Blue brindle Pitbull usually refers to an American Pit Bull Terrier with blue coloring and a brindle pattern in their coat.
Blue brindle Pitbull puppies are beautiful. So many prospective puppy parents are keen to know if they have great personalities and good overall health to match.
In this article, we take a look at how the blue brindle Pitbull compares to other colors, and whether they make a great pet.
What is a Blue Brindle Pitbull?
Blue brindle is a combination of coat color and pattern.
So a blue brindle Pitbull is a Pitbull with a blue coat in a brindle pattern, rather than a breed in its own right. Although they can appear to have three different colors, this isn’t a tri-color Pitbull.
Most people interested in blue brindle Pitbulls have an American Pitbull Terrier in mind.
However, American Staffordshire Terriers (Amstaffs) and Staffordshire Bull Terriers (Staffies) also belong to the Pitbull type, and can have blue brindle coats.
Spencer the Pit Bull was born March 30th, 2010. He was bred by Shades of Blue Kennel, breeders Naim and Tanika Caleb, from 50% Razor Edge and 50% old Watchdog lines. The older Watchdog and Razors Edge bloodlines started out as APBT game dogs. Over the years they have both turned into Bully lines. Spencer does not have Bully in him. He has old game Watchdog lines and old game Razors Edge lines. You can still find dogs with Watchdog bloodlines in the pure form of the APBT, but most are now Bullies.
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Spencers parents—(back) his father (sire) is a blue-nose named Desination Jazz, (front) his mother (dam) is a gray and white brindle named Storm.
Spencer the blue-nose brindle Pit Bull, shown here as a puppy at about 5 weeks old before he left the breeder
Are Blue Brindle Pitbull Puppies Rare?
This is relative. The black gene is dominant, which means it is expressed whenever it is present.
The brindle gene is masked by some genes, but not all.
And the dilute gene is recessive, which means it is only expressed when a dog has two copies of it.
This means that if Pitbulls existed in the wild, expression of a blue brindle coat would be easily obscured by other coat types instead.
But of course, they don’t. And it’s easy for breeders to increase the odds of blue brindle Pitbull puppies by making savvy breeding choices.
Which means the frequency of this color and pattern is partly driven by fashion and demand.
But does anything make them popular besides their looks? Is their personality special too?
At the time of writing, there is no evidence that any of the genes associated with blue brindle coats affect a dog’s temperament as well.
Well-raised American Pitbull Terriers are smart, athletic, a bit goofy, and devoted to their human families.
Unfortunately though, there are also badly-raised Pitbulls who have an altogether different reputations.
American Pitbull Terriers, Amstaffs and Staffies have all been used as fighting dogs in the past.
Fighting dogs were mistreated by their owners to make them more aggressive in the fighting pit. And people used the most aggressive dogs to sire further fighting dogs.
Fortunately, dog fighting is now illegal. And (perhaps more importantly) deliberately raising aggressive dogs is becoming less and less socially acceptable.
So, by the time these researchers compared aggression in 40 pitbulls vs 44 similar sized dogs of other breeds in a shelter setting, they concluded that the Pitbulls were no more aggressive than other dogs.
The evidence in their favor isn’t entirely conclusive though. Pitbull type dogs are still significantly over-represented in dog bite statistics.
However, they are far more likely to react aggressively to other dogs than people. And bites to people are frequently the result of trying to break up dog fights.
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