Stunning young boy available

This young male is one of the puppies we were retaining from our fall litter. Since we work and train our own dogs, we currently only need one prospect and are willing to let this boy go to a wonderful family home. He would make an ideal family companion, especially if you are looking for a young dog that will bond easily, but is already potty trained. We would hope that such a family may have some interest in him being shown at some point in the future, as we think he is very promising.Odisseia's You Only Live Once  He is exceedingly confidant and athletic, he has enough energy to be playful and fun, but is calm in the house. Excellent snuggler and extremely social with people, children, and dogs, yet with enough appropriate defense to alert. He is extensively socialized and very food driven. He is also crate trained, knows how to sit, down, stay and recall and is really a pleasure to work with because he is so motivated.

He comes from excellent lines that are stable, healthy, and gorgeous. His sire FireHorse Franklin is the number one Cane Corso in the U.S. for the last two years in a row, his dam was the Working Dog of the Year in 2012, and his uncle (dam’s brother) won Best of Breed at Westminster this Year!

Many more pictures available on our PUPPIES page. He is the Teal Collar puppy.

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Welcome!

They’re here! Puppies arrived September 8th!

Just the Boys, 3 weeks (left to right: RED, BLUE, TEAL, GREEN, ORANGE)

Just the Boys, 3 weeks (left to right: RED, BLUE, TEAL, GREEN, ORANGE)

Just the Boys, 3 weeks (left to right: RED, BLUE, TEAL, GREEN, ORANGE)

Just the Boys, 3 weeks (left to right: RED, BLUE, TEAL, GREEN, ORANGE)

Just the Girls (from left to right: WHITE, PURPLE, YELLOW, PINK)

Just the Girls (from left to right: WHITE, PURPLE, YELLOW, PINK)

Just the Girls (from left to right: WHITE, PURPLE, YELLOW, PINK)

Just the Girls (from left to right: WHITE, PURPLE, YELLOW, PINK)

For the most up-to-date puppy info and pictures check out the PUPPIES page.

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litter announcement 5

What exactly is a “Dual Sired” litter?

Simply speaking a dual sired litter is exactly what it sounds like, a litter that has 2 potential fathers. This is accomplished by inseminating using 2 different dogs during the most receptive time of a female’s heat cycle. It may sound like a Jerry Springer episode to some, but multiple sires have been used in livestock for a long time. AKC only approved the procedure and testing for a multiple sire litter in 1998.

Why do a “Dual Sired” litter? A bitch has a much shorter reproductive life than a dog. Multiple sires allows you to maximize her genetic potential with fewer litters. It is a way to get a nice selection of puppies to choose from, with less time spent. It is always possible that one combination of parents will produce puppies superior to the other combination. A dual-sired litter may enable more effective forward progress in a breeding program without having to breed two separate litters a whole year apart. This method simply allows evaluation of the different combinations at the same time, assuming there are puppies by all sires.

Can a puppy have two fathers? No, but the litter can be sired by two dogs. It is possible for some puppies to be sired by one of the males and the rest of them to be sired by the other male. Of course, all puppies in the litter would have the same mother.

Can the litter be registered? Yes, it can under the rules of the American Kennel Club’s DNA Certification Program. All parents and offspring of a dual- or multiple-sired litter must be DNA-tested so that the correct parentage can be determined. Once the DNA testing is completed and the report is evaluated, then the litter can be registered.

How is the DNA testing done? Cheek cells are collected from the inside of the mouth of each puppy and sent in to the AKC for DNA testing. Puppies as young as just a few days old can be tested. The results are returned to the breeder in about six to eight weeks.

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Nasa’s boyfriend…

So excited to announce NASA’s planned breeding with Firehorse Franklin aka Oak early 2013 with pups due in the spring! For more info see our Puppies page.

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Introduction

This is a blog dedicated to NASA, here you will soon find updates on her achievements, photos, videos and maybe more ; )

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