The Finest Cane Corso Puppies
I am a Professional Dog Trainer. For many years, I have served my community at training dogs in my spare time. I always get back more from my trainees than I give, and truly enjoy what I do. As an A.K.C. approved Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, I am authorized to teach and test for the S.T.A.R. Puppy program, as well as the CGC and the AKC Community Canine. This program expands on CGC skills and lays the beginning foundation for obedience, rally and therapy dog work. One of our goals in socialization, is to structure the early learning program to increase loyalty, intellectual development, as well as strong bonding with their new owners. All of our Cane Corso puppies for sale are treated with the same meticulous care to prepare them for years of family commitment.
We strongly believe in providing our pups the best diet possible, we only serve them holistic food, free of corn, wheat, animal byproducts, artificial ingredients, preservatives, or dyes.
If you are planning on having a member of your family for many years to come, don’t you think its important to choose wisely?
Before You Own
Prior to any purchase, you should be aware that the Italian Mastiff is truly a dog that wants human interaction. An outdoor kennel dog who rarely interacts with their owner, is not an option. If you are not able to provide the proper care and environment, we will not consider you as a buyer. Unlike some other hunting breeds, the Corso loves human companionship, more than any other activity. The many roles they have adopted over history has made them a dog breed that has worn many ‘hats’ in their work. They are versatile, strong and agile. Our dogs are not over-sized, as some you may see. We follow the FCI standard, used long before the Americans ever discovered this breed. Before choosing any Cane Corso puppies, one must have some understanding of this breed. Though highly intelligent and easy to train, they require a firm owner who is ready to take charge. I sometimes joke that some of my dogs think they are lap dogs, however, a big lap may be required.
I often get emails on a daily basis asking me about behavioral questions that I am happy to address. So, please keep those emails coming! One question that is often asked is: “Do I ship puppies.” Though I have some basic shipping information on my website, I have yet to ever ship a puppy! I have not done so yet. The last time I was faced with the possibility of air shipping, I decided to drive the pup to Florida myself, rather than ship. The dogs are not my full time job, I am a dog owner first and foremost, and a Cane Corso breeder second. Therefore, I do not agree with shipping via air, and have no interest in adding to the stress of these wonderful animals. Please do not try to offer me extra money to ship via Plane, as the answer will be, No. Remember, your pet will be your best friend for many years to come, therefore, start your life off with them properly, even if it means a long drive to pick them up! After all, what’s a day of driving, for a lifetime of love? If your wondering where we live…Were located in Virginia, and are a stone throw away from Maryland, West Virginia, Pa., and Washington D.C. When I go home to visit New York City, it takes me about 4 1/2 hours, New Jersey in many cases is closer to us.
Passion, Culture, Commitment We are a premier Cane Corso breeder hobby breeder and have no interest in ‘over breeding’ or ‘in breeding’. Our sole purpose is to better the breed. That is why we choose 1-3 litters per year to breed. Our Cane Corso puppies are carefully socialized with children and adults from birth. As a family, we want to give as much love to our dogs as possible. For this reason, we have limited ourselves to owning fewer Cane Corso’s, of higher standards. We feel less is more. We are against the concept of mass producing dogs, as though they are assembly line cars. We are sad to sometimes see dogs spend their lives in small kennels, without human love, which often lead to bad breeding and bad temperaments. Our dogs sleep in our home, and spend much of their time with family and friends. Our Corsi learn their place in the family hierarchy and are very happy as our canine companions. This happiness is passed along to the betterment of their offspring during breeding. “We follow a strict agenda of socialization that begins from day one”. We work hard to produce the finest Italian Mastiffs, using proven social methodologies. Our three young children are instrumental in our social program, to be sure our puppies are well acquainted and will acclimate nicely to families with young children. Our goal in our hobby breeding program is to create, ‘The finest Italian Mastiff’, not only by appearance, but most importantly, the ultimate well tempered family companion.
We are currently taking deposits on our Upcoming Litters. If you would like to be considered for our waiting list, please view our Cane Corso Puppies For Sale Page, you are welcome to fill out our application.
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Fee is $500.00 to reserve a puppy, please do not send payment until your application has been approved. The deposit is not refundable, however, if you prefer, you can carry your deposit to the next litter. By Submitting a payment, you agree to our Contract Terms.
