The Cane Corso was bred in Puglia, a region in southern Italy. Originally, they were used to hunt wild boars, stag and bears, but when these animals numbers decreased, the Cane Corso became a farm dog. It was used for herding, guarding and protecting the livestock. The first Cane Corso came to the United States in 1987. The name Cane Corso means the dog that guards the property.