We have adopted Harper!
She stays forever.
We are so impressed with Harper we are evaluating her to possibly be a Camp Joyce pack leader. That is asking a lot of a female Cane Corso. The potential is there.
Welcome Harper to Camp Joyce!
Chula has been such a positive experience we thought we could help another doggie. Many folks who are interested in adopting already have at least one dog in their house already. It’s important for them to have an idea of what to expect.
Harper is the polar opposite of Chula. She’s large and goofy, sweet and wiggly. Extremely human friendly. Chula has been with her for a few days now. Chula seems to be ok with her. If Harper spends too much time in her face, Chula will “raise a lip”. Chula takes time to accept people and so it goes with Harper. I have no doubts about their compatibility. I see Chula more accepting of her each day. It’s nice to watch.
Harper is a female Cane Corso. Her head is 100% Corso, but, from the neck down she is all Great Dane. At 2 years old I believe her to be full grown. She will add weight to her frame over the next couple of years. I have not weighed her, but she’s at least 80+lbs. She will likely top out at 100+ lbs. You should know in advance this means an approximate 10 year life span.
She will need an owner experienced with dominate large breeds. Click here to learn more about the Cane Corso breed. When SRJAS had her play with another dominant female, a pitty, it was a no go. To be fair, neither dog has a pack anymore. Not having the hierarchy of an established pack will have some dogs positioning to be alpha. Over the next few weeks we will work on her social skills with other dogs.
Harper accepts new humans like she has know them for years. While at the shelter she seemed to love everyone. The staff and volunteers love her. She will “lean” on you in typical Dane fashion. Her physical mannerisms are all Great Dane. She gallops like a horse. When she lays on her bed she brings her back feet up under her chin.
Someone put a lot of work into this girl. She is very well behaved and has very nice manners. We are grateful for that! Sit, down and stay are already programmed. When Chula and I go down to the office, Harper waits patiently at the top of the stairs to be invited. You touch her dog bed and say “down” and down she goes.