Blue Blood Cane Corso

Home > Dog Breeds > Blue Blood Cane Corso
50-100 lbs
18-24"
United States
The Blue Blood Cane Corso is a hybrid of the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog and the Cane Corso. Both the parent breeds are very similar in size and temperament. The Alapaha originates in southern Georgia (United States). The “Otto,” as the Alapaha was often referred to, was the product of a line of dogs bred by Papa Buck Lane. The Alapaha can trace its roots to the English Bulldog and was bred for security and companionship. It is said to be highly loyal and protective of its family. The Alapaha is a rare breed, making the Blue Blood Cane Corso hybrid even more so. The Cane Corso Italiano was bred for big game hunting, specifically wild boar. The American Pit Corso is usually even-tempered and is highly trainable. The American Pit Corso is typically a great companion; he needs minimal grooming and a moderate amount of exercise. Because the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog and the Cane Corso have many characteristics in common, it is not unreasonable to believe that the Blue Blood Cane Corso will be a perfect mixture of both parent breeds.
Purpose
Companion, Guarding
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, Cane Corso

Blue Blood Cane Corso Health

Average Size
Height: 18-26 inches Weight: 50-120 lbs
Height: 18-24 inches Weight: 50-100 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Allergies
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Hip
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination
  • Allergy Tests

Blue Blood Cane Corso Breed History

The rare breed Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog originated in Rebecca, Georgia (United States) in the 1800s. Papa Buck Lane wanted to revive a breed of dog known as a “plantation dog” of Southern Georgia. The dog was a great guardian, and he was also excellent as a hunter. According to Buck’s granddaughter Lana, only one “Otto” was needed because he did the work of multiple dogs. Otto was the name of the sire that Papa Buck Lane used to begin breeding the Alapaha, and the nickname stuck. Lana Lou Buck took over her grandfather’s breeding program until she passed away in 2001, after which the kennels were sold. The Cane Corso is a breed related to Mastiff-type dogs. It was developed in Italy, and is said to have descended from Roman war dogs. This canine was bred to hunt, guard property, and work with livestock. The first litter of Corsos was brought to America in 1988. Both parent breeds are very similar in use. They make great companions and guard dogs. They are much better with children than other bulldog-type breeds. Both parent breeds are quite rare, and the Blue Blood Cane Corso is even more so. 

Blue Blood Cane Corso Breed Appearance

The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog has some distinctive characteristics that make it stand out from other bulldog-type dogs. It is described as an “exaggerated” Bulldog with a broad head and a sturdy, muscular body. The Alapaha’s coat is short and stiff. It is usually a blue merle, brown merle, red merle with white trim, or chocolate and white color. One outstanding physical characteristic of the Alapaha is its eyes. The Alapaha will often have glass eyes (blue) or marble eyes (brown and blue mixed in a single eye). This breed also has cat-like feet. The Cane Corso has a short and stiff coat, so it is likely the offspring will have a short, stiff coat as well. The Cane Corso varies in colors of black, gray, red, or fawn. Some Corsos have a brindle pattern. The color of the Blue Blood Cane Corso will vary. He will be large and muscular with powerful jaws and a broad skull. He may or may not have the characteristic glass eyes of the Alapaha; he may exhibit the marble eyes that are also notable to the Alapaha. 

Blue Blood Cane Corso Breed Maintenance

The Blue Blood Cane Corso will likely have a short, stiff coat much like both parent breeds. The Cane Corso is a fairly heavy shedder, so owners should be prepared to deal with this. In fact, it is likely he will have a heavy shed at least twice a year. Weekly brushing with a stiff brush is recommended. Bathe your Blue Blood Cane Corso only when necessary as you may strip the natural oils from his coat. You should brush your pet’s teeth at least three times a week; however, if you want to prevent gum disease, brush the dog’s teeth daily. Trim your dog’s nails every other week. The rule of thumb is if you can hear your dog’s nails clicking on the floor, it is time to cut them. 

Blue Blood Cane Corso Temperament

The Alapaha is a superb guardian. He is dutiful and easily trainable. He will fight to the death to defend his family; however, he is gentle with children. It is important to maintain a relationship with the Alapaha in which you are the leader of his “pack.” He is extremely loyal to his family and very protective. The Cane Corso is highly intelligent; however, he can be “bossy.” He needs a confident, firm, consistent handler who will be calm and quiet when giving commands. He is not an aggressive dog with the proper training. In fact, normally they are docile and affectionate with their entire family, including children. However, they need socialization from a young age. The Cane Corso can suffer from separation anxiety, so it is a good idea when he is younger to allow him time on his own – perhaps in a fenced-in yard – so that he learns that he will be okay on his own and that his family will return. Considering the personality traits of both parent breeds, it is likely that the Blue Blood Cane Corso will need early socialization in order to learn how to properly act or react to various situations. He will also need a firm, consistent, gentle handler who will always be calm when giving commands. He will be highly intelligent and alert, very loyal and protective of all members of his family. He may have a stubborn streak. Consistency is key to maintain a proper relationship with the Blue Blood Cane Corso. 

Blue Blood Cane Corso Activity Requirements

The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog parent breed needs a moderate amount of exercise. He will do fine in an apartment if he is given ample daily exercise. Bulldogs tend to become inactive indoors, so you will have to initiate activity. The Cane Corso should never be allowed to run loose or be put on a chain. However, he does need ample physical activity to stay healthy. He needs to walk twice a day, morning and evening. The Cane Corso also needs mental stimulation in addition to physical activity. He is still good at herding livestock, which is a great way to stimulate mental activity. You may also work with him on obedience commands or learning tricks. Keeping in mind each parent breed’s needs, the Blue Blood Cane Corso is likely to need at least an hour of activity daily. He will need both physical activity and mental stimulation. It is not a good idea to let your Blue Blood Cane Corso run loose; he will need a securely fenced-in yard in which to roam. This will also ensure that animals that may wander on to your property do not come in contact with your dog.

Blue Blood Cane Corso Owner Experiences