Blue Pits or Blue Nose Pitbulls find themselves in a unique situation: They are statistically rare but, popular at the same time.
However, the Blue nose Pitbull--like the Brindle Pitbull---isn’t considered a separate breed of its own, it is rather a color variation in the same breed which is rapidly gaining popularity all over the world and selling for a premium.
But, what is so special about these blue nose Pitbulls?
When you look at these dogs, they aren’t abnormal to look at. But, they have a blue nose which is very rare in other breeds.
The blue nose pitbull is really appealing to look at and makes a beautiful dog.
In this blog post, I would like to share some blue nose pitbull info with you all and go into detail about this dog.
So, let’s begin, shall we?
Blue Nose Pitbull: A Little History Lesson
First thing that I would like you to know is that the Blue nose Pitbull is just a different variation of the Pitbull Terrier---not a different breed altogether.
The American Pitbull Terrier breed finds its origins in England.
These dogs were bred and used as for bloodsport such as bear baiting, bull baiting, etc. and when this became illegal, these dogs were fought among themselves until that, too, became illegal.
This breed is thought of as strong and hot-headed but nothing can be further from the truth..
Pitbulls in general have such a bad reputation with people. Some say that not only is the dog physically intimidating, it also has aggressive tendencies which make it frightening to the average Joe.
And, if the owner is weak, encourages bad behavior, and is aggressive, this dog will continue all its bad behaviors. But this is such a fallacy.
There are a lot of people who would argue that point. In fact, we can tell you that Pitbulls are loveable and loyal dogs. Do a search on Instagram and you will find a ton of pics and videos of some of the cutest and adorable Pitties out there.
The science behind how a blue nose pitbull doesn’t actually have a blue nose is still not clear. But, these puppies aren’t considered imperfect, they’re just unique.
The Reason Behind the Blue Nose
The Blue Nose Pitbulls have the statistically rare blue-gray color to the eyes, skin, nose, and toenails.
A few Red Nose Pitbulls also gave an amber undertone to their nose, eyes, skin, and nails as well and they look amazing and cute as well.
The striking blue color is the result of the mating of two recessive coat-colored parents. Blue Nose Pitbulls can also be the result of mating between two regular Pitbulls but, the chances of that happening are very rare.
The parents must possess a recessive gene.
This particular gene is responsible for decreasing the melanin production.
Melanin (also present in humans) is responsible for providing color to the skin or determining the color of the skin.
These dogs are NOT a different breed or a sub-breed. They’re just a different color
Blue Nose Pitbulls are popular for their unique coloring and breeders from all over the world are trying to ‘produce’ more such puppies to earn a premium.
However, the Blue Pitbull is not in any way a different breed. It is an American Pitbull Terrier which has a recessive gene.
These puppies are a different bloodline or breed to the regular Pitbull which is a downright lie. You should stay away from a breeder who claims this as they are manipulating you.
The American Pitbull Terriers are a result of breeding of:
- The Bulldog
- The Terrier
Like all dogs, the Blue nose Pitbull also wants to please his human as much as he can.
Some say they are stubborn but you will be surprised as to how easy it can be to train them. They seem to always want your approval. These babies deserve to be provided with a positive and loving environment and allow them to be themselves.
The Blue Nose Pitbull makes an excellent addition to your family.
The Blue Nose Pitbull puppy is a result of breeding two Blue nose Pitbull parents.
The Blue-gray color of this dog is the result of a recessive gene which both of these parents have. This genetic mutation doesn’t allow the black pigmentation of the Pitbull to be passed down to the next generation.
A Blue nose Pitbull puppy can only be born if both parents have this recessive gene in their gene pool.
Personality and Temperamental Traits of the Blue Nose Pitbull
The Blue Nose Pitbulls generally have the same temperamental as well as personality traits like that of the American Pitbull.
Blue Pitbull owners will tell you that they have a unique temperament---a sweet nature---
In general, Pitbulls are known to be docile and have a lot of positive temperaments and traits:
- These dogs are highly intelligent and fairly easy to train
- They are loving and affectionate
- They are good with other humans and pets if trained right
- They are excellent with kids
- They are protective in nature
These dogs are really loyal and will fight a threat till their last breath---
If you ever see an aggressive Pittie it's probably a result of fear. Those that do show aggression are usually the ones that have been mistreated, abused or forced to fight.
A Few Facts About the Blue Nose Pitbull!
In this section, I will share a few random facts about the Blue Nose pitbull that you should know.
So, without further ado, let’s begin!
They don’t always have a blue colored nose
Even though these dogs are literally called the blue nose Pitbull, they don’t always have a blue nose.
In some cases, these dogs may have a red nose or an incomplete blue nose. In fact, some kennels try to breed blue nose Pitbulls that don’t have a blue nose for a profit.
Even if a Blue Nose Pitbull doesn’t have a blue nose, it is still called and considered a Blue Pitbull.
The Bad reputation of this dog is completely unwarranted
People wrongly believe that the Blue Nose Pitbull is an aggressive and dangerous dog.
