Mad River Cane Corso is owned and operated by award-winning breeders Darrel and Jennifer Hamren. Their wealth of knowledge and dedication have led them to become one of the top breeders of Cane Corso puppies in the country. Darrel has traveled all over the world, gaining knowledge and acquiring the finest examples of the Italian mastiff breed.
The results speak for themselves with the consistent quality and caliber of our litters, our numerous awards and countless happy clients.
Updated January 2023
After extensively researching many breeders of Cane Corso I felt most confident with Mad River Cane Corso and Darrel Hamren. I flew out from San Diego to look at the kennel and meet Darrel and his dogs. Darrel was extremely patient and helpful throughout the whole process. The premises were very clean and the dogs were all very friendly and beautiful. We reserved a Gladimor and Sarabi pup and have been so thankful since. Our dog Luca is the most playful dog around all ages of people and any dog he encounters. He is really a hit when we take him out. We are so happy with our decision we plan on using Mad River as our sole breeder in the future.
We did a lot of research into different large breeds and fell in love with the Cane Corso. We then found Mad River. We are located in New Jersey and had a lot of questions about how we would even get a puppy to us. The owners even considered driving the dog halfway, but ultimately decided to fly the puppy to Newark and our 8-week old Diva arrived. When Diva turned 3, we found ourselves looking to add to our family again, and of course, the only choice was Mad River again. They were excited to hear from us and were a wealth of knowledge about adding a second dog and how they would get along. Gemma arrived a few weeks later. We found a great friend at Mad River and would never buy from any other breeder.
Just want to say thank you to Mad River Cane Corso for our wonder puppy Cato! He is a super friendly puppy that loves everyone, young and old alike. He recently completed his first course in obedience training and proved that he is a quick learner and is eager to please. He is also great with other dogs and shows absolutely no signs of aggression. Cato is an incredibly handsome dog is loved by everyone. We are very happy with our Cane Corso and would highly recommend Mad River Cane Corso.