Most dogs have a black nose. Of course a pitbull that has a red nose is pretty easy to distinguish. Such is often not the case when judging whether a dog is a blue nose or black nose. Fundamentally, a blue nose is a dog who has a regressive gene that lacks full pigmentation causing the "blue" color. Somewhere down the line, someone started pairing dogs with that trait to produce blue pitbulls. In any given litter of pups you may end up with several blue nose dogs and then you may also have a dog with a fawn color with a black nose. So this indicates that the blue nose pit bulls and the black nose pit bulls are not separate breeds, just as people from Norway may be more likely to have blond hair, yet being from Norway is no guarantee of a particular hair color.
BLACK NOSE OR BLUE
Sometimes it is difficult to determine if a dog is a black nose or blue. Bartender is a blue pitbull and his nose is what some call blue as it lacks in black pigment. You would have to have him side by side with a dog who has a deep black nose to be able to tell the difference.
Bartender is a superb example of a black/blue nose pitbull. He is thick and wide, with the big head that everyone is looking for today. Even at this young age, barely more than a puppy, you can see that he is going to be a force to reckon with. Go to our puppies page if you would like to see Pitbull Puppy Pictures To get an idea of the quality of Bartender's bloodline, I encourage you to take a look at Bartender's sister BounceHer. Of course if you would like to see pictures of BounceHer and the rest of our Ladies click here:MR PITBULL PICTURE GALLERY - "THE LADIES"!
HEALTH CONSIDERATION OF BLACK NOSE PITBULLS AND BLUE
Is there any difference in health based on the nose color? No. Some claim that blue pit bulls will tend to have