It is true that the ancestors of the American Pitbull and also the Blue Nose Pitbull were bred to fight in blood sports such as bear baiting, bull baiting, etc. but, this past shouldn’t stain the reputation of this dog.
Animal cruelty laws have made blood sports a thing of the past and the modern Pitbulls are not bred and trained to be as aggressive as they were before. Instead, they are bred and trained to be companions for humans.
Like any of our furry friends a pitbull needs good training, socialization and a loving home. A Blue Nose Pitbull is a well-behaved and loving dog.
In fact, these dogs are loving, caring, and loyal.
This doggy is an ACTIVE one!
It is really important for a person to know how much activity a dog requires before getting it.
Because dogs that are highly active need an owner who is, too. Otherwise, they develop destructive behavior such as chewing, digging holes, etc.
The Blue Nose Pitbull is an active dog.
In fact, even the blue nose pitbull puppies need lots of exercise and playtime. You should take your Blue Nose Pitbull out for a walk at least once a day or toss around a toy with him or her.
And, the Blue Pit also likes some time off the leash so he can run around and just enjoy life.
A lack of proper exercise can affect a dog both, mentally as well as physically. A bored dog is dangerous as it starts developing bad behaviors. The dog may also get lazy, lethargic, and overweight.
On to the next one…
They aren’t good watchdogs at all!
The Blue Nose Pitbull can sometimes look physically intimidating to some. So, naturally, it should be a good watchdog, right?
This Pitbull is a loyal dog for sure but it’s not aggressive. They can be a total sap at times.
In fact, the Blue Nose Pitbull is known to be a rather friendly dog---even to strangers and intruders.
And, you can’t train this dog to be...well...not friendly. No amount of training and behavioral exercises will turn this dog into a watchdog.
You can train the Blue Nose Pitbull to bark at people who aren’t immediate family or neighbors. But, this only works if you train a puppy---the adults won’t learn this trick.
On to the next one…
This dog is basically a jumping jack who’ll keep you on your toes
The Blue Nose Pitbulls look tough when they’re normal but, they look like bunnies when they’re hopping and jumping around.
Yes, the blue nose Pitbulls can jump. In fact, they can jump high and often! This means that they cause a lot of damage---even if it is unintentional.
And, they can break expensive items in your home.
You can avoid the destruction by simply making sure that the dog is exercised. So, take him to the park, out for jogs and runs, etc. and make sure that the dog gets the much-needed activity.
You can also try to train your dog not to jump.
The problem with it is that the training process for this is not very easy and you may need to hire a professional.
They’re good and gentle with kids (and others!)
Blue Nose Pitbulls are known to be gentle and patient with their kids. In fact, they really do like kids.
That’s not all.
This dog breed is very expressive emotionally and loves to play---even if its an intruder or stranger that they’re playing with. This breed is very friendly, gentle, and kind even though it has a bad reputation.
You need to make sure that you cater to the dog’s emotional needs as well and spend quality time with the dog, shower him with attention and affection, and your dog will be very happy and fulfilled.
This dog loves to play. A lot.
I’ve mentioned before the high activity needs of the Blue Nose Pitbull but, did I mention that they love to play a lot.
Blue Nose Pitbulls love to play and are highly active. If at the park or anywhere outside, expect your doggy to get dirty. The good thing is that they aren't that hard to keep clean (unless you have a pittie like ours that hates the water lol).
Keeping Your Pitbull Clean
All you have to do is put your Blue Nose Pitbull in a bathtub or the sink and use a mild shampoo---nothing too fancy and rinse it thoroughly.
After bathing, you just need to dry your dog and brush him a little---and that’s it!
This Dog Can Sometimes Be Stubborn
The Blue Nose Pitbull like most dogs can me kinda stubborn at times. Whether it be not wanting to get off the sofa or not wanting to let go of their chew toys this can be expected with most any breed.
Pitbulls love affection and being loved on. So even though they can be stubborn at times, this breed just wants to please their humans. Just be sure to be patient with them, especially if they are a rescue. Sometimes we don't know what they have been through.
A good obedience training will help a lot with this breed.
Keep in mind to not be forceful with this dog while training and disciplining or else the dag may develop some serious resentment against you.
Wrapping Up: An Introduction to the Blue Nose Pitbull
The Blue Nose Pitbull is a color variation in the American Pitbull Terrier due to a gene which basically affects the melanin production in the dog's body.
A Blue Pit may not necessarily have an entirely blue nose.
It all depends on the genes.
Blue nose pit bulls are wrongly perceived as aggressive but, that’s far from the truth.
The Blue Nose Pitbull not only is friendly and gentle, it is also great with small kids, playful and very active.
You should not hold what you hear from unreliable sources against this breed. Pitbulls aren't fighting dogs. They are amazing and smart dogs.
All in all, the Blue Nose Pitbull is not a breed on its own and is a loving, kind, and friendly dog who’s very active and likes to jump around.