About: Williams Cane Corso
Williams Cane Corso is a family. We are not a kennel nor are we a professional breeder. Our dogs are members of the family. They live, sleep, eat and play right along side the rest of us. Like our six human children they are fed only the healthiest of food, they receive constant interaction and stimulation, and have regular visits with their veterinarian, Dr. Charles S. Sackett DVM. As with other members of our family our dogs are expected to be good citizens. They receive the proper training and motivation necessary to achieve these goals.
The Cane Corso is a rare breed dog. We were introduced to these gorgeous Italian Mastiffs by friends with a giant male, Capone Al Zevecke. Capone pushes the standard weighing in at an impressive 160 lbs. He is regal, he is vigilant, and he is protective of his family. Capone is also a very loving and extremely smart animal. We were smitten.
When our friends made their litter announcement, I could see the gleam in my wife's eyes. I thought it best to learn as much as I could about the breed. The Cane Corso is not for everyone. They are very attached to their human pack members and long for regular interaction. They are large and athletic dogs that need regular exercise. This is not the type of dog you can leave home alone for hours while you are off living your life. They are expensive, with an initial investment of $1500.00 to $5000.00, optional ear cropping surgery, oversized collars, leads and toys and copius amounts of specialty dog food because it is common for the Cane Corso to have alergies to chicken and grains. You must also be prepared for possible health concerns, notably hip and elbow displasia, heart disease and cherry eye. They need a strong master who is as dedicated to them as they are to you. They need lots of socialization and it should be assumed that your Corso will be pretty much by your side for the first year. The Cane Corso is a Mastiff therefore they drool and slobber a lot requiring regular cleaning of carpets and furniture and often changed clothes. In short, owning a Cane Corso is a major commitment akin to having a human child. Further, because they are a large breed dog, they have a relatively short life span of eight to ten years.
So, do you still think you want a Cane Corso in your family? We studiously put our thoughts, research and budget concerns on the table to insure that we were going to be able to provide such an animal with the home they deserve. the Cane Corso outdoes the other mastiff breeds in athleticism, agility, speed, energy level, and sense of adventure. The Cane Corso is more attentive to his owner and more responsive to training than other mastiffs, and though quite dominant and strong-willed, will respect an owner who is confident and consistent.