This book is an apology of a breed, not a technical manual for aspiring friends of the Cane Corso, but a rational celebration of a superb breed. It would be the same if we wished to talk about the wonders of tennis and therefore wrote a monograph on Roger Federer, or on Mozart, if we wanted to explain how the word genius can be paired with music. Those who love a breed are inclined to glorify it. If you write a book that is also an exaltation of a breed, you will need to at least try to give all the reasons. These pages represent an effort to combine the subjectivity of a passion with the objectivity of the technical data regarding the breed, without using the language of the World Canine Organization Standard (however fundamental), but rather words that stem from the direct observation of the historical evolution and of the progressive fixation of specific peculiar characteristics.