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What to expect when buying a Black Pearl Cane Corso Puppy?


At Black Pearl, we know that you are looking for a healthy puppy, with a great temperament that is a true Italian Cane Corso. As AKC Cane Corso Breeders of Merit, you can be sure that we meet these high standards. However, we advise you to ask the following questions ANY breeder you contact:


Is my puppy coming from health-tested parents?  The health of the parents of the litter will determine to a greater extent the health of your puppy. Always ask the breeder if the Sire and Dam are health tested. At Black Pearl, we only breed dogs that have been health tested. Standard tests normally include: hips, elbows, heart, and thyroid (for females). You can see the results of the health tests of our breeding dogs on our website. In addition, we will give you 26 months of health guarantee on your puppy.

We are also part of the AKC Breed with H.E.A.R.T program which includes breeders who meet specific health testing standards.


Is my puppy going to have a good temperament? The temperament of the puppy is determined by two important factors. The first is genetic and is related to the temperament of the parents. Ask the breeder if the parents have any temperament testing done, such as - CGC, TDI, ATTS. The breeding dogs at Black Pearl are all AKC Canine Good Citizen which is an indication to their great temperament. We also have three generations of Therapy Dogs International that volunteer in a variety of institutions.

The second factor reflects the puppy training and socialization. At Black Pearl, we guide our owners with proper training and socialization. We also developed the STAR Chai Temperament program which encourages our owners to temperament test their puppies by reimbursing them for the testing fees. That is right - we will pay YOU to temperament test YOUR puppy!!! 


Is my puppy a true Italian Cane Corso??? - The Cane Corso is an Italian Breed. You should ask any breeder about the pedigree of the Sire and Dam of the litter. The breeder should be able to show you the Italian origin of the parents. If the breeder cannot do that - you are NOT getting a true Italian Cane Corso. At Black Pearl, you can see the pedigree of each of our dogs on our website. You can trace ANY of our dogs back to the first documented Corsos in Italy. Our dog's pedigrees include some of the leading Corsos in the WORLD from the best kennels in Europe.


What papers come with my puppy? - All our puppies and Cane Corsos are AKC registered. AKC is the ONLY official dog registry of Cane Corso in the US. Buying puppies with only ICCF registrations mean that the puppies are NOT officially registered. 


As Cane Corso breeders, we know that when you buy a Cane Corso puppy you make a commitment for the next 10-12 years. For that reason, we devote much time and effort to our breeding. So you can rest assured that we did our best to produce Cane Corso puppies with great health and temperament which are true to the Italian style of the Cane Corso.


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