Blue nose pit bulls are quite popular despite their bad reputation. And rightfully so, as these dogs are loving and amazing companions. Donned to be nanny dogs they are incredibly caring and gentle with children. So what about the latest trend then, blue nosed pitties?
First off, pit bulls the are not a breed
Pit bull is an umbrella term commonly used for pitbull type dogs, like Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, the Bull Terrier and the American Pit Bull Terrier. What most of us perceive as a pit bull is the American Pit Bull Terrier. Robust dogs of medium build, medium height, and a wide face with a usual pittie grin. Their ancestors were used for bull baiting back in the day, and when blood sports were banned, illegal dog fighting began. They usually have a brown or black coat so naming the ones with a steel color coat blue, is really juts a marketing hack.
Down to genetics
A blue nose pit bull is not a product of something weird or exotic. Nor a science experiment gone totally wrong. The blue nose pit bulls get their unique look solely due to genetics. Specifically, a recessive trait. They get their unique hue because they lack melanin, the cellular secretion responsible for giving color to skin and hair. In the case of the Blue Nose Pitbull, the recessive trait triggers this melanin deficiency, thus causing a dilution of color in his nose and his fur. Even though Blue Nose Pitbull puppies aren’t as common as regular Pitbull, this doesn’t mean that it’s a rare breed. There’s a perfectly rational explanation why they exist, and its recessive genetics is almost akin to blue-eyed humans on some level. If a breeder is trying to sell rarity as a selling point, he or she is pulling your leg.
So choose carefully when buying a pup, and be sure to get the full scale of information before making a decision.