A common misunderstanding is that the Blue Nose Pitbull is another Pitbull breed. But that is not true because Blue Nose Pitbull is another type of the American Pitbull Terrier, like the Red Nose Pitbull. It has got its name due to its rare appearance and the nose color!
So, do they make good pets? How did they originate? What are their appearance, personality and grooming styles? To find out the answers to these questions I suggest you keep on reading!
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Blue Nose Pit Bull Terrier Origins and History：
Blue Nose Pit Bull Terriers originated as a result of a crossbreeding between Bulldogs and Terriers in the early 1800s in England. This crossbreeding occurred because people wanted a dog with the strength of the bulldog and the fierce nature of Terriers. They were known as American Blue Nose Pit Bulls after they were introduced to America.
What is a Blue Nose Pitbull?
Blue Nose Pitbulls were not originally used in bullfighting and ratting. Pure breed blue Nose Pitbulls are a result of possessing recessive genes i.e to get a blue nose pitbull both the parents should possess the recessive gene and if one of the parents doesn’t have the recessive gene the breeding of a blue nose pitbull is not successful.
Blue-Nosed Pitbull Fact Sheet
|BLUE NOSE PITBULL TRAITS OVERVIEW|
|Average Height||18 to 22 inches.|
|Average Weight||35 to 65 pounds, but female weigh less than the male Pitbulls.|
|Coat Type||Thick and short.|
|Coat Color||Copper-colored, the color is brown or white|
|Grooming Needs||Low to moderate grooming needed.|
|Shedding||Moderate hair shedding (twice a year) in the shedding season.|
|Training||Maybe aggressive, but can be trained to be friendly to people and other dogs.|
|Exercise Needs||Requires daily exercise – preferably a long walk/run.|
|Major Health Concerns||May have heart diseases, allergies, hip dysplasia, joint dysplasia, and luxating patella.|
|Life Span||The average lifespan of a red pitbull is 12 to 15 years.|
|Price||The price starts at $1000.|
|Good with children||Yes,and they are friendly.|
|Do they bark||They bark now and then, but not always.|
|Hypoallergenic||No, they are not hypoallergenic.|
Blue Nose Pitbull Appreance
Blue Pitbull is a medium-sized dog. But they are larger than normal Pitbulls. Some of other blue nose pitbull information are given below.
Blue nose pitbull has a muscular body, with short hair and a smooth coat like other pitbull types. The head is angular, broad between the cheeks and it has wide powerful jaws. The neck is strong and the ears are medium-sized, usually cropped.The eyes are round and blue coloured.
Blue nose Pitbull Size
If you like a medium-sized dog who is powerful and strong, Blue Nose Pit Bull is the dog for you.
The average height of both male and female blue nose pitbull is 14 to 24 inches. Blue nose pitbull average weight is 30 to 60 pounds, and male blue nose Pitbulls weigh higher than female blue nose pitbulls.
Blue nose Pitbull Color
Blue Nose Pit Bull breeds have a unique appearance. Usually, the short and smooth coat of blue nose Pitbull is a greyish blue color. It may have white patterns on the chest and face. The eyes are blue. Blue nose pitbulls have greyish blue toenails and a greyish blue nose as well. But sometimes Blue nose Pitbulls will be born with an incomplete greyish blue nose or a black colored nose!
Blue Nose Pitbull Personality and Temperament
Blue nose pitbulls are known to be aggressive and therefore they have a bad reputation. But if you meet a blue nose pitbull you will instantly want to buy one! They are friendly towards other people and will play even with a total stranger. Blue nose pitbulls are smart, sensitive and playful dogs.
Blue Nose Pitbull Temperament:
- Blue Nose Pitbulls can be aggressive if they sense a danger to their owner.
- However, they are not aggressive towards people they love and care about.
- They will always be aggressive towards other dogs and animals because they prefer to be with people.
- They will bark at strangers only if they are trained to do so from small ages.
- They will not be aggressive to other dogs if they are trained with other dogs when they are puppies. So, if the Blue nose pitbulls are trained well, they will become your best friend!
- Blue nosed pitbulls are very caring when it comes to small children because they are very sensitive. They will try to play with children and look after them. That’s why Blue nose pitbulls are known as people’s dog.
- Blue nose pitbulls are active, smart, quick learners and compassionate towards people.
Do Blue Nose Pitbulls Make Good Family Pets?
Yes, blue nose pitbulls make good family pets. They don’t even need the training to be a friendly dog because they are naturally compassionate towards people. Blue nose pitbulls are very emotional so try to spend time with it whenever you can.
Blue nose pitbulls love their owner and his/ her family members. Blue nose pitbulls are equally affectionate towards little children. Like I mentioned before, they may be good even with strangers!
5 Fun Facts about Blue Nose Pitbulls
- Blue Nose Pitbulls don’t have a blue nose always!
- Although they have a bad reputation as fighting dogs, Blue nose pitbulls are extremely friendly.
- Blue nose Pitbulls don’t bark often and therefore they are not good watchdogs.
- They are good jumpers!
- They are very active and tend to sweat a lot than other dogs.
