Is the Cane Corso the Dog for You?

I came across this article and read it several times and as an owner and trainer of one now, I found Ma nodding her head repeatedly as she continued to agree with a great deal of this article. Written back over 10 years ago by a woman in the UK, this article has hit many key points that are STILL valid in today’s CC and after being stopped by many in stores, on the street and even in restaurants about the breed of dog I am, I know Ma wishes she could have this article with her to hand out to those who say, “Oh I have always wanted one of those!” or “Never heard of them, I would love to have one.”

Take a look and research ANY dog that you wish to adopt, and remember that these dogs take constant work, reassurance, and a stern hand as Alpha to make a well-mannered dog.  Despite what some trainers say, ‘that there is no such thing as an Alpha in the domesticated dog family’ truly has never worked with a CC or other molossus descendant dogs have never realized that not only is training important but so is discipline.  These dogs do tend to take over the house when it comes to their rank if allowed, and you will either be spending a great deal of time alone (because your K9 cannot behave) or fishing more odd objects out of their belly once they have decided that the entire house is filled with chew toy objects just for their pleasure.

Read this before making a move to own a Cane Corso, Italian Mastiff: http://canecorsoukmolosserrescue.co.uk/1963-2/

Enjoy and remember to continue to support your local rescues, and watch for the new “Dog Blog” website coming soon to help pair you with your K9 needs!

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Dogs 101: Mastiff Breeds

My Ma and I had a chance to sit down and watch a great show on the Animal Planet channel which I love.  I enjoy watching with her and truly love seeing some of the videos of some of my cousins in the Molosser dog group.  The Molasser groups include all the Mastiffs from Neopolitans my cousin breed, to the St Bernard as well as the Newfoundland.

Molasser, according to Wikipedia, is named of this type of breed that is deprived from the word “Molassia” an area in the Greek in which the Mollasus was used as a working herding dog. This dog breed is known for their heavy bone structure, pendant ears and short muzzle with a very muscular back and hind legs that give them a great deal of power in times of protecting herds and family from large predators.

Unfortunately, after doing some hunting, Dogs 101 hasn’t done a special on Cane Corso’s but here is the few videos that I have found on 3 of the Mastiff Breeds: Dogo Argentino, Tibetan, and Bull Mastiff.  I hope they continue to do a few more, including the Dogue De Bordeaux, the Neopoltian, the English Mastiff, Presa Canario and of course Cane Corso.

Enjoy the videos as they are very educating and give you a great deal of information on these Gentle Giants.