Just got this wonderful photo below via email from Booth Photography of Orso on March 12th, 2011 in West Palm Beach where he took First Prize, Winners, Best of Winners, Best of Breed, Best of Breed Puppy and Puppy Working Group 3rd. This was Orso’s first 3-point major over 4 other Corsi, including 3 Specials. Many thanks to Judge Kimberly Meredith-Cavanna and Handler Jessie Herzon! Biggest thanks and tons of love goes to Orso the Cane Corso!
Cane Corso AKC Top Dogs, Starting January 1, 2011 and ending December 31, 2011, for Events Processed Through Saturday, March 12, 2011:
Rank Name Sex BOB/V Defeated
1 GCH CH Sleeping Giant’s Vittore D 15 51
2 GCH CH Pridenjoyz Afterglow B 8 42
3 CH Scandifio’s Titus L’Asino D 7 32
4 GCH CH Wildwoods Cirino Di Campo D 6 27
5 GCH CH Bel Monte Keno Godiva D 9 24
5 GCH CH Roman’s Beren Of Numenor D 5 24
7 CH Windypine’s Fully Loaded RN D 2 17
7 CH Maximo’s Jack D 10 17
9 GCH CH Leonitis Big Show Sargent D 1 15
9 Castleguard’s True Titan D 2 15
11 CH Red Rock Canyon’s Nina Di Campione B 2 14
12 GCH CH Firehorse Dorian D 9 12
13 GCH CH Campo’s Solomon Di Rockhaven D 2 11
14 Achoo Del’Agreste D 2 10
15 CH Stonecroft Bellissima Bella B 1 9
15 Casalenis Valentino D 2 9
15 GCH CH Gator Country Voodoo B 1 9
18 CH Evolution’s Ovid D 2 8
19 CH Mar E Sol’s Saggio D 1 7
20 Apex’s Stiletto Worldwide B 3 5
20 Castleguard Berserker D 5 5
22 Darkstone’s Island Girl B 3 4
22 Mar E Sol Orso Di Costa Bel D 1 4
22 CH Stanley Pat Chopper D 3 4
25 Castleguard’s Lil Miss Sophie B 1 3
25 Red Rock Canyon’s Armani Oc Bohemia D 1 3
25 Oc Bohemia Apollo D 1 3
Our dogs are probably no different than yours. They all have their names that the world know them by and then they have a “special” name or two or even three that only a select few people know. Our dogs have truly earned their nicknames, either by the way they look or their behavior patterns.
Since this is Orso’s blog, we’ll start with him. Orso has a few nicknames – we call him “Baby Boy,” “Baby Bear” and “Big Poppa” a lot – but the one that truly fits him is “Buckethead.” Orso has this big, impressive block head that sometimes looks too big for his body, almost like he’s wearing a bucket over his head. Lately, he’s been growing into his head nicely, so we’re not sure how much longer we will be calling him Buckethead, lol.
Luna has earned herself a very special nickname. We call her “Poopoo Mouth” since she has at times engaged in coprophagia. It’s pretty gross but we try to find humor in it since it is part of nature. Dr. Pane, her vet, has nicknamed her “Luna-tic” since, in typical Catahoula Leopard fashion, she can be pretty unruly at times.
Mouse has a few nicknames and all for distinct reasons. Mouse has a very special personality. He is high-strung and doesn’t settle down easily, so when he does quiet down, we try to not get him excited for no reason. When he is settled and we are talking about him, we refer to him as “The Rat” so he won’t know we are talking about him and get all worked up. Mouse = rodent = rat, so that one is pretty self-explanatory. We have also dubbed him “Chinky” or “Chinky Chink” because when he gets really happy he squints his eyes and they turn into little slits. It might be a little racially insensitive, but it fits him way too well to stop calling him that. Nichelle, his dogsitter extraordinaire, has nicknamed him “The Golden Child” because when he was younger, not only did he eat a leash whole that cost us countless thousands of dollars to remove, but he would constantly run into stuff, get injured or cut, and require stitches. I swear that Mouse’s vet bills put Dr. Pane’s kids through college!
Orso’s first 2 points – Best of Winners – Lakeland, FL – February 21, 2011 – Judge Robert J. Caswell
First Prize, Winners, Best of Winners, Best of Breed Puppy, Puppy Group 3rd – Fort Lauderdale, FL – March 19, 2011 – Judge Catherine Bell
First Prize, Winners and Best of Winners – Fort Lauderdale, FL – March 20, 2011 – Judge Lee Canalizo
As mentioned in our previous post, we came home from the show and spent the rest of the afternoon playing in the lake and the pool. Orso loves to swim and we are trying to teach him how to jump off the dock. He does it once in a blue moon, but is smart enough to know he can fetch through the shore instead, LOL!
Below are a few short video clips from the lake and the pool, enjoy! BTW, sorry for my squeaky voice; I’m just trying to be a good puppy cheerleader!
