We have our name down for a Cane Corso puppy due Christmas Day. Unfortunately we had to put our 9 year 8 month old Pedigree Rotti down a week ago from bone cancer. We knew we would always have a dog in the house but knew we could never replace our first born with another Rotti. I was reading the thread about how much you paid for your dog and telling DH about some of the breeds mentioned. Well, he instantly fell in love with the Cane Corsos you mentioned and by fluke came across a breeder here in WA who was expecting.