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Wren, Annie, and Varda all passed the three coursing ability tests required to obtain their Coursing Ability (CA) title. The CAT course is a basic rectangle, with no turns more acute than 90 degrees. Dogs must complete the course "with enthusiasm and without interruption" within a set time limit to pass. For dogs above 12" at the withers the course is 600 yards long and the dogs must complete the course in no more than 2 minutes. Our girls were easily the biggest dogs at all the meets and lots of people were surprised to see a mastiff in this type of event. But once they took off after the lure, it's was obvious to everyone that these mastiffs can run! It's quite an impressive sight seeing a 120 pound dog running the length of 6 football fields in hot pursuit of its prey.

Amarie and Varda took turns as displays at the Cane Corso Association of America’s Meet the Breed booth. The CCAA was at Eukanuba’s National Championship held in Orlando and they set up a booth so people could have an opportunity to get a closer look at Cane Corsos. This was a wonderful honor for us and we are very grateful for being asked to participate. Maybe next year we can do it again.

Ms. Wren is a champion! Wren earned the last points she needed to become a certified AKC Champion. She got her second major and that was the only thing she needed to meet all the requirements. Kudos to Eli for doing such a good job with her in the ring. He handled her perfectly and she looked great. We just love the way Wren moves. She is an incredibly athletic dog and doesn’t have an ounce of fat on her. She represents everything you want in a working dog like a Cane Corso. We are very proud of our girl Wren.

Maria and Varda spent some time at the local mall to support the AKC and the West Volusia Kennel Club during their Responsible Pet Owner Day. Lots of shoppers were surprised to see dogs in the mall. The Volusia Mall makes an exception to its normal pet policy for this event and it’s a great way to educate people on what it takes to be a responsible pet owner. Hundreds of people got to interact with the dogs. For Varda it was a good experience meeting so many strangers while being away from her pack mates. Maria does a great job socializing the dogs and manages to support a lot of worthy causes in the process.

Maria took a couple of our dogs to an assisted living community along with other members of the West Volusia Kennel Club and their dogs. The folks there were delighted to have the opportunity to interact with our well behaved mastinos. Ms. Varda and Amarie were very gentle with all the elderly people and were more than happy to soak up all the attention they showered upon them.