Our family purchased our first Roman
pup in January 2005. Gabriella was
born June 10, 2005. From the time
I placed the order until it was time
to pick up our puppy I think we phoned
you at least ten times. Every time
you were patient and thoroughly answered
all our questions. I came to your
kennel in early August to pick up
our pup. As I pulled up the drive
I became a little apprehensive at
what I saw, several large corsos running
loose with a group of pups. One female
I recognized from your web site was
Shelby. She was barking rather loudly
and I could tell she was being protective.
Without hesitation you flung open
the gate to the enclosed area. I was
immediately greeted with kisses from
several large dogs. I walked into
the enclosure and it seemed every
dog in your kennel was excited to
see who had come to visit. That is
when something truly amazing happened.
In less than five minutes every dog
that had been barking or pacing stopped.
They seemed to realize I was not a
threat and all settled down. Upon
closer inspection I realized that
a large male was loose in the enclosure
with three of the females. I could
not believe that all these dogs could
be loose with a litter of eight week
old pups without a problem. After
our introductions you grabbed my pup
and let me hold her for the first
time. This seemed to calm down Shelby
as she grabbed a kong toy and brought
it to me. I could tell I had gained
her trust. After spending fifteen
to twenty minutes observing my pup
and her littermates, we began to talk
about some of your adult dogs. Again,
to my amazement any dog that was mentioned
could be let out of their pens at
any time without regard to other dogs
or puppies in the open area. My brother
has bred rottweilers so I am well
aware of what can happen when an aggressive
male gets too close to young pups.
Not once in the two hours I spent
at your kennel was there any inappropriate
behavior. You told me that you stressed
breeding for sound temperament but
this was truly astounding. It was
then that I knew you had something
special with your dogs. As far as
looks go, I could tell I had made
the right choice.
Gabriella has just turned eight months.
She has been everything you promised
and more. She is easily the best puppy
I have ever had. She is highly intelligent
and takes very easily to training.
She was completely crate trained in
less than two weeks. I think it would
have been less but it took a little
bit before I recognized when she was
telling me it was time to go. When
I picked her up you pointed out straw
in a portion of her kennel. You explained
this is where the puppies would go
to the bathroom. When I brought her
home I put some straw down in the
yard where I wanted her to go. Well
it worked. She still uses the same
general area today. My wife and I
have a three-year-old boy and a six-month-old
daughter. Gabbi has been phenomenal
towards them and has gotten along
perfectly with our adult dog as well.
She is striking to look at. I could
watch her play for hours. She has
great muscle tone, size, strength,
temperament, the complete package.
I will attach photos to show you how
well she is doing. Strangers often
ask what type of dog she is and are
always complimentary after meeting
her. I am sure she will bring many
years of joy to our family.
In closing I would like to say I did
not know Marty or his dogs prior to
purchasing one of his pups. I have
been following the breed for ten years
now and I am familiar with all the
major breeders. I can honestly say
with out hesitation that these are
some of the finest dogs available.
If any one has any questions or is
looking for a referral give Marty
a call and ask for my number.
New Lenox, IL.