Who Knows Your Puppy Better:
When visiting a breeder, one should be aware, that a breeder is human too. They go through long, hard, and stressful days. So don't be offended if the breeder is not the same outgoing person, which you had spoken to many times before. When visiting a breeder please try to be on time, or cancel in enough time to allow the breeder to make appropriate openings available for other dog lovers such as yourself. In visiting a breeder you may think you've got a good idea of what temperament and genotype the litter of puppies should be, because you've read many books, talked to different breeders, and visited other kennels, but you may not have a clue. What may work for them may not work for you. What you have read may sound good, but may have been just a bunch of words on a page. Keep in mind how much hard work and dedication that the whelper has spent with the puppies. See there's a difference already because the breeder in most commercial kennels usually pays someone else to whelp their litters.
(RED FLAG) The breeder had enough time to breed the two animals together, collect rewards, and credit for the health and socializing of the puppies. When the breeder may have never seen, held, played with or even washed them.
Now compare the time you and the breeder (if the breeder is not the whelper) have spent with the puppies to the time the whelper has spent socializing, evaluating, and getting to know his or her character. The five minutes or five hours that you spend that day does not add up to the six or eight weeks that the whelper has spent. A true reputable and ethnical breeder has a much greater network in his or her brain where they gather information and make comparisons about the behaviors and suitability's of each puppy for a particular family's situation. In knowing the personalities and temperament of each individual pup, a breeder who has a focused breeding program, whelped several litters, and befriended many fanciers in the breed, may know the good and bad developments of many individual lines as well as quality characteristics of the breed. Mr. Martin says that he will forget more about this breed than most will ever know.
(RED FLAG)If another kennel puts pictures of a dog or bitch on their website without putting the real breeders kennel name on the said animal is a strong way of stealing another breeder's hard work.
How can a breeder know you well enough to know what puppy is best for you? Most breeders may ask you several questions, and if you answer them as openly as possible you will find out if the breeder even wants you to have a part of his or her four legged family. A responsible breeder should also spend a lot of time teaching you about the breed, the standard, health issues, and different bloodlines and why he or she chose the bloodlines that they have.
(RED FLAG) If the breeder/operator of a particular kennel constantly points out problems of other kennels, degrades other kennels, thinks that their own animals are the next best thing since sliced bread, that their animals have no temperament or health issues, or just make you feel like you've just entered into a car lot instead of a dog kennel. A breeder that does this has lost respect for the breed, has developed kennel blindness, and has become self righteous. Don't be fooled by cheap conversation about how many champions, working titles, or how long they've been breeding a particular breed, or even the amount of puppy registries that they produce every year, because you might have just visited a high class reputable puppy mill. Do your homework. Don't follow gossip good or bad. Go visit some of these so called non reputable breeders and come out with your own unique opinion.
(You shouldn't judge a puppy by its cover) One reason to trust a breeder's honest opinion and knowledge about a particular pup in a litter is that the buyer is easily seduced by puppy behavior that isn't always what it seems. The "Ohh pick me" myth because a pup ran over to you for attention. The buyer is not aware of the problem, that the little head strong firecracker may be the most dominate, confident, and self motivator of the litters pack. Dogs that have strong prey drive to chase, catch mouth, and kill prey are great candidates for protection-defense for the breed they need to be in the hands of a strong athletic, stern owner to recognize those drives and make them positive, which may require a lot of one on one time that most people just don't have. For example, individuals or couples with dog experience as well as a lot of time to spend with a dog may do well with a head strong pup. But a family with small children or people who spend much time away from home may not. Great breeder /whelpers also know that the way a pup interacts with its litter mates and mother is significant, but not always the case. A potential owner cannot determine temperament by observing a litter of pups for a few minutes or even a few hours for that matter. The breeder whelper has a better chance in this case because he or she has been there interacting with the litter pack since day one. Monks of New Skete, think that you should interact with a puppy away from the litter. Pups tend to start developing their personalities between 7-8 weeks of age. Above all healthy four legged bundles of joy that can make you melt in the coldest December day. That can accept you and your imperfections.
Common puppy owner mistakes:
1.Not willing or being able to provide socialization with strangers, including children, the elderly, mentally and physically disabled, unfamiliar dogs, cats, motorcycles, and people of different races.
2. Failing to show your young puppy what is allowed and what is not; such as coming when called, biting, pawing, and jumping up on others.
3.Failing to handle or touch the puppy enough, playing with the pup-playing is the best way to bond ,so put on some old clothing, get your pup in the yard, and roll around, screaming laughing, shouting, and rubbing just have fun with it.
4. Learn to approach your puppy in a calm manner not towering or bulling.
5. Not allowing all parties in your household to spend adequate time walking, playing, washing, and feeding the pup, Not establishing yourself in the alpha role when puppy is eating by putting hands in dog bowl, and rubbing pup while eating.
6. Allowing a puppy to growl, or even bite you, scolding your puppy for house training accidents.
7. Not having a balanced approach to reward and discipline. Some owners are too stern and controlling, others are too permissive and or passive.
Most of all no one is perfect. We aren't Gods of raising puppies. Even most socialized puppies can develop behavior problems. So seek advice from a reputable breeder, dog trainer, or veterinarian.
As with all good things, sometimes it is worth the wait. We prefer people not to buy on impulse. Please study up on the Cane Corso ownership. Read as many books as you can find, talk to as many breeders as you can. Remember to keep an open mind that what may work for them may not work for you.
The saying "pay scraps you get pigs" is true. We have been using the Military Bio Sensor techniques for some time now.We breed elite quality Cane Corsos. Our Corsos are sold to only homes we validate and approve of, we consider show homes on contractual agreement.
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