Placing the puppies we raise in their new homes is a responsibility we take very seriously. All our puppies are sold on a written Contract and Guarantee. Companion puppies are sold on a sterilization agreement. Companion puppies from About Time Cane Corso are NOT the undesirable pups from a litter. They are simply pups who will be spayed/neutered and not used for breeding. They are quite often show quality, and are sold with the same Health, Hip, and Temperament Guarantee.
Reputation is Everything to us. The quality and health of the dogs we breed speak for themselves, and our Accomplishments and Client Testimonials speak louder than anything we could ever say. When it comes to breeding a sound and healthy corso, and standing behind every dog we produce, we make no compromises. Many breeders simply claim their dogs are 'guaranteed' ... and they count on the fact that many buyers won't bother to do their research to find out their 'guarantee' is not worth the paper it is written on. Don't Be Fooled! We will willingly provide you with details and information on our full written guarantee for health, hips, temperament, and type. We have nothing to hide, and we're proud of it!
If you're looking for a cheap pup, look elsewhere. Just keep in mind the difference between "Price" and "Cost". You can find a corso pup for a cheap price. The question to ask yourself NOW, is if saving a couple hundred dollars on the Price is worth the Cost. Is it worth the Cost of thousands of dollars in vet bills when your corso develops hip dysplasia? Is it worth the Cost of watching your family's companion suffer because he was carelessly bred by someone out to "make a buck"? Is it worth the Cost of your children's tears when their beloved pet has to be put down at a young age because he can't stand/walk anymore? PLEASE, before you compromise and purchase that cheaper pup for a lesser Price, ask yourself if it will really be worth the Cost in the end.
If you are looking for a healthy affordable quality dog, you're in the right place. Our Cane Corso pups are sold on a Contract, with a Full Health Guarantee. Our primary concern is the care of our pups. Our contract is designed with the dog in mind, also to protect both buyer and seller. In the event of a health problem with your About Time Corso, our contract DOES NOT require you to return your loved pet to receive a refund/replacement.
(Beware of any contracts that do require the dog's return, as a number of breeders will use this as a detriment to keep from actually having to replace the dog / refund your money.)
About Time Cane Corso Contract & Guarantee
Every About Time Cane Corso is sold on a Contract, with a Full Health & Temperament Guarantee. While our contract is designed with the dog in mind, to protect both buyer and seller, our primary concern is the well-being of our pups. We breed for HEALTHY dogs, we STAND BEHIND our puppies, and our contract guarantees you just that.
Our Guarantee/Contract covers the following:
- I. General:
Buyer agrees to maintain dog in good health and provide proper care.
- II. Terms of Ownership:
Breeder reserves "Right of First Refusal" if an About Time Cane Corso is unable to be kept by its new home. Breeder Guarantees a "Home for Life" for EVERY Corso we breed. An About Time dog will never be surrendered to a pound or shelter.
- III. Temperament Guarantee:
We do guarantee temperament on an About Time Cane Corso. We breed for a sound stable temperament, and back our breeding up in writing.
- IV. Health Guarantee:
Our complete health guarantee covers health issues, hereditary or genetic disorders, and more, in writing.
- V. Hip Dysplasia Guarantee:
Hip Dysplasia is covered under our guarantee - to be evaluated at/by 26 months of age.
- VI. Replacement/Refund Terms for Health/Temperament Guarantee:
In the event of a health problem with your About Time Corso, you are offered options for a replacement puppy. However, our contract DOES NOT require you to return your loved pet to receive a replacement. (Beware of any contracts that do require the dog's return, as a number of breeders will use this as a detriment to keep from actually having to replace the dog / refund your money.)
- VII. Type Guarantee: *For dogs purchased on a Show Agreement
About Time Corsos sold as Show Quality are guaranteed against developing any disqualifying faults as described in the FCI Cane Corso breed standard within 26 months, or being diagnosed with any genetically derived medical disorder causing the dog to be unable to be shown or ethically bred,
- VIII. Breeding Terms:
No Cross-breeding allowed. No pet-store / puppy-mill breeding.
- IX. Additional Terms:
Every About Time Corso will be permanently identified by Microchip. (This is to ensure Breeder will be notified if an About Time Corso is ever surrendered to a Pound/Shelter/Rescue, etc.)
