Showsight Presents The Cane Corso

“THERE ARE MANY WHO THINK THAT THE ONLY TRUE CORSO IS ONE THAT ONLY DOES SCHUTZHUND/PROTECTION WORK. I POLITELY DISAGREE WITH THEM AS EVIDENCED BY THE MULTIPLE VENUES THAT MY CORSOS AND OTHERS HAVE COMPETED IN AND EXCELLED AT.”

their owner’s property and also hunt with their owners. They are more than just a guard dog, though they are very good at that. The more people who have seen Cor- sos, in performance events, the more people have been getting out there with their Corsos to try performance events because of their versatile nature. There are many who think that the only true Corso is one that only does Schutzhund/Protec- tion work. I politely disagree with them as evidenced by the multiple venues that my Corsos and others have competed in and excelled at. There are now Corsos par- ticipating and titling in agility, barn hunt, dock diving, nosework, obedience, shutz- hund, therapy work, tracking and weight pulling. They have their CGC, CGCA and ATTS titles. There are Corsos who still work on farms and also compete in various performance events. At this time my husband and I have three Corsos competing in various per- formance events. All are conformation grand champions and all have qualified in performance events. There are also still a

few events that we want to try. We have done some training in tracking and nose- work and have a girl who loves the water that we will eventually try in dock div- ing. This same girl we think might also love weight pulling. The key to doing any performance work with your Corso is to get out there and do it. Find a supportive group to train with and stick with it. If a trainer tells you that all Corsos are bad or impossible to train, find another trainer to evaluate your dog. If you find that your dog does not seem to enjoy what you are doing, try something else. There is no one thing that these dogs are good at. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Rebecca and Anthony Simonski currently live in the Atlanta, Georgia region with their three Corsos, Bronze GRCH Mar E Sol’s Lucretia della Legion CD BN RN AXP AJP CAA ATTS CAL 3, GRCH Mar E Sol’s Tesla della Legion CA RATN CAL2, GRCH Legion’s Ashirah CGC and two English Mastiffs, Sherman’s March on Atlanta RN and The Iron Lady.

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