Usually, Blue nose brindle Pitbull refers to an American Pit Bull Terrier with blue coloring and a brindle pattern in their coat. Blue nose brindle Pitbull puppies are so beautiful. They are sought after for their pleasing looks. However, their personality is the same as a Pitbull of any other color. It depends on their exact breed, and also how they have been raised.
What is a Blue Nose Brindle Pitbull?
Blue nose brindle is a combination of coat color and pattern. Therefore, a blue nose brindle Pitbull is a Pitbull with a blue coat in a brindle pattern, rather than a breed in its own right. Most people who love blue nose brindle Pitbulls assume that the dogs are American Pitbull Terrier. In fact, American Staffordshire Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers also belong to the Pitbull type, and they are able to have blue brindle coats.
What Makes a Blue Nose Brindle Pitbull Special?
Blue nose brindle coats are very popular and highly sought after. You are able to look at them carefully. They are very beautiful. Of course, they are not literally blue like the sky. In the dog color parlance, blue means gray. It is a really special shade of gray indeed.
For note: brindle is a pattern of the stripes. The exact width and spacing of them is as unique as a fingerprint, however they are always pretty narrow. Blue brindle stripes are gray with fawn in between them. Also, Blue brindle Pitbulls have blue noses. Thus, sometimes they are called blue nose brindle Pitbulls.
The Genetics of Blue Nose Brindle Pitbulls
Blue nose brindle dogs owe their looks to a particular genetic recipe.
Here are some genetics of the blue nose brindle pitbulls:
The black gene: Blue nose brindle starts, counter intuitively, with the black gene (known as B). All blue nose brindle pitbulls have a copy of the B gene. This triggers production of the black pigment eumelanin. Blue nose brindle pitbulls only need one copy of this black gene from one of their parents.
The brindle gene: The brindle gene makes the narrow stripe pattern on blue nose brindle Pitbulls. Brindle pitbulls have one or two copies of the brindle gene, from one or both their parents. Blue nose brindle Pitbull puppies with only one copy of the brindle gene only develop a brindle coat if they do not inherit an alternative gene that masks it from their other parent.
The dilute gene: Pitbulls with only the black and brindle genes have black and red brindle markings. The blue nose brindle dogs have one more extra special element. The dilute gene (known as d) reduces the amount of pigment in each strand of hair. Thus, the black appears blue, and the red appears fawn. Blue nose brindle Pitbulls receive two copies of the dilute gene.
Are Blue Nose Brindle Pitbulls Rare?
Of course, this is relative. The black gene is dominant. The brindle gene is masked by several genes, but not all. The dilute gene is recessive, meaning it is only expressed when a dog has two copies of it. If Pitbulls existed in the wild, expression of a blue brindle coat will be obscured easily by other coat types instead. However, of course, they don’t. It is easy enough for the breeders to increase the odds of blue nose brindle Pitbulls by making intelligence breeding choices.
Are Blue Nose Brindle Pitbulls Aggressive?
American Pitbull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers have been used as fighting dogs in the past. Usually, the fighting dogs were mistreated by their owners to make them more aggressive in the fighting pit. Many people used the most aggressive dogs to sire further fighting dogs. Fortunately, now dog fighting is illegal. The researchers compared aggression in 40 pitbulls vs 45 similar sized dogs of other breeds in a shelter setting, they concluded that the Pitbulls were no more aggressive than other dogs. The evidence in their favor is not entirely conclusive though. The Pitbull dogs are far more likely to react aggressively to other dogs than people. Bites to people are often the result of trying to break up dog fights.
The Importance of Good Breeding and Training
The keys to a blue nose brindle Pitbull with a great disposition are:
- Selecting a puppy from a good breeder.
- Rescuing a dog with a proven temperament.
- Training them well.
Need to know that good breeders only breed from dogs with great personalities. Even, they do not pursue sought-after colors like blue brindle at the expense of securing a good nature instead. Careful socialization training teaches dogs they never need to be frightened of unfamiliar people or dogs, so that they do not react to them aggressively.
Blue Nose Brindle Pitbull Health
Now, let us move on to health of the blue nose brindle pitbull. Like all purebred dogs, the American Pitbull Terrier breed has several heritable health conditions that occur more frequently than in the dog population at commonly.
Among them are:
- Neurological disorder degenerative myelopathy.
- Joint disorders elbow and hip dysplasia.
- Autoimmune thyroiditis, where the immune system attacks the thyroid gland and stops it working well.
Responsible breeders screen for these problem in breeding dogs. This will be able to protects future generations and reduces the number of affected Pitbulls.
Color dilution alopecia: A health condition specific to blue nose brindle Pitbulls is Color Dilution Alopecia (CDA). For your information, Color Dilution Alopecia (CDA) is a pattern of hair loss linked to the dilute gene. It is more common in Dachshunds, Doberman Pinschers, and Yorkies, but sometimes are reported in Pitties too. Unfortunately, it is untreatable. However, the discomfort it causes is able to be managed. Affected dogs have to be excluded from future breeding. Unfortunately the exact way it’s inherited is not fully understood. Therefore, we do not know if Pitbulls without Color Dilution Alopecia (CDA) can be carriers. If they can, there is no way of identifying them yet.
Blue nose brindle Pitbull puppies must always come from health tested parents, with no family history of Color Dilution Alopecia (CDA). In the right home, with the proper training, these Pitbulls can be loving companions.