This is Bison and I pick him up next weekend. He is 9 months old and solid as a rock. My breeder has too many males so I am going to be co-owning him with her. He is completely obedience trained and a very good boy. I am very excited about getting him. Take a look and let me know what you think. http://www.dogster.com/pet_page.php?i=87611&j=t
No he doesn't nix my plans but the breeding of Oliva and Rooster didn't take so there will not be a litter from them for awhile. I plan on showing Bison and one day breeding him with Donata. When I went to pick Donata up he was about 10 weeks old and I fell in love with him. I talk about him all the time and I have always showed alot of interested in him. Well my breeder has been having a few fights with her males and she says that Bison is so sweet and that she is scared with his age that the fights are going to start with him and the other males and he has never been kenneled and she doesn't want to start it with him so we are going to co-own him. He is a very calm and fun loving puppy. I am sure him and Donata will do fine together.
Yes all of them are at my house except for Ruby. She is visiting with my son right now. She has been gone for a week and will be back next weekend. And yes all of my dogs are in the house. They have their own bedroom. Everyone has their own crates that they sleep in and stay in when I am not home. When we are home they have a doggie door that they use to go in and out at their free will. Usually everyone likes to stay outside except for Heidi. She is a momma's girl and likes to stay up under me. And yeah I do go through alot of food. We average about 60lbs a week. I am feeding Canidae and Chicken Soup. I mix them together.
I've been researching the breed for almost a year...I've pretty much decided that my next dog will be a Corso. They were one of the kennels I was considering..I haven't contacted them yet, because it will be a year or so before I'm ready for a pup. Its really nice to run into someone who is familiar with them though..I assume you recommend them? :)
They are great breeders. They are great with their dogs and don't get caught up in all the he said she said BS that comes along with the breed. If you have ever been on any of the message board you will see it. I researched for along time before I got Donata. The have two great bitches that I would love to have a puppy from. Not sure if you know anything about stonecroft's Timber? He is one of the most sought after males out there and they are going to have him for awhile and going to bred him with one of their bitches named "Tori" how is a very nice looking dog. Also they have Stonecroft's Rooster who is very very nice and they are going to bred him with a bitch named "Olivia". She is nice as well. She won best in show at 4 months old. Where do you live? Are you going to be able to go to their kennel? If so you will be impressed. They have a very nice set up. All of their dogs are completely health tested and obedience trained. All puppies are welped and raised in the house.
Also if you don't buy from them make sure you do your research on other breeders. There are 6 Cane Corso breeders right now listed on www.ripoffreport.com so be leary of them. Corso are great great dogs. They are head strong though. They are not droolers which I like. They are very intelligent and learn really fast. They like the water. Great with kids and other animals. They don't go looking for a fight but won't back down from one either. They require alot of socializing from puppyhood to adulthood. If they are not socialized then they tend to be very leary of strangers. Very Very leary. To the point of being very shy. Before it is all said and done I will probably have a whole kennel of them.
I am not familiar with Stonecroft's Timber, but I HAVE seen pics of Rooster (very impressive dog). I live in South Florida but when it comes time for me to make a decision on a breeder, I will definately be making a trip up north to visit their kennels. Did you get Donata from them as well? Her coloring is stunning (she is actually helping me win over my husband...he's been unsure as to whether he wants a Corso. He's used to our Boxers, and was leaning more towards getting a Bullmastiff. I've been trying to convince him otherwise , so I showed him Donata's pics and he was floored). Seeing as you are familiar with the breed , what would you recommend for a first time owner...male or female? We are looking for a pet quality pup....good temperament. I hear if raised and socialized properly they are good with kids and dogs? (we have both). I'm sorry...I have a zillion questions...I could go on forever ;)