The blue nose pit bull is a wonderful family dog that is a color variation of the American pit bull terrier.
These beautiful dogs may have an intimidating appearance but they have sweet hearts and a loving nature.
Their striking blue nose makes them even sweeter.
Unfortunately this dog gets a lot of bad press and has a bad reputation. In reality these pups just want to cuddle you and will cover you in kisses rather than bites.
In this article we hope to enlighten you about the true nature of blue nose pit bulls. You will learn all about how to care for them, train them and even why they have that beautiful blue nose.
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Blue Nose Pit Bull At A Glance
Blue nose pit bulls are snuggly and sweet dogs that have a muscular and tough appearance.
These gorgeous dogs are big cuddle monsters and will demand love and attention at all times. They may have the muscles and strength that would make them seem aggressive, but these dogs are very gentle and just love human attention.
- Popularity: #18.
- Specialty: Companion.
- Weight: 30-65 pounds.
- Price: $100-$2000.
- Personality: Affectionate, energetic and strong.
|Lifespan: 6-12 years|
|Family Friendly: Yes|
|Size: 115-220 pounds|
|Lifespan: 10-12 years|
|Family Friendly: Yes|
|Size: 55-70 pounds|
Blue Nose Pit Bull Overview
Just like the red nose pit bull, the blue nose pit bull isn’t a separate breed but a regular pit bull with a blue coloring. They are characterized of course by their blue noses. Just like
Sadly they were originally bred for blood sports but these days they enjoy a happier life as companion dogs.
Because of their troubled past (and bad press) these pups are now desperately trying to win over the hearts of dog owners with their goofy personalities and cuddly nature.
They have many striking features like their warm, gorgeous eyes and their big heads.
Whilst they can be intimidating to look at, these dogs could not be any sweeter. If you welcome one into your home you will have a Velcro dog who will always be attached to your side. They will want to cuddle in bed at night and go for long walks with you during the day.
They are fairly easy to care for.
Their grooming, diet and health requirements are low, but they do require lots of exercise to settle down their excess energy.
Traditionally these dogs are purebred but it is fairly common these days to find them mixed with other breeds.
- Very affectionate with people.
- Minimal grooming requirements.
- Very easy to train.
- Gentle and patient with young children.
- Athletic and skilled in canine sports.
- High energy.
- Often unethically bred.
- May develop anxiety and sensitivity.
- Does not always realize their own strength.
A Day In The Life Of This Breed
With a blue nose pit bull you will wake up to a snoring, warm pup curled up right next to your face.
These loveable dogs just want to be close to you and will demand to sleep in bed with you at night. You will likely be waking your sleepy dog up because they could happily snuggle in bed with you all day.
As soon as you are awake your pup will race down the stairs and want their morning meal. This should be a high protein diet that supplies them with all the energy they need for an active day.
After breakfast they will be excited to race outside and zoom around your yard in circles. They will likely run around and chase anything that moves in the yard until they exhaust themselves. Blue nose pit bulls are happy to play on their own but they may also ask for you to throw a ball for them or play tug-of-war.
If guests come over, or the neighbor pops their head over the fence, your Pittie will want to greet them. They will demand lots of love and affection from anyone they come across and will often give their new friends with lots of kisses.
During the daytime they will want to be snuggled up on the couch and be close to you. They may sleep, but they will also likely want to chew on something like a rubber toy or bone. This keeps their minds active even when their bodies are not.
As the day progresses they will ask for more play time (either indoors or outdoors). They would also love a more intensive workout such as a run or swimming at the local lake.
At the end of the day, and after lots of play time, they will be glued to your side trying to soak up all the attention they can get.
History And Origin
Pit bulls were originally bred from Old English Bulldogs.
Many other bull breeds (such as the Staffordshire terrier, boxer, and mastiff) can also trace their ancestry back to the Old English Bulldog.
Old English Bulldogs were the first breed to be used for bull baiting and other gruesome blood sports.
The pit bull was developed during the 19th century when breeders in the United Kingdom had the idea to cross the athleticism of the Terrier with the strength and muscles of a Bulldog.
When these strong pups originally came to the US they were used for farming purposes.
They were ratters and hunted game like wild pigs.
These pups were both workers and beloved household pets. They were nicknamed nanny dogs because of the way they cared for the children in their home.
Sadly though because of this breeds intelligence, and extreme need to please their owners, they were quickly manipulated by malicious people.
Dog fighters began to choose this breed because they were so eager to please that they would do anything their owners instructed them to do. Because they became popular fighting dogs they gained the reputation of a dangerous dog and that stigma has unfortunately stuck to them ever since.
