Awkward growth stages?

Discussion in 'Cane Corso' started by Jago19, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. Jago19

    Jago19 Member

    Hi all,

    I am wondering if you can give me advice. I am a notorious over worrier. I am aware that CC often grow very awkwardly during their transition from puppy hood to adult hood.

    I was wondering if there are any things you noticed during your CC growth that you worried about but was just part of their awkward growth stage & they grew out of it.

    I am asking to hopefully save future stress & worry incase my boy has them during his growth. I will more than likely still end up at the vets getting him checked over but at least I’ll worry less haha!
  2. timmy59

    timmy59 Well-Known Member

    Awkward growth, Not in my pup lol.. Pure athlete, very capable, smart and stubborn.. Very happy with her..
  3. Patrick

    Patrick Well-Known Member

    My boy Magic would stretch after sleeping, and while standing on all 4 levels he would curl his back up like a cat... that would freak me out a little.... he is now 21 months old and still does it... my girl Xena is 7 months old and fes the same....I have had several dogs in the past... none ever stretched like that... my wife's cocker spaniel raises her butt, stretches out her 2 front legs as far as possible, and gets low yo the ground. That is what I was accustomed to... I now know its just what they do....
  4. BattleDax

    BattleDax Active Member

    Great question you ask, and I'll follow for answers!

    As to Patrick's stretching thing: That reminds me of my previous Doberman and my current one. With my previous one, when he would stretch and arch his back like the proverbial black cat, my wife would sort of shudder and say it weirded her out. I agree, it's not the most becoming look but hey: Just take it as them having a nice flexible spine. The effect, of course, is amplified by a working-line Dobe already having a unattractive arch there to begin with.

    Back to @Jago19 's question: While I am quite inexperienced with the Cane Corso, I would say pull up Senza Tempo Cane Corso on Youtube and look for footage of their young tall black male named Matmortigan. He is now starting to mature and look much more impressive and less awkward; but for some time there, he did not look very good to me at all. Another note with Matmortigan: He was down on his pasterns when young, and the breeder acknowledged it in her videos; but it looks better now. I really like watching Senza Tempo's videos. They are just so chill and down to earth, and Rachel the breeder is so candid and honest – including regarding flaws in her dogs. If I lived closer to Texas, I might have her on my list of prospective breeders.
  5. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Not just CC. I think all dogs go through awkward growth stages. It's not uncommon for the rear end to be higher than the front for a while. Ears go wonky during teething. There's what we call the "Little Big Face" stage where their face just looks long and silly. Legs go through weird stages too. Usually it all evens out in the end. Oh - sitting. They go through stages of odd sitting postures that aren't necessarily worrisome.
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