Orso had a successful and action-packed Sunday! We started the day at the show, where he took First Prize in the 9 to 12 month puppy class, Winners in the Winners Class and Best of Winners in the Best of Breed Class. We hung out a little while after the show and headed back home for a well-deserved lake & pool day.
To see today’s show results, click here or go to http://www.infodog.com/RESULTS/2011096203/201109620333500.HTM.
Below are some of our favorite shots of the day, enjoy!
Orso had another great show day today! It was Orso’s first time showing in the 9 to 12 month puppy class, so he was finally not alone in his first class of the day! He did very well and took First Prize in his age class, Winners in the Winners Class, Best of Winners AND Best of Breed Puppy in the Best of Breed Class. Later in the day, Orso took 3rd in the Puppy Working Group Class. Way to go, Orso & Jessie!
To see today’s show results, click here or go to http://www.infodog.com/RESULTS/2011096201/201109620133500.HTM.
Below are some of our favorite shots of the day.
In honor of Orso’s first Best of Breed 3-point major win last weekend in West Palm Beach, Grandpa Frank & Grandma Eva went on a very generous shopping spree for all 3 dogs! They got all kinds of great new stuff, including healthy snacks, tug and water fetching toys, knuckles, a Nylabone (we loooooove those) and lots of training treats. Thanks, Grandpa Frank & Grandma Eva, we love you!
Mouse assuming the “I have a new toy and I’m not sharing!” position:
With all the poverty and hunger on this planet, it amazes me to know that there are people who would spend $1.6M on a puppy or $100k on semen. Downright criminal.
On a lighter note, this expensive furball looks like a hairy orange Orso!
For a direct link to this article, click here or go to http://www.bornrich.com/entry/worlds-most-expensive-dog-sells-for-almost-1-million/.
WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE DOG SELLS FOR ABOUT $1.6 MILLION
Tibetan Mastiffs are known to be the world’s most expensive dogs, and now, a Red Tibetan Mastiff puppy has grabbed the title of the world’s most expensive dog after being sold for about £1 million ($1.6 million). The Tibetan Mastiff, also known as Do-khyi, is an ancient breed and type of domestic dog originating with nomadic cultures of Central Asia. According to the puppy’s breeder Lu Liang, Big Splash (or “Hong Dong” in Chinese) is 11 months old, stands nearly 3 ft. high and weighs over 180lbs. The Mastiff was given a diet of chicken and beef, done with exotic Chinese delicacies like sea cucumber and abalone. Lu runs the Tibetan Mastiff Garden in Laoshan, near the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao. He said…
“He is a perfect specimen. He has excellent genes and will be a good breeding dog. When I started in this business, ten years ago, I never thought we would see such a price.”
Although, the sale details haven’t been revealed, Mr. Lu has said that the buyer, a multi-millionaire coal baron from the north of China, paid 10 million Yuan (£945,000) for the Red Tibetan Mastiff puppy. He further said…
“I could see he loved the puppy, or I would not have sold him. The buyer told me he thought he was a good investment. As a male dog, he can be hired out to other breeders for as much as 100,000 yuan a shot. He could recoup his money in just a couple of years.”
Back in 2009, Chinese millionaire Ms. Wang bought a Tibetan Mastiff named Yangtze River Number Two for $582,000. This lucky dog (world’s second most expensive now) was escorted to his new home by a motorcade of 30 black limousines.
On March 19 & 20, Orso will be showing for the first time in the 9-12 month puppy class with his handler, Jessie Herzon of Chambray Labradors. Since Orso is turning 9 months of age on March 17 (this Thursday), he moves up to the next age group. According to the schedule, there are 10 Cane Corsi going to this show, which is a wonderful turnout for our breed!
The shows will be held both days at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, 4201 SW 65th Way, Davie, FL 33329. It’s an outdoor covered arena, which will be new for Orso. Below are links to information about both shows:
Fort Lauderdale Dog Club, Inc. – Saturday, March 19, 2011
Fort Lauderdale Dog Club, Inc. – Sunday, March 20, 2011
Orso is all about getting rewarded! He is an equal-opportunity reward receiver, whether it is food, praise or some good old-fashioned playtime! As soon as we got home from today’s show, we strapped Orso into his life vest and ran outside for a game of water fetching! He LOVES to swim, absolutely loves it! We didn’t go to my parents’ house, where the slope is nicer, and instead played in our own backyard. Orso didn’t care where the fun took place, as long as we were armed with something for him to fetch! See below some favorite shots from this afternoon!
Today was a short day for us, which was fine by us because we were tired and wanted to go home and enjoy the gorgeous weather with our dogs. It was Orso’s last time showing in the 6-9 month class, which he took first prize, and then went in for the winners class against Argento and took Reserve Winners. We grabbed our ribbons, crate & show supplies and headed home for a well-deserved beach day! Yay, Orso! Thanks, Jessie!
What a productive weekend this was! Below are a few pictures from this morning, including all of his ribbons from this weekend. My favorite one is the purple and gold Best of Breed ribbon from yesterday!
For today’s results, go to http://www.infodog.com/RESULTS/2011120202/201112020233500.HTM.
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