The Trainability of a Red Nose Pit Bulls: Temperament and Intelligence
A Red Nose Pit Bull is a highly trainable and versatile dog who brings a “never quit” attitude to everything they do.
This can be great when funneled into a sport like weight-pulling. However, it’s less great if they’re left at home alone bored and decide to vent their frustrations on your couch!
They are often intense dogs who are unwaveringly loyal and dedicated to their owners. They are eager to please and are very intelligent. This makes training simple for anybody who can handle their high energy levels and channel their tenacity.
As breeders breed away from the old fighting lines and more for companionship and sport, we will see more pits that fit well in the average home.
If you are considering bringing a Pit Bull into your home, be sure it is from a reputable breeder and that it will make a good companion.
Are Red Nose Pit Bulls More Aggressive?
Red Nose Pit Bulls are very unlikely to bite a person. This is a relic from their fighting days when owners had to intervene in a fight without being bit themselves. This means most of them make poor guard dogs.
The problem arises with the very few aggressive individuals. These dogs can do far more damage than just about any other dog. This is because a Pit Bull will hold on as long as possible. It will also shake its head to cause tremendous damage.
This does not mean their jaws are “locking,” as the common myth says. But it does mean that Pit Bull attacks have a 10% mortality rate. They are responsible for more actual deaths in the USA than any other breed.
But the argument around Pit Bull aggression is nuanced and complicated. After all, evidence suggests that owners of aggressive Pit Bulls are more likely to have criminal backgrounds. This could explain something about their dogs’ aggression.
In short, some pits may need experienced handlers, and breeders should be thoroughly vetted. But a well-bred Red Nose Pit Bull is usually a devoted and integral family member. So, there is no reason to avoid this breed just because of its reputation.
Unfortunately, the Red Nose Pit Bull may not be good with other pets. Many have a high prey drive and will chase and harass smaller animals. Their dogfighting genes are also sometimes still strong, and many Pit Bulls are intolerant of other dogs. In some cases, this is a dog best raised without other pets.
But Pitties are individuals, and with a bit of searching, it is not too hard to find one that can be fine with other animals.
What’s the Difference Between a Red Nose and Blue Nose Pit Bull?
The only difference between the Red Nose and the Blue Nose Pit Bull is color.
A Blue Nose Pit Bull is actually a black Pit Bull that has inherited the dilute gene. This gives the impression that the black has been “washed out” to a bluish-grey color. They also have the classic blue nose.
Breeding for color encourages inbreeding. The blue coloring is not that rare. In fact, a simple black Pit Bull may be preferable since it may be more in need of a good home because of Black Dog Syndrome.
Pit Bulls are not hypoallergenic, and they do shed. But, their coat is short and easily maintained.
How to know if you have a REAL Red Nose Pit bull!
Red Nose Pitbulls are also known as American red-nosed pitbull, American red nose pitbull, pitbull red nose, or simply as red pits.
They come from a different variety of American Pitbull Terrier. But not to be confused, you must understand that Red nose Pitbulls are not another separate breed but another color of American pitbull terriers.
So, do they make good pets? How did they originate? What are their appearance, personality, and grooming styles? To find out the answers to these questions, I suggest you keep on reading!