We are a small hobby breeder located near Lancaster, OH.  Our dogs are very much a part of our loving family as they all live indoors.



With every forever home for our puppies we provide a guarantee and lifetime support. The sale of one of our puppies is just the beginning of our long relationship. We endeavor to excel in customer satisfaction.



With more than 10 years of experience working with this breed we are constantly striving for excellence with our dogs. We have a true passion for the Cane Corso and believe that they warrant all the love and respect in the world.


Our Kennel Name is derived from the Italian language. Onesta means honesty, fairness, reasonable, frank, sincere… We chose this name because its meaning has all of the qualities that we have incorporated in our daily dealing with the Cane Coro, The Italian Mastiff, as well as with our customers.

An ONESTA CANE CORSO is loyal, good tempered, protective champion.

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The cane corso is intensely dedicated to its family. They desire to be close to their owners and will often follow them around the house or yard. They will give themselves completely to their owners but will typically remain aloof and suspicious of strangers.

Corsos were all around farm dogs

The Cane Corso Mastiff is an ancient Italian multipurpose farm and hunting dog. Dogs which look like the Cane Corso in murals, painting, and ancient manuscripts referred to as the Cane Corso since Roman times. For centuries Corsos were all around farm dogs and large game hunters. The average farmer needed the Corso to herd semi wild cattle, pigs, and goats for them. They were also used to provide protection over the livestock and property from rustlers or predators. Corsos were also high-quality scent hunters and course down large game. Until 1988 the Cane Corso was still used only for isolated farmers various use. Numerous historians and breed fanciers consider the ancient dogs depicted in the ancient murals and manuscripts from centuries ago still remain a pure untainted breed maintained on secluded Italian farms.

This Mastiff is intensely dedicated to its family. They desire to be close to their owners and will often follow them around the house or yard. They will give themselves completely to their owners but will typically remain aloof and suspicious of strangers. The Cane Corsos are still a more primitive working protection type of breed. This makes them very instinctive to even the most minor changes in their environment. It is not uncommon for the Cane Corso to bark and react cautiously at furniture moved out of place or new foreign object placed in the room.

Cane Corsos require extensive socialization. Most Cane Corsos if not socialized properly can become nervous, fearful, overly cautious, or show aggressive behaviors in new surroundings or with strangers. An under socialized Cane Corso can be converted into a socially acceptable dog within a fairly short amount of time by dedicated caring owners. In the beginning of Cane Corso ownership, it is common for your Cane Corso to have separation anxiety because they grow such a serious and rapid attachment to their new parents. The Cane Corsos’ indifferent and suspicious personality with strangers and different places can be significantly reduced or eliminated by proper and regular positive socialization. Cane Corsos are intelligent, willing to please and easy to obedience train as well as to housebreak. Many Cane Corsos still maintain many of their ancient working drives and enjoy competing in obedience, agility, tracking, herding, etc.

The Cane Corsos are definitely a protective breed with their families and property but are considered to be a quiet breed. They remain alert but not prone to barking for unwarranted causes. The Cane Corso can be a dominant type of dog, especially with intact male Cane Corsos. Some lines of Cane Corso have more dominant personalities than others and such lines should be owned only by experienced dog owners. It is imperative to talk the breeder to make sure they are breeding dogs with even temperaments. Many Cane Corsos in other healthy, stronger lines are sweet and confident, thus displaying a healthy temperament rather than excessive dominance. The majority of Cane Corsos are affectionate and gentle with the family. Most Cane Corsos are very fond of children. They are tolerant and gentle with children in the family. Majority of Cane Corsos who are in healthy homes are loved by families with children. Cane Corsos are naturally more protective of women and children.

Regardless of their rugged exterior appearance Cane Corsos are a very sensitive breed with their families and only fair positive training methods should be used. Many Cane Corsos will sulk and become obviously upset for hours after being scolded by their owners. The Cane Corso is like a constant shadow always wanting to stay in close contact with their owners and love being 100+lb lap dogs. The Cane Corsos love and devotion is unequal to most any other breed of dog. Not only do they want to be part of the family but they need this kind of bond and interaction from their families. The Cane Corso truly suffers mentally and or physically if they are living a life of isolation being kenneled or restricted to life outside away from its family. Once a Cane Corso has given itself to a loving caring family they are not handed over easily. Cane Corsos are known to mourn over the loss of a loved one for the rest of their lives. They can also become so despondent they can become physically ill. Even Cane Corsos kenneled for short times while their owners are away may become stressed and depressed until their return.

