Rivera's first partner will be her great grandsire, Nikolai. This will be done through an artificial insemination because Nikolai is no longer. The reasons I am going back on Nikolai with Rivera are many. The first being that Rivera is an outcross. There is no homogeneity in her. This needs to be brought into her in order for me to know what her offspring will produce. Nikolai was my sweet-tempered Russian import who I loved nearly. People who don't like my breed of choice liked Nikolai, because he was simply a great, friendly dog. This, however, is not the typical Corso temperament, but it is important for people to see a Corso and know that it is a good dog. (Some perceive a reserved, aloof temperament to be "bad" or scary, which is not the case, so a Nikolai-like temperament is needed.) He also had a beautiful conformation to the standard and good overall structure. There was only one specific fault and that was the straightness of his croup, but this will be corrected by blood prepotent to throw the right "curves."