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Welcome to Pirate's Den Cane Corso.
We are a small kennel in Southeast NC. Our mission as a Cane Corso Breeder is to help educate the world on what a stable, confident Cane Corso can add to a family. Our goal here at Pirate's Den is to produce a Cane Corso that is recognizable in appearance and temperament as the Cane Corso of old.
A Cane Corso is not the dog for everyone. They can be dominant, stubborn and very protective of family and home. However, if you're a good leader that doesn't mind putting your foot down from time to time and are willing to socialize and obedience train your puppy, then this might be the breed for you.
As you browse our site we hope that you will see our immense love and devotion to this wonderful, unique breed. We hope you enjoy your visit to Pirate's Den, what we feel is home to some of the finest Cane Corso in the world!
Matthew showing Dei Volsci's Toro, at the Raduno November 17,2012, in Parma Italy. Takes a brave kid to fly 5000 miles and handle a new dog, in the Cane Corso country of origin. I'm a proud Mama :)
This picture is very special to us. This was Mondo's first "Best of Breed" win. We think he's the "best" of everything. Nice to hear someone else say it too :)
Mondo and son Pirates Den "Thunder in the Hood". Thunder is 13 wks old here.
Pirates Den "Scotch Ale Silly" Art design courtesy of Janna Vaught Adams. Silly is a very special girl destined for great things.
That's it Matthew, don't turn around.... Hurry up dude, grab it :)
Arex Corso Imperium practicing for the show ring.
As I watched this unfold, I yelled "Watch out Matthew!
He can launch from a stand!" .........BOOM!!!! ROFLLLL
Pirates Den "Bad Moon Rising" 20mos.
Moon is out of Roma dell Antico Cerberus X Pirates Den "Edward Teach, I'm Blackbeard"
Just dropping by to say Hi!
Pirates Den "Get yourself a Bad Bay" aka Narko. 15mos. Roma X Blackbeard litter.
Pirate's Den "Black Betty" earned the nickname "Bam A Lam" with moments like this. Notice the expression on Matthew's face as he realizes she has all four feet OFF the ground during her gait. She is a funny, funny girl.
She goosed me!!!
Narko (owned by Chad and Angela Bartlome) and Giada playing in the yard :)
Pirate's Den "Funky Cold Medina" hiking with her new family in Colorado. They say the backpack helps slow her down. Doesn't tire her out though. LOL
Pirate's Den "Edward Teach, I'm Blackbeard" and Dei Volsci's Sora.
Sora is over 90lbs and still growing, you get an idea
of just how massive Blackbeard's bone is. LOL
Bentley said, "No Nana, we don't spoil Pirate's Den "Rocco" at all". Bahahaha..... ;) Blackbeard and Angel knew this little boy was "Hot Stuff" from the beginning ;)
Pirate's Den "I Dream of Jeannie", 9mos old. Mom Angel and
Dad Blackbeard are so proud of their Peruvian Champion
Blackbeard and Angel produced scholarly children too.
Posideon 9mos, is our writer :)
Pirates Den' "Eve, the Evil Twin", isn't Evil anymore. Carla says she's the perfect girl. Blackbeard and Angel knew all along she was a good girl ;)
Pirate's Dens' "Captain Henry Morgan aka Capn' Morgan"
Mondo took Maggie for a run on the beach today. Feb 2012
Santa brought Dei Volsci's How We Roll Di Pirate's Den a girl for Christmas.
The Security Sytem at Pirate's Den : )
Scandifio's Mondo and Ratman would never fight over the cow.
The apple shouldn't fall far from the tree.
Our foundation female, "Eliska Georg" RIP of Georg Cane Corso in Czech Republic. Taken in Winter 2010. Notice how similar the dogs
above and below look to Grandma?
This is my DotDot when he was just a few weeks old. I named him DotDot because he was a little bigger than the one white dot on his chest but not as big as two. : ) Hand rearing his litter from birth reminded me just how much I gain from breeding these dogs. Their will to live was a humbling experience. I am still in awe of each of them.
Money say WHAT???
That's my ball and I'm sharing it with my buddy. She's so cute....
Matthew and Mondo at the SACCI National, October 2011