Tri Color Pit Puppy

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.

Tri Color Pit Puppy

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.

Training and exercise needs of a Tri-Color Pitbull

Your main focus of training should be socialization. Many of these dogs are very trainable. They listen to their owners efficiently and are intelligent enough to learn most commands. They are very people-oriented, so they usually listen well in most situations. The only expectation to this is when new, exciting people and dogs are involved.

They tend to have selective hearing in these situations. Their excitement and friendliness often get the best of them, so they may not hear their owners’ commands. They can’t be trusted off-leash for this reason. They may easily run off after new people instead of being recalled to their owners.

We highly recommend putting these dogs in classes of some sort. Group classes are best, as these provide some level of socialization as well as training. Often, it isn’t the actual training that these dogs need the most of (since they are pretty easy to train anyway). Instead, socialization is where the value in these classes really lies.

It provides your canine with the opportunity to socialize with many different people and dogs in a controlled environment. You know all the other dogs are safe, as they wouldn’t be allowed in the class without the proper vaccinations and health checks.

Tri Color Pit Puppy

Compared to other purebred dogs, these canines are pretty healthy. They aren’t prone to the many different health problems like other breeds. Still, these dogs aren’t completely healthy. There are quite a few conditions that they can develop – just like any breed.

Hip dysplasia is one of the conditions that Pitbulls are often genetically predispositioned to. This condition is inherited and causes the joints not to form properly. There are some environmental factors that can cause this condition as well, such as improper nutrition and excessive exercise. Eventually, this will lead to excess wear on the dog’s joints and arthritis-like symptoms.

This can be treated with medication and sometimes surgery. Supportive care is also available, such as supplements.

The Tri-Color Pitbull can also run into problems with their patella (kneecap). Sometimes, the groove on their femur where their kneecap sits does not form properly. This makes the kneecap unable to sit perfectly in it, which can make it easier for it to pop out of place. This can cause pain and damage to the surrounding area if it is not treated properly.

Treatment for this can vary. Sometimes, arthritis medication is required because the kneecap will damage the femur when it pops out. Other times, surgery may be needed to realign the kneecap into the correct position.

Thyroid problems commonly occur as well. The thyroid gland makes many important hormones that are required for the body to work properly. However, occasionally, the thyroid does not make the proper amounts of these hormones. This can cause dry skin, hair loss, skin diseases, weight gain, fearfulness, aggression, and other strange behaviors. If your dog suddenly starts acting weird, it may be due to its thyroid.

Demodex mange is a common problem for these dogs. These mites live in the hair follicles of the dog, causing skin irritation and hair loss. In most cases, a dog’s immune system keeps the mites from getting out of hand. This leads to mild, localized cases of dry, irritated skin, which can be treated quite easily with the proper medication.

However, Pitbulls are often immunodeficient when it comes to this disease, which means that their immune system will not fight it off properly. This leads to the mange getting out of hand. The whole body can become infected. Bloody and scabby skin isn’t uncommon. Secondary infections may occur due to the constant open sores.

Specific medications can prevent the problem from getting too bad, but quick treatment is necessary. Many dogs will need lifelong maintenance. Usually, this disease isn’t deadly in itself, but the secondary infections could be if they are not tackled quickly.

Parvovirus is another disease that Pitbulls commonly have an immunodeficiency for. They are more likely to catch this disease when exposed and more likely to develop serious symptoms. Luckily, there is a vaccination for this disease. You simply need to make sure that your dog gets it and stay updated on shots.

Tri Color Pit Puppy

This breed requires minimal grooming. Their coat is short and smooth. It does a pretty good job of keeping itself clean. They do shed a decent amount, however. For this reason, we recommend brushing them at least once a week. This will help remove this dead fur, as well as other dirt and debris. Keeping up with their regular brushing sessions will elongate the time your dog needs between a bath. It will also spread out their natural oils, which will help keep their fur and skin healthy.

