As all pit bull lovers know, these handsome puppers come in a rainbow of colors and patterns, from the beautiful blue to the striking brindle. But there’s one look creeping up more and more that has people talking, both positively and negatively.
We know the controversy is fierce, but since there’s a lot of chatter about them, we wanted to bring you the scoop.
Below, we’ll discuss what merle pit bulls are and break down what all the fuss is about.
Do Tri-Color Pitbull Puppies Change Color as They Grow?
Yes, the color of their coats could change as they grow into adults. This is normal for Pitbulls so it’s important to ask the breeder about the dog’s colors instead of just looking at them because a lilac or champagne puppy may change hues when they grow up.
Once they’re adults, the color stays the way it is. If you notice any color change, be sure to check their:
Tri-Color Pitbull Temperament: Do They Make Good Family Pets?
The tri-color Pitbull’s behavior doesn’t really differ much from their solid-coated and bi-colored Pitbull cousins. They are warm, loving, and family-oriented.
They’re one of those dogs who knows how to put up a show for their friends. They love being inside the house and they are fairly easy to train.
Browsing Instagram will make you see how they typically look as well as their usual behaviors. They love to be inside the house most of the time, making them a perfect family pet. They’re also attentive and not very difficult to take photos with.
When it comes to training, a high patience level is a must. They are very intelligent but training must be consistent as they learn best that way.
Pitbulls are also very tolerant dogs. In the past, they were dubbed as one of the most aggressive canines because they were originally bred as fighters. If you want a sweet and loyal Pitbull, the key is in the training you give them as well as making sure that they don’t feel neglected or abused.
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.
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