Play dates with his brother Zeus
first hour: “I can’t believe we finally got a dog! He’s adorable!”
first day: “Whoa, we have some training to do, but we got this.”
first week: “Why on earth did we do this, this is the dumbest thing we’ve ever done”
first month: Begging for the sweet release of death
5 months: “Oh he’s so good, it’s getting better now that’s he’s pulling out of puppyhood”
8months: Reaches sexual maturity and now wants to hump everything again
Samson is our first dog, and he’s wonderful. Enough personality to keep us laughing, and matches our family energy level perfectly. We get compliments about him on walks all the time about how beautiful he is. He seems to be right in the middle of 2 of his siblings. His brother Zeus is a meathead, (and a butthead), he’s bigger and stronger and much more Cane Corso. His sister Thalia is taller, with longer legs and a longer snout, more Lab like. Samson lies in between, seemingly perfectly blended. But I think he’s also part chicken, cause he’s the only Lab I know that is scared of water. We got him at 4 months old. The first 2 months are full of ups and downs ranging from, I love this dog, to, I’m gonna kill this dog. Even with 5 people to help watch, walk, play, and train, it was EXHAUSTING. But now that the worst of his puppy days are behind us, he is becoming more and more of that wonderful, affectionate, protective, family dog we all want. I would definitely recommend this breed to anyone that has a lot of time, at least 3 people to help, or a lot of patience, cause between the Lab’s goat-like tendency to want to eat anything they put in their mouth, and the Cane Corsos mule-like tendency to be stubborn and pig headed,(Excuse all the farm animal references), you’ll need at least one of those. Regardless, I would get another one in a heartbeat. Samson ismid energy and loves to play with other dogs more than anything. Love this breed.