Cricket is our 21-month-old Cane Corso she is a Brindle that is very tall has huge feet and weighs in around 150#’s.
She is eating 4 to 4 1/2 cups a day of a high protein food. The one we buy is 26% protein and 20% fat. I had to cut back on her food because she was getting fat right now she actually looks really good.
Cricket is the biggest female to be born at Shady Acres so far. I believe the biggest male is around 170#s.
There are people on the waiting list for a puppy out of her and she should be going into heat within the next month. This will be her first breeding and hopefully it will not be a huge litter.
She loves to run in the backyard and drink out of the birdbaths because they are just her height. Going on a walk and investigating the area outside of our yard is one of her favorite things to do.
When it is bedtime she gets 1 hour in the house and she drinks about 1 gallon of water gets her treats and in the kennel she goes for the night.
She loves attention and is great with the grandkids but when she starts running full speed towards you that is when you think you are going to be run over by a freight train. She will run straight at you and miss you by 1 – 2 inches this is part of her silly personality. There is nothing funnier than a 150# silly dog.
Never let the size of a dog intimidate you just because a dog is big does not mean they are mean.
Miss. Cricket is the first one to get to do Clover pics this year.
With our 3 dogs its much easier for me to do pics of them one at a time.
Cricket is 13 months old and probably still about the same weight of 150#s she seems like she has gotten taller.
She loves to eat sticks, wood and play fetch for about 10 throws at the most believe it or not she runs fast.
When she’s running toward you it will scare you to death because you think she is going to broadside you and knock you down but she always avoids doing it.
She loves to put her feet in her water bowl not sure what that is all about. Sometimes I catch her splashing in the water bowl and she has a trough that she can actually get it but rarely does.
Her food intake is 2 x a day 3 cups each feeding.
Sometimes this year Cricket will be bred for the first time. It has to be after August because registered dogs have to be 18 months old to breed the first time. Cricket is dual registered so she is super special lol.
We tried several things with these pictures full sun head-on or shaded by Jack who was standing in front of her on the laying down picture. Her actual coloring shows better in the full sun picture. Look at the size of her head! When she puts an XL Chunk It ball in her mouth it disappears. You do not even know she has the ball in her mouth.
Dogs have a way of stealing your heart and melting your soul but most of all changing your life forever.
I am still guessing her weight to be about 115#s. Hopefully we can get by the vet or Petsmarts scale soon.
She is still growing and her appetite is increasing.
We wake up around 4 -5:00 a.m. and its doggie potty time. By 5:30 a.m. Crickets whining and moaning for breakfast. Daisy and Zoee do not do this but Cricket is very vocal with her opinions.
Cricket gets 3 cups dry food plus one heaping tablespoon of canned mixed up with 1/8 cup water 2 x a day. She does the same moaning and whining for evening food around 4:00 p.m.
Zoee and Daisy get 1 1/2 cups 2 x a day mixed with water and the heaping tablespoon of canned food.
Daisy had to go back on her Iiams dog food but now she is on healthy weight version. She was getting to be square no curves lol. I think the other food is to high or protein for her at her age. She is easy going so the transition went just fine.
Jeanelle and I read about dry food causing bloat so now our dogs get it mixed with a little water usually about 1/8 cup water seems to be working out well for everyone.
The dogs have been enjoying the cooler weather and seem to be spending more time outdoors that is a good thing for Cricket and Zoee who are always rowdy and wrestling.
Daisy is calmer and prefers to be where we are she likes keeping an eye on us.
We take turns letting the dogs walk down the road with us and they all enjoy that. It is a disaster to take all 3 at the same time.
We switched everyone to the martingale collars I like the design it slips over their head and tightens if they are pulling on a leash. Since our dogs do not wear collars full time they get so excited to see the collar and leash and start doing jumping flips. The collars come in different widths and Crickets is the wider one the boxers the narrow one. I found ours on Amazon they had some nice aztec patterns.
Life is good in our 3 dog family we just go through a lot of dog food with Crickets appetite.
Cricket is our 4 months old Cane Corso she is weighing in at a whopping 55#s.
She is not easy to get good pics of because she’s a bit lazy but with Jack helping me we were able to get these shots while using dog biscuits to bribe her.
When she walks she stomps so her feet sound like someone in flip flops on our wood floors. I have never seen a dog with such big feet.
She loves the grandkids but of course, they help raise all the puppies so she remembers them.
Zelda’s litter was 7 puppies this was Crickets litter they are all dual registered.
Ravens litter were ICCF Registered and there were 11 puppies but 1 died.
The two litters were 3 weeks apart in age things were a bit crazy for awhile trying to make sure all the pups got plenty of exercise and were well adjusted to children.
They all sold very quickly due to the quality of the puppies. Right now there are 2 pups Crickets age in special training one is guard dog training and the other is in obedience training.
Our daughter has Storm a 1-year-old black female Cane Corso that has not been bred yet is at a special training camp for a one-month training on obedience.
I am currently looking for a local trainer that works with obedience training that is reasonably priced. Most of these are $800.00 – $1500.00 for a months worth of training and that is with you taking them back and forth.
I have managed to potty train her, teach her to sit and walk on a leash but that is it so far.