Pitbulls are great dogs, but the term “pit bull” is used referring to several breeds, including the American Staffordshire terrier and the Staffordshire bull terrier, recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC), and the American pit bull terrier, recognized by the United Kennel Club (UKC).
Even the term “blue nose” is found on many Internet listings, these dogs are not bred by colour. It means there are only pitbulls of various colours, quality and markings.
Dogs called blue pitbuuls have a recessive dillution gene that turns their coat into a beautiful color. But these dogs are born this way, they don’t grow into their colour. Their eyes are rather light, but not always blue.
Blue pitbulls’ head is one of the most defining features of the breed. It should be large, strong but still not disproportionate to their body. Their ears can eb or not cropped, and if they’re cropped, it should be in a short manner.
These dogs are usually big, weighing approximately 70 pounds. Additionally, pitbulls have a muscular body, a lot of energy, are playful, speed are agile and have a great physical power.
Nonetheless, temperament is the most important feature of pit bulls. They are courageous, loyal, friendly and people-oriented. Unfortunately, in the recent years, this breed has been linked to dog fighting and violence, so its reputation has been affected. In some areas, it’s illegal to be the owner of a pitbull. Let’s hope that in the near future, their reputation will be improved.