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what is the breed? im confused.

April 12th, 2005, 07:41 PM
there's a woman selling me her 2 are the pics....she says they're cane corso? can any of you tell me if they are or not? I am not very knowledgeable with this breed so im seeking help.

April 12th, 2005, 07:43 PM

April 12th, 2005, 07:47 PM
IMO, the first dog looks like a shephard mix! And the second dog looks like my boy but bigger -- my baby is a Pit. They sort of look the same. Why is she selling them?? This seems odd to me!

April 12th, 2005, 07:50 PM
she said they're moving.....well she wants a minimal adoption fee for both of them like $200 for both? let me copy paste her email to pull it out from my

April 12th, 2005, 07:51 PM
I am in Quesnel bc canada,I have 2 females they are 7 months old all shots
done.Tails are not docked and ears are natural.I am asking $100.00 each I
can fly to you from Prince George Bc.If you are sell inteased in seeing
picers let me know.Thanks PS we are moving thats why I am sell would not
sell the girls as I did pay 1500.00 each.Thanks for the email.

that's her email. at first i said...cinn looks like a bull mastiff....i looked at pics of cane corso and it doesnt look like it...and the black brandy very far from scared it might be a sorry but im just being careful?

April 12th, 2005, 07:53 PM
What ever they are they don't look at all like this: (this girl is apparently a super champion Cane Corso from this web site: Cane Corso ( Go to the "Buyer Beware" section for info about how to get a good breeder.

April 12th, 2005, 07:54 PM
Well she should know what they are---they do look part cane corso to me...with uncropped ears.

I personally don't think they look like pitties or sherpherd mixes may consider asking her where she got them. If they are registered then you will know their lineage. If she got them at a puppy mill, then you may be in for some health problems.

Also, are they both males or females? from the same litter?

April 12th, 2005, 07:54 PM
here is a pic I found of a show cane corso.
the first pic you have looks like a shephard yellow lab cross .

April 12th, 2005, 07:55 PM
As 7 mth old puppies they wouldn't look like that full grown, cropped eared and docked tailed cane corso that is likely a show dog.

April 12th, 2005, 07:55 PM
WOW! that's a confusing e-mail!!

ummm, I also think the first looks like a shepherd mix, but the second looks like a cane corso IMO

April 12th, 2005, 07:55 PM
i have read once in a website the scams they do, like too good to be true prices of dogs??? since they're $100 each, i don't know where they'll hit me....shipping? or :rolleyes:

April 12th, 2005, 07:56 PM
They'll hit you with genetics.

April 12th, 2005, 07:58 PM
oh yeah!!! they're not cane corso's i shoudl email her again and ask if the dogs have papers? or maybe scan and attach to email...i dont try....but she's been emailing me daily i tell you

April 12th, 2005, 08:04 PM
I also agree that the first looks like a Shep cross, and the second might be a Mastiff cross, and unless she can give you papers for both dogs, you may never know for certain.

April 12th, 2005, 08:04 PM
I would avoid this person. Serious dog people don't hound people to take their dogs. Even the lady we got Jemma from looked for a new owner for a month before deciding on us. This person is obviously not looking out for the dogs' best interests.

Papers don't mean anything because they can be faked.

April 12th, 2005, 08:27 PM
thanks all so much! il try to get more info about them. judginng from the email she wrote she is willing to fly from b.c. to me. i will update you in whatever deal or emails we have. im sure she'll respond tomorrow... :confused:

April 12th, 2005, 08:38 PM
Does she want the $200 up front? If not, then when she arrives you can see the dogs in person and judge for yourself. It seems like a bit of a hoax though as who in their right mind would sell two Cane Corso's to some person they have never met before for $200 and fly them to you as well?

April 12th, 2005, 08:52 PM
Cane Corsos are expensive dogs, and from her email I would really be wondering. Not only is her english questionable but she doesn`t seem too heartbroken to see the dogs going. Most people who love their pets would be torn with what to do and would be asking you a LOT of questions. She just seems to want to dump them as fast as she possibly can and that would have me worried.
I don`t think they are purebreds. They look like crosses.
Research some more so that you have no questions or doubts. If your gut tells you this is wrong LISTEN TO IT.

Flying those dogs will cost a small fortune.

April 12th, 2005, 08:58 PM
My suspicion is that this is a scam too. Perhaps they aren't even her dogs, but simply photos she found online. The scam could work like this: She'll say she's going to pay for the flight if you pay her the 200 bucks upfront. You agree, paypal her the money and then await their flight...only they aren't on the flight. There is no record of her, the dogs, or your money.

I'd be wary. If you want two large breed dogs you can go and get two for around 350 dollars from the local shelter--spayed/neutered included. You could also get dogs that are housetrained from a rescue for that much!

April 12th, 2005, 09:08 PM
at first i was excited in reading her email since i am really looking for a dog...but as we emailed each other everyday, i got more suspicious....hmmm.....well im not paying $200 online here....nor will i pay just to see HER get off the she's no camilla and charles that's for way....its scary when these things happen...i mean people taking advantage of other people who are sincere?

Lucky Rescue
April 12th, 2005, 09:39 PM
Papers can be falsified and substituted. If she got these dogs at a pet store, who knows what breed they are. The second dog looks like a Blackmouth Cur and neither looks like a Cane Corso.

The scam could work like this: She'll say she's going to pay for the flight if you pay her the 200 bucks upfront. You agree, paypal her the money and then await their flight...only they aren't on the flight. There is no record of her, the dogs, or your money.

Agree. NOT saying this instance is a scam, but that one is fairly common.

