We at Avalanche want our puppies and dogs to go to the very best homes possible. We take placing our puppies very seriously. This is a long time commitment between breeder and adoptive families, it is important they we stay in contact with each other throughout the dog's life. The Cane Corso needs a stable environment with a lot of love and care. The Cane Corso is a very protecting dog to their families.We feel obedience training is important for this breed.You can never do to much training with your dog. After receiving your puppy, begin your training. Whatever you don't want your adult dog to do, don't let your puppy start. There are a lot of different ways to train your dog.Do your research and know what methods your trainer uses before allowing him to work with your dog.  If you have any questions about your puppy please don't hesitate to contact Lee with questions.

All of our pups will be wormed, current on shots, dew claws removed, and tails docked before Families pick up their pups. We offer a two year genetic health guarantee on each of our Breed/Show quality pups.  Our pet quality puppies do not come with a contract nor do they come with registration papers. Our pet quality pups CAN NOT be bred.

Please read this adoption policy completely.

We will expect a $500.00 non-refundable deposit to reserve one of our puppies, except on our Import litters where a $1,000 non-refundable deposit is required for a reservation.  Pick of litter pups are the exception - they are to be paid in full at the start. 

The deposit is a promise to buy a puppy. If for some reason the Buyer changes his/her mind on a puppy, they forfeit their deposit. We/Avalanche Kennels have no control of what pups are born in a litter. Meaning.. Color sex or number of pups. If a planned litter does not take place or the litter does not produce the expected number of pups we will transfer your deposit to another litter. We do have waiting list on some of our litters.

If the breeding/litter should not produce the desired puppy, the deposit will be applied to another puppy, or a later litter.

If Breed quality puppy is not able to be bred due to health or hip issues, Avalanche Kennels will replace the puppy with another puppy of same quality. We/Avalanche Kennels would never intentionally place an unhealthy puppy or a puppy with Hip issues to any family. Buyer promises NOT to breed Female before third heat. Buyer promise NOT to bred Males before 12 months of age.  If the Buyer breaks this part of the contract the contract is voided.  We/Avalanche Kennels do our best to place healthy pups by daily cleaning in kennel and keeping up with the care of our breeding dogs. We/Avalanche Kennels stay current on shots and rabies prevention with all our dogs.

The Buyer promise NEVER to sell or place this puppy in a shelter or any animal organization. This puppy is ONLY to be placed back with Avalanche Kennel if no longer wanted by the Buyer.

The Buyer has read and fully understands the terms of this contract and agrees to comply with them. Buyer, by making the deposit, agrees in full to this agreement. If the Buyer does not read this policy page nor does not sign the contract when emailed to them,  they are still binding to this posted agreement once deposit is paid. If for any reason the Buyer decides he no longer want the puppy, Buyers agrees to return the said puppy back to Avalanche Kennels at Buyers expense. No monies will be returned to the Buyer for the puppy.

All of our Breed/Show quality puppies come with a two year health contract. Companion puppies come with a spay/neuter agreement. As mentioned above,  Puppies will be current on shots, de wormed, tails docked, and dew claws removed. No monies paid towards puppies will be refunded. Color is not guaranteed. We/Avalanche Kennels ask that all families that have paid a deposit towards a puppy to please stay in contact with us until puppy as been picked up from Kennel. We/Avalanche Kennels ask once puppy has been in home for 3 days that family will give full update on how puppy and family are doing via email or text.

We do reserve the right to refuse deposit/payment if we feel our puppy would not have a good home. Your deposit reserves a puppy for you, however, it does not guarantee that we will sell you one if we feel the temperament is not a good match for your family, or your family is not a good match for this breed.

Ear Crops: The choice to crop ears on your new puppy is left to each buyer's choice/decision. Avalanche does not require ear crops on any of our puppies, however we are happy to provide a recommendation and referral to our vet who provides a quality crop and great service.

Buyers who choose to have their pup's ears cropped with our vet,  understand that there is risk with any surgery when anesthesia is used, agree to pay for all crop expenses ($400), and agree that Avalanche will not be held liable for any complications resulting from buyer's choice to have ear crop surgery performed.  Avalanche kennels is not responsible for replacing puppy if death occurs from ear crop surgery.

