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Bella's 1st Litter (All Sold)
Posted 10/21/2014
We have a wonderful time with our babies and great quality & happy babies require a lot of your time while raising them. This first litter of 11 babies have all gone to wonderful homes. I'm posting this so you can see a little of our history and we have many happy people who would be glad to give references. Most of our buyers keep in touch with us and send updated photos of their grown companions. We currently have a new litter so please take the time to check out our new puppies (only four males remain available as of this posting). http://www.quali...
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Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy

Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy, also known as Krabbe's Disease, is a genetically inherited condition belonging to a category known as "storage diseases." A storage disease occurs when a particular enzyme, which is necessary for a normal process within the body, is deficient, and as a result, the compound which the enzyme normally acts upon builds up. This build-up leads to the expression of the disease and its symptoms, typically not at birth, but generally at a consistent age for each specific storage disease.

In the case of Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy, the deficient enzyme is galactocerebroside beta-galactosidase. This enzyme normally is involved in the breakdown of fats in the brain and spinal cord. When it is deficient, the compound galactocerebroside begins to build up. Galactocerebroside is a component of myelin, which is the fatty substance that surrounds and insulates nerve cells, keeping the electrical impulses properly isolated within the cells. When Galactocerebroside builds up, the production of myelin is affected, and as a result, there is a progressive loss of the myelin sheath on nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

Age of Onset
Puppies affected with Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy are normal at birth, but they may begin showing symptoms as early as four weeks or as late as six months. Basset Hounds are the exception, since they may not show symptoms for several years.

Symptoms of Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy
Symptoms are typically progressive (gradually worsening) and include stiffness when walking, weakness, lack of balance and coordination, tremors, loss of control (especially of hindquarters), and typically will eventually progress to paralysis and possible blindness. As would be expected, there are also generally behavioral changes that occur in conjunction with the physiological symptoms.
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Cane Corso

The Cane Corso At a Glance
Recognized By FCI
Country of Origin Italy
Life Expectancy 8 - 12 yrs
Height Range 22 - 27 in
Weight Range 80 - 135 lbs
Colors Black, lead-gray, slate, light gray, light fawn, deer fawn, dark fawn, brindle.
Trainability High
With Children Excellent when raised with them
With Animals Good if raised with them and socialized
Climate Any
Indoor/Outdoor Either
Exercise Reqd High; daily walks and plenty of play time
Grooming Reqd Low; occasional brushing
Cane Corso Information
The Cane Corso is a great guard dog, extremely loyal to its family and quite aloof with strangers. He has a very protective nature and yet is able to discern friend from foe. He instinctively knows when to become a terrifying, defensive and protective dog for its owner, his grounds, the house and the whole family. He should be submissive to his family and suspicious of strangers.

The Cane Corso is normally a quiet dog, barking only when alerted to a strange situation. Despite the breeds size they make excellent house dogs and are very athletic.

This breed needs socialization and as any large dog, owners should obedience train their dog. They get along well with children, protective yet gentle, seemingly aware of the childs helplessness and innocence. Their temperament is very stable. The Cane Corso devotedly loves his family.The Cane Corso requires a great deal of attention and training, so if your not prepared to make this commitment then maybe the Cane Corso is not the dog for you, also a person that doesn't have experience with a dominant dog. Corsos, especially males, can be very dominant and will challenge you for what he perceives to be leadership of the pack (your home and family). Considering there size and abilities itís best that a person who has experience with this type of behavior should own one.

The Cane Corso is an excellent guard dog, generally staying on his grounds. He has a strong sense of territory. The Cane Corso loves attention from his family, he is gentle with the children seemingly aware of there vulnerability. His look is bold and noble. The Corso until a few years ago was bred just for his working abilities. Keep in mind that these dogs are only off the farms since 1988. The Corso has a dominant nature especially towards other dogs. If he's raised with other dogs he should be fine with them. He should be socialized with other animals at an early age. The Corso will not run from a fight and will not back down from a challenge. Most Cane Corsos have a reserved nature towards strangers. Basically they have to get to know you before they become overly friendly towards you. This behavior is totally acceptable given this breeds history as a guard dog.

Socialization is a must for the Cane Corso. The best place to start is puppy kindergarten, you can start as early as 8 weeks. Your Corso will learn to interact with adults, children and other dogs, as well as learn basic obedience (sit, down, come and stay) Your kindergarten instructor will also be able to help you with problems you may be having with your puppy such as housebreaking, dominance and destructive chewing habits. Itís basically a good way for you an your puppy to get off on the right foot and have a successful relationship. Your vet should be able to recommend a school in your area. It is strongly recommended that obedience training become a permanent part of your Corsos life. It doesn't have to be in formal school but you should continue to work with the dog. This will serve to keep you established as the pack leader.

The Cane Corso bonds quickly to his family and becomes quite attached especially to the children. They enjoy being included in the family activities. Their high level of athleticism lends itself to include such activities as bike riding, swimming, long walks, jogging, or just playing fetch. It is not a good idea to get a Corso and just throw him in the yard and forget about him. He can handle the weather but what he can not handle is being isolated from his family. Corsos (dogs in general) are social animals and need companionship. To deprive them of that is cruel. Corsos make excellent house or apartment dogs however keep in mind the dog requires daily excercise. Ask your community leaders about dog runs or dog friendly parks. If there are none in your area a long walk or a little jogging should do nicely for both you and your dog.

The Cane Corso bonds quickly to his family and becomes quite attached especially to the children. They enjoy being included in the family activities. Their high level of athleticism lends itself to include such activities as bike riding, swimming, long walks, jogging, or just playing fetch. It is not a good idea to get a Corso and just throw him in the yard and forget about him. He can handle the weather but what he can not handle is being isolated from his family. Corsos (dogs in general) are social animals and need companionship. To deprive them of that is cruel. Corsos make excellent house or apartment dogs however keep in mind the dog requires daily excercise. Ask your community leaders about dog runs or dog friendly parks. If there are none in your area a long walk or a little jogging should do nicely for both you and your dog.

Courtesy of Villagio Cane Corsos
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Dog Question of the Week

Some answers to last week's question:
What breed do you think is the cutest?
This Week's Question:
Do you think it's important for kids to grow up with a dog?
French Bulldogs! We saw a French Bulldog baby at PetSmart over the weekend, and she was the cutest dog we have ever seen!
Brandy from Athens, GA, USA
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are to me. They look like puppies their whole life.
Tal from Sioux City, IA, USA
Newfoundlanders
sofia from saskatoon, saskatchewan, CAN
american cocker spaniel
JOAN from thunder bay, ontario, CAN
A mini schnauzer is just adorable!
Donna from Taylor, Tx, USA
Havanese of course! Little shaggy dogs that look as adorable as stuffed animals!
Rose from Hollywood, FL, USA
most dogs are cute but the smaller dogs are the cutest!especially the ones with the most hair.i.e. POMERANIANS!
JADE from ATL, GA, USA
Dachshunds! They have the GENTLEST face. They are BY FAR the custest dogs!
Katie from Fall River, Nova Scotia, CAN
The Havanese...of course
Julie from Acworth, Georgia, USA
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