Fact: Bluenose Pitbulls can be great pets when given space to exercise, patiently trained, and fed a good diet. Are you thinking about becoming a foster parent or forever home for a Bluenose Pitty? If you are lucky enough to make a connection with a Pitty at a shelter or find a stray, the dog has already had disappointments. Please consider a few keynotes before you commit.
The Origin of Bluenose Pitbull
Bluenose Pitbulls are not a separate breed from the American Pitbull Terrier. The American Pit Bull Terrier is a companion and family dog breed. Originally bred to “bait” bulls, the breed evolved into farm dogs and became“nanny dogs” because they were so gentle around children.
The American Staffordshire Terrier and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier are often the Pitbull people think of when they hear the name. A Blue Pitbull has a “blue” nose due to a recessive trait caused by a black color dilation in their skin.
Bluenose parents do not guarantee Bluenose puppies. Bluenose Pitbulls often suffer from various other health issues due to this genetic code, including alopecia, a challenged immune system, and allergies.
Prepare for the future vet bills by getting an insurance plan. I opened up a Care Credit card to help with unexpected vet visits.
The Basics of The Pitbull Breed
Lifespan: 8-15 years.
American Staffordshire Terrier lives 12-16 years.
Height: will range from 1.5 to 2 feet tall. They can get taller if mixed with a larger bully breed such as a Boxer or Mastiff.
Weight: Ranges from 30-85 pounds
Pitbulls Require Early Training and Positive Reinforcement
Pitbulls respond to positive reinforcement training, just like people. Positive reinforcement techniques are reward-based training, such as clicker training. Most pit bulls are eager learners and will be happy to work for the rewards.
Bluenose Pitbulls are the same as non- Bluenose Pitbulls. If you have a nice size yard or enjoy long, fast-paced walks, then a Pitbull may be a great fit.
For your time and space sacrifice, you will earn a brilliant and eager to learn companion even if he or she is not a puppy and entered your life as a shelter dog.
Your Pitbull must learn to be comfortable with various people and situations from a very early age. Expose it to children, men, women, and other animals. Medicals conditions such as arthritis, bone fractures, internal injuries, various tumors, and lacerations can cause dogs to become aggressive. If a dog that has never shown any sign of aggression suddenly begins growling or snapping, the dog may be sick. Pain is a prevalent cause of aggression in dogs. Pitbulls make extremely loyal dogs for the rest of their lives.
Ten years ago, I rescued a Bluenose Pitty from an abandoned property on the westside of Chicago. People were afraid to approach the chained dog. We named him Smoke. Neighbors later informed me that his owners were gunned down and killed in the park. Smoke gained weight under my foster care. I eventually found him a forever home.
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