Among dog breeds, the Pitbulls have a bad reputation of being unruly pets---which is not really the case.
In fact, most pet-friendly places do not allow Pitbulls and this breed faces a sort of a prejudice from other pet owners as well as establishments.
However, Pitbulls can make really nice and loyal pets.
The Brindle Pitbull has a coat featuring several shades of the color brown and stripes like that of a tiger. In some dogs, the Brindle color covers the entire coat, while others have patches.
In this blog post, I wanted to share a few facts about the Brindle Pitbull with you.
So, let’s take a look, shall we?
Let's dive right in!
History of the Brindle Pitbull
Brindle Pitbulls have existed for as long as the regular pit bulls have.
The Brindle Pitbull is a result of the mating between a fawn or brindle bulldog with a Brindle terrier.
The Brindle bulldog has the strength and the athletic body of a Bulldog and the determination and aggression of a Terrier. The Brindle Pitbull as bred not for its color but for its intelligence, strength, and personality.
These dogs were used as hunting, fighting, and companion dogs in the United States after being imported in the 19th century.
Let’s look at this breed’s characteristics.
What Makes the Brindle Pitbulls Different from Other Pitbulls?: A Few Characteristics
Brindle Pitbulls aren’t really a sub-breed of the Pitbull but, at the same time, are different as well.
Let’s look at a few characteristics, shall we?
They have a Different Gene
The Brindle Pitbulls owe their unique coloring to an inheriting a varied coloured gene. As you know, the dog’s coat has quite a few different colors and iconic tiger stripes. This is all because of hitting the varied-colored gene goldmine.
Its Ancestors Were Fighters
This breed finds its origins in the United Kingdom where this specific dog was bred to participate in blood sports which include sports such as bull baiting, bear baiting, and even dog fighting. So, naturally, these dogs can be a little aggressive.
This dog has a deadly combination of having a powerful and strong body as well as an aggressive temperament.
Are You Strong-willed? That’s Good
If you are a strong-willed person then, your Brindle Pitbull will respect you---which will make it easier for you to train the dog. You need a firm personality and need to be able to treat your dog fairly and disciple him correctly (neither be too harsh with the dog nor too lenient) in order to keep your dog in check.
If your dog senses a lack of any of these traits, he’ll become disobedient and exert his will on you.
The Dog is VERY Active
The Brindle Pitbull has high activity needs and needs at least 30-45 minutes of vigorous exercise in a day.
These dogs are prone to conditions such as hip dysplasia due to their higher physical activity need not being met.
You should be living a physically active lifestyle in order to meet the needs of a Brindle Pitbull.
It’s a Recessive Trait
Brindle Pitbulls’ unique coloring is a result of recessive genetic traits which is why this color is so unique.
Those Skills Will Impress You
Brindle Pitbulls aren’t just pretty to look at.
These dogs are highly trainable and serve as police dogs, soldiers, seeing eye dogs, and search & rescue dogs.
So, these dogs have awesome skills under their sleeve.
The Dog Likes Humans
People feel that the Brindle Pitbull has an agenda to bite all humans.
Well, that isn’t really the case.
The thing is that being a fighting dog for decades, this dog doesn’t really trust humans if left isolated and not socialized during puppyhood.
Pitbulls are naturally territorial but make very loyal pets.
Grooming is as Easy as ABC
The good thing about the Brindle Pitbull is that the dog’s short and smooth coat doesn’t shed too much. This breed doesn’t really need to be taken to the groomer too often.
And, no vacuuming every day!
The Dog’s Got a Soft Heart
This dog has a tough exterior but a soft interior.
Even though this breed may look physically intimidating, they have a rather gentle temperament. They are affectionate, lovable, and generally happy dogs that like pleasing their owners.
And, they do good with families as well.
Summing Up: What’s the Deal With the Brindle Pitbull?
Brindle Pitbulls are loving, loyal, and kind dogs who owe their unique coloring and strips to a recessive gene.
These dogs are easily trainable and intelligent. If socialized at the right time, they do rather well with other people as well as other pets---and even families!
The Brindle Pitbull isn’t the vicious attacker that most people think it is.
This dog makes an excellent pet for a strong-willed owner.