Cane Corso Dogs

Grock 2008 CCAA Dog of The Year


Vendetta 2008 CCAA Bitch & Puppy of The Year


Welcome to the Appalachian Cane Corso. Our name originates from the name of our family farm. The Appalachian Trail runs through our property. Our farm, outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, provides plenty of room for our Cane Corso dogs to run freely.


There are ponds and streams for them to play, woods for them to explore, and fields in which to run. We always say to each other  our dogs have the life.  My husband and I fell in love with this breed back in 2001. A friend introduced me to a person who had a Cane Corso. Upon my first encounter with this breed, I was amazed and thought, "wow!" This was the perfert combination for us. In the past I had English Mastiffs and my husband had Rottweilers. I started doing some research on the breed and conversing with different breeders. I told my husband all about this wonderful dog and insisted that he had to see them for himself.  


We took a trip to visit a breeder. My husband agreed, this was the perfect breed for us. Then, I did what a lot of people do…the wrong thing.  I saw an ad in the newspaper and thought, what a great price. I bought Cynder.  She's was the sweetest thing, but I did not ask any questions about health issues, contracts, and there was no application.  All the warning signs were there but I did not see them or know any better. The little research I did was not adequate.

Over the next few years I did more intensive research. We were ready. In January 2006 we bought our 2nd Cane Corso, a birthday gift for my husband. Tank arrived at 8 weeks old and stole our hearts. He was perfect! A few months later we traveled to Virginia and purchased Frisca Rae, a beautiful solid black female. Then, in July, we brought home, BlueMoon Mossio, an Italian Import from Italy.  That was the start of our new life style.

Our dogs live with us in our home, they're a big part of our family, we have 4 children, two cats, and a horse. For the first two weeks when a new puppy arrives to live in our home, the pup will sleep in our bed with my husband and myself, right in the middle, we believe this helps the puppy bond with us. When the children go out to play so do the dogs, when I go horse back riding, or ball games, we always seem to have at least one with us. My husband and I enjoy our dogs very much, it is something we do together, as a hobby, for fun and for the complete joy and love of this outstanding, magnificent breed call the Cane Corso. (Italian mastiff)

I hope you enjoy our website, if you have any questions please feel free to call us or send us an e mail.

Contact Us

John & Suzanne Bucher
Marysville, PA
(717) 599-2326