CastleGuard News & Updates

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Training Video

CastleGuard has two great training programs:

The Started Puppy Program – basic on leash obedience, crate trained and foundation house training.  This trianing is done here at the house by Taylor or Jade.  Here are some passed pups from this program.


The advanced program is an intensive training program developed by Tonya Flou, certified trainer.  Tonya has extensive experience with the Corso.  See more info about the advanced training package on our website.  Here are some an example of a Corsi in training in her program.


Obedience titles galore!

CastleGuard salutes Tonya Crawford and CastleGuard’s Enyo for earning a CDX, an ATTS and an advance Rally title with the perfect score of 100 on her last leg just in the past two months. Enyo has now earned a CDX, ATTS, CD, RN, RA & CGC.  We are proud of our working family members!

CastleGuard Deigo - AKC #1 dog 2010

We would like to send out a huge congratulations to CastleGuard Diego’s Owners , Ron & Alisia Verdoorn and his handler, Derek Matson.  Diego is the top winning AKC Corso in 2010, all systems! He defeated more Corsos and scored more group points than any other Corso in 2010.  We are thrilled and proud to be apart of this historic event. A big thank you team Diego!

2010 Show Season - Huge success

We are pleased to announce that we did very well this year, again, in the show ring. We have 2 dogs in the top ten (including the 1# dog) and a third in the top 15.  We won lots of points and majors on our puppies.  The girls did great, as usual.  We couldn’t be more proud! We proved again this year that a CastleGuard dog is hard to beat :)

A few photos..
Regal Best of winners
Nikki - AKC Grand Champion

Midas 9-10

Kodi Best of winners 9-10Creed Best of Winners at 7 months!

First AKC Grand Champion!

CastleGuard’s Diego does it again!  He made history as the very first Cane Corso AKC Grand Champion.  As of this posting he is also ranked #1 top winning AKC Corso in both Breed and Group points.  Our special thinks to Derek Matson, his expert handler and the Verdoorns for showing the world this CaslteGuard dog.


AKC Gazette chooses CastleGuard

This month’s AKC Gazette was the first to EVER run an article/photos about the Cane Corso.  Of all the photos that were submitted, the AKC choose 3 CastleGuard pix; of course the famous photo of Teal’c, Midas in the woods and  Bruce sired blue puppies. 

We are thrilled to have some of our dogs chosen to introduce the Corso to the US!   Here is the link to the article. Our dogs are on the second page.

Fun at the Nationals 2010

Our family had a blast this year at Nationals.  Jade and Taylor showed better than they ever have. I was so proud of them.  The atmosphere was laid back and it was wonderful for us to see our Corso family again. We met lots of great new people and we look forward to building friendships with them as well. 


Team CastleGuard at the awards banquet.We received all the awards from 2009; an incredible year for us. Merle will have  to build a room to hold them all!




Taylor with some of the dogs she showed.










     I may be prejudiced; but I think my girls are the most lovely and gracious in the Corso world :)






I’d like to introduce Midas’s biggest fan.. Molly. She is absolutely a doll and we are proud to have
her in CastleGuard’s fan club!






Check back for additional photos as I gather them.

CastleGuard Stardust wins at 2010 Nationals!

At just 6 months, CastleGuard StarDust triumphed over all the older class dogs to win Winners Bitch and on to Best of Winners at the 2010 CCAA Nationals.  It was her first time off the farm and boy are we proud she did so well at such a very young age.  

Looks like yet another CastleGuard corso is heading for the history books.  Congrats to our Jade for an awesome job handling our star puppy.

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CastleGuard Diego wins the SACCI Nationals!

Diego was chosen as Best of Breed at the SACCI Nationals in Ohio.  World famous Italian Breeder and Judge, Mariano Di Chicco, chose Diego out of 74 Corsos.

Thanks to Derek Matson for once again using his great handling skills to show the world that CastleGuard dogs are truly at the pinnacle of the breed!


Top Winning Male 2009

CastleGuard Diego has earned the very prestigious award of CCAA (AKC parent Breed club) Dog of the Year 2009. Diego defeated twice as many dogs as any other male corso in 2009.  Diego is King of the ring!!


Top Winning Female 2009

CastleGuard Nicoletta is Sogni has eared the CCAA Bitch of the Year award for 2009.  Nikki defeated more Corsos in 6 months than any other Female, setting an all time record.  She already holds the record for Best in Show wins by a Female.

Nothing comes close!!  Hail to the Queen!!


Spring puppies!


Pan4wkMalegrp2bThis litter is spoken for.  Please contact us at:  for info on the next litter coming up!

Puppy Love

Our 2 year old Granddaughter and ShoGun, the young Prince of CastleGuard.


Winter Corso fun!

The big January storm left loads of snow to play in.


Family photo


This is CastleGuard Argus at 1 year old.  He is a delightful companion male owned by AshBuaghs.  His parents are Reproduction Champion Pandora and Triple CH Midas.  We got these great fall photos today and thought we’d share some of them.