Just like the blue nose Pitbull, the red nose pit has many devoted fans and they are a variety of the popular American Pitbull Terrier. They are loyal, loving and full of fun. Medium-sized dogs, they weigh up to 60lbs and stand at around 20 inches tall.
Red Nose Pitbull Origins
Pitbull’s noses come in a range of colors, most notably blue and red. Red nose Pitbull originated in Ireland, where they were considered the best fighting dogs and this breed was imported to the United States named American Pitbull terriers. The theory goes that red nose Pitbulls are closer to the origins and somehow better. So what is different between the red nose and blue nose?
The difference between the red nose and the blue nose Pitbull is largely one of color. The gene responsible for creating the blue nose is a gene that dilutes the color black. And it’s more likely to be associated with a grey coat.
There may be some small differences in temperament and/or appearance in different bloodlines of any breed but these are likely to be minor ones.
Are Red Nose Pitbulls Dangerous?
Perhaps the most pertinent case against Pitbulls is not how often they bite, but the way that they bite. It’s that they exhibit a signature grip and shake style of biting, whereas most dogs’ instinct is to snap and retreat.
This tendency to grip hard and hang on was bred into Pitbull Terriers to help them to take down animals larger than themselves in fighting pits. The end result of this biting style, coupled with the dog’s wide-set mouth, is that the resulting injury is likely to be more serious than dogs with a nipping or snapping style of bite.
The mortality rate for Pitbull attacks was 10%, where there was no mortality from attacks by other breeds. It’s very clear that, although Pitbulls relatively rarely attack people, when they do it can be a disaster.
The important thing to remember is that dogs become aggressive and ultimately bite because they are afraid. Raising a friendly confident dog helps to ensure that your pitbull is never put in a situation where he or she is afraid.
To make sure that the puppy you are about to bring into your home won’t become a danger to your family and friends, consider the three important factors: Socialization, Temperament, and Power.
Pitbulls, in general, have taken a lot of reputation for danger from people for their temperament. It does seem though that this is not entirely well deserved.
In a study on Pitbulls’ aggression toward people, they were far from the most likely breed to attack. However, they were found to be much more likely than other breeds to attack other dogs. This seems to make a lot of sense, as historically Pitbulls were bred to fight large animals and other dogs, not people.
Red Nose Pitbull Training
Training is important for any dog, but the way you train your Pitbull is important. Pitbulls are intelligent and capable dogs, but they are also tough.
The ability to shrug off intimidation and injury, known as gameness, is associated with their fighting past. And getting into a battle of wills with a Pitbull is a bad idea.
Modern training methods that don’t put you and your dog into conflict are incentives and rewards, to help keep training something that the dog doesn’t just tolerate. It is a good idea for a red nose Pitbull.
To have a happy and sociable Pitbull is extensive socialization to help him see the whole world as his best friend. At 8 weeks you bring your puppy home, introduce him to a variety of experiences including a range of visitors, a range of backgrounds, both male and female. For every visitor should give the pup a treat, and some rewarding positive interaction.
Take your puppy to every possible location you might want to visit. Get strangers to pet him and give him a treat if you can. Make this until your pup is about 16 weeks old.
Red Nose Pitbull Exercise
Pitbulls, in general, are strong, physically capable dogs. As such, they’ll need frequent exercise to blow off steam and stay healthy. So, without sufficient space, a pit bull will struggle to get enough activity. Pitbulls can easily be taught to walk and run on treadmills, and considerable success has been achieved exercising your dog in this manner.
Red Nose Pitbull Health
Regular exercise and well-balanced diet can both play a crucial role because Red nose Pitbulls with their often heavy frames the actual positioning of their legs puts strain on their ligaments and may have an adverse effect on their joints.
The cranial cruciate ligament is particularly affected, chronic damage to this ligament can cause hind leg lameness later in life. It is therefore important to make sure your red nose Pitbull does not become overweight, so as not to exacerbate this condition. Besides, some problems may issue for Red Nose Pitbull:
- Pitbulls also seem to face issues with their eyes more than some other breeds.
- The likelihood that a Pitbull will suffer retinal degradation makes it seem likely that this is inherited from dog to dog.
- Issues with vision might make a dog more easily confused, and can certainly mess up a game of fetch.
- Terriers, in general, are more likely to suffer from skin ailments. Pollen allergies, in particular, are a cause for concern.
- It doesn’t sound serious, but these allergies often present as dermatitis in dogs.
- Skin irritation can lead to secondary infections that if left untreated could have serious ramifications for your dog’s health.
It doesn’t appear to be that there is any red nose Pitbull specific ailments. But all of the conditions that affect Pitbulls, in general, may pose a risk to them.
Red Nose Pitbull Price
Red nose Pitbull price can be the same as any Pitbull.
Often the price of a red nose Pit depends on what they are intended for. Purpose bred protection dogs can sometimes reach six digits!
There are some breeders who continue to breed dogs directly related to the old family strain and their credentials should be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Due to the limited supply and rarity of these dogs, they can be more expensive, but as with other Pitbull prices vary.
Red Nose Pitbull Puppies
Red nose Pit puppies are adorable and they require the same love and care as any other puppy, though; socializing should start early to help prevent any unnecessary fear of strangers.
Do not keep your puppy at home until his vaccinations are complete. To protect him from disease, just make sure that you carry your puppy in your arms and only introduce him to vaccinated dogs.
Red Nose Pitbull Mix
Pitbull mixes are becoming more popular. Mixes with other bully type breeds, such as the Staffordshire Bull Terrier tend to maintain the sturdy build and wide face synonymous with this group of breeds. The red nose gene could be carried into any of these mixes.
But when mixing with other breed types the outcome can be more unpredictable in terms of appearance. Be careful when adopting a shelter dog, to ensure that their temperament has been fully assessed by an experienced and qualified professional.
Other breeds and mixes you might be interested in:
- German Shepherd Pitbull Mix
- Great Dane Pitbull Mix
- Boston Terrier Pitbull Mix
- Black Mouth Cur Pitbull Mix
- Rottweiler Pitbull Mix
- Shar-Pei Pitbull Mix
- Cane Corso Pitbull Mix
- Australian Shepherd Pitbull Mix
Whether a red nose Pitbull is right for your household depends partly on you.