God is my ROCK, in Him I will trust...(2 Sam 22:3)
GCH RockHaven's Solomon's Choice (Manny) CGC, TKN, TKI
Manny is out of CH Vinny and Anora. But after Anora went home to her co-owner, and Vinny went back home to Zionsville, IN, it was Solomon and Mona who raised him as their own. I could tell they both saw something special in him, and spent a lot of quality time with him teaching him everything they knew! Manny is so wonderful with children, loves to show, and play with the puppies. He has a calm disposition in the house. When Silvia's puppies came to RockHaven in 2017, I watched him play both roles of Mona and Solomon to them. Teaching them how to be polite, play, learn... It warmed my heart to see the generational traits instilled in my dogs.
Manny is a moderate-well boned male with a stellar temperament and beautiful fluid movement. His structure has been nice all through his growth. He is very CLEAN in the way of angles, structure, not a lot of loose skin, and smaller traits (like well-shaped feet, pasterns, turn of stifle, ear set, nice straight teeth, eye set, etc). He is line-bred Bayron with some Conan influence and older working American lines.
Again--BALANCE. He produces puppies with AMAZING temperaments. Several have shown to be overtly intuitive, and have been trained as Service dogs. They seem to be particularly "in-tune" with their owners and can indicate pending episodes of various sorts. Others enjoy Agility, Obedience, and even Frisbee competition!
Out of Anora bred to CH Vincenzo
Size: 26.5" & 126lb
OFA Health Testing
(Available for stud. Frozen semen available.)
This is the 1st time Manny did Protection work. As you can see, this lovable guy, will do what's needed when duty calls.
CH RockHaven's Out of the Wilderness
(Forrest) CGCA, CGCU, TKN, TKI
Forrest is out of GCH Manny & GCH Tekoa. Bringing together multiple generations of the BEST RockHaven temperaments! Unlike many cane corsos, he gets along with other dogs of all shapes & sizes. He and his dad, Manny, are best friends. In between their games of tug around the house, Manny has taught him the finer points of raising a litter of puppies. Forrest's versatility astounds me daily in not only his looks, but his abilities. Some days he looks exactly like Tekoa, other days exactly like Manny. He does everything from showing in conformation, to agility, to frisbee, to working as a therapy dog, to raising the puppies (kittens too!). He has play-drive moreso than prey-drive. He was lucky to get Tekoa's beautiful front structure & dark kind eyes, Manny's length of leg, and OFA Excellent hips. At 18mo old, he has some maturity to gain, and we have the highest expectations of his contributions to the breed. He will be available for breeding to well-matched females.
Out of GCH Tekoa bred to CH Manny
Size: 26.5" & 125lb & growing
OFA Health Testing
(Available for stud. Fresh semen available.)
GCH Campo's Solomon di Rockhaven CGC, CM, BN, RE
Solomon was the very first AKC Champion of Record of the breed. In July 2010, he finished with (3) 5-point majors in the first two weeks of breed recognition.
In addition to being a great guard dog, he was the happiest dogs I ever met! He loved the show ring and obedience, and his best legacy was teaching all the RH puppies what was expected of them as they grow. He was known for "giving hugs," smiling, and rubbing his eyes on your pant legs. In corso circles he is remembered for his movement and structure, and has passed that along to his kids. He was so athletic and 100% accurate in his movements. A dog capable of being an all 'round utility dog. He had an EXCELLENT work ethic, and never stopped wanting to please. He passed this temperament on to his kids as well as the best of himself. He taught Manny how to raise the babies very well.
3/24/2008 - 6/30/2016
26" and 115lb
The only corso to win repeat Awards of Merit at both 2010 Eukanuba & 2011 Westminster shows
Available for Stud
Frozen Semen Available
CH RockHaven's Vincenzo, CGC
Vinny is a super cool dog. His temperament is very strong yet very stable. True Corso. He is a total love bug with those closest to him, & friendly upon approach. Yet he has Mona's "seriousness" and both Solomon & Mona's worth ethic. He is not to be trifle with; He is an alpha-male, a physically strong dog, yet moves with considerable ease and grace. His head is huge. He has nice bone. And ideal BALANCE.
Out of Mad River's Mona Lisa & GCH Solomon
Size: 27" at withers & 130lb
OFA Heath Testing Results
Vinny is available for Stud Service to approved females.
Fresh, Chilled, or Frozen available.
GCH RockHaven's Bruno, CGC
Bruno is out of RockHaven's Spring 2011 Litter out of GCH Solomon & Mona Lisa. He passed his AKC Canine Good Citizen test with flying colors, finished his AKC Championship in only 2 weekends of showing! And Grand Championed quickly thereafter.
Bruno is a big laid-back corso around the house, and has a terrific work ethic. He LOVES to "work" on his obedience. His protective instinct is balanced with an unflappable steady temperament. He is confident in public, good with other dogs, and great with children.
At 27.5" and 145lbs, he is a terrific example of corso type and temperament. His proportions, angles and head measurements are per standard.
We have high hopes for Bruno in future years, and he will be a valuable part of RockHaven's breeding program.
Out of Mad River's Mona LIsa & GCH Campo's Solomon
Size: 27.5" at the withers & 145lb.
OFA health testing results.
Limited Availability Stud Service to approved females.
CH RockHaven's Bane
Bane is one of the stunning males to come out of RockHaven. Because it was the best family-match for him, he is officially in a "pet home", with RH breeding access.
Bane's ultra-steady temperament, smarts, bone, and expression are what make him so important to RH and the breed. When people talk about "old school" corsos, this is IT. (The term "old school" should not be thrown around as an excuse for ugly/sloppy/poor temperament dogs.) He IS the essence of Cane Corso. Everything you have read about the breed, and want it to be. Strong and stable. Thick but balanced. Discerning. REGAL. Every bit as aloof & cool, as loving & friendly, and as intimidating & impressive at the right time and place. He LOVES and protects his kids. He is very obedient -- even if he did figure out how to body-slam the refrigerator to knock the pizza off the top of it. (see what I mean?? SMART).
(Limited availability for breeding to well-matched females.)
Out of GCH Silvia bred to Dei Dauni Alvaro
Size: growing. 27" & 125lb at 21mo.
OFA Hips "Good". Heart "normal"