Last Updated on October 6, 2021 by Katy Baker
You probably already heard about the Cane Corso, but did you know that there is a blue Cane Corso? If not, you definitely aren’t alone. However, there is a lot of controversy surrounding this color variation. Because some people believe that they don’t even exist.
There’s no mention of the blue color variation in either the FCI’s or AKC’s breed standards, but there are still breeders that advertise blue Corso puppies for sale.
The confusion about the blue Cane Corsos appears to come from the breed standards that called the Cane Corso’s diluted black pigment grey instead of the more common term — blue.
However, if you still want to learn more about this controversial color variation of the Cane Corso, keep on reading.
What is a Cane Corso?
The Cane Corso is a purebred dog with deep Italian roots.
Despite their intimidating appearance, Cane Corsos are very loyal to their families and treat the people they love and trust very lovingly. They can take their protective instincts careful from strangers and other animals.
Blue Cane Corso appearance
Cane Corsos definitely look intimidating. Their serious facial expressions and muscular bodies are a little too scary for some people. Don’t be surprised if other dog owners avoid you and your puppy when you go for a walk.
These dogs are large in every way. They have thick, muscular legs and a wide torso to carry their big heads high in the air. Some of them get their ears cut off, while others have adorable floppy ears.
These dogs are massive and usually weigh between 90 and 120 pounds.
They can be 20-28 inches tall, which further emphasizes their bulky appearance.
These dogs have a short, straight, coarse coat that lies firmly on their skin. Their fur is also waterproof, so Cane Corsos are prepared for all weather conditions. When it comes to the color of their coat, don’t expect your blue Cane Corso to be a strumf blue color. Like we already explained, they are a light grey color.
Although they may not be soft and silky if you pet them like other dog breeds, they do not require expensive trips to the snow groomer.
Cane Corso personality and temperament
These dogs are very serious and hardworking animals that don’t play around.
You will never see them messing up – they are constantly on alert and ready to protect their families. Any fooling around would distract her from her very important job.
If they have nothing to do, they quickly get bored and become destructive. Their busy heads must remain busy, otherwise they will dig massive holes in your garden and tear up your favorite shoes.
Because these dogs are so hardworking, they have a very cool, calm and collected demeanor.
They are often referred to as professional bodyguards because nothing really triggers them too much.
These dogs have a self-confident charisma that will amaze everyone they meet. Despite all the energy contained by their large bodies, they can keep themselves under control and act gracefully at any time.
These dogs also have a loving side reserved for their family members. Their extreme love for their families can lead to them develop separation anxiety. They can be very stressed if they are left alone, and can thus chew or dig. It is important to recognize this behavior at an early stage in order to correct it.
Cane Corsos need a lot of exercise every day, so be prepared for an active lifestyle.
These dogs were bred to work, hunt and protect. They have an infallible endurance and seemingly unlimited energy.
Daily walks will be a good start – but walks will not make it alone. Hikes, bike tours and runs are great additions.
Grooming the blue Cane Corso
Grooming a blue Cane Corso is probably the easiest aspect of caring for one of these giants.
They must be brushed 2-3 times a week to minimize shedding. During the shed season, you most likely want to brush them daily.
When it comes to bathing them, a bath once a month is enough.
In addition to grooming, the teeth must be brushed 2-3 times a week. Her ears must be checked weekly for wax accumulation and her nails must be cut off every month.
Health issues and life expectancy
Overall, the Cane Corso is a fairly healthy breed. They have some health problems that can possibly affect them, but their strong personality seems to ward off most health problems.
One of the most common diseases is hip dysplasia, due to their active lifestyle. They run around a lot and strain their robust bodies a lot. Therefore, pay close attention to signs of pain or discomfort.
Their sagging eyes also cause them to develop anomalies with their eyelids. Check their eyes frequently and alert your veterinarian if something seems unusual.
As the gray Cane Corso’s coat coloration is produced by a “recessive mutation in the melanophilin (MLPH) gene,” it means these dogs are more vulnerable to skin problems such as mange and Color Dilution Alopecia (CDA).
Finally, you have to pay attention to bloating. Feeding your dog smaller meals, spread over the day, can help counteract this.
The life expectancy of a blue Cane Corso is approximately 9-12 years.
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