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Vae Victis Breeding Program

“An understated air of cool confidence, the kind of demeanor you’d expect from a professional bodyguard, is the breed’s trademark.”

Our Cane Corsos

Our endeavor is to produce dogs that have the versatility that the breed was meant to embody. Stable temperaments, a strong working drive, and a subtle mix of power and athleticism. The Cane Corso is a working breed. A Vae Victis Cane Corso will also be your fiercest protector and most loyal companion. Each of our dogs are trusted family members. As such, all our puppies are raised in our home, as part of the family. We are here to make a positive impact on the breed by producing dogs that are true the original type and of sound body and mind.


Aka Tiernan

Tiernan is our foundation male. He is an AKC and UKC Champion and also has his BCAT. Tiernan is an ideal representation of the breed, he is patient and gentle, loving and protective.

  • OFA Elbows – normal
  • Pennhip – 0.40/0.49 placing him in the top 10% for the breed at the time of testing
  • AKC & UKC Champion
  • AKC, UKC, ICCF reg


Aka Narco

He is a sweet, affectionate protector of his family. He will have his conformation ring debut this summer and will begin sporting events later this year. Proudly co-owned with Tyrell Barker.

“UKC CH Just Call Me Lyra BCAT”

Aka Lyra

Lyra is our first Cane Corso. She has strong European lines and is an excellent combination of athleticism and intelligence. Lyra is loyal to her family as a Cane Corso should be. She is a UKC Champion, is AKC Champion pointed and has her BCAT. Lyra was the #10 ranked UKC Cane Corso for 2021.

  • OFA Elbows- normal
  • Pennhip – 0.20/0.22 placing her in the top 5% for the breed at the time of
  • UKC Champion
  • 2021 UKC ranked #10 Cane Corso
  • AKC, UKC, ICCF reg


Aka Bugatti

Bugatti is the newest addition to our family. She is our import female from Sicily. Bugatti is the definition of a family dog, she is very loving and exceptionally social. We have big aspirations for her in the coming years!!

  • AKC, UKC, ENCI registered
  • Health/DNA testing TBD


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Affectionate / Intelligent / Majestic

Official Breed Standard

Ancient Italian breed medium-large size Molossus Dog. Sturdy, with a strong skeleton. Muscular and athletic, it moves with considerable ease and elegance. It has always been a property watchdog and hunter of difficult game such as the wild boar.  View full Breed Standard here

Breed History

The Cane Corso (KAH-neh-KOR-soh; plural: Cani Corsi) belongs to a subcategory of working breeds called mollosus dogs, or mollosers, named for the Molossi, an ancient Greek people thought to have bred giant, big-boned guardian dogs of Mastiff type. View full Breed History here


The Cane Corso is like a constant shadow always wanting to stay in close

International Cane Corso Federation

ICCF Registry’s commitment to this wonderful breed, we are able to provide you with the most complete pedigrees available. Learn more about the ICCF here

ICCF Breed Standard

The Cane Corso is an ancient Italian breed, medium-large sized molossoid. Sturdy, with a strong skeleton, muscular and athletic. View full Breed Standard here


The Cane Corso Italiano is descended from the old Roman Molossian.

UKC Breed Standard

The Cane Corso Italiano was recognized by the United Kennel Club July 15, 2008. A medium to large sized, robust, sturdy dog that is somewhat elegant and has lean, powerful muscles. View full Breed Standard here

Breeders Code of Ethics

All breeders of UKC dogs should promote and foster high standards among fellow breeders, owners, and fanciers to improve and advance the breeds in which they are involved.  View full Breeder Code of Ethics here


Breed health and our commitment

Hip & Elbow Dysplasia

As with many large breed dogs, Cane Corsos are susceptible to hip and elbow dysplasia. While there is a genetic link to these ailments, there are environmental factors that can be causal as well. For this reason, we health test all of our dogs prior to breeding. However, we also recommend extra precautions in how you raise your puppy. Avoiding strenuous running, repetitive exercise, or jumping up or down from excessive heights in addition to keeping your dog at a healthy weight will minimize the risk of your dog developing hip and/or elbow dysplasia.

OFA / Pennhip

Testing for hip dysplasia can be done through Pennhip and/or OFA. We choose to submit radiographs to Pennhip as the scores are based off measurements directly taken from each individual dog and places them on a percentile scale in relation to other dogs in the same breed, whereas OFA scores are based on a panel of judge’s opinions upon reading the radiographs and their predicted chance of the dog developing hip dysplasia compared to a dog of any breed. We are proud to say that Lyra’s hips are within the top 5% of the breed, and Tiernan’s are in the top 10%. Our dogs have also all been DNA tested through Embark. Health Guarantee – Each puppy purchased from us is guaranteed until the age of 24 months to be free of all severe, life altering and/or crippling cases of hip and elbow dysplasia.





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