The Cane Corso originated in Italy as a loyal guard dog and excellent hunter. Being a very strong breed with a protective nature, many owners choose tough military related names. Tank, Panzer, and Sergeant are few examples that are popular among Corsi. With an Italian origin, is not at all uncommon for a Cane Corso to carry an Italian name. Many choose the names of famous Italian historical figures or Italian-American mobsters. As with any sizeable dog, many people select names of powerful heroes and sports figures. Tyson, Hulk, and Goliath are just a few fitting names found among the breed.