If you’re looking for one of the more interesting dog breeds out there, the Cane Corso and Bloodhound mix must be one for you to consider. The two breeds are strikingly different, and because of this, the resulting pups can have a wide range of personalities and appearances. We’ll break it all down for you here.
Black, brindle, fawn, gray, red
Active families with an enclosed yard and experienced dog handlers
Protective, stubborn, loving, and loyal
While a Cane Corso Bloodhound mix can have a wide range of personalities and appearances, if you’re an experienced dog handler that’s up for a challenge and wants a loving and loyal pup, they make a great choice.
They do best with some space to roam, but they’ll need plenty of socialization and attention to thrive. Still, while a lot of things might be up in the air with this breed, they’re sure to be loving dogs that can’t get enough of you.
Cane Corso Bloodhound Mix Characteristics
Cane Corso Bloodhound Mix Breed Puppies
If you’re specifically looking for a Cane Corso Bloodhound mix to purchase and bring home, it’s likely going to take a bit of work. That’s because most breeders don’t intentionally breed a Cane Corso with a Bloodhound.
While the result is certainly adorable, they have starkly different personalities, which can make it challenging to find them a suitable home. However, if you check out local shelters, Facebook pages, or other similar sites or places, you can likely track down a Cane Corso Bloodhound mix.
Just keep in mind that many Cane Corso Bloodhound mixes don’t have purebred parents, so there’s a good chance they’ll have even more breeds in their genetic makeup.
Temperament & Intelligence of the Cane Corso Bloodhound Mix
Before you bring any pup into your home you need to have a general idea of what to expect from their temperament and overall intelligence. Because a Cane Corso Bloodhound mix can get their temperament and intelligence from either parent breed, it’s a little more challenging to figure out which personality your dog will have.
If they take after the Cane Corso, they will be an extremely loyal, loving, yet stubborn breed that makes an outstanding guard dog. However, without proper socialization, they can have an aggressive streak that you’ll need to tame.
Meanwhile, the Bloodhound is also loyal, loving, and intelligent, but that’s where the similarities end. The Bloodhound is a very easygoing breed, but they follow their noses everywhere. Bloodhounds love company, whether it be other dogs or tons of people and kids.
Because of their starkly different personalities, we recommend having some previous experience before adopting or purchasing a Cane Corso Bloodhound mix.
Are These Dogs Good for Families? 👪
With proper socialization, a Cane Corso Bloodhound mix can be good with families. However, because of their fiercely loyal and protective streak, sometimes it takes an experienced dog handler and lots of socialization to get them to behave the way they should.
We highly recommend a meet and greet with all family members before bringing one into your home. Not only that but since these dogs have a strong protective streak, we recommend tons of socialization before bringing other people around. And keep in mind that roughhousing around them isn’t always a good idea!
Does This Breed Get Along With Other Pets?
Just like with children, a Cane Corso Bloodhound mix can be good with other pets if you socialize them properly. However, unlike some dog breeds that come with a natural instinct to get along with other pets, that’s not always the case with the Cane Corso Bloodhound mix.
Since these dogs don’t always get along the best with other breeds, we highly recommend a meeting with any other pets before bringing them into your home.
Things to Know When Owning a Cane Corso Bloodhound Mix:
Owning a Cane Corso Bloodhound mix requires an experienced handler that knows exactly what they’re getting into. Because of this, you’ll want to read through some of the basic care requirements that go into owning one of these dogs. We’ve highlighted everything you need to know below.
Food & Diet Requirements 🦴
Because a Cane Corso Bloodhound mix is a larger dog breed, you need to be ready to feed them quite a bit. Moreover, you need to feed them quality food so they can get all the nutrients they need and avoid health problems in the future.
The exact amounts you need to feed them will vary a bit depending on the brand of food you go with and the size of your pup, but on average, you should expect to feed a Cane Corso Bloodhound mix between 4.25 and 5.25 cups of kibble each day.
If you’re using wet food, you should expect to feed them between 7 and 11 cans of wet food each day. Meanwhile, fresh food quantities will vary a bit by brand, but it will likely be the most expensive option.
While a Cane Corso Bloodhound mix’s energy levels are about average, that still means you need to get them out for at least 1 hour per day. Ideally, you want to take them out for at least two walks, one in the morning and one in the evening, and each walk should last at least 15 to 20 minutes.
From there, having a fenced-in yard where your Cane Corso Bloodhound mix can run around and burn off some energy for at least 30 minutes every day is ideal. If you don’t have a fenced-in yard, you’ll need to prioritize frequent trips to dog parks and other areas your dog can run around to burn off some energy.
While a Cane Corso Bloodhound mix is an extremely smart, loyal, and loving breed, they also have a bit of a stubborn streak. Because of this, you really need to prioritize consistency if you want to train your dog.
You need at least one training session each day, although each training session should only last between 10 and 15 minutes. If you want quicker results, you can have two or three training sessions a day, but you need to space them out and you shouldn’t increase the time of each training session.
Neither the Cane Corso nor the Bloodhound has very long coats, and because of this, it doesn’t take long to brush out a mix of the two breeds. We still recommend brushing them out quickly each day to help keep shedding under control though.
From there, aim for a bath about once a month, but don’t do it more often than that since baths can strip away essential oils and nutrients your dog’s skin and coat need. Brush their teeth at least once daily to keep up with their oral hygiene, and cut their nails as needed.
Health and Conditions 🏥
Because a Cane Corso Bloodhound mix can take traits from either parent breed, it’s possible for them to inherit health concerns from either breed. To help minimize the chance of your dog developing any of these conditions, you should only use a reputable breeder, and you should get a thorough health history of both parents.
Male vs Female
Overall, there’s not much of a difference between male and female Cane Corso Bloodhound mixes. However, one of the most noticeable differences is their size. Typically, a male Cane Corso Bloodhound mix from the same litter as a female will be larger.
However, genetics still play a significant role in this, so we can’t make any promises on whether your female will be smaller than the male from a similar or different litter!
3 Little-Known Facts About the Cane Corso Bloodhound Mix
While the Cane Corso Bloodhound mix is a newer breed, both parent breeds have a rich history. Because of this, there’s no shortage of facts to pull from. We’ve highlighted three of our favorites for you here:
1. Cane Corso Translates to “Bodyguard Dog”
The Cane Corso is a fiercely defensive and loyal breed, and they’ve been that way for quite some time. The Cane Corso comes from Latin times, and during that time the name meant “Bodyguard Dog.” They get this name from their large size, muscular build, and fiercely loyal and protective streak.
2. Bloodhounds Have More Scent Receptors Than Any Other Dog Breed
While you can’t guarantee a Cane Corso Bloodhound mix will get their nose from the Bloodhound, if they do, they will have a phenomenal sense of smell. Dogs can already smell much better than us, and Bloodhounds have a better sense of smell than any other dog breed!
3. Bloodhounds Have Longer Ears Than Any Other Dog Breed
Once again, you can’t guarantee which traits a Cane Corso Bloodhound mix will take from each parent, but if they get Bloodhound ears, they will be long! In fact, you won’t find a dog breed with longer ears than a Bloodhound.
While a Cane Corso Bloodhound mix might not be the most popular breed or even the easiest to care for, that doesn’t mean one won’t make the perfect addition to your home. These dogs are absolutely adorable, and you won’t find a more loving or loyal hound on the planet.
Just know what you’re getting yourself into beforehand. That way, you don’t find yourself in over your head trying to figure everything out on the fly!
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Featured Image Credit: Left – Cane Corso (Didkovska Ilona, Shutterstock) | Right – Bloodhound (Degtyaryov Andrey, Shutterstock)