These dogs may need a bath occasionally when they get physically dirty. Otherwise, you shouldn’t have to worry about it. If they roll in the mud, you should bathe them. Otherwise, you can wait until they start smelling a bit dingy, which will take months.

Like most dogs, you will also need to trim their nails and keep an eye on their ears. While they aren’t prone to ear infections, any dog’s ears will get infected if they are allowed to get dirty. Therefore, you will need to clean them with a damp cotton ball whenever you notice built-up dirt and grime. This is true no matter what ear type your dog has.

Dental care is important as well. Many dogs get periodontal problems, which can be extremely troublesome. This can lead to infections and other issues. Gum disease can provide a direct port for bacteria into the bloodstream, which can mess with their heart, kidneys, and other organs.

While Tri-Color Pitbulls aren’t particularly prone to dental problems, any dog will develop dental problems if their teeth are not cared for properly.

While Pitbulls are decently common throughout much of the United States, tri-color Pitbulls are not. This is a rare recessive gene that usually requires particular breeding. Therefore, it is difficult to find these dogs outside of a breeder. You’ll likely need to find a breeder that specializes in these colors.

Because this coloration is a bit rare, it can be a bit expensive. It largely depends on the breeder you purchase from, though. Some may charge as much as $35,000 for a puppy. Most puppies are around $5,000. It isn’t uncommon for the “1st pick” puppy to cost as much as $7000, though.

Of course, purchasing from a breeder is the most expensive option. You may be able to purchase from a rescue instead. However, this particular coloration is rare, so it can be particularly difficult to find from a rescue. Many of these dogs are often adults. Puppies are even rarer.

Most breeders are so expensive because they put a lot of money into their puppies. Health testing is common, which can get quite expensive. Many breeders health test parent dogs before they are bred together. This helps ensure that the adults don’t have any underlying conditions that are then passed onto their puppies. Some also perform testing on the puppies after they are born, ensuring that they aren’t carrying certain conditions.

Furthermore, many breeders know how to socialize their puppies properly. Most are raised in the home, which means that they will be used to common household noises. This makes them more adaptable to your home after adoption. After all, they’ll already know what a home is.

Most puppies also receive plenty of health care when adopted from a breeder. The puppy’s first vaccinations are usually covered by the breeder. The large majority of puppies are taken to the vet at least once before they are adopted. For this reason, they tend to be a bit more expensive. These prices often get wrapped into the cost of the puppies.

Tri-Color Pitbull Coat Color Genetics: How Do They Develop a Tri-Colored Coat?

Tri-color Pitbulls get their coat from genes they inherit from both parents. This means that the trait is recessive and some of the puppies are likely going to be born without a tri-color coat if one of their parents didn’t possess this specific gene.

According to Animal Genetics, there are four alleles in the Agouti gene series and one of them is the Tan Point allele which is responsible for the tri-color coat pattern.

Since the tri-coloration is a recessive genetic trait, it would require two copies for the color pattern to express itself. In general, dogs carry many of the genes responsible for a three-color pattern but are only hidden and continue to be hidden for generations until two copies are inherited.

The Tan Point gene must be present to produce a tricolor pattern along with the gene for the base color which can be black, blue, lilac, chocolate, and so on. The three colors may also be affected by the dilution gene which is responsible for the patterns such as merle or piebald.

That said, regular veterinary visits must be done to detect if your dog has developed any condition caused by their genetics.


What is the rarest color of Pitbull?

Tri color Pitbulls are fairly rare, but not as rare as merle or pure black dogs. They usually cost between $2,000 and $5,000. While they can come in various coat shades, unless some of these colors are extremely rare, their price won’t be affected.

Do Pitbulls have tri color?

The distinctive appearance of blue fawn Pit Bulls comes from a homozygous recessive gene, making it one of the rarer Pit Bull colors. For the blue fawn color to occur, a puppy must inherit the dilute gene from both parents.