The red-nosed Pitbull is a medium-sized breed of dog that is known for its reddish-colored nose and sleek, muscular build. The origins of the breed are somewhat unclear, but it is believed to have originated in Ireland and was then brought to America by immigrants. The breed was initially used as a farm dog, but unfortunately, it gained a reputation as a fighting dog due to its strength and aggression.
Despite this reputation, red nose Pitbulls are actually loyal and loving dogs when properly trained and socialized. They are highly intelligent and eager to please their owners, making them excellent candidates for obedience and agility training. They also make great family pets and are known for their affectionate and gentle nature towards children.
However, like all dogs, proper training and socialization are essential for red-nosed Pitbulls. They require regular exercise and mental stimulation to prevent boredom and destructive behavior. They also need a firm and consistent hand in training to prevent any aggressive tendencies from developing.
Overall, the red-nosed Pitbull is a beautiful and beloved breed that, when properly trained and cared for, can make an excellent addition to any family.
The Red Nose Pitbull is a variety of the popular American Pitbull Terrier breed. Just like the Blue Nose Pitbull, Red Nose Pitbulls are intelligent and active.
History of the Red Nose Pitbull
Until the mid-19th century the now extinct Old English Terriers and Old English Bulldogs were bred together to produce a dog that combined the gameness of the terrier with the strength and athleticism of the bulldog.
This type of dog, which was bred in the British Isles, became known as the bull and terrier
. These dogs arrived in the United States in the late nineteenth century where they became the direct ancestors of the American Pit Bull Terrier.
In the United Kingdom, bulls and terriers were use in bloodsports such as bull baiting and bear baiting. These bloodsports were officially eliminate in 1835 when Britain introduce animal welfare laws. Since dog fighting is cheaper to organize and easier to conceal.
Instead of using bull or bear baits, bloodsport proponents turned to pitting their dogs against each other instead. Dog fighting was use as both a bloodsport (often involving gambling) and a way to continue testing the quality of their stock.
For decades afterwards, dog fighting clandestinely took place in small areas of Britain.
Around 1845-1860, these dogs arrived in America, where dog fighting continued. On February 10, 1898, the breed was recognize by the United Kennel Club (UKC) as the American Pit Bull Terrier.
Red Nose Pitbull Breed Origin
The Old Family Red Nose strain was a strain of Pitbull bred around the mid-1800s. They were know as the Old Family Dogs.
These dogs then developed into what we now know as the Old Family Red Nose strain. This strain is now use to distinguish the Red Nose Pits as an individual segment of the bloodlines of the American Pit Bull Terrier.
Red Nose Pitbulls were recognize for their ferocity and gameness and therefore the creators use selective breeding to retain the purity of the strain.
Around the mid-1900s, the Red Nose Pitbull came to the US alongside Irish immigrants.
Red Nose Pitbull Terriers, like the Blue Nose Pitbull, are far more expensive than other colors of their breed.
You can end up spending thousands of dollars on a Red Nose Pitbull when buying from a breeder. Let’s take a look at some of their most prominent characteristics.
|Appearance||The Red Nose Pitbull has a stocky and athletic appearance, which makes them larger than the average Pitbull.|
A Red Nose Pitbull can weigh anywhere between 30 and 50 lbs for a female and up to 65 lbs for a male.
Their chiseled head is like a brick and they have very strong, powerful jaws. They also have a muscular neck and a full chest for extra strength.
|Color||The Red Nose Pitbull has a beautiful red, brown or copper color to their fur, lips and toenails, plus amber eyes.|
They can also have patterns of white fur on their bodies, particularly on their chest and toes. These are unique features of a Red Nose Pitbull that you can see from birth.
|Coat||The Red Nose Pitbull Terrier’s coat is short and fine and very smooth. Because of this, grooming them is very simple.|
We will go into more detail about this below. The Red Nose Pitbull does not have a hypoallergenic coat, and they shed moderately twice a year.
|Lifespan||The lifespan of a red nose is the same as that of any other Pitbull, living for an average of 12 to 14 years.|
Despite their history of fighting and the common belief that Pitbulls are aggressive, this is not true. When a Red Nose Pitbull is raised correctly, they can be very sweet and loving dogs.
All dogs have the potential to be dangerous and the Red Nose Pitbull is no different, but when trained properly they can make perfect pets.
A Red Nose Pitbull craves interaction, attention and companionship.
They love being around you and are gentle and friendly dogs. They are suitable pets for the family and are known for being very friendly to children.
That being said, you should have experience training a large dog before taking a Red Nose Pitbull into your home. This will ensure you will be able to control them.
We will go into more detail about training your Red Nose Pitbull below.
Known Health Issues of the Red Nose Pitbull
Pitbulls are known for being more of a hardy dog with less health issues than many other breeds of dog. However, there are some known health issues with this breed.
Red nose pitbulls can suffer from joint problems because of their posture. Because their frame is heavy, it puts strain on their ligaments and joints.
This can cause chronic damage and lameness in the legs. One way to stop this from happening is to make sure they do not become overweight.
This breed is known for skin conditions, so you should check your Red Nose Pit’s coat for anything out of the ordinary like scabs or hot spots regularly.