April 12th, 2005, 09:50 PM
i just emailed her on how we can do about payment arrangement and shipping....we will know her answer tomorrow....STANDBY for more action! lol :p

April 12th, 2005, 10:36 PM
i have to agree they dont look like corso's at all and if this lady paid that kind of money for those 2 dogs then she got burnt big time. From what i have seen corsos from a good breeder show quality puppies are $2500 and up and non show corsos are around $1500 and up, IMO i wouldn't even bother contacting her back. :D

April 13th, 2005, 09:23 AM
The Cane Corso is a Itailon Mastiff.They are from the mastiff family she is
a fawn with a black mask.I am asking $100.00 each the cost to fly her would
be around the $150 to $160.00 plus around $100.00 for a kennel.The only why
I do it is cash deposit in to my bank account.Let me know what you
think.Both the girls are out of reg Cane Corso parents but are selling not
reg.Thank ps Her full name is Cinninom

okay so this is what she answered. guess this is

April 13th, 2005, 10:18 AM
if you want/need a cane corso buy it it from a reg'd kennel. There's no such thing as a bargain purebred dog.

Why take any chance to save money buying a dog. The cost of purchasing is a small fraction of the cost of owning a dog over it's life.

You will spend $1500 a year feeding it.

April 13th, 2005, 10:21 AM
Also, with a breed like Cane Corso you are much better off getting a pup and socializing it yourself rather tahn relying on a stranger. I dog of that size and power *has* to be 100% reliable.

April 13th, 2005, 10:39 AM
i agree neither dog looks like a cane corso
the first looks like a shepherd x
the 2nd looks like maybe a bull mastiff x lab

April 13th, 2005, 11:37 AM
Correct me if I am wrong, but two girls is not a good mix either right??

April 13th, 2005, 12:20 PM
[B]I am asking $100.00 each the cost to fly her would
be around the $150 to $160.00 plus around $100.00 for a kennel.The only why
I do it is cash deposit in to my bank account.

this alone would be reason enough for me to ru in the other direction.

what recourse do you ahve if she doesnt send the dog or the dog is half dead when it arrives to you?


April 13th, 2005, 12:42 PM
you're right guys, well i emailed her that if i would be in her place, i would get to know the person who will buy my pets first and if "I can" i would meet them personally to see if my dogs are in good hands. (that is why i gave my dog to my sis-in-law) coz i know the person personally and i know she spoils her pets like i do. i would never sell nor give away my pets to strangers. well, husband thinks its a scam too....he said no you

April 13th, 2005, 12:50 PM
The first one I would say is not even related to a Mastiff very cute but not even close to a Cane Corso the second looks to be a mix of maybe Bullmastiff but I would say no Cane at all. This sounds like a scam run fast and far.

April 13th, 2005, 01:09 PM
Hey Mastifflover, everyone is looking for you on another thread !!
How are you doing :) ?

April 13th, 2005, 01:48 PM
Looks to me like some kind of German shepherd and Lab mix, definitely some lab in him.

April 13th, 2005, 03:56 PM
If her story is true, I feel sorry for the dogs. However, my instincts tell me that something is seriously amiss - especially the "cash" part. They do not look to be pure bred Cane Corso dogs to me either. But that aside a nice dog is a nice dog. Only way I would even consider proceeding is if I had someone in BC checking out the dogs for me and paying and boarding them on the plane on my behalf. Also it is nice to actually first meet the dogs that would be living with you - that instant recognition that you will be "Mommy".

April 13th, 2005, 04:09 PM
purebred or not, they are cute as a button though! :angel:

April 13th, 2005, 04:28 PM
im mushy when it comes to dogs and cats.....can't really help it...when i saw them...i ws thinking if their owners are using them to make money such poor babies....she emailed me back that she has been sending dogs all over canada for so many times...that alone makes me question....i thought they were moving and needed a home for their dogs....then why does it sound as if she has been doing this professionally?

Hi Are yous in canada.I have shiped a lot of dogs as well as pups out by
plain I would like to talk to yous before I did a deal so I know a little
more about yous I can't fly out with them as I have other dogs still as well
as we are moving sorry I would like to talk as I feel that would work better
I also would like emails with picers so I know that the dogs went to a good

as you seen in her email to me 5 mins ago.....i asked her finally for her home phone # so i can talk to her getting confused with the email

April 13th, 2005, 04:59 PM
I thought this woman was selling her two dogs? (her pets???) Her last email, as much as I could understand, sounds like she's a BYB or miller in one way or another. Saying she's shipped dogs and puppies... what's up with that?
I hope you've decided NOT to give this woman money!

April 13th, 2005, 05:50 PM
This woman is trouble. Why are you still communicating with her at all? Now you know that she isn't getting "rid" of the dogs because she is moving. She's a bad breeder. I would tell her up front, "look, I don't want to give any money to your puppy mill. You should be ashamed."

April 13th, 2005, 06:25 PM
you got that right prin...sneaky...its true....she might be a BYB. anyways, my hubby doesnt agree to this too...he doesnt trust online deals nor paying some1 he hasnt met this deal is definitely sure. THE BRIGHTER SIDE about my puppy search IS: He reserved me an am-staff pup coz his friends doggie just gave birth!!! il have my baby its a fight between male and female....hahahaha....he likes male, i like who for the advises guys...i love this site....even if i don't have my baby yet i feel i do by just seeing your babies pics....makes my day!! now back to cooking fish soup...anyone interested? lol

April 13th, 2005, 07:40 PM
Umm why are you talking to this person any longer?!

She is NOT reputable in any way, shape or form. That's it, that's all. No question about it.

April 28th, 2005, 11:24 AM
The first looks like my dog (avatar) she's a shepard rotti mix.They almost look identicle.The other...not sure.I'd do as everyone stated....find another way...a breeder if you want that breed.Stay away from her .