"Avalanche" Cane Corso Puppy Prices

Prices will very per litter depending on the breeding and pedigree. In general, our import litters will be priced higher than other litters. Our average prices are provided below. Contact us for details on the price of a specific puppy you are intrested in.

Pet Quality Puppy:$1,500
Breed Quality Puppy: $2,000
First & Second-Pick-of-Litter Puppy: $2,500

Puppies can be paid for by wire transfer to our bank account, Venmo or cash. Please no checks!

Deposits will be accepted until puppies are born. After puppies are born, full payment is due. All puppies held with deposit will be paid for when puppies are born, unless other arrangements have been made. If puppy is NOT paid in full when born, Deposit will be moved to a later litter.

Shipping for puppies is available all over the world! We have shipped puppies to Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Brazil.

*This adoption policy was posted on 10/20/12. Paying a deposit towards a puppy means you have read this policy.

Shipping/Pickup of your Puppy

Shipping is available, after your pup reaches 8 weeks of age, if you are unable to personally pick up your new puppy. With some Airlines, NO shipping is available during the Summer months. This is not our rule, its the rule of each Airline that will allow a Cane Corso pup to ship with them.

     Your total shipping expense will depend on the weight of the puppy with the crate. Crate will meet the requirements required to ship with Airlines. We buy our crates from the airlines at families expense.
     For an older or larger puppy, the Crate and shipping cost will increase slightly. If the puppy is older than 12 weeks, there is an additional $20 charge for a rabies vaccination - required to ship.
     We provide: A written health certificate from our Veterinarian, plenty of bedding, and food/water dishes for the trip. We also provide bottle water and enough food for the puppies flight. We/Avalanche Kennels are not responsible for puppy once left at the airport.

  Pups are available to go home at 8 weeks of age (unless we make the decision that an individual pup may need another week or two to mature before leaving).All pups must be paid in full before puppies are shipped or picked up.  Once your final payment and signed agreement are received, we will make reservations to have your new puppy shipped home to you, or arrangements to be picked up by you.
     If you purchase a dog/puppy but are not ready to have it sent home at its available date (unless the delay is by our decision) your Corso will be boarded here unless other arrangements are made in advance. Our Boarding terms are provided below.

Avalanche Boarding Terms

Avalanche offers boarding services for our pups if you are not able to take them home when they are available, or if you need somewhere for them to stay as an alternative to a kennel. Cane Corsos are boarded at the rate of $10.00/day, board balance will be paid before puppy will be released. Board will include feed, socialization, play-time, bathing, vaccinations, worming, nail trims, routine vet visits, general care, and more as needed. Buyer will be responsible for major veterinary expenses incurred while dog is being boarded. Specific additional training (leash training, basic obedience, etc.) is available on request for an additional fee.

Stud Service & Rescue

We offer stud service to approved females. Please inquire for details.

We also offer a rescue service for large breed dogs. We have help to place many dogs and puppies in good adoptive homes.  If you or someone you know is in need of these services please email us at avalanchekennel@hotmail.com

Puppy Care & Training

Puppies are what you make of them. If you ignore your puppy he will grow-up to ignore you. You must be consistent in your training with your puppy. I strongly urge you to obedience train your puppy. Continue to hand feed them, make noise while they eat, socialize them as much as you can. If the puppy can go with you, let the puppy go. Time is short with a puppy, enjoy every minute of it.

We feed Pro Plan puppy food dry and Pro Plan puppy food canned. After puppies have been weaned from their mother I place them on goats milk until they are eight weeks old.

Leash training your puppy should start right when you get him. At first they will fight it, they love their freedom to run and play, but if you stay positive and do not give in to their cry, they will begin to except the leash as a positive thing between the two of you.

Fresh water should be available at all times for your puppy.

If you are wanting to crate train your puppy, you will need a 48" heavy wired crate. Your local pet store should carry them.
Puppies enjoy chewing on anything they can get their teeth on, so instead of having to replace your furniture, you could try a healthy bone, pig twist, a kong with peanut butter or liver snaps. Try not to give them any plastic toys, they will eat them. No rope toys!

If you have any other questions, please feel free to email or call. We love to talk about Corsos!

Good Luck & Have Fun!
-Kim & Lee

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