Here’s some video of the five remaining puppies.
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This past week, Chris and I were able to take some more video of the Puppies
Here is more video of Contessa’s puppies.
…Today, I have twelve. Click on the pics below for hi-res versions.
Contessa gave birth to 10 little Cane Corsos today. 8 Male, 2 female.
We “named” them based on the color of bands we put around their necks.
Most of the puppies weighed in at between 450-480 grams, but we have two runts: Dark Blue male is 413 grams and Pink female is 400 grams. Pink didn’t seem to want to suckle either at Contessa or at a bottle for the first couple of hours, but at about 2 o;clock, she found a nipple and went to town. We were afraid we might lose her at first.
One of the male puppies, Lavender, weighed in at 550 grams. I like him a lot. He may be the one we keep, depending on how he does on temperament testing.
It was a long day, but at the moment, mother and puppies are sound alseep.
Contessa was a real trooper. She handled all ten puppies as they were born, and needed no real assistance from us for any of them. Considering that this was her first litter, and a very large one, she handled it like a pro, though she’s completely exhausted right now.
Does anybody want a puppy? I mean a registered, purebred puppy. If so, drop me a line. My Cane Corso female is about to drop a litter in two weeks or so. If you’re in the San Diego/Southern California area, and might be interested in a new baby Corso, drop me a line at “puppies -at- dalefranks.com”
Corsos are large dogs, with females running from 80-100lbs, and males running from 100-130 lbs. They are active dogs, with a working breed background, so they need to be regularly exercised.
They are extremely loyal and protective of their family and homes. They love children, and make very protective watchdogs for them.
Here’s a video we did of her: