I second that on all parts!!!!!!!!! Oh how cute they will be too :love5: ......You probably know Momma and Pappa what are they like? Since it is your sis take time to get to know the puppies, which one is a wild child, which one is laid back, dominate, submissive, ( well as much as that mix could be , LOL) etc. Take the time to know them , well, as much of their personality is showing by 8 or 9 weeks.........But more importantly know you............Just be prepared to have a massive dog that will probably not like other dogs. Your pup will need lots of consistent training and of course lots of love too.
Good luck, and it's always a good idea to share pics. haha
I agree with you 100% :thumbleft:So many people assume that mutts (or mixed breeds) get the best from "both worlds" so to speak, but unfortunately, more often than not, they get the worst. This mix is a very "potent" mix & will result in dogs with unkown temperaments & unkown genetic issues. If one is familiar with both breeds & is willing to put in the necessary training & time, then the dog could very well be a great one. In the wrong hands (including the naive), then these pups are a liability to everyone.
That said, I own APBTs & also own a Shar Pei/Cane Corso mix. While I love my mutt, he is a living example of why this "lovely" combo should NEVER ever ever occur. He's a very very dominant dog who requires daily reminders of exactly who's the boss & what he's allowed to do. He tests his dominance every day (but not on everyone b/c in his mind, they are already below him & seem to know it). He is a genetic mess physically & has cost me thousands of dollars in surgeries (he has severe bilateral hip dysplasia & patella subluxation on the left side) & is a walking allergy. But again, my main focus is on his "'tude". While he is a great member of society, it's only because of intense & sometimes extreme training but I have no doubt in my mind that if this dog had gone to someone else who wasn't as strict or willing, then he would've already been euthanized..............Do you have any experience with the above mentioned breeds?
I disagree with you on this count...Everyone has to start somewhere everyone has to have their 1st ........I am not saying to NOT research the breeds..By all means Research until you are blue :sleepy3: in the face and then research some more ...Be educated about what you are signing up for and have your ducks in a row..meaning a trainer with experience with at least one of these breeds Preferrably both...I do understand that Cane Corso's are still rare so depending on where you live you may have a hardtime finding a trainer that has experience with both...But it should be a piece of cake to find a trainer with experience with "Pits"...Miakoda is right about the dominance side though =D> i should have written more about that .........My dog does not give me that much grief but she is still young and I am lucky...They can be very trying ..But I think that is more important to be willing to do everything that it takes to control your dog and that could mean a lot of $$$$$$ for a good trainer and a of time.....Go to some shows around you talk to people to find a trainer and to bone up on the breeds..these people can tell you a lot abut the breed and you can talk with them and see if you are ready to own a dog like thisAre you a first time dog owner? Are you VERY familiar with them?If not, then this is NOT a pup/dog for you.