It is important that Spencer is socialized with all types of sights, sounds and smells. We take him up to a house in the mountains so he can experience new things.
We all go for a pack walk. The Pit pup tries really hard to follow us. We let him walk, but when he starts looking tired we carry him. The drive to be with his pack is so strong that he is liable to unhealthily exhaust himself trying to keep up.
Spencer using all his might to follow his pack—look how he totally has the Pit-stride down. “Wait for me!”
Spencer the Pit Bull tries to eat rocks. Notice the first time he was corrected the correction was more of a push and the pup didnt respond to it. The second correction was a poke and that did the trick. Notice Bruno the Boxer walking by with his bone.
We all go and look at the child-sized dollhouse. Spencer learns boundaries as he and Bruno are told to stay outside.
Look how Bruno lets the pup eat right in front of him, ignoring him. The pup has to eat more times a day than Bruno and this is not the same type of food Bruno eats. We all know about Brunos skunkish-smelling gas problem, so for the sake of all those around him, Bruno cannot eat Spencers food. Look how the big guy just lies there, not caring one bit that the pup is eating and he is not. Now thats a good boy, Bruno.
Spencer plays with Bruno in the dog bed. Poor Bruno. Little brothers can be annoying sometimes.
Bruno hanging with Sara in the back seat of the car. Hes such a big love.
We decide to take a drive to Zerns Farmer’s Market. Since we are able to carry Spencer we bring him with us for the socialization. All of the people, noises, new smells and activity are great for him to experience at such a young age.
Spencer had gone for a long pack walk before we came to the market and he was already exhausted. Everyone loved to reach out and pet him. He calmly took in all of the excitement.
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The Genetics of Blue Brindle Pits
Sometimes to truly appreciate what makes a color special, it’s fun to look at the chemistry going on at a genetic level.
Blue brindle dogs owe their looks to a very particular genetic recipe:
Blue brindle starts, counter intuitively, with the black gene, known as B.
All blue brindle dogs have a copy of the B gene. It triggers production of the black pigment eumelanin.
Blue brindle dogs only need one copy of this gene, from one of their parents.
Next comes the brindle gene, which has the unexpected abbreviation Kbr.
The brindle gene causes the narrow stripe pattern on blue brindle Pits.
Brindle dogs have one or two copies of the brindle gene (from one or both parents).
Blue brindle Pitbull puppies with only one copy of the brindle gene only develop a brindle coat if they don’t inherit an alternative gene which masks it from their other parent.
Pitties with just the black and brindle genes have black and red brindle markings. And as handsome as that is, blue brindle dogs have one more extra special element:
The dilute gene, known as d.
The dilute gene reduces the amount of pigment in each strand of hair. So that the black appears blue, and the red appears fawn.
Blue brindle Pitbull puppies receive two copies of the d gene: one from each parent.
What Makes A Blue Brindle Pit Special?
Blue brindle coats are popular and highly sought after.
You only need to look at this picture to see why:
Of course, they aren’t literally blue like the sky. In dog color parlance, blue means gray.
But it has to be said that ‘gray’ just doesn’t do these coats justice – it’s a very special shade of gray indeed.
Brindle is a pattern of stripes. The exact width and spacing of them is as unique as a fingerprint, but they’re always pretty narrow.
Blue brindle stripes are gray with soft fawn in between them.
Blue brindle Pits also have blue noses. So, they’re sometimes called blue nose brindle Pitbulls.
What are the main characteristics of a Brindle Pitbull?
The Brindle Pitbull is a short-haired, medium-sized muscular dog.
It’s often thought of as a dangerous dog breed, only bred for dog fighting and blood sports, but today its personality can be loving and affectionate when trained properly and socialized early by a responsible dog owner.
When any Pitbull is trained and socialized properly it can make a wonderfully loyal and trusted companion, for any dog lover. They are loving dogs and enjoy company, and the more active the lifestyle they have the better.
The Pitty is still associated with its previous reputation as a bully dog breed that was famous for dog fighting. This alarms many people and so this breed is often misunderstood to being better suited to aggressive contact than as a family pet. Dog owners of Pitties know that when handled correctly and properly trained they can be an affectionate and loving dog to be around.
Although they are growing in popularity as a dog breed, they don’t actually rank that highly in the lists of the world’s most popular dogs! Perhaps the stigma attached to their fighting days has an influence on this.
The general Bull dog breed ranks the 5th most popular dog in the US.
The Brindle Pitbull puppy needs to be trained and socialized as early as possible. This is a strong and stubborn, muscular dog breed with a strong jaw, that needs to learn control. Positive reinforcement and reward-based raining are advisable for this dog breed as it is strong-willed and needs to build up trust with its dog owner.
A Brindle Pitbull dog or any color variation of Pitbull dog should not be negatively punished, challenged directly or locked up for misbehaviour. Always reinforce change gradually and praise good behaviour and learning. Clicker training works well with this dog breed.
They are no more likely to bite than any other dog breed however they have a very powerful jaw and are very strong so any attack is likely to leave lasting damage.
A Pitbull dog has lots of energy, so expect to be exercising a Pitbull puppy for at least one hour a day minimum, building up 1-2 hours a day in adulthood; the more challenging the exercise better for this breed of dog.
Pit bulls, even the Pitbull puppies, are strong and energetic type dogs with lots of stamina. They are very powerful, have a solid build and are able to follow commands with appropriate training.
Early socialization and learning discipline are strongly recommended with a Brindle Pitbull or any Pitbull mix dog. This type of dog needs to become used to other dogs and children if it is to fit into a family environment.
Brindle Pitbull dogs are not good in the company of packs of dogs so they must be trained to know how to socialize in the company of other dog breeds.
They were bred as fighting dogs that could follow orders and commands. This trait is still present and if used positively this type of dog can be a disciplined and protective family pet.
Given their sharp instincts, fearless nature and ability to follow commands they can make good search and rescue dogs.
They will behave as trained as long as they are not left alone to get bored, then they can become destructive. Children should not be left alone with any Pitbull dog and should be taught how to treat these dogs with respect and how to act in their company.
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