The Stunning Blue Blood Cane Corso – Breed Overview

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If you’re looking into getting a Blue Blood Cane Corso puppy or perhaps rescuing one from the dog’s shelter and introducing it to your family home, you might have some questions or concerns regarding whether or not this is the right breed for you. 

One of the first things that might strike you about the Blue Blood Cane Corso is its immense size, broad features, and highly distinct characteristics which are unique to the breed. 

Having always been an owner and lover of bully breeds, and large mastiff-type dogs, I had great admiration for the Blue Blood Cane Corsos the minute I laid eyes on them. 

Throughout this guide, I will tell you everything you need to know about the Blue Blood Cane Corso, including common traits, how to care for them, and how to train them to their best potential. 

So, by the time you’ve finished reading, you’ll feel comfortable deciding whether or not this breed is right for you. 

But first, let’s give you some insight into how this curious and striking breed first came about.

The History of the Blue Blood Cane Corso

There are many majestic mixes of the Cane Corso breed. However, the Blue Blood Cane Corso is possibly one of the rarest and most fascinating of them all. 

This unique breed originated from crossing the Cane Corso that we all know and love with a rare breed called an Alapaha Blue Bulldog, an ancient relative of the English Bulldog. The Alapaha was thought to have originally been bred back in the 1800s. 

The Cane Corso was once known as a Roman war dog and shares a lot of traits with the Alapaha Blue Bulldog regarding size and temperament. 

It’s thought that the primary grounds for breeding this impressive hound back in the day was a mixture of companionship and security due to them being exceptionally loyal and protective of their packs and loved ones. 

Blue Blood Corso Physical Characteristics and Appearance

As I mentioned previously, one of the most notable characteristics of the Blue Blood Cane Corso is its magnificent appearance, not only just regarding size but also its prominent, robust facial features, piercing eyes, and smokey colour. 

Though Cane Corsos can be bred in a variety of colours, Blue Blood Corso are slightly more limited. The most common colour of the breed is, of course, blue. However, in some cases, the species will have blue or red merle markings or white and brown. 

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For me, it’s the eyes that stand out the most with this breed, usually piercing blue or bright amber in colour. They are a distinctive characteristic of the Blue Blood Cane Corso. 

The last unmissable features of this impressive breed are its size, build, and broad features, such as its muscular jaw, broad skull, and squared snout. 

Temperament and Personality of the Blue Blood Corso

As I have already touched upon, one of the initial reasons for breeding this spectacular dog was its humble traits in personality, and protective temperament, which is what makes it such a fantastic dog for families when cared for and trained correctly and socialised regularly. 

Caring for and Grooming a Blue Blood Cane Corso

I wouldn’t say that Blue Blood Cane Corsos are a particularly demanding breed of dog regarding grooming. However, they do still require a certain level of care to keep them in good health.

Like the English Mastiff, these dogs have extremely short, coarse hair. Therefore the maintenance required is minimal. I’d recommend using a grooming mitt. These are usually made of rubber and, when brushed over the animal’s coat, help to remove any debris and dead hair. 

These dogs do shed quite a lot. Something to bear in mind. However, regular dead hair removal can help to manage this; once a week should suffice. Any more than this, and you risk stripping their coat of the natural oils. 

I think regular teeth brushing of dogs is something that owners have only taken up managing over the last 5-10 years, and it’s understandable. I mean, imagine going all those years without cleaning your own teeth? Yuck!

Dental and Nail Care

Teeth cleaning is something you should introduce to your dog while they’re still young. This way, it won’t become a wrestling match further down the line. Doing this around 2-3 times per week is recommended, but it can be done daily to ensure plaque build-up and gum disease. 

Lastly, you should get your dog used to nail trimming while their babies. This will be required at various times throughout their lives, especially if they’re walked mainly in grassy areas. Leaving it too late to trim your dog’s nails could make them difficult to handle later in life. 

Other grooming methods include occasional bathing when needed and ear cleaning. However, due to their immense size, bathing could be a job for the garden and two pairs of hands; think of it a little like bathing a pony, if you will. 

Activity and Exercise Requirements

Your Blue Blood Cane Corso will require a substantial amount of walking. Preferably two walks a day, morning and evening. Walking time is also an excellent opportunity to work on training, obedience, and commands. 

It’s also advised against letting these dogs roam free off the lead. Due to their herding mentality, and sheer magnitude, they can be intimidating to other animals and people around them.

Blue Blood Cane Corso Training and Socialization

Blue Blood Cane Corso’s are particularly active dogs and enjoy plenty of exercise and interaction to keep them stimulated. They are also great at following commands. However, in order to get this point, they require an owner with patience and time, but who can also be firm and dominant over this powerful breed. 

Blue Blood Cane Corsos have been known to be a little stubborn in some sense of the word, so composure and persistence are key.

Socialising is vital from a young age with this breed, and it will go towards a number of aspects, including meeting new people, welcoming guests into the home, grooming, boarding, and meeting other dogs. 

As I have mentioned, these are very protective breeds, and when not socialised correctly from a young age, they may take the approach of other people or animals as a threat to their pack. 

Blue Blood Cane Corso Lifespan and Common Health Issues

The average life expectancy of a Blood Blue Cane Corso can be between 10 and 12 years, and a lot of this depends on their health and lifestyle. 

Because of their relation to the Cane Corso and English Bulldog, this means that some of the health concerns found in both these breeds can also occur in the Blue Blood Corso. 

These health conditions may include the following:

  • Hip or Elbow Dysplasia – A condition where the bone doesn’t sit properly within its socket, leading to dislocation and stiff legs. 
  • Entropion/Ectropion – Eye conditions in which the eye may rub against the eyelid, causing dry, sore, and red eyes and in some cases, ulcers. 
  • Bloating/GDV – Medically known as Gastric Dilatation Volvulus, this is a condition in which the stomach can twist. This is a severe medical emergency that requires immediate treatment. 

I always highly advise anyone getting a new dog, despite the breed, to look into pet insurance so that you’re covered against all eventualities. After all, it’s better to be safe than to be landed with an expensive vet bill. 

It’s vital to keep up with regular vet visits, check-ups, injections, and neutering at the recommended age. This can help prevent any future health problems from occurring, and quickly treat any existing conditions. 

Final Thoughts On The Blue Blood Cane Corso

As we’ve established, there are so many admirable characteristics to the Blood Blood Cane Corso, not only in the enchanting way they look but also in their caring, loyal, and loving demeanour. 

While they make a fabulous family dog and will protect you and your loved ones at all times, it’s vital to remember the power this breed possesses and their loving nature should never overlook their immense strength and bite force

Lastly, the early introduction to training, socialising, and grooming will massively impact your dogs’ future tolerance and behaviour. Reassure them with positive indications and rewards until they accept their new regime as part of their day-to-day lives, rather than seeing it as something to be cautious or anxious about. 

Overall, these loving dogs are going to make a fantastic addition to your family and become a loyal friend for many years to come with the proper training and care.

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