How Much Does a Cane Corso Sleep? We Wondered!

Updated Sep 1, 2022

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Do you have a Cane Corso that sleeps a lot? Wondering why they sleep so much?

Here’s the lowdown on how much a Cane Corso should sleep and why they may be sleeping so much.

Do Cane Corsos Sleep A Lot?

Cane Corsos certainly can sleep a lot — they can sleep up to 18 hours a day! While they love to sleep, they are also very active dogs and love to play. They are a great choice for families with children because they are so gentle and playful.



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Cane Corsos were bred to be an active dog. They were used as working dogs on remote Italian farms, where their duties included guarding livestock and humans.

So, the answer to the question is both yes and no. Cane Corsos love to sleep, but they are also very active and playful dogs.

Are Cane Corsos Lazy?

No, Cane Corsos are not lazy. They are bred to be working dogs and love to have a job to do. They are loyal and protective of their family and make great guard dogs.

They are quite prepared to be active and work all day, if required.

However, they may well sleep a lot if they are not given anything active to do.

How Much Should A Cane Corso Sleep?

Cane Corsos can normally sleep for up to 14 hours a day. Puppies may sleep more, while adult dogs typically need less.

Dogs that don't get enough sleep may become irritable and restless.

Excessive sleep can be a sign of a health problem, so if your dog is sleeping more than usual, consult your veterinarian.

How Long Do Cane Corso Puppies Sleep?

Cane Corso puppies sleep anywhere from 12 to 18 hours per day. They usually take several naps during the day and sleep through the night.

How Much Does an Active Cane Corso Sleep?

An active Cane Corso may sleep anywhere from six to eight hours per day. Puppies typically sleep more than adult dogs, and as they age they will sleep less.

Dogs that are constantly exercised may take less sleep.

Dogs that are inactive or overweight may sleep more.

How Long Do Elderly Cane Corsos Sleep?

Elderly Cane Corsos can sleep through a lot of the day. Like older humans, they often fall asleep during the day and then sleep through the night as well. Elderly Cane Corsos are not as active as younger dogs and thus fall asleep more rest.

Why Does My Cane Corso Sleep So Much?

There are a few reasons why your Cane Corso may be sleeping more than usual. One possibility is that he's simply exhausted from all the activity he's been enjoying lately.

Dogs can sleep for 12 hours out of every 24, or even more. If your pup is suddenly spending more time in dreamland than usual, it's probably nothing to worry about.

Another possibility is that your Cane Corso is feeling under the weather. If he's been sneezing, coughing, or having trouble breathing, it's possible that he's come down with something

Where Should Your Cane Corso Sleep?

The Cane Corso is a large breed of dog and as such, they need plenty of space to sleep. A good place for them to sleep is in an open area such as a large room or in the backyard.

Some people think they should not be kept in a small, enclosed space such as a crate, because they may become restless.

Our experience has been the opposite — our Cane Corsos love their crates and sleep well there through the night.

In fact, the crates are their own personal safe area, and every day, at some point, they go to their crates on their own, without being told.

The crate also helps puppies with potty training, because they don't want to make a mess where they sleep.

There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to where your Cane Corso should sleep. Ultimately, it depends on you.

When deciding where your pup should sleep, take into account his individual personality and what makes him feel most comfortable.

Should Your Cane Corso Sleep In Your Bed?

There is also no right or wrong answer to this question. Each family will have its own preference.

Some people believe that it is important for their Cane Corso to sleep in their bed so that they feel close to, and protected by, their dog.

Others find it too difficult to sleep with a large dog in their bed and prefer that their Cane Corso sleep on the floor or in a crate next to their bed. Or maybe even in a different room.

Ultimately, the decision is up to the individual dog owner.

Why Does My Cane Corso Sleep On me?

There could be a few reasons why your Cane Corso sleeps on you. One reason could be that your dog is trying to show you how much he loves and trusts you.

Another reason could be that your dog is trying to get as close to you as possible to keep you warm. Dogs often sleep close to their pack members in the wild to stay warm and safe.

Whatever the reason, it's a sure sign that your Cane Corso loves you and trusts you completely!

Should I Let My Cane Corso On The Couch?

Again, there is no definitive answer as to whether or not you should let your Cane Corso on the couch.

Some people believe that allowing your dog on the furniture will make them feel more comfortable and at home in your home.  Others believe that they should be kept off the furniture altogether. But many owners simply enjoy having their dogs next to them.

Take into account that furniture can become damaged, worn, or soiled more quickly if a large dog is using it regularly.

This is important to some people. Others take the view that they just like having their dog close, and find that more important than worrying about the state of their furniture.

Of course, you can protect your furniture with a washable cover, and get the best of both worlds.

Ultimately, it is up to you to decide what is best for your dog and your home.

Can My Cane Corso Sleep Outside?

If weather is not too extreme, Cane Corsos can do well sleeping outdoors, if they have a covered area to sleep in.

Cane Corsos have a double coat, and they will be able to tolerate some cold weather. But the coat is not that thick, and they do not do well when kept outside for extended periods of time in really cold weather.

Cane Corsos typically need to be inside during the colder months, with few exceptions.

They should also not be left outside in very hot weather, because they can be prone to overheating.

Overall, a Cane Corso can sleep outdoors in moderate weather conditions, but should be indoors during the extremes of colder months and very hot weather.


All dogs need sleep, and the Cane Corso is no different. They usually sleep between 12 and 14 hours a day, but there can be quite significant variation.

They usually sleep in a designated area in the home, such as a crate or bed.

Wherever you decide your Cane Corso should sleep, make sure he has a comfortable place of his own, and try not to disturb him when he is sleeping

Dogs need sleep to rest and recharge their bodies. Sleeping has a positive impact on Cane Corsos and helps them live healthy, balanced lives.

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