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Cane Corso Owners in Canada

BSCC
January 5th, 2011, 03:09 PM
Hey looking to talk to other corsi owners here in Canada about our wonderful breed. Sharing pics and experiences and advice with others.

Cheers,
Mary

Loki Love
January 5th, 2011, 06:02 PM
I'm not a Cane Corso owner, but a definite fan! They are on my 'wish list' of dogs to have one day :)

BenMax
January 6th, 2011, 08:19 AM
I recently placed 3 puppy cane corsos and one momma with 2 rescue groups in Ontario. There is one puppy left...;)

BSCC
January 6th, 2011, 09:16 AM
@ Loki Love - I see a Dane though, one of the dogs I would like to have for a pet some day!

@ BenMax - Kudos for helping with rescuing them. We are actually getting the Cane Corso Club of Canada back up and going to present them in a positive light here in Canada. We are always more than willing to give a hand to make sure these dogs end up in a forever home. I think we are slowly getting on the lists at the big shelters as the contact for Cane Corsi that are brought in.

BenMax
January 6th, 2011, 09:35 AM
@ Loki Love - I see a Dane though, one of the dogs I would like to have for a pet some day!

@ BenMax - Kudos for helping with rescuing them. We are actually getting the Cane Corso Club of Canada back up and going to present them in a positive light here in Canada. We are always more than willing to give a hand to make sure these dogs end up in a forever home. I think we are slowly getting on the lists at the big shelters as the contact for Cane Corsi that are brought in.

BSCC - I may need your help really. The same breeder has another litter apparently due soon. I must contact him once again next week to find out the status of the pups. He is dicey to deal with so I am not pushy and must gently tread waters as I do not want to see the moms or the pups being sold or auctioned off. I was able to get my hands on 3 puppies and a wonderful mom. All are placed but one puppy and she is amazing and intergrated with cats and dogs. The rescue is very picky about the adoption of this baby and needs some help in finding a home for her. Can anyone from your contacts be able to help out? The rescue's main interest is to find a responsible owner who knows the breed. Just to let you know that there is no issues with the baby except that she hits the floor if voices raised. Also, the rescue is still trying to house train and it's been a little challenging. Can you give me direction to help this rescue or is there anything that your contacts can do to help place her?

Loki Love
January 6th, 2011, 09:51 AM
How old is the puppy? I wish we were in a position to add to our family right now.. sadly we are not :/

BSCC
January 6th, 2011, 10:21 AM
BSCC - I may need your help really. The same breeder has another litter apparently due soon. I must contact him once again next week to find out the status of the pups. He is dicey to deal with so I am not pushy and must gently tread waters as I do not want to see the moms or the pups being sold or auctioned off. I was able to get my hands on 3 puppies and a wonderful mom. All are placed but one puppy and she is amazing and intergrated with cats and dogs. The rescue is very picky about the adoption of this baby and needs some help in finding a home for her. Can anyone from your contacts be able to help out? The rescue's main interest is to find a responsible owner who knows the breed. Just to let you know that there is no issues with the baby except that she hits the floor if voices raised. Also, the rescue is still trying to house train and it's been a little challenging. Can you give me direction to help this rescue or is there anything that your contacts can do to help place her?

I will pass this information on to the President in the club and get a list of people in the Que. to see if there are any people in the area that might be available to help out. If you would like to send an email to me with any info on the puppy and the rescue you sent her too I will see what we can do and hopefully will get this baby a new forever home.

my email is

BenMax
January 6th, 2011, 10:23 AM
Thank you. I will contact you.:thumbs up

BenMax
January 6th, 2011, 10:37 AM
I will pass this information on to the President in the club and get a list of people in the Que. to see if there are any people in the area that might be available to help out. If you would like to send an email to me with any info on the puppy and the rescue you sent her too I will see what we can do and hopefully will get this baby a new forever home.

my email is

I just sent an e-mail to the rescue asking permission to put you both together. I will keep you advised and thank you so much.:thumbs up

Cos
January 9th, 2011, 12:53 PM
BSCC - I may need your help really. All are placed but one puppy and she is amazing and intergrated with cats and dogs.