Understanding the Cane Corsos’ true personality is normally limited to family type of socialization. The Cane Corsos’ goofy, gentle, and affectionate ways with their families are normally limited to only be seen by their families and close friends. This means the affectionate greeting you get will not be displayed on friendly company visiting. The well socialized Cane Corso will greet the visitor with reserved eagerness and affection. The Cane Corso is not like a Golden Retriever who will just happily go with anyone who pays attention to them. They won’t just jump in a car for a ride with a stranger or play a game of fetch without their family being around. A Cane Corso may be very obedient to their family members but may normally ignore any orders given by company or strangers. With that being said, a Cane Corso would typically need to get used to such things as a dog sitter or dog walker coming to their home. With proper management, socialization, & training the Cane Corso is very adaptive to the lifestyle of most loving families.

The Cane Corsos typically have a moderate energy level. They normally have a moderate – high activity level outdoors with low indoor activity level. Most Cane Corsos would enjoy a game of fetch, hiking, swimming,and any dog sports with their owners. The Cane Corso should get 10-20 minutes of exercise sessions twice daily, preferable off leash in a contained area. Many Cane Corsos have adjusted living with inactive families & going for leash walks in their neighborhoods 2-3 times daily. Keep in mind, the Cane Corsos’ activity level varies. Most are moderate; some are inactive, while a few are high energy. Age is also a factor, once mature (around 3-4 years old) the energy level sufficiently reduces. Some Cane Corsos are natural couch potatoes so it depends on the individual Cane Corso.

Cane Corsos vary with their sociability with other dogs. Like most dogs, they are happiest living with opposite sex dogs (hence why that is typically a requirement of adoption in the case that the potential adopter has another dog). Majority co-inhabit very well with other dogs they live with. Still if not socialized they may not have the same reaction with strange dogs. More dominant males especially do better with more submissive female dogs to share a home with. Cane Corsos also vary with their reactions to smaller animals like cats and pocket pets. If socialized majority (but of course depending on the dog in particular) get along well with such animals. In the right home, the Cane Corsos’ undying devotion and affection will capture your heart forever.

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Our dogs are registered through the oldest Cane Corso Registry in the world.