Every About Time Corso contract includes a right of possession addendum that allows us to protect each puppy with the right to remove it from any Pound/Shelter/Rescue, etc where it may end up if owner is unwilling or unable to do so. (This is to ensure Breeder can take responsibility for an About Time Corso if it is ever surrendered or ends up in a Pound/Shelter/Rescue, etc., without fear of being refused access to the dog or being told that it is deemed a dangerous breed and will be put down).
Please contact us to request a full copy of our contract/guarantee for review if desired.
While many breeders will *tell* you that their pups are "healthy and guaranteed" any "guarantee" is ONLY as good as what you get in writing. An About Time Guarantee (and our pages of client testimonials) will provide you with peace of mind knowing that we fully stand behind every puppy we sell.
* The Purchaser has read and fully understands the terms of our Contract/Guarantee and agrees to comply with them. Buyer, by sending deposit/payment and purchasing an About Time Cane Corso, agrees in full to the terms of our Contract/Guarantee & Purchase Agreement, and agrees to provide Breeder with a signed copy of said agreement.
About Time Cane Corso Prices
High Standards produce Quality Corsos. We have been asked why our prices are high. We would rather explain to you now why our price is high, than explain to you later why our quality was poor. We would rather explain to you now why we breed so selectively, than explain to you later why your loved family companion is sick. Quite often, you do "get what you pay for". We care about providing you with the Best Quality possible.
Puppy sales only cover a small part of the total expenses involved in running a quality breeding program, and we are happy to explain in detail why our puppies are worth every penny of our prices. Feel free to contact us if you are interested in any of our dogs. We do make payment arrangements for approved homes for those who are committed to obtaining a quality Cane Corso, and the committed serious buyer will find us very reasonable and easy to work with.
The price for an About Time Cane Corso pup will be $2,250.
*Placed on a Companion (spay/neuter) Contract/Guarantee.
The price for a Show or Working Prospect pup will start at $3,000.
Placed on a Show/Work/Breed Contract/Guarantee.
These prices include the following with your About Time Cane Corso:
- A written Health Guarantee and Contract.
- A written Temperament Guarantee.
- Registration through the AKC (which can be used to obtain FCI papers worldwide).
- Puppy Pedigree and Photos.
- Dewclaw Removal.
- Tail Docking.
- (Ear Cropping is available for an additional cost)
- Current up-to-date Vaccination & Worming.
- Lifetime support to our 'extended family' in raising your Corso.
- A Guaranteed "Home For Life" if you should ever be unable to keep your pup and have nowhere for it to go.
Additional Services provided by About Time:
- ($20) Microchip (saving you an average of $25 to $40, and protecting your pup from the day it arrives).
Your puppy will be Microchipped (Pro-ID™ ISO 134 kHz chip) and registration paperwork will be provided.
- ($25) AKC Registration (saving you the time and paperwork to register your new puppy, we complete all paperwork for a simple hassle-free registration experience for you).
We will take care of the registration for you, your new puppy will be fully registered to your name, and AKC Registration Papers (not a puppy registration application, which would cost you $30 to complete) will be mailed directly to you.
All About Time Cane Corso puppies will have their tails docked and dewclaws removed at three days old. Ear Crops on companion pups will be left to buyer's preference for pups purchased before 8 weeks of age. (After 8 weeks of age unsold pups will be cropped by breeder). Ears will be cropped on all Show/Working pick pups (buyer's choice of our vet here, or your vet when pup goes home) for better success in the rings in the US.
If a good vet familiar with Corso crops is not available in your area, we can take a limited number of pups from our litters in to be cropped here before they go home. The vet we use is very good and does excellent work. (We make a 16 hour round trip drive - past many closer vets - as he has been doing show crops on Cane Corsos for over 20 years and does exceptional crops). The cost for a crop done here by our vet before a puppy goes home will be $425. Full Details on Ear Cropping HERE.
* Companion puppies are sold on a sterilization agreement and will require proof of spay/neuter. Companion puppies from About Time Cane Corso are NOT the undesirable pups from a litter. They are simply pups who will not be used for breeding. They are quite often show quality, and are sold with the same Health, Hip, and Temperament Guarantee.
We do sometimes accept payment plans for approved homes. Please ask for details.
