How Often Does Cane Corso Go Into Heat? (Common Signs + Frequency)

Posted by Jori Griner

There are many characteristics of the Cane Corso that make it such an effective and loyal dog breed. While they make great family pets, they do require a little special care and attention. One thing to keep in mind if you own a Cane Corso is their heat cycle.

The first time I purchased my cane Corso, I was so excited. This was my only dog and I was so happy to finally have a pet of my own. But, I didn't know much about their care. I quickly learned that one important thing to keep in mind is their thermal cycle. At first, I was worried about whether often she would be in hot temperatures, but after doing even more research, I found out that it's not as big of a deal as I thought it would be.

In this blog post, we'll discuss everything you need to know about the Cane Corso discharge system. In addition, I'll talk about what happens during cane corso heats and what you can prepare for them. So, be patient and read this article to the end.

Cane Corsos sometimes break out in the heat, but how often?

One or two times every year, female Cane Corsos enter into menstruation. Most dogs come into a period every 6 months. It lasts for approximately three weeks. The size of the dog affects if many periods occur annually. Small dog breeds can get into oestrus up to three times per year, compared to large dog breeds like the Cane Corso, which may only experience heat once every twelve months.

What are some common signs that a cane corso is in heat?

How Often Does Cane Corso Go Into Heat? (Common Signs + Frequency)

1. Increased Urination

One of the first things you might notice if your dog is in heat is that she's urinating more frequently. This is because she's trying to mark her territory and let potential mates know that she's available. If you notice your dog urinating more often than usual, it could be a sign that she's in the menstrual cycle. 

2. Red Discharge

A red, bloody discharge from the vulva is another common sign of warmth. This discharge can last for a few days or weeks and is usually heaviest in the first week of the process.

3. Swollen Vulva

Swelling around the vulva is caused by an increase in blood flow to the area and can make your dog uncomfortable. If you notice that your dog's vulva is swollen, it's a wise idea to make an appointment with your veterinarian.

3. Change in Appetite

Many dogs experience a decrease in appetite when they're in estrus. This is due to hormonal changes and can make your dog seem less interested in food than usual. If you notice that your dog isn't eating as much as she normally does, it could be a sign that she's in the reproductive period.

4. Behavioral Changes

While passing through sexually active periods, many dogs become restless and anxious. Their search for a mate may lead them to pace or escape their homes. You may also notice that your dog is more affectionate than usual or that she's trying to lure you into mating with her by presenting her butt to you or standing over you while crouched down low. These behaviors are all normal when in heat, but if they're excessive, it's a smart idea to consult your veterinarian. 

Is it possible to prepare for Cane Corso heat?

How Often Does Cane Corso Go Into Heat? (Common Signs + Frequency)

Getting ready for Cane Corso's heat is easy if you follow these tips:

1. Keep your Cane Corso hydrated

This is the most important thing you can do to prepare for the summer temperature. Make sure they have access to water at all times, and if you are planning to be outside for a long period, bring water with you for them. Dogs can easily become dehydrated in the summer swelter, so it is important to keep an eye on their water intake. 

2. Keep them cool indoors

If your Cane Corso is likely to be indoors most of the day, make sure the temperature in your home is comfortable for them. The body temperature of a dog is regulated by panting since it does not sweat like ours. If it is too hot in your home, their panting will not be enough to cool them down and they could get too hot. 

3. Do not expose to the heat during the daytime

Do not expose to the heat during the daytime

If you are intending to be outside with your Cane Corso for the daytime, try to avoid being out when it is the hottest part of the day, which is typically between 11 am and 3 pm. Dog’s paw pads can also burn on hot pavement, so if it is too hot for you to walk on, it is too hot for them as well. Stick to shaded areas and cooler surfaces like grass or dirt.

4. Get them a cooling vest or mat

Dogs in the summer can benefit from several products on the market to stay cool. Cooling vests and mats are filled with a gel that absorbs body warmth and helps regulate their temperature. These can be great options if you plan on being outside for long periods or if your home gets very warm throughout the day.

5. Know the signs of overheating

Knowing the signs of overheating can help you intervene quickly if your dog is suffering from it. The most common signs include excessive panting, drooling, reddened gums, weakness, and collapse. Put your dog in a cool area and give him water immediately if you notice any of these signs.


We would like to conclude by stating that the Cane Corso breed is a loyal and protective breed that makes a great household pet. Nonetheless, they do require a bit of special care and attention.

Heat is a particularly sensitive time for them, so it is important to be prepared. Keep them hydrated, cool, and out of the heat as much as possible. Know the signs of overheating and have a plan in place in case it happens. With the right extra care, you can enjoy a happy and healthy summer with your Cane Corso.


When will my cane Corso go into heat?

When exactly your Cane Corso will break into heat cannot be predicted with certainty. Female dogs typically bring themselves into heat for the first time between the ages of six and twelve months. In any case, your Cane Corso will often have their next litter six months after having its initial one. The first round of heating sustains subsequent cycles. Your Cane Corso will typically go into heat between the ages of six and twelve. You can anticipate the following process to start six months after they are put into heat.

My cane Corso went into heat and it was really loud, what do I do if this happens to me?

When a dog reaches into heat (aka estrus), the uterus starts contracting frequently and the dog will start vocalizing or barking loudly as a result. This is all part of the mating ritual the louder she barks, the more attractive she is to male dogs.
If your dog is vocalizing excessively, you can try to distract her with a toy or treat or take her for a walk to tire her out.