Unfortunately even today many dog owners avoid adopting a Pittie because of this misconception.
Many people are even afraid of this breed and will put their dogs or children away.
Just because this breed was exploited people assume blue nose pit bull are aggressive and unpredictable when in reality, they are very affectionate and loving.
7 Fun Facts
- A puppy can lose their blue nose coloring as they get older – it can fade to pink or black.
- The gene that causes the blue coloring of this dog’s nose can lead to medical problems such as premature hair loss and a poor immune system.
- Unfortunately the American pit bull terrier is the most common breed to find in shelters.
- The blue nose of these pups is caused by a recessive gene. Typically blue nose puppies have two blue noses parents but sometimes they can come from a cross of one blue nose parent and one no blue nose parent.
- Lots of people believe that pit bulls have a lock jaw but this is a myth.
- Sadly the blue nose pit bull has been the victim of false media for years. In the media these days are portrayed as being aggressive because of their troubled past. However this reputation could not be any further wrong.
- The adorable blue nose of this breed can also be found in Mastiffs, Rottweilers and Bulldogs.
Temperament And Behavior
The common misconception about this breed is that they are vicious dogs.
This could not be any further from the truth.
When raised in a loving environment these pups are sweeter and more affectionate than you could ever imagine.
This breed is known for intense cuddling!
These love bugs want to be with you all the time and will always want to snuggle up next to you (no matter how big they are).
Pitties will often mimic their owners behaviors and will want to sleep with you at night and run alongside you during the day.
Because they form such tight bonds with their loved ones they tend to develop separation anxiety.
Blue nose pit bulls are not only kind to their family members but also everyone they meet.
They will seek out attention from anyone who is willing to offer it!
She is patient with people of all ages and are especially tolerant of obnoxious behavior from children.
Although these dogs are great with people of all ages they can be a bit wary around other dogs. Pit bulls need to be socialized from a very early age with other dogs to ease any fears they may have. If you are adopting an older pit bull you should always closely supervise any interactions they have with other dogs.
This dog is bursting with energy and loves to run, swim and chase after toys.
They need to be kept busy or else they may become destructive. Their intelligent little minds need to be challenged so lots of owners enroll their dogs in canine sports to keep their bodies and minds active.
These pups are strong and muscular but they are also very clumsy and goofy. They will often do funny things or make odd vocalizations.
It is guaranteed that the blue pit bull Terrier will put a smile on your face.
How Much Does A Blue Nose Pit Bull Cost?
The blue nose pit bull can be very expensive if you purchase one from a breeder.
Because the coloring of their beautiful nose is very rare you can pay anywhere from $1000 to $3000 for a blue nose pit bull puppy.
- Only purchase a blue nose pit bull if you have an active lifestyle and can keep up to their high exercise requirements.
- As this breed is so common in shelters try to adopt one first before getting a puppy.
- If you do buy a puppy from a breed then make sure they are reputable. Puppies from puppy mills are often inbred and this can causes health problems in the future.
- Be prepared that people may fear your dog simply because it is a pit bull. Do not be offended if people pull their dogs or children away from your pooch, but rather use your loving dog as an example to break the aggressive stigma of this breed.
- If you are determined to get a pit bull with a blue nose then you may want to consider adopting one that is over a year old. Puppies can lose their blue nose color over time so by getting an adult you can see if they have kept their blue nose.
- As these dogs are powerful chewers you will need to give them durable toys.
Blue Nose Pit Bull Appearance
Of course their most distinctive feature is right there in their name: the blue nose.
These gorgeous pups are known for their beautiful blue nose.
They are also characterized by their extremely muscular body. They have an athletic build with a broad chest to provide them with all the power they need.
Pit bulls also have a large square head with a short muzzle.
Blue nose pit bulls can often have striking blue eyes or the standard brown eyes. Whatever color they end up having, these pups have warm loving eyes that show just how much they love you at all times.
These goofy dogs also have a very expressive face and will keep you laughing with their funny faces.
They are stocky dogs that pack a lot of weight into a small and short body.
Blue nose pit bull typically only stand 18-21 inches tall but can weigh 30-65 pounds.
These beautiful pups have a gorgeous light grey or silver colored coat. They can also come in white or have a brindle pattern to their fur.
Most pups will have white markings on their face, chest and feet.
Their fur is short and straight and very soft to the touch. Because their fur is so short you will not have to worry about them shedding much. They will shed a small amount twice each year, but this can easily be managed with regular brushing.
Blue Nose Pit Bull Care Guide
These gorgeous dogs are surprisingly very easy to care for.
They are a very healthy breed that is easy to groom, have a simple diet and often live very long lives.
