1: Why this breed?
A: After searching through as many breeds as I could find and looking at the strengths and weaknesses of each breed I found that a traditional Bred Cane Corso Was dead on the money. It was balanced, gentle, courageous, and out right impressive!
2: Do you offer a warranty with your puppies
A: Yes; Each single New Wave puppy comes with a contractual 365 day warranty that’s all described in the contract . Besides the one year health guarantee contract We are always there to offer aide, knowledge, and updates to the breed!
3: What Exactly do you look for in your breedings?
A: Besides the soundness of structure, the first thing we look for after the New Wave Pup begins to Develop, is the soundness temperament. How can a dog protect or perform at its peak when it doesn’t have the necessary tools (genetics/structure) to do so? By utilizing more advanced breeding techniques along with temperament testing we are able to maintain the breeds noble/sound temperament as well as advance it in the health department.
4: Do you actually take time to see if your puppies fit the clients lifestyle?
A: Not only would do breeders assess the puppies the breeders are also assessing the client to make sure that the client would make a good fit for this breed. A good breeder will assess each puppy individually to ensure that each puppy fits well into its’s new home.
5: What is a Cane Corso
A: According To Pierre Megnin’s classification, It’s a dog belonging to the Molossian group. As far as its utilitarian classification, it’s a watch-, protection-, police-, and race dog. Its’s origin is said to be Southern Italy. According to Enci standards the Cane Corsoweight should be 42-50 kg for males and 38-45 kg for females. Dr. Antonio Morsiani, Dr. J .-M. Paschound and Prof. R. Triquet, note that the Cane Corso is a direct descendant from the old Roman Molossian. His name derives from the Latin “Cohors”, which means “protector/Guardian of the farm-yard”. The Cane Corso, when bred traditionally, is a natural guardian of property, family and livestock; it’s extremely agile and responsive. In the past as well as in the modern the cane corso is seen as being capable to do such tasks as a cattle herding and even being used as a hunter of big game! It is said that the Greek warrior Alexander inherited dogs from a certain Porus, King of Albania, in which to do battle with a lion and elephant in which the dogs came out the victor!
6: What standard do you adhere to?
7. Do you use ofa (orthopedic foundation of animals) to test for hip dysplasia.
A: Hip Dysplasia is the medical term for a hip socket that doesn’t fully cover the ball. This abnormal formation of the hip socket can eventually cause a crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints. During growth its occurrence happens when both the ball (the head of the femur, or thigh bone and the socket in the pelvis [acetabulum}) doesn’t grow uniformly during puppy hood. The causes of hip dysplasia is a topic of current debate. I’ve heard some breeders say ,”hd is all genetics and if you breed the dogs with good hips you will be fine.” That’s only partially true. In truth, genetic causes are not as high as people think. Many tests show the dogs genetics are only responsible for 15%-40% of hip dysplasia.
The exact causes are not fully understood by scientists at this time. But it has been determined that hip dysplasia can be caused by environmental factors as well as genetic factors. Environmental factors such as weight, nutrition, the surface the dog lives/sleeps on, and the amount of exercise or the lack there of are all causative to manufacturing hip dysplasia!
When using the OFA screening protocol , an individual receives an X-ray determining the laxity of the hip socket of a “single dog” (phenotypic results). This method, although is a worthy attempt to cleanse the breed from its’ known hip dysplasia, isn’t quite enough to solve the problem. This is where a good knowledgeable breeder steps in using advanced breeding techniques accompanied by scientific testing such as OFA testing and other testing to rid their stock (bloodline) from diseases such as Hip dysplasia, entropion, knee dysplasia, shoulder dysplasia, and elbow dysplasia. You might ask, “ how can a knowledgeable breeder use advanced breeding techniques to deal with diseases such as hip dysplasia?” To put it simple, the breeder must first start off with the appropriate choice of material (good breeding stock). We want to make it clear that the best dog breeds we possess today would never have reached these high levels if , through generations, their breeders hadn’t chosen good healthy stock upon which to build with! Thus it is said that, “a house built with no foundation shall not stand!” That is a maxim that even a breeder can’t do away with! For starters, when a breeder receives the news that he has a dog that hips are less than fair he will then examine his vertical pedigree. Ask your breeder about the vertical pedigree, and if he doesn’t know about it you should be very wearied. Now some breeders know about it and still avoid its benefits because of greed. So those breeders simply test the sire and dam of your puppy you are choosing then present that information to you as a selling tool. And they know full well that only having the ofa scores on a sire and dam does nothing to curtail potential hip dysplasia. Earlier I mentioned asking for the vertical pedigree. Some may ask, “what is a vertical pedigree?” A vertical pedigree is when there is “three generations clear” for a disease, meaning that the sire and dam, the 4 grandparents, and the 8 great-grandparents along with each of their siblings have all tested phenotypically normal. The value of the vertical pedigree begins with this simple truth: full siblings are equally genetically similar to each other as they are to their parents. Yes you want to test the siblings also!
By testing the siblings of the parents, grand parents, and great grandparents you can generate as much or more health data in a bloodline from each sibling in the litter as you can from only health testing the parents.
Here is where the OFA testing falls short: let’s say you have a dog that has scored poor on its ofa Hd testing. Does that mean don’t breed? Or better yet, you have a dog that test good on its’ Hd testing that must surely mean that the dog is a candidate for potential breeding! In short both of these responses are only true and correct if one has extensive knowledge of their bloodlines vertical pedigree accompanied by the ofa testing of each dog within that minimum of the last three generations. For one can have a dog with a high ofa score yet its’ vertical pedigree is filled with low ofa hd scores Which makes that particular dog have a much higher chance of transmitting the hd to its’ offspring. And vice a vers; if a dog with a very poor ofa hd score but yet it has a very healthy ofa score in its’ vertical pedigree that low score dog issues are highly likely to not be a genetical illness which it will then be up to the breeder to decide whether or not he /she will breed that dog.
For us, we work hand in hand with our vet dealing with the problems of our bloodlines. We not only are offering a one year warranty with our stock we also have included a new program where we help our new clients with doing their ofa testing at 2 years of age. We feel that there are many good breeders coming up with various programs to help curtail hip dysplasia and many other diseases , and we just want to play our part in the maintaining of this beautiful breed that we are very passionate about.