Hello, I am looking for a Corso pup, a female actually. I recently lost my Laekenois, who was working with children with autism or related spectrum disorders. I am looking for a Corso because of my past experience with them and other mastiff breeds. The pup will eventually also work with children with autism or related disorders. I would really appreciate if you could contact me (PM sent).

Thank you,
Cos

Choochi
January 14th, 2011, 03:37 PM
Hello, I am looking for a Corso pup, a female actually. I recently lost my Laekenois, who was working with children with autism or related spectrum disorders. I am looking for a Corso because of my past experience with them and other mastiff breeds. The pup will eventually also work with children with autism or related disorders. I would really appreciate if you could contact me (PM sent).

Thank you,
Cos

There are a few Corsi around working as therapy dogs although I can't remember off the top of my head which breeders/lines they came from. I know of at least one in Canada, she's in Alberta. You can try checking on the SACCI board or through Mary.

Please do A LOT of research when looking for a breeder. There are unfortunately a lot of horrible back yard breeders breeding these dogs. I've seen some that don't even look like Corsi. Look for a breeder that is involved with some breed club (in good standings) and participates with their dogs in some sort of a sport and/or conformation ring. There are some truly excellent Corsi breeders out there devoted to breeding only top quality pups with proper temperaments, you just need to look for them.

becmonchu
January 15th, 2011, 12:31 PM
I'm the owner of one of the corso pups that BenMax rescued!
I hope my puppy's sister will find a good home and will help in any way I can with her rehabilitation! Perhaps the future owner will let us have a family reunion? One can only hope!:cloud9:

BSCC
January 15th, 2011, 03:18 PM
I'm the owner of one of the corso pups that BenMax rescued!
I hope my puppy's sister will find a good home and will help in any way I can with her rehabilitation! Perhaps the future owner will let us have a family reunion? One can only hope!:cloud9:

That is wonderful! I hope we get this girl a great forever home to!

BenMax
January 15th, 2011, 05:09 PM
I'm the owner of one of the corso pups that BenMax rescued!
I hope my puppy's sister will find a good home and will help in any way I can with her rehabilitation! Perhaps the future owner will let us have a family reunion? One can only hope!:cloud9:

:thumbs up. Talk about a small world.
Thank you so much for rescuing the little man!:)

Choochi
January 17th, 2011, 08:31 PM
There are a few Corsi around working as therapy dogs although I can't remember off the top of my head which breeders/lines they came from. I know of at least one in Canada, she's in Alberta. You can try checking on the SACCI board or through Mary.
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The therapy dog's name is Aurora del'Agreste, she's in the PALS program.

mastifflover
January 18th, 2011, 11:37 AM
I am so happy when I see these dogs going to loving homes that will take the time to make them great canine citizens.

Mina
February 1st, 2011, 01:31 AM
Hey looking to talk to other corsi owners here in Canada about our wonderful breed. Sharing pics and experiences and advice with others.

Cheers,
Mary

Hi Mary.

I'd love to get some first-hand information on the breed!
Is there a way I can PM you on this forum?

BSCC
February 1st, 2011, 08:02 AM
Sure you can PM me you will just have to ask to have your PM option activated by Marko. Or if you would like you are more than welcome to email me at the address given above.

Take care,
Mary



Hi Mary.

I'd love to get some first-hand information on the breed!
Is there a way I can PM you on this forum?

Mina
February 1st, 2011, 09:19 AM
Sure you can PM me you will just have to ask to have your PM option activated by Marko. Or if you would like you are more than welcome to email me at the address given above.

Take care,
Mary

Thanks, Mary.

But I can find neither your e mail address :shrug:
nor how to PM you. :confused:

Perhaps you could PM me your e mail;
I assume I would get some kind of
notification about your message
along with a link to it?

BastienBully
February 1st, 2011, 09:39 AM
Not a owner, but a big fan!!! :thumbs up

BSCC
February 1st, 2011, 11:44 AM
Until you ask for Marko to set you up with the PM option I can't message you that way.


Thanks, Mary.

