The day has finally arrived to meet Diane, Saggio, Alondra, the whole litter and pick out our boy! We left Miami at 7am with a mix of anxiety and happiness and uncertainty and certainty – all at the same time. I had a plan and we had practiced it in our heads over and over again. When we arrived at Diane’s house, we were greeted by an impressive pack of Cane Corsi! We had never seen one in person, so it was quite a sight to see the true size of these dogs! They were HUGE! And they were all kind, playful, curious and CLEAN!!! I entered the house armed with all my photography equipment and started to snap away – photos and videos alike!
We immediately met Saggio and Alondra, along with several other Corsi who live indoors with Diane. After meeting all the resident adults and one spunky pup named Fin, we started our puppy selection process. Since the entire litter was blue, all 7 males were potential pups for us. Given that we were looking for a show quality pup, Diane had already narrowed it down to 3 pups for us. We entered the puppy room and met all 13 pups. Diane then separated the 7 males for us so we wouldn’t get confused with any of the females. After looking at all of them, she only left us with the 3 who were show quality pups. From that point on, it was so difficult to decide! Since this pup will also be a working pup, we went through the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test with each of the three.
Interestingly enough, the 3 we were looking at were the ones I especially liked from all the photos – the one with the dark blue ribbon, the one with the light blue ribbon and the one with the white ribbon. My immediate favorite was dark blue ribbon pup. Light blue ribbon pup had a great temperament and white ribbon boy had a fantastic head. Dark blue ribbon though was the best of it all! Amazing bone structure, daddy’s famous head and the boldest character of all of them – he scored consistent 3’s on the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test with a 2 and 4 here and there. I was set on him! He took a bit more convincing because dark blue ribbon pup has some brindling, which we were not planning to pick a pup who wasn’t solid blue, but he was just so perfect that it was the right decision! At the end of this entry is a video of the 3 pups playing tug.
So, after spending almost 3 hours at Diane’s house, we left with a warm and confident feeling that this delicious pup was our guy. Having said that, we are proud to introduce to you Mar e Sol Orso di Costa Bel! For anyone who may be wondering, “Orso” means bear in Italian.
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