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Enrico Il Gigio X San Rocco’s Princess (below)
Some photos of our previous Cane Corso puppies shown below. Click photos below for larger image
Our very rare prized all black Cane Corso puppy shows his pose(Left). He is sold to a family in Florida. I personally delivered him, driving from my home in Virginia to Florida. Initially we were going to keep him, we are happy he found a great family. Puppies in a basket (Right).
Above is a photo of our 3 month Cane Corso puppy at his first show, an AKC Match event. This was the ‘All breed’ class. San Rocco’s ‘Pose Like a Tiger’ managed to take 2nd place overall. We were proud of the little guy as well as our daughters who began training him at 8 weeks for showing. He took 1st place out of the working dog breeds.
Daughters showing their ribbons after the dog show. Pose had a great time and met many other puppies and dogs at his first show outing.
Pose Like A Tiger, getting ready against other Cane Corso Puppies who are older than him. He managed to get first place here.
About The Breed At San Rocco we strive to breed superior dogs with supreme temperaments through ancient traditions. We are hobby breeders of the Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff), following methods of socialization still used today by some Monks. As hobby breeders, our operation is small and puppies are significantly less than other breeder. Our Cane Corsos (Italian Mastiff) enjoy exercise daily on our three acres in the pristine Mountains of the Shenandoah Valley. As Grandchildren of Italian Immigrants from Puglia Italy, we intend to abide by the ancient standards imposed on this breed making it the ‘Majestic Mastiff’, that it is today. Each litter is meticulously planned to improve this rare and cherished breed of dogs. The Cane Corso is a very social dog, that fits well into the right family structure. This Ancient breed are Mastiff-type working dogs that date before the Roman Empire. Breeders have modified them over the years since their original use by the Roman Legionaries. In Italy the breed we are was widely used to guard Farms, livestock and people. A visit to my Grandfathers town in Italy will show they are still used on some farms as a reliable farm hand. These Dogs were used extensively in ancient Rome to hunt. When studying the history of the Cane Corso we discover they were sometimes used to baby sit young children in ancient courtyard settings, many Italian historians feel this is why they bond very strongly with children. These Dogs are loving, loyal, and highly intelligent. A confident Cane Corso will be great with children and and excellent protector of your household against intruders. This Intelligent and dominant breed requires an owner who will take charge. Once you choose this breed you will be not want to own another. If you are looking for a supreme temperament, excellent bone structure, health guarantee and puppies that have been exceptionally socialized with children then we are your clear choice. San Rocco is a passionate breeder, breeding for the love of their dogs.
Champion Bloodline San Rocco Cane Corso is an Italian American owned small hobbyCane Corso breeder striving to preserve this ancient breed with integrity and honesty, while conforming to breed standards set by the Country of Italy. We are extremely selective and our focus is not solely on appearance but on supreme temperaments. Our one and only 2013 litter sports two dogs with over 14 Champions and two Grand Champions in their 5 generation lineage. Combine this bloodline with our intensive socialization program, rigorous exercise, and and all natural no grain diet with organic beef & eggs and you get an Amazing Italian Mastiff.
Excellent Temperament We work hard at San Rocco to breed dogs with excellent temperaments and health. Our Italian Mastiff Puppies are raised with children from birth. We feel we have a great advantage as a small hobby breeder over larger breeders, to produce much better socialized Cane Corso Puppies. We understand that these cute little pups will one day be strong dogs, this is why we start from day one to produce the finest social program for our puppies. Keeping our operation small helps us to make sure each and every Dog gets the attention and love they deserve, becoming a happy and well mannered Dog. We have found the end results of our breeding program is a highly confident dog with a strong family bond and supreme loyalty. We are happy to provide for our clients a dog that will enhance your family and life in a positive way. We provide dog training as an additional service and are happy to answer any questions on this fine Dog breed. After your purchase, we will support you with informative website articles and tips. Customers will have access to a members section to help support you and communicate with other members. Topics on obedience training, heath and diet will be discussed as well as other topics on raising your pup. Check out our new Youtube Channel. If you are interested in our Cane Corso Puppies for sale be sure to see our Twitter and Facebook for announcements.