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An ancient Italian breed, the Cane Corso is a medium-large sized molossoid or mastiff breed group. They have a strong skeleton, are quite muscular and athletic. It moves with considerable ease and grace.
The Cane Corso as a protector of his property and owners is unequaled. Intelligent he is easily trained. Noble, majestic and powerful his presence is impressive. He is docile and affectionate to his owner, loving with children and family.
This breed is large boned, balanced, muscular dog, and is rectangular in proportion. The dog’s length, measured from the point of the shoulder to the point of the buttock, is roughly 10 percent greater than the height of the dog measured from the highest point of the shoulder to the ground. Males: Height 25 to 27.5 inches. Bitches: 23.5 to 26 inches. Weight: Is proportioned to height in both the males and bitches.
The Mastiffs’ head is large, the total length reaches practically one third of the height at the withers. Planes of the skull and muzzle are slightly convergent, they are not parallel. The circumference of the dogs’ head measured at the cheek bones is more than twice the total length of the head; the skin is firm and smooth.
Observing from the front it is wide and slightly curved the width is equal to the length. Viewing from the side a noticeable arch begins above the eyes and then flattens backwards toward the occiput, viewed from the top it has a square appearance due to the zygomatic arches and dominant muscles draping it. Stop: Well distinct due to developed and bulging frontal sinuses and prominent arch above the eyes. Expression: Very alert and observant. Winkling on forehead will occur when alert. Eyes: Medium sized, almond shaped. The Muzzle is not narrow at the bottom. Lips: Rather firm.Upper lips moderately hanging, they join under the nostrils to form an inverted “U”. Pigmentation matches color pigment of dog, Dogs with black pigment have black lips, gray pigmented dogs have gray lips. Bite: Slightly undershot muzzle are correct. The incisors are firmly placed on a straight line. Dentition is complete with no more than two missing teeth. Viewed from the front is wide and slightly curved, width is equal to the length. From the side a prominent arch begins above the eyes and then flattens backwards towards the occiput, viewed from the top it has a square appearance.. Stop: Well defined due to developed and bulging frontal sinuses and prominent arch above the eyes. Expression: Very alert and attentive. Some wrinkling on forehead occurs when alert. Eyes: Medium sized, almond shaped. Eye Color: Dogs with black muzzles (black, fawn, red, and these colors brindled) dark brown eyes are preferred. Gray muzzles (gray, fawn, red and these colors brindled) lighter shades are acceptable. Pigment of the eye rims is complete, pigment of eye rim matches pigment color of dog. Ears: Set well above the cheekbones. May be cropped or uncropped. If uncropped, they are medium sized, triangular in shape, held tight to the cheeks, and not extending beyond the jaw bone. Nose: Large with well-opened nostrils, pigment color to match pigment color of the dog. Dogs with black pigment have black noses, gray pigmented dogs have gray noses, and pigmentation is complete. The nose is an extension of the top-line of the muzzle and does not protrude beyond nor recede behind the front plane of the muzzle. Muzzle: Very broad and deep, width is almost equal to its length which reaches approximately one third of the total length of the head; the depth of muzzle is at least equal to the muzzle length. The top and bottom muzzle plains are parallel and the nose and chin form a perpendicular line. Viewed from the front the anterior face should look flat and form a trapezoid, wider at the bottom. Lips: Rather firm. Upper lips moderately hanging, they join under the nostrils to form an inverted “U”.
Neck: Slightly arched, flowing smoothly into the shoulders with a small amount of dewlap. The length of the neck is approximately one third the height at the withers. Body: Depth of the rib cage is equal to half the total height of the dog, descending slightly below the elbow. Ribs are long and well sprung. Moderate tuck up Chest: Broad, well-muscled, strong forefront. Back: Wide, strong, and muscular. The highest part of the shoulder blade is slightly rising above the strong, level back. Loin: Well-muscled, and harmoniously joined to the back. Croup: Long, wide, slightly sloping. Rump should be quite round due to muscling. Tail: Tail set is an extension of the back-line. It is thick at the root with not much tapering at the tip. When not in action carried low, otherwise horizontal or slightly higher than back, not to be carried in a vertical position, it is docked at the 4th vertebrae. Natural tails are accepted, though not preferred.
They are strong and muscular, well-proportioned to the size of the dog. Straight when viewed from the front or side; height of the limb at the elbow is equal to fifty- percent of the height at the withers.
Shoulders: Muscular, laid back.
Upper arms: Strongly muscled, with good bone, powerful.
Elbows: Held parallel to the rib cage, turning neither in nor out.
Forelegs: Straight and with good bone, well-muscled.
Pasterns: Almost straight, strong but flexible.
Feet: Round with well-arched toes (catlike). Lean, hard, dark pads and nails, except in the case of white toes. Front dewclaws: Can remain or be removed, if left intact should only be a single dewclaw on each leg.
They are powerful and strong, in harmony with the forequarters. Straight when viewed from the rear or front.
Thighs: Long, wide, angulated and well-muscled.
Stifle: Should be moderately angulated, strong.
Legs: Strong bone and muscle structure.
Hocks: Wide set, thick and clean, let down and parallel when viewed from behind. Rear pastern: straight and parallel.
Rear dewclaws: Any rear dewclaws are removed.
Hind feet: Slightly more oval-shaped and less-arched toes.
The coat is short, stiff, shiny, adherent and dense with a light undercoat that becomes thicker in cold weather.
Acceptable colors are black, lighter and darker shades of gray, lighter and darker shades of fawn, and red. Brindling is allowed on all of these colors. Solid fawn and red, including lighter and darker shades, have a black or gray mask. The mask does not go beyond the eyes. There may be a white patch on the chest, throat, chin, backs of the pasterns, and on the toes.
The movement is free flowing and powerful, yet effortless, with strong reach and drive. As the dog accelerates, the feet converge toward a center line of gravity in a near-single track. When viewed from the side, the top-line remains level, with minimal roll or bounce.
The overall conformation of the dog should be well-balanced and proportionate.


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All of our Corso puppies come with their tails docked, vet checked, up to date shots and wormer, micro chipped, ICCF registration, a 2 yr health guar, a puppy take home pack includes a 5lb bag of food, & a lifetime support system. Ears and shipping are available for an additional charge. Deposit is $400. Please contact us if you are interested or have any questions either through our website or you can call or text us at 614-581-0392 or 614-949-7841.





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