The red nose Pitbull is a variety of the popular American Pitbull Terrier. Just like the blue nose Pitbull, the red nose pit has many devoted fans! The Red Nose Pitbull is an intelligent, active loyal, loving and full of fun dog that is worth getting to know.
Red Nose Pitbulls are mighty and proud, they make great family companions and are superb with children when bred and raised correctly. Find more about them here.
A Red Nose Pitbull Will Melt Your Heart!
Red nose pits are exactly that, red. A Red Nose Pitbull Puppy from birth is very easily identified. They have red/brown/copper tones to their fur, eyes, toenails and nose! It is believed that the red nose originated from the Irish. They look just like all other pits, they are stocky and muscular. Female red nose pitbulls grow anywhere between 17-20” in height and can weigh anywhere between 30 and 50lbs. A male will grow slightly larger, up to 21” in height and anywhere up to 60lbs in weight. They are classed as a medium sized breed.
The Red Nose Pitbull Terrier was historically used in Britain for bull and bear baiting. The Irish started to notice those Pitties with red/copper tones and decided to cross-breed those dogs. The result, more red noses which eventually found their way into the States, just like the rest of the Pitties.
Some deem the red noses as a rare color, so they are more expensive to buy. Red Nose Pitbull Puppies can range between $500-$2000 but there have been some sold for as much as $11,000! As always, look for a reputable breeder that is breeding for health and temperament.
Intelligent Search and Rescue Dogs
Red Nose Pitbulls are actually incredibly intelligent making them a dream to train. You will notice that some service dogs are actually Pitbulls; they excel at search and rescue.
Red Nose Pitbulls are obedient, loyal and people pleasers who respond best to positive reinforcement and reward based training. Praise them when they are doing what you ask them to; use rewards to encourage positive behaviour.
You’ve probably heard about dopamine before, it’s a neurotransmitter associated with the reward center in the brain. When we are interested and motivated, more dopamine is released and therefore we remember it. If we want our dogs to learn, we have to make it interesting and motivating. Their brains are forever changing, so start training and continue it throughout their life.
Craving Human Companionship And Interaction
Red nose Pitbull do not cope with being left alone, especially no more than 3-4 hours. It’s not because there is anything wrong with red nose pitties – all dogs are separation averse. Dogs are therefore used to human interaction and not particularly enamored by the idea of being away from them. Dogs will tolerate isolation – if you make it as short and as least boring as possible.
Red Nose Pitbull Terriers love being with you, playing in the yard or just following you to hang the washing out. Watching TV? They will be curled up right next to you.
If you can give upwards of 60 minutes exercise per day with some extra time spent working on some training or brain games and as little time alone as possible you will have the most loyal and loving comrade.
Sociable And Friendly
- Any dog has the ability to be aggressive.
- Most dog bite injuries are caused by a dog unknown to the victim.
- Due to their history, a lot of Pitbulls get into the wrong hands.
- Dog bites are often a fear response.
We know that all dogs require early socialization and training, this is no different with the Red Nose Pitbull. Early socialization introduces your dog to the world. He learns that he can experience those things and survive. The idea behind this is exactly the same as in humans where each time we learn something new our brain makes a new connection. Every time it is repeated, the connection gets stronger.
They Love To Eat With You
On average, a pitty will consume around 30 calories per lb of body weight per day. So if he’s weighing in at 55lbs, he will need around 1650 calories per day. A high quality dog food should have good sources of protein and fat as your guy will need 2.62g of protein per kg of bodyweight and 1.6g of fat per kg of bodyweight. Red nose pitties are supposed to be muscular and stocky – you quite often see the definition in their muscles.
Ensure you don’t confuse this stocky appearance with being overweight. You should be able to feel his ribs and from a birds eye view his body should have an hour glass figure. There are a number of skeletal issues that Red Nose Pitties are prone to, obesity is a risk factor in a number of them. If you have any concerns with the health of your Pitty, speak with a veterinarian.
Red Nose Pitbulls Require Little Grooming
Wet paws, slobber and dog hair. All in a day’s work for any dog owner.
Thankfully the Red Nose Pitbull is pretty low on the grooming front. A couple of brushes a week will be ample to keep his coat in tip top condition. Pitties have a short, smooth coat which will have two major blow outs per year.
His teeth, eyes and ears, regularly cleaning them. Introducing health checks and grooming from a young age is an important part of his socialization and makes it much easier when he needs to be handled at the veterinarians office.
Ideally, you should start safe space training from puppy hood. Find a space under the stairs, in a separate room or in a crate.
Set up the safe space with blankets, bedding, cushions, soft toys, chew toys etc. Just allow your red nose to explore around it for a few days.
A well socialized Red Nose is the most friendliest dog you could ever wish to meet. They will suit any family with experience of larger breeds and love everyone and think everyone should love them.