My husband and I have been toying with the idea of our next dog being a Cane Corso. When I say next I mean it will be at least a few years. Some background on us: we have 5 children between the ages of 12 and 8 so by the time we are ready they will all be teenagers or close to it. We currently have 3 dogs, two of which are APBTs. Our APBTs are fortunately not DA and are opposite sex. Our male is older and we would want a male Corso since we tend to prefer male dogs so we have decided no more dogs while he is with us (I am praying this is a very long time). I am the type of person who has to research to death everything so that is why I am starting now in my research of the Cane Corso so that we can make a very informed decision either way. I want to know every pro and con of the breed that I can. I am dead set on finding the most reputable breeder I can. With a dog as large and powerful as a Corso I want to know exactly what I will be getting as far as likely temperament and health as well as looks. Ideally I would love to find a breeder who has an available adult or older puppy who was held back or needs to be rehomed. Because of this I want to start meeting breeders in the next couple of years and developing a relationship with them. I have been looking online for information and have found it very difficult to find very much unique information about the breed and even less as far as reputable breeders with proven stock. We will be living in Jacksonville FL if there are climate issues I should be aware of. We will be taking our pup or dog through professional training classes and fully plan to aquire a CGC for our pup because large dogs with a sketchy image need to portray the best image possible. Any info or suggestions or food for thought is very much appreciated.