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New Family Member
Posted by: Dale Franks on Friday, February 15, 2008

Well, last night, we got a new family member by accident. As you may know, we have a non-papered, snaggle-toothed, goofy boxer male:

Apollo (Lickysnouters)

And we have a purebred, registered, dignified cane corso female.

Contessa (Woofersnuffers)

We were perfectly satisfied with these two.

But yesterday, I talked to the breeder from whom we got the cane corso puppy last year. Unfortunately, he had a house fire that burned out a significant portion of his home. As a result, he's had to move into a hotel for a while, and kennel the 5 breeding cane corsos in his stable. In addition, he also had a male puppy—a brother of contessa from a recent litter from the same breeding pair. He really needed to get that puppy into a stable situation immediately.

So, he asked me if I wanted a show-quality, registered, purebred cane corso puppy...for free.

Well, getting $2,500 off the standard purchase price was a pretty good deal. So, last night, we went and picked up Nero.

Nero (Stubbywaggers)

He is adorable!

As it happens, we will probably only keep him for a month or so. In all probability, we will give him to Chris' son after doing some training and socialization work.

But for now, he's fitting into the family just fine.
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Previous Comments to this Post 

You can’t give him away!

just look at that face!
Written By: Joel C.
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Cool man - but you’ll never be able to give him away. We took in a 1 1/2 year old Cockapoo 18 months ago ’temporarily’ to go along with our 15 year old lab and 2 year old Afghan. Temporarily became ’permanent’ about a week later when we wondered how we had ever survived without her.

Good luck!
Written By: meagain
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I don’t think giving him away will be that much of a problem. We can’t keep him. He’s not been neutered and his sister, Contessa, hasn’t been spayed.

We can’t have little three-headed baby puppies running around.
Written By: Dale Franks
We can’t have little three-headed baby puppies running around.
Think of what it would do for blog traffic.
Written By: Martin McPhillips
incestuous puppies aside, the human society will do both for, well, nill, so that’s no excuse!

c’mon, look at that face and say no. I DARE you
Written By: Joel C.
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"We can’t have little three-headed baby puppies running around."

You might want to check with Apollo about that. He probably knows one; Cerberus, another Greek.
Written By: timactual
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He’s quite smashing. I’ve only seen one Corso, How do you like them?
Written By: MadVeterinarian
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They are great dogs. They do have a bit of a willful streak, so you have to make an investment in training them regularly, but other than that, they are great dogs.

You don’t see many of them in the US.
Written By: Dale Franks

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