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.
So, you see, this breed is known to be strong as well as hot-headed.
And, that’s exactly the reason why Pitbulls have such a bad reputation with people. 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.
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 masters as much as he can.
You can train the dog to fight other dogs and be aggressive to win your approval or you can provide the dog with a positive and loving environment and allow him to be his own unique personality.
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.
However, several Blue Pitbull owners have reported a unique temperament---a sweet nature---which is known to be rather uncommon in Pitbulls. Could this be because of the history of violence, the sweet temperament became recessive as well as the color?
Till date, the reason isn’t known to us.
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---something that their history speaks for.
Their aggression is a result of fear (for themselves and their family) of the unknown.
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.
But, the aggressive traits haven’t fully gone away.
However, good training and socialization are all a Blue Nose Pitbull needs to be 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 us 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.
And, the Blue Pitt 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 is physically intimidating and is kind of aggressive as well. So, naturally, it should be a good watchdog, right?
This Pitbull is a loyal dog for sure but it’s not very protective.
The thing is that 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 sweats. A lot.
I’ve mentioned before the high activity needs of the Blue Nose Pitbull but, I didn’t talk about the sweat situation.
Blue Nose Pitbulls sweat very heavily because of their high activity and love baths---which is something that most breeds dislike. So, bath times for this breed won’t be hard.
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 is rather stubborn
The Blue Nose Pitbull is a strong-willed dog who needs a strong-willed human---a match.
This dog is very stubborn if he realizes that you aren’t strong-willed and will do whatever he likes while ignoring your commands. You must maintain a balance with this dog---you should neither be too friendly nor too strict.
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 this breed’s violent past against it as Pitbulls are not born to fight.
However, this dog is intelligent but strong-willed which makes training a little tricky.
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.