NAKOA Kennels is NZKC (New Zealand Kennel Club) & ICCF (International Cane Corso Federation) registered.

Nakoa Kennels is home to New Zealand's first two European Cane Corso Imports and New Zealand's only Italian & Multi Champion Cane Corso. 

We are passionate breeders and proud exhibitors of the amazing Cane Corso in New Zealand, and privileged to work with some of the top breeders around the world.

With guidance and research, we are pleased to be making high quality selections to enhance our breeding program.

We have worked with world renowned Cane Corso Specialty Judge and Breeder, Montserrat, from Rothorm Kennels in Spain, to import New Zealand's first two European imports.  They were sourced for their outstanding structure, generations of World & Multi Champion bloodlines, and amazing temperaments.

The Cane Corso is an amazing breed - an extremely loyal family guardian that loves nothing more then to please you. However, this breed is not for everyone. They are a highly intelligent, highly driven breed that requires firm and consistent training from the very  beginning.   

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If you are thinking of adding a Cane Corso to your family, here's what we recommend:


  • Do as much research on this amazing breed as possible, so you understand the breeds uniqueness and strengths.

  • Research the 2015 FCI Breed Standard, as this is very important and will help you understand the breed and what a Cane Corso should look like.

  • Research the Health Concerns for this breed so you know what to look out for and what questions to ask.

  • Find out all you can about the parent-lines of any puppies you are considering. 

Our website does offer information that covers much of these points, however we are here to answer any questions you may have. 


NAKOA Kennels welcomes you to our family farm to meet our busy family and amazing dogs before making the decision to add a Cane Corso to your family.


NAKOA is very excited about our next generation of selective breeding taking place in 2018. Huge plans are falling into place and we are very excited to see the results.

  • NZKC & ICCF Registered Breeders

  • President of MBA ( The Mastiff Breeds Association )

  • Members of Taranaki Non-Sporting & Utility Dog Society

  • Members of Royal Canin Breeders Club