A $500.00 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve one of our puppies, the deposit will be applied toward the total purchase price. Balance will be due at 6 weeks of age, when the puppy is chosen. If for some reason the Buyer changes his/her mind on the puppy, they forfeit their deposit. If something should happen to the puppy, it is not available for health reasons, or the breeding should not produce the desired puppy, the deposit/monies paid will be transferred/applied to another pup or a later litter. Color preference is considered, but color is not guaranteed. No monies paid toward purchase of puppies or dogs will be refunded. The Buyer has read and fully understands the purchase terms as provided and agrees to comply with them. Buyer, by making deposit/payment, agrees in full to this agreement.
Advance Reservation Information
Reserving a Cane Corso Pup from an Upcoming Litter
Advance Reservations are accepted on a limited basis for each litter. Pups may be chosen at 6 weeks of age in the order reservation deposits were placed. Remaining pups will be made available on a first-come-first-serve basis to approved homes.
Advance Reservation Deposits are accepted on a very limited basis to reserve a pup from an upcoming litter. Individuals who have made an Advance Reservation will be offered first option to reserve a pup from each new litter born (with the exclusion of pups retained by breeder) before availability is offered to other buyers. After Advance Reservtions are selected from each litter, the remaining pups will then be made available to approved applicants. Preference for pick pups will be given to potential show or working homes. Pups may be chosen at 6 weeks of age, in the order reservation picks were reserved, before the remaining pups are made available to other buyers. If the litter should not offer the sex or type of puppy reserved, buyer may choose to apply the deposit to another pup from litter, apply the deposit toward another currently available pup, or toward a future litter.
When the litter is 6 weeks of age, buyers will be provided with numerous photos of each puppy, puppy evaluation results, personality/temperament information, and breeder's recommendation based on best potential matches for both the puppy and family. Two days will be allowed to chose reservation pick before remaining pups are made available to next buyer. Although every effort will be made to match you with a pup of your color preference, we do not guarantee color. Temperament, drive, and making sure your new pup is a good match for your family is the most important thing to ensure a happy partnership for your new pup's life with your family. An earlier reservation will result in a higher chance of having a suitable pup in your color preference available.
A deposit in the amount of $500 is required to confirm an Advance Reservation on an About Time Cane Corso Puppy from Laura & Richard of About Time Cane Corso. The deposit will be applied towards total purchase price. An advance reservation does not cost you anything extra, it is simply a reservation in advance to guarantee you a pick puppy from a coming litter. Balance will be due at 6 weeks, when pup is chosen.
A Deposit of $500 is required to Reserve an About Time Cane Corso puppy. The deposit will be applied toward the total purchase price.
A deposit in the amount of $500 is required to Reserve an About Time Cane Corso Puppy from Laura & Richard of About Time Cane Corso. The deposit will be applied towards total purchase price. Balance will be due when the chosen puppy reaches 6 weeks of age.
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. If we feel a pup would not be well placed with you, your deposit will be refunded in full.
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. If something should happen to the puppy, it is not available for health reasons, or the breeding should not produce the desired puppy, the deposit/monies paid will be transferred/applied to another pup or a later litter. The deposit is non refundable. The Buyer has read and fully understands the deposit terms as provided, and agrees to comply with them. Buyer, by making the deposit, agrees in full to this agreement.
Deposit and Payments are accepted in the following forms: Cashiers Check, Certified Check, Money Order, or Bank Transfer. Cash is accepted if Buyer is physically picking puppy up. We DO NOT accept personal checks. Detailed payment information will be provided after you contact us for approval to purchase one of our pups.
Boarding an About Time Cane Corso
If you purchase a dog/puppy but are not ready to take it home by its available date (unless the delay is by our decision or joint agreement) your Cane Corso will be boarded here unless other arrangements have been made in advance. Our Boarding terms are as follows:
Cane Corsos are boarded at the rate of $15.00/day.
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.
A Home for Life. Every About Time Cane Corso that we breed is guaranteed a home for life with us if needed. We believe that if we bring a dog into this world, we have the responsibility to make sure that dog always has a loving home and does not end up unwanted, abandoned, and spending its last days alone in a shelter run. The biggest and most important commitment a breeder can make is to take responsibility for the lives they produce. We Do.