CCAA Statement regarding Michigan Incident

Cane Corso Association of America

Sunday July 27th, 2014

 

Dear CCAA Members,

 

Regarding the tragic fatal incident in Michigan involving 2 loose Cane Corsos, the CCAA has released the following statement to all news outlets in the local area as well as Nationally.

 

“Our hearts go out to the victim and his family,” said Zoe Devita, Public Relations Director of the Cane Corso Association of America.  “We are shocked and saddened by this incident.  Unprovoked aggression is not typical or acceptable behavior for a Cane Corso.”

 

There are thousands of well adjusted and loving Cane Corsi happily living with children and families.  While aggressive behavior can occur in any breed, Corsi are NOT inherently dangerous and there is no data that suggests that bite incidents involving Corsi occur at a higher rate than other dog breeds.  In fact, many Corsi are used therapy dogs, prized for their work with hospital patients and school children.

 

As with any dog, proper care, training and containment are the responsibility of the owner.  The CCAA urges ANYONE with an aggressive dog to seek help from a trainer or veterinarian immediately to avoid a similar tragedy.

 

Sincerely,

 

Zoe Devita Public Relations Director

Cane Corso Association of America

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