If you are planning on getting a Pitbull, you may be interested in a rare tri color Pitbull. These dogs are starting to become very popular!
But what exactly is a tri color Pitbull. How do they differ from any other variety of Pitbull dogs?
Few tricolored Pitbulls
The pitbull color is given a name according to its dominant coat color. Here are some of the common colored Pitbulls
Are Tri-Color Pitbulls Recognized by Kennel Clubs?
The coat pattern of tri-color Pitbulls is a fairly recent one so no kennel club at the moment lists them as one of the breeds that can participate in shows.
The American Kennel Club, which recognizes the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier, did not exactly list tri-color patterns as standard. However, the colors that make up the tri-color coat are recognized.
This is also the case for the American Pitbull Terrier and the American Bully which are recognized by United Kennel Club. The tri-color combinations aren’t listed on their color standards.
Given the fact that they are a new Pitbull color variety and that there’s difficulty in breeding them successfully without genetic defects, tri-color Pitbulls are quite rare.
As a pet owner, it is highly advised to refrain from breeding two tri-color Pitbulls on your own as the risk of genetic disorder is high.
Tri-color coats are caused by a recessive gene and it would take two parents who are carrying this to produce a tri-color litter. This gene increases the chances of genetic problems, so be sure to work with a veterinarian when it comes to breeding them.
Among tri Pitbulls, there are coat patterns that are less common than the others. The patchy black, white, brown pattern is very common. One of the less common ones is the merle blue tri-color ones as well as lilac tri-color Pitbulls.
Are Tri Color Pitbulls Show Dogs?
The United Kennel Club (UKC) was the first to recognize the American Pitbull Terrier.
However, The American Kennel Club (AKC) didn’t recognize the Staffordshire Bull Terrier until 1974. To date it has not recognized the American Pitbull Terrier.
Even within the organizations that recognize the Pitbull breeds, there is still a narrow range of “acceptable” coat colors.
Tri colored Pitbulls have not to date been added to any of those lists.
With this in mind, if a tri colored Pitbull is the dog of your dreams, don’t expect to be able to enter them into any shows.
Many breeders feel that intentionally breeding tri color Pitbulls is risky.
The gene that creates the tri color variation is recessive. It requires putting two parents with the recessive genes together.
Breeders’ main concern is that tri color Pitbull puppies with two sets of recessive genes are at greater risk for disease and genetic disorders.
However, the tri color Pitbulls are still relatively new and rare. Therefore, there has not yet been enough time for researchers to conduct any in-depth scientific studies. Certainly these studies would help to investigate any potential health risks.
In general, you should expect the same health risks for tri color Pitbulls that you would be ready and aware of for all the Pitbull color varieties.
The most common health issues that Pitbulls face can include:
Remember to always refer to your veterinarian or animal health care professional with questions and concerns!
Are fawn Pitbulls rare?
Colors like lilac and merle blue are the rarest.
What is a fawn colored Pitbull?