They are also likely to suffer from retinal damage, which affects their sight. If you suspect your dog is having problems with their vision, you should take them to the vet.
Hip dysplasia, degenerative myelopathy and kneecap dislocation are three other health problems Red Nose Pitbulls can suffer from too.
Daily Life Of Red Nose Pitbull
Red Nose Pitbull Terriers are a strong and active dog that really benefits from being outside. They also need a healthy diet to stay healthy, as well as a lot of social interaction from you.
Food And Diet
Your Red Nose Pitbull’s diet should be tailore to their size, age and needs. It should always be well-balance and healthy, changing as they get older and their calorie needs change.
Red Nose Pitbull puppies
As a puppy, your Red Nose Pitbull will benefit from dry kibble. You should feed them about a quarter to a ½ cup of food that is divide into 4 to 6 meals every day until they become six months old.
Once they reach six months, you can switch their schedule to just three meals a day.
Red Nose Pitbull puppies can’t digest protein as well as grown up Pitties, so you should make sure the protein you are feeding them is of high quality.
The protein content of dry kibble should be around 30% to 40%. They should have about 14% to 17% fat in their diet from healthy sources such as fish oil or chicken fat. In addition, they should have calcium to help their bones remain strong.
You shouldn’t leave your puppy’s bowl of food full and lying around, because this invites your puppy to overfeed themselves.
Feed them four to six meals a day if you want them to be healthy.
Once your Red Nose Pitbull reaches 18 months, their diet should be switche again to work for their changing body.
If your Pitbull is large they may need three cups of food a day, where as a smaller Pitbull may only need two-thirds of a cup or less of dry food a day.
An adult Red Nose Pitbull’s diet should be mostly meat instead of grains about 15% to 30% protein. There should also be 15% to 20% fat.
Be careful about overfeeding your Pitbull. Just because they are active doesn’t mean they need more food
A fit and healthy Pitbull should have an hourglass figure when you look down at their body and you should be able to feel their ribs.
It is very imperative that your Red Nose Pitbull gets the right amount of exercise. As we mentioned above, Red Nose Pitbulls are active dogs who benefit from being outside.
You should give them around an hour of exercise, both physically and mentally, to keep them in the right shape.
They can enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities, so there is no excuse not to play with them. If you let your Red Nose Pitbull get too overweight, they can begin to exhibit destructive behavior.
Red Nose Pitbulls are great family doggies and are know for being gentle with children.
It is often advise that you have some experience with larger dogs or training a larger dog before picking a Red Nose Pitbull to join your home.
Your Red Nose Pitbull dog needs to be socialize from a very early age so they understand how to react in certain unfamiliar situations.
This will help them realize that not everything around them is a threat. If they are well socialize, your dog will be the most sociable dog in your area.
Red Nose Pitbulls love being around people and do not do well when left on their own for long periods of time.
If your Pitbull is left alone for more than 3-4 hours at a time, they can begin to show signs of separation anxiety and you may notice some destructive behavior.
You should make sure they have plenty of toys if you do need to be out for longer than that.
You should also give your Red Nose Pitbull a place in the house that is just theirs. This is helpful for when they feel overwhelmed and need some quiet time for themselves.
It is worth mentioning that today’s red nose is far remove from the original fighting bloodline. Red nose pitbulls are know to be kind, friendly and intelligent, displaying admirable loyalty towards their owners and making loving pets.
They are accepting of others so long as they do not pose a threat, but are incredibly protective when the need arises. And when they do bite, their bites can be fatal more often than other dog breeds.
It is essential though that these dogs are traine to be obedient and socialise from an early age to prevent them being aggressive towards both people and other animals.
Using positive reinforcement is essential. Punishing an aggressive dog can cause them to mask their concerns, and make it more likely that they might bite without warning in the future.
Pitbulls are also tough and stubborn, so you want to train without confrontation. Use motivation instead.
We mentioned above that Red Nose Pitbulls are very easy to groom because of their smooth and short coat. You should brush their coat daily, but this is very easy because the hairs are very fine.
There won’t be any tangles, but you should be brushing them to ensure that the oils in their fur are distribute evenly.
You can give them a bath once a month or when needed, using a dog shampoo to prevent irritation. We mentioned above that Red Nose Pitbulls are prone to skin irritation so you need to be checking your dog’s coat for scabs and hot spots.
Checking your Red Nose Pitbull’s ears is also critical to prevent infections, as is washing the area around their eyes to stop staining and to keep infections at bay.
You should also brush their teeth once a day to prevent dry breath, or you can use chewable dental sticks.
They love to be around you and are gentle and friendly dogs. They are great pets for the family and are know for being great with children. That being said, you should have experience with training a larger dog before taking a Red Nose Pitbull into your home, so you can be sure you will be able to control them.
A typical Red Nose from a reputable breeder will not cost any less than $1,000. If your pup is advertise at a price that’s less than this, make sure you do your research. Some can cost as much as $3,000 or more if they are bred from top bloodlines.
So a red-nose pit bull is just a pit bull that happens to have a red nose, it is not a different breed of dog, and as such, it is not rare or expensive as some unscrupulous breeders may want people to believe! The term red nose and blue nose are therefore for the most part backyard breeder terms.
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