Caring For A Blue Nose Pitbull
Blue Nose Pitbull Grooming
Blue Nose Pitbulls need low to moderate grooming because of their short and smooth coat. You can easily brush the coat of blue nose pitbulls because the coat is silky. Make sure to check your dog’s skin to see if there are any skin diseases even if they are healthy because Blue nose pitbulls can easily get skin diseases.
Blue nose pitbulls are very active and they sweat a lot. Therefore you need to bathe your dog regularly if possible. You can also use dry shampoo and bathe him properly once a month. Always use shampoos and cleaning materials designed specifically for dogs. Otherwise, your dog will get serious skin conditions and the smooth nature of its coat would go away!
Due to the activeness of blue nose pitbulls they are more prone to nail infections and ear infections. You must always trim your blue nose pitbull’s toenails regularly. But don’t cut the nails too short. If you are scared to do this by yourself thinking that you may hurt your pet, you can always ask an experienced person to do that for you.
Also, you should always examine your dog’s ears and look for infections. You can clean the ears and eyes of your blue nose pitbull with a piece of cotton. Brush its teeth once a day or as needed with a small toothbrush to keep away bad breath.
Blue Nose Pitbull Health Problems
Blue Nose Pitbulls are healthy like all other dogs but they may suffer from health problems due to the presence of the recessive gene that decreases melanin production. Below I have listed some common health problems faced by Blue Nose Pit bulls.
The most common health problem in Blue nose is skin conditions like Canine scabies, Alopecia or hotspots. And if they are bumping into things while playing, cannot hear your calling it’s better to take your dog to a veterinarian. Sometimes this condition may be a cataract/deafness due to old age or some other underlying disease due to the low melanin production.
Heart diseases are also common among blue nose pitbull terriers. If your dog shows signs of heart disease like breathing problems, being tired all the time you should take it to a veterinarian. Sometimes your blue nose pitbull will get allergic reactions to grass too.
You should get your blue nose pitbull vaccinated if you need to prevent other health problems.
- When they are young, until 16 weeks you should administer three puppy shots (DHLPP) + Corona.
- After that, during 7-9 months you should get your blue nose pitbull puppies through a Heartworm test.
- After 4 months get the first rabies shot for your blue nose pitbull puppy.
- Then after 1 year, you should administer the DHLPP, Heartworm Test and Bordatella vaccines annually. You should also get started with the second rabies shot after three years and continue it every three years.
Blue Nose Pitbull Food
You should feed your blue nose pit bull considering his size, age and daily activities. This is because the number of calories changes as the dog grows older according to his daily activities. If you are not sure how to feed him properly you can also ask your veterinarian for some advice.
If you have a blue nose pitbull puppy (that is below 6 months) you should feed it 4-6 meals (softened food) a day in a small amount. After the puppy reaches six months you can feed him dry food one cup per meal, three meals a day.
Grown-up blue nose pitbulls need a high protein meal (minimum 20%) and raw food. The meal also requires calcium to ensure the better bone growth of your dog because Blue nose pitbulls are very active.
You must not overfeed blue nose pitbull puppies. Even if they are very active you should always stick to your dog’s meal plan and ensure that it gets all the nutrients needed. If you want to make changes to your dog’s meal plan always consult a veterinarian first.
Blue Nose Pitbull Exercise Requirements
Blue nose pitbulls are very active dogs. You should take your dog for a long walk once a day to avoid health problems like heart diseases. If they are deprived of the right exercise they will be overweight and aggressive. You can try fetch or Frisbee game because they are good jumpers!
Blue Nose Pitbull Training
- Blue nose pitbulls are not aggressive like other pitbull types. But you need to train them well to adapt to every situation from young ages.
- Be gentle with the training process as blue nose pitbulls are very sensitive.
- Do not hit or yell at the blue nose pitbull during the training.
- They are quick learners so the training process won’t be difficult.
- Even if they are not watch dogs by nature, you can train them to bark at strangers because they are obedient to the owner.
- Be patient with house-breaking training. Take him outdoors whenever possible until he gets used to indoors.
- Train your dog to be friendly and playful with other dogs.
- Crate train and teach your blue nose pitbull on how to walk with a leash comfortably.
Blue Nose Pitbull Price
If you are going to buy a blue nose pitbull puppy, always do some research and buy from a reputed breeder because some dog breeders don’t have good breeding practices. Puppies that are a result of inbreeding can have major health concerns too.
If you are buying from a reputed breeder the puppy will cost more than $1,000 because of the uniqueness. If the cost is less than that do thorough research before buying the puppy.
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Other Pitbull Mixes:
If you are interested in other Pitbull mixes apart from Blue nose pitbull terriers, you can check out the below mixes!
Pitbull Boxer Mix
Pitbull Husky Mix
Great Dane Pitbull Mix
Boston Terrier Pitbull Mix
Pitbull German Shepherd Mix
Pitbull Chihuahua Mix
Rottweiler Pitbull Mix
Australian Shepherd Pitbull Mix
Pros and Cons of Getting a Blue Nose Pitbull
- Blue nose pitbulls are lovely companions.
- Blue nose pitbulls are highly active.
- Blue nose Pitbulls have human-like emotions.
- Blue nose pitbulls are very expensive.
- Blue nose pitbulls are not good watchdogs.
- Blue nose pitbulls prefer not to hang out with other dogs.