by Nans gsd on 15 August 2020 - 13:08
by Nans gsd on 15 August 2020 - 15:08
by Western Rider on 15 August 2020 - 15:08
Nans I am combining your two post on the same subject Cane Corso's If you have two questions just add to your first post.
by Nans gsd on 15 August 2020 - 14:08
Anyone trained/worked with this breed?? What should I expect as he matures; fairly young now (1 year) but an aggressive A-hole now.
by Koots on 16 August 2020 - 00:08
I have been interested in them for years now, and have been following a breeder within my province. Cariboo Cane Corso.
A co-worker has one, about 8 months old now, and sounds like a great family companion & watch dog.
As with any 'up & coming' fancy breed, one must be very careful & selective about the choice of breeder/dogs, as some people are just out to exploit their popularity & have no clue.
by ThatWasClose on 16 August 2020 - 01:08
Maybe 4-5 years ago I separately saw a couple of them in Kentucky that I absolutely loved. Very balanced minds. Extremely social. Alert. Trustworthy, in that I was not afraid they would eat my little Fluffy dog. Great around kids. They both had PPE training. From different breeders. Not trained at the same kennels.
They sort of reminded me of the Boerboel's I would encounter when I lived in Afrika. Big dogs, lounging around minding their own business, though you knew would respond in a heartbeat when needed. They changed my mind about Cane Corso's.
Last year I also met one from Texas at the local vet office. She was just the biggest cuddly teddy bear ever. I actually asked what she was, as I had never met a Cane Corso that entirely sweet, and her ears were not clipped, so I wanted to be sure my guess was correct. All the comings & goings of other dogs, cats & children did not phase her one bit what so ever. She obviously adored her master.
All the Cane Corso's I have met have been on the very large size. I know a couple of years back I saw some video of a California breeder with AKC champions, & I was shocked at how small the dogs were. I recall her stating she had to keep her dogs separated & blah, blah, blah. From her video I thought why would anyone want one?
I totally agree with Koots, in that there can be some very unscrupulous sellers & breeders out there. I almost bought one a couple of years ago, though a simple internet search caught the seller & breeder in a few outright lies. I really, really wanted that dog too. But I smartly walked away.
by xPyrotechnic on 16 August 2020 - 07:08
Very few do IPO or an equivalent, i know 1 breeder who breeds for IPO and that has caused her dogs to be significantly decreased in size. I only recommend 2 breeders which is il contado del molise and masseria moccaro becuase they work their dogs.
by Nans gsd on 16 August 2020 - 13:08
Good days to all. Nan
by ThatWasClose on 16 August 2020 - 13:08
I feel bad for the dog not being raised right. I feel worse for the other dogs forced to live with it.
Have you thoroughly thought through exactly how you are going to protect yourself & your dogs if the bad neighbor dog does get through into your yard & attacks? Or if it is at large in the neighborhood & attacks someone or someones pet?
Do what you have to do to stay safe.
Someone here in the little town I live lost his GSD from the neighbor dogs, one a pit mix, digging under a solid metal the fence to try to attack the neighbor dogs.. I was at vets office when he carried it in. This had been a problem for months, until one day it went too far.
Nans let me again ask/say exactly what are you going to do when that day arrives?!
I know you may feel this could escalate bad blood between you & the neighbor, though you really need to formally file some sort of "concern," if not outright complaint, with LEO, animal control, your county or how ever it works where you live. You need to have a formal paper trail in place, for your own protection in regard to whatever lethal action you may one day have to take against the neighbor dog.
You need to start recording the neighbor dogs behaviors to protect your own self from the legal system at some further point in time.
by apple on 16 August 2020 - 14:08
by ThatWasClose on 16 August 2020 - 17:08
Wishing you the best, as you are in an obviously uncomfortable scenario.