to 28 inches in height and weigh 65 to 110 lbs.

What is the Life Expectancy of the Cane Corxer?

The life expectancy of the Cane Corxer is about 10 to 12 years.

Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Cane Corxer

The Cane Corxer can take on the temperament traits of either or both parent breeds. This dog is described as sometimes quiet but oftentimes playful and outgoing.

He is also very friendly, social, and outgoing. He is loyal, courageous, cheerful, energetic, intelligent, and alert.

The Cane Corso parent breed parent can be quite dominant and will add a great deal of independence to the gene pool.

This means that you must establish yourself as the pack leader early on in your relationship.

The Cane Corso parent breed also contributes gentleness and stability, especially if he is properly socialized and trained.

The Cane Corxer loves to bond with family members. He’s protective when it comes to family and property, and cautious around strangers. He has a heightened sense of when something is amiss.

Both the Cane Corxer’s parent breeds are very intelligent. Although sometimes stubborn, they can be easily trained if appropriate positive training and disciplining methods are utilized.

They may not get along with other animals given their hunting heritage. Due to the Cane Corso influence, the Cane Corxer may do better in a home where he is the only dog.

The Cane Corxer’s Diet

The Cane Corxer looking at you
The Cane Corxer is the mix of the Cane Corso Italiano and the Boxer.

The Cane Corxer can eat any combination of high-quality corn-free dry kibble, natural raw diet, home-cooked meals, fresh raw beef, organ meats, and bones.

Protein and calcium play a key factor in their growth. Growing puppies up to two years old fare well on lower protein diets.

The protein requirement can be met through a combination of supplements, kibble, and raw feeding. Quality is extremely important in your dog food decision.

Cheap dog food that is loaded with fillers is not nutritional or digestible and can be harmful to your puppy’s health.

Feed your dog well. It’s not worth saving money on cheap brands of kibble when you consider the loss of years to your dog’s life and health.

However, many premium labels and brands are not what they appear. Read the ingredients carefully and look for ingredients that your puppy needs.

How Much Exercise Does a Cane Corxer Need?

The mature Cane Corxer will likely require 1 to 2 hours of daily exercise. These can be in the form of obedience practice, frisbee, fetch, agility games, and daily walks.

The Cane Corxer is an active hybrid, but he will do just fine in an apartment or small house with a secure and well-fenced yard where he can play, romp, and run.

People who live in apartments will need to exercise and walk him regularly to prevent unwanted behavior. Both parent breeds bond with family members, so they do better when not left alone for long periods of time.

The Cane Corxer can live in urban or rural environments, but he may do better when not exposed to extreme temperatures.

Cane Corxer Health and Conditions

Major health concerns for this breed include mitral valve disease, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and mitral valve disease.

Minor health concerns include congenital heart defects, progressive retinal atrophy, and demodectic mange.

The veterinarian may require your dog to undergo occasional tests like physical examinations, eye examinations, x-rays, and skin scrapings.

There may also be heart, elbow, hip, and eye exams.

3 Important Training Tips

This is a bright dog breed, but you can still keep a few pointers in mind to really make life with your Cane Corxer easy.

By working with, rather than against, this dog’s outdoorsman nature, you’ll find that training goes a lot more smoothly.

  • Reward their curiosity

The Cane Corxer has a bred in instinct to make sure they always know what’s what. You might, therefore, find that training in a straightforward way won’t hold his or her interest for too long.

However, if you involve a few little games into the reward structure, things will flow a lot better.

For instance, if you hide the reward treat in one hand, have your other hand empty, then hold out both closed fists for your dog to investigate, they can sniff and play to get their reward.

  • These dogs train best outdoors

This breed of dog doesn’t enjoy being cooped up indoors for too long, and if they’re having to train while doing it, your Cane Corxer will get even more bored.

The garden, or the park if you don’t have one, will be a much more enjoyable place for your dog to train. And because they feel at home, they’re likely to pay more attention.

  • Break up the monotony with play

Keeping the Cane Corxer active in the body keeps them fresh of mind.

This ties in well with training in the garden or park because you need only break off the training for some rounds of fetch to keep your dog alert and happy.

This can work both ways – either as a reward for both pet and owner for some good lessons learned in the latest training session or like a soft reset button for your pet if he or she has got stuck in a rut while training and is repeating the same mistakes.

My Final Thoughts on the Cane CorxerA Cane Corxer playing fetch with a tennis ball

The Cane Corxer is a serious dog breed for a person who is serious about having a dog as a companion.

He needs an owner who can provide the firm and loving guidance he needs to become a great dog.

He can be a family-only dog. Don’t expect him to readily buddy up with everyone he meets. It may take some time for him to warm up.

But once he does, he can be a very friendly and sociable dog.

Give this dog a job. He won’t be happy just lying around, and he will find his own “work” to do if you don’t provide it.

He will run the fence and bark at passersby. He can also dig up holes and chew up furniture.

If you have a farm or ranch, he will help you with the livestock. Otherwise, get him involved in a dog sport to keep him fit and occupied.

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