Centro Cinofilo dei Volsci boasts decades of experience in the breeding of two breeds: the CANE CORSO and the MALINOIS BELGIAN SHEPHERD. Furthermore, since 2016, the breeding has added the DUTCH SHEPHERD to the bred breeds.
The breeding is made up of mares and stallions of each of the breeds: the goal is an accurate selection exiled from morphological and genetic defects but also a targeted character selection.
Our breeders are raised and kept in domestic environments, cleaned and sanitized daily, and follow a balanced and different diet according to need. There is no shortage of large open and covered spaces to play and run to express their freedom to the fullest. They are used to human contact and interaction with other dogs from an early age. Our puppies also have an imprinting with cats.
Our breeding is aimed at a careful selection of morphological, genetic and character traits in which the ethics and well-being of the animal are respected and supported.
The Cane Corso, molosser par excellence, just as the name of the breed remembers from the Greek “kortis” and from the Latin “cohors, cortis” literally “guard dog”, “fence dog” was the dog that was kept as a guard at the courts of the great Roman Emperors exploiting its extreme territoriality. It suits the Italian Cane Corso, the dog that in ancient times was called “canis pugnax”. However, over the years, the Cane Corso has been selected not only as a “guard dog of territories”, “personal defense dog” but also as a dog for the family as it is capable of establishing a visceral relationship with humans and in recent years it is also used in Pet Therapy.
The FCI recognizes this short-haired large breed with a compact, robust and muscular build; the head in proportion to the body and a voluminous and flat nose. The coat can be of different colors: black, fawn, fromentino (like blonde), gray, brindle black, brindle gray. In the coats small white spots with precise localization are allowed, which characterize the typicality of the breed.
Our breeding is extremely selective as all matings are carefully studied to avoid the onset of hereditary genetic diseases, eye diseases, musculoskeletal and neurological diseases.
Malinois Belgian Shepherd
The Malinois Belgian Shepherd is one of the most used “working” breeds.
Although little known, its origins appear to be closely related to the same ancestors as the German Shepherd. The first news of a recognition of the breed comes in 1891 when the first breed club “Club du Chien de Berger Belge” was founded in Brussels. Only three years later, in 1894, the first breed standard was deposited and described which started breeding. There was no lack of selection discrepancies as the breed has different coats: however, today the FCI recognizes the coats as “fawn with carbon black mask” and “fawn with black mask”.
The dog, medium-sized, is agile and dynamic, harmoniously proportioned with strong and lean musculature: rustic and resistant to be used outdoors and withstand the atmospheric variations typical of Belgium. Intelligent, energetic, fast and surprising, these are the qualities that distinguish him from any other breed: a dog that is always active and available to undertake activities with the owner. Its skills make it a very popular dog for canine units but also for sport, self defense and territory.
The Dutch Shepherd, very similar in appearance to the Belgian Malinois, was born in the Netherlands as a herd dog, to keep predators away from farmed animals. At the beginning of the last century, the breed was used by the police as a search and following dog. The knowledge of this breed and its diffusion are consequently limited: there are fewer than five ENCI-FCI recognized farms in Italy. Only in 1898 was it recognized as an official breed and with the attribution of a standard.
It looks like a medium-sized dog, with a powerful and harmonious muscular structure, a head proportioned to the body with erect ears, a brindle coat with smooth or rough hair that does not require particular or expensive grooming.
For a long time used to living in close contact with humans, the Dutch Shepherd is docile, alert, agile, dynamic, fast, skilled jumper, rustic and rather resistant to fatigue. Always raised outdoors, it still retains the ability to adapt to the external environment and adverse climatic conditions.
The extraordinary intelligence makes this breed a guarantee for the “young” canine units who in recent years prefer it for training in the search for substances. There is certainly no shortage of sports enthusiasts who undertake agility and defense courses, discovering and rediscovering the versatility of a dog that is always ready to satisfy the owner’s requests.