But I can find neither your e mail address :shrug:
nor how to PM you. :confused:

Perhaps you could PM me your e mail;
I assume I would get some kind of
notification about your message
along with a link to it?

BSCC
February 1st, 2011, 11:45 AM
Not a owner, but a big fan!!! :thumbs up

Thanks! The boyfriend and I are Dogo fans and met some gorgeous ones at a show a couple of years ago. The male was to say the least...impressive!

BenMax
February 1st, 2011, 07:02 PM
I'm the owner of one of the corso pups that BenMax rescued!
I hope my puppy's sister will find a good home and will help in any way I can with her rehabilitation! Perhaps the future owner will let us have a family reunion? One can only hope!:cloud9:

Just to let you know becmonchu - the little girl found her forever home. They are very pleased with her.:thumbs up

The rescue that adopted her have told me what a great person you are. I know you are doing everything possible to help your little man. I thank you for that.:grouphug:

becmonchu
February 5th, 2011, 10:32 PM
Hey Benmax! Im blushing from all the nice comments :goodvibes:
My pup Quintus just came back from a 2 week training boarding school as recommended by the rescue with the corso sister of my pup.

His fear of the leash has improved immensely and we can actually walk him and not have to carry a 60pd puppy around anymore.
His crate training is very well and has improved!!

We are so happy to have him back and will continue with his training.
A once nervous dog is now well on his way to being a well balanced and stable dog.

Just to let you know becmonchu - the little girl found her forever home. They are very pleased with her.:thumbs up

The rescue that adopted her have told me what a great person you are. I know you are doing everything possible to help your little man. I thank you for that.:grouphug:

Mina
March 19th, 2011, 02:32 PM
Just curious ...

:pawprint: :pawprint:

Does anyone know anything about this breeder or their dogs
regarding health, temperament, working ability etc, etc, etc?

:pawprint: :pawprint:

http://darkstonekennel.com/corsohomepage.html

BSCC
March 19th, 2011, 03:58 PM
Betty Osing I think is on the BOD for the CCAA and for the CCCA one of the Cane Corso Clubs here in Canada and so is her husband or one is on one board and the other is on the other...I can't remember now.

Their lines stem mainly from American stock with some import mixed in. I haven't met their dogs personally. I do know they have shown their dogs in the US and will probably do so here in Canada now that we can show in the CKC. I don't know about work ability in their dogs as they don't breed often and are very selective where their puppies go and I don't think there is currently anyone working one of their dogs but you would have to contact them to be sure. I believe all their stock is health tested and screened before being bred (hips and elbows I think are posted on their site). I don't know anyone that has one of their puppies so can't really give much imput on the temperament.

Best bet is to contact them and if possible head out to meet the dogs.

Mina
March 19th, 2011, 04:53 PM
Thanks, Mary!

chico2
March 19th, 2011, 05:29 PM
BenMax,I just read all the posts and I think it is wonderful how so many people can work together for the good of the dogs.

The Cane Corso is a very impressive dog,puppies absolutely adorable:cloud9:

BenMax
March 19th, 2011, 06:33 PM
BenMax,I just read all the posts and I think it is wonderful how so many people can work together for the good of the dogs.

The Cane Corso is a very impressive dog,puppies absolutely adorable:cloud9:

It certainly is. The owners of these puppies are amazing and I commend the rescues in their efforts.:thumbs up

This breed unfortunately is popping up in shelters. I was lucky with these puppies as the breeder was 'going out of business'..or rather..forced out of business. I was suppose to get more puppies but he dropped out of sight and I can no longer get a hold of him.

