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by Nans gsd on 15 August 2020 - 13:08

Anyone familiar with this breed? Temperament, etc.

by Nans gsd on 15 August 2020 - 15:08

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Western Rider (admin)

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.


Koots

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.

https://m.facebook.com/canadiancanecorsobreeder.ca/

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

About 2003, I first encountered the breed. I was a afraid of the dogs, due to their New Jersey male owners using the dogs to make up for what was missing in their own self worth. (Ya'll get the mind set.) They definitely would have eaten my little Fluffy dog I had at the time.

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

Corsos were bred to be guardians of livestock and property, they are extremely loyal to the owner and are stubborn they are aloof and are good with children and animals with training of course, they are couch potatos and are clingy towards their owners they always want to be with them. The corso community is toxic and the breeders all follow different breeding standards, many of the breeders use bloodlines that have been mixed with other dog breeds such as boxers and rotteweilers. The current corso dogs have mainly been bred for show but there is only a few people who actually use them as farm dogs which they are intended to be, those that use them as farm dogs produce excellent working dogs that can do a variety of things PP, hunting and livestock guardian etc...

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

Thank you to all who responded; give me some positive insight. Really appreciate the help, unfortunately the dog I am speaking of I do not know about his training; if any. Acts like a bully on the fence line growling; snarling and scratching at the wood fence trying to get the hubs and my dogs. Have complained to the owners to no avail. We will see, probably will escalate as he ages. Have heard some fighting between other doggy family members though. Hopefully won't ever get thru the fence.

Good days to all. Nan

by ThatWasClose on 16 August 2020 - 13:08

I strongly recommend you do whatever is needed on YOUR side of the fence to keep the neighbor dog out. A wood fence is not to last forever to a dog determined to get through or under it. Chain link, cattle panels, buried & connected cinder blocks or poured cement below the bottom of the fence line. Chain link buried in the ground. Whatever it takes.

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

CC’s are known for being dog aggressive.

by ThatWasClose on 16 August 2020 - 17:08

Nans, I do not really expect you to tell all us here what you are going to do. I was just pushing that you immediately need a serious plan of action.

Wishing you the best, as you are in an obviously uncomfortable scenario.









 


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