While there are many Pitbull colors out there, one stands out as being more remarkable than the rest – the tri color Pitbull. These dogs have color patterns you don’t typically expect to see in Pitbulls.
This color pattern comes in all four types of Pitbulls. You can find tri color American Pit Bull Terriers (APBT), tri color American Bully puppies, tri color American Staffordshire Terriers, and tri color Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
While rare, tri color Pitbulls exist in all of the biggest Pitbull bloodlines, such as the Colby Pitbulls, Razor Edge Pitbulls, and Gotti Pitbulls.
If you plan on becoming the new owner of a tri colored Pitbull, there are a few things you need to be mindful of.
To help you understand what your options are and some things to consider, we have gathered as much information as we possibly could about this one-of-a-kind color combination. Here’s everything you need to know!
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.
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.
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.
What is a Tri Color Pitbull?
Tri color Pitbulls are a new and rare color variety of American Pitbulls and bully breed dogs.
Rather than being an entirely new color, tri color Pitbulls are a new coat pattern.
Instead of the usual one or two coat colors, these Pitbulls have three colors in their coat. The colors come in various patterns.
Breeders have been developing a wide variety of tri color Pitbulls including combinations of:
Pitbulls themselves have a bit of a muddled past, and are not actually a specific breed. They are an umbrella term for several related “bully” breeds.
Breeds currently considered to be Pitbulls include:
Sometimes even the American Bulldog is included. Once upon a time, Boston Terriers and French Bulldogs were considered Pitbulls too!
Many of these varieties of dogs were originally bred to be fighting dogs, bull baiting dogs, working terriers. They were also bred as hunting dogs for large game such as wild hogs or feral cattle.
The various breeds considered “Pitbulls” are usually, squat, muscular dogs with a wide head, strong legs, and a barrel chest.
How Much Does a Tri-Color Pitbull Cost? Are They More Expensive Than Other Varieties?
Tri-color Pitbulls do not cost more compared with other varieties. Most tri-color Pitbull puppies are priced at $750 on average, with no difference regarding coat colors and patterns.
Some breeders may sell them at a higher price but the pricing is affected by other factors such as the puppies’ generation, papers, and shots.
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