But yes...many people even from other rescues and non breed rescues collaborated together, and communicated with the cane corso organization..and all together families were found.:thumbs up

SamIam
March 19th, 2011, 06:51 PM
You mean popping, right?:laughing:

BenMax
March 20th, 2011, 03:55 AM
You mean popping, right?:laughing:

:laughing: I mean both...:thumbs up

BSCC
March 20th, 2011, 08:34 AM
I agree BenMax! You and the rescue we talked to were amazing and we thank you so much for caring people like you making sure these puppies get a chance.:thumbs up

BenMax
March 20th, 2011, 08:54 AM
I agree BenMax! You and the rescue we talked to were amazing and we thank you so much for caring people like you making sure these puppies get a chance.:thumbs up

We do our best to pull together.:thumbs up. Thank you so much for educating us further on the breed and your assistance. It is greatly appreciated.
Sadly one came into the shelter who was breed to the hilt. She was unsocialized and tried several times to attack those that tried to help her. She was so far gone that even I would not attempt to evaluate. She was humanly euthanized, and it was probably the kindest thing that happened to her. It really breaks my heart to see dogs that were born of innocence and to be used in such a manner. I ask myself..where is the justice?:(

chico2
March 20th, 2011, 05:26 PM
BenMax,how sad for her,who could have had a better life:(You certainly are one very strong young lady,who chose to be a comfort to the many unfortunate dogs needing help.

Do you notice any upswing in the Cane Corsos,because of our idiotic pit-bull ban??

BenMax
March 20th, 2011, 06:24 PM
BenMax,how sad for her,who could have had a better life:(You certainly are one very strong young lady,who chose to be a comfort to the many unfortunate dogs needing help.

Do you notice any upswing in the Cane Corsos,because of our idiotic pit-bull ban??

Not strong Chico2..but very sad that this has been on going for so many years. Honestly, after 16 years, I thought at one point I would not be in this position...and was hoping that society would have been alittle more educated.

I cannot say that there is a considerable upswing, but I have noticed more than 'usual'. I don't think that I can blame it on the pitbull ban for this breed in particular. I have however seen more dogos than usual. I think that this breed may replace the pittie as the numbers coming are significant since what we see are female breeders.

I think BSCC may be the best person to address in regards to this question.

becmonchu
March 21st, 2011, 10:49 AM
Benmax that is so unfortunate about the corso girl. I do agree with you that more and more corsos are showing up in the shelters becuase they are such a misunderstood breed.

You do a wonderful job, without people like you these corso wouldnt have a chance.

As a reminder for you of all your good work and to keep pushing forward, please find attached the 9mth old monster that is now the love of my life thanks to you :). Notice no more cherry eye and he's an overall wonderful bundle of joy , dont mind his sad face here, he was being sucky because the chihuahuas were picking on him...lol.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y266/Windelynn/th_IMG-20110320-00182.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y266/Windelynn/?action=view&current=IMG-20110320-00182.jpg)

BenMax
March 21st, 2011, 11:02 AM
He is absolutely stunning.! I am very glad that the eyes are fixed..I am certain he is much more comfortable. The other rescue tells me that he is doing much better on leash now. You have done amazing work with him.
Thanks again for the wonderful update. I wish there were more 'You's' out there.
Bless you.:grouphug:

jporter
May 19th, 2011, 07:10 PM
I'm not a owner but my friend owns one, which happens to be my dogs best friend. He is a great dog.

BSCC
May 24th, 2011, 06:33 AM
Glad to meet you! I might be a little bias but I think they are a pretty great breed! :thumbs up

cartersmom
August 12th, 2011, 08:50 AM
Have any of you cane corso owners dealt with Cherry Eye in your cane corso? My dog is 7 1/2 months old and has had cherry eye in both eyes. He had it in both of his eyes in May we got it tucked and then the left eye came out again and we got it tucked in june and about 5 grand later his left eye has popped out again this morning.. My breeder has told me numerous times not to get it tucked and to have the gland that is popping out clipped.. I asked my vet but they said no vets do this in Canada. I know someone who had a bulldogs eyes clipped at a vet close to me, but I am not sure if its very reputable. My vet says they dont clip the gland in canada cause it could possibly cause dry eye and make the dog go blind. and while that may be true in other dogs my breeder says she always gets them clipped and she has never had one go blind it would be extremely rare and the only reason it would go blind would be if you forgot to put eye drops in.. And i take good care of my dog so I don't see that as an issue. I am just wondering if anyone has any advice or experience with this at this point as i have spent so much money already and i dont know where to go from here.

Choochi
August 12th, 2011, 01:32 PM
I posted a reply to you in the other thread:
http://pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?p=1020535&posted=1#post1020535