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Mask, Eyes, and Nose of the Cane Corso

Corsos appear in two basic coat colors: black and fawn. This is further modified by genetic pigment dilution to create blue (from black) and formentino (from fawn) colors. Brindling of varying intensity is common on both basic coat colors as well, creating tigrato (full brindle), black brindle, and blue brindle. Fawn also has a number of different expressions, ranging from the pale of a formentino to 'red' to the more common beige color, with the back coat hairs tipped with black. In blue dogs, the nose can appear gray but should be darker than the coat. In all other dogs, the nose should be black. White markings on the chest, toes and on the chin and nose are seen as well, with smaller white patches being preferable.

Below you can find the incorrect colors of the Cane Corso. Sometimes, incorrect colors are being advertised and sold as "rare" colors, a merit of a higher price. But, these colors are undesirable and considered a disqualification in the breed.

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