Blue pitbulls are muscular and stocky dogs, with short ears that can stand straight and fold over. They weight between 55 and 70 pounds. These animals have a violent past, which revolved around dog fighting, a horrible sport.
Thus, blue pit bulls have a negative reputation, being perceived as dangerous, unpredictable and aggressive dogs. They can be genetically predisposed to aggression, but in recent years, breeders have managed to select dogs away from this negative trait.
It’s true that they don’t give so many warning signs before attacking or becoming aggressive, but compared to other breeds, they tend to become aggressive only when they’re provoked.
Tolerance, Intelligence And Affection
Even in the past, when dog fighting was a popular sport, blue pit bulls were bred to be tolerant of their owners and friendly with humans. Today, it’s hard to believe for many people that blue pit bulls can be affectionate, friendly and loyal. Nevertheless, if they have been well socialised, these dogs can accept even strangers and they are great pets for families with children.
A Wonderful Relationship With Kids
It may seem impossible, but they’re patient with kids, being able to face rough treatment from them. These dogs were once known as “nursemaids dogs” because they are very affectionate with kids and able to accept them very easily.
Intelligence And Training
Pit bulls are sometimes stubborn, but they’re very intelligent and can be trained very easily by positive reinforcement methods. As they adore attention, praising will encourage them. Thus, they will learn very fast new rules, tricks and will obey commands. Avoid negative reinforcement and punishment because these could lead to an aggressive behaviour. A blue pit bull can learn a lot of things, ranging from obedience commands to amazing and advanced tricks to canine sport training.
These dogs are ideal for active owners as they have a lot of energy and need daily exercise, walks or training. If their owner doesn’t do that daily, these dogs will get bored very fast and will start to dig, chew, pace or bark. Therefore, boredom is one of the causes of aggression, frustration, irritating or destructive habits. A good trick is to give them toys and bones for their extra energy.
Usually, blue pit bulls should benefit from two daily walks of at least 30 minutes each, as well as playing in the yard, daily training sessions, swimming, hiking, jogging, but also participation in canine sports. All these activities will keep blue pit bulls healthy, happy and will build a wonderful relationship between them and their owners.