The only downside to these pups is that they demand lots of exercise.
Blue nose pit bulls have lots of energy and will need to play often. Luckily they are very good at switching from play mode to snuggle mode in an instant if you are too tired to run around.
First time owners can easily welcome one of these pups into their home so long as they have an active lifestyle and a large enough garden.
Blue nose pit bulls are bursting with energy at all times.
These spirited pups demand lots of exercise and will quickly let you know if they are not receiving enough by chewing on your belongings or digging holes in the yard.
You should be prepared to take your pit bull for 2 long walks each day.
In addition to walks these stocky athletes love pretty much any form of exercise. Jogging, hiking, swimming and even just playing fetch in the yard are a few of their favorite activities. Their athleticism also helps them excel at various canine sports.
These dogs love to chew so make sure you have strong, durable toys that will not crumble during play time.
They also love to roughhouse and wrestle with you.
- Total Daily Activity: 90+ minutes.
- Activity Level: 5/5.
- Favorite Activity: Wrestling and playing.
The good news is this breed have an extremely low maintenance grooming routine.
Their short and stiff fur does not need to be meticulously trimmed or groomed like other breeds. All they need is brushing 2-3 times per week to collect any loose hair or debris.
They will shed lightly twice a year.
As they do not have much fur you will not be overwhelmed by tufts of hair coating your home.
Unfortunately they do suffer from dry skin so make sure you only bathe them once a month. You can wipe down their fur with a wet washcloth in between bathing sessions if their coat seems dirty.
Finally they should have their ears cleaned weekly, nails trimmed monthly and teeth brushed weekly.
These dogs need lots of protein and nutrients to give them the energy they need to power their muscular bodies.
High calorie diets are good to keep their energy up but avoid fatty foods. They need a moderate amount of fat to maintain the shininess of their coat but too much fat could lead to them becoming overweight.
Typically these pups should be fed 1.5-2.5 cups of dry food per day – split up that food into two meals to avoid overeating.
Unfortunately lots of blue nose pit bulls are unethically bred to achieve the desirable blue nose.
Breeders will often inbreed their pups to get the color they desire and this can lead to a much higher chance of your puppy developing various health conditions.
The blue nose color itself can also cause issues. The color is caused by a diluted black pigment called eumelanin and this coloring can lead to premature hair loss and a poor immune system.
In addition they are susceptible to allergies, hypothyroidism, hip dysplasia, heart disease, cataracts and epilepsy.
It is important to remember that not every pup will develop these conditions. However you should know the symptoms and warning signs of these conditions because early detection is key.
How Long Does A Blue Nose Pit Bull Live?
You can expect the blue nose pit bull to live for 8-15 years.
Considering their large size this is a very good age.
A healthy diet, proper hygiene and plenty of exercise will give your loveable pup the best chance of living for many years.
How To Train A Blue Pit Bull Terriers
These dogs may not look clever but actually they are extremely intelligent and should start with the training as soon as possible. There are plenty of puppy training tips that you can employ to help train your blue pit bull.
Because this breed has an intense desire to please their owners they are typically very easy to train.
Also remember that positive reinforcement is very important for this breed because these sensitive dogs may become anxious and afraid if you raise your voice at them.
Despite their intimidating appearance they are easily frightened.
Make training fun and involve lots of treats to keep them motivated.
These smart dogs can easily become bored if they are not engaging in a fun activity.
When they are bored they will dig and chew – make sure to have plenty of interesting toys to keep them occupied. Kongs, rope toys and even a spring pole are all awesome options to mentally stimulate them. They also are skilled at various canine sports and would eagerly welcome any opportunity to show off their strength.
The final part of this breeds training will be socialization.
Blue nose pit bull will need to be socialized from a puppy.
This breed is known for being wary around other dogs and may sometimes become aggressive because they are frightened. If they are introduced to other new animals when they are young they should treat other pets kindly and get along very well.
Blue nose pit bull Puppies need that early exposure to ease any of their fears.
Luckily they do not have these same reservations around human strangers. They are not good guard dogs because they fall in love with everyone they meet!
So you will not have to worry about human socialization with your pup.
After reading this article you now know everything about these gentle dogs.
These pups are undeniably adorable as soon as you see their goofy little dog smiles and blue noses.
Blue nose pit bulls are a great option for new dog owners.
They are easy to care for and have a very affectionate personality that anyone could easily fall in love with.
Just remember that this energetic breed needs lots of exercise! They also need to have plenty of sturdy toys to keep them out of trouble because they will chew or dig if they are bored.
If you are willing to give these clingy dogs the attention they demand, they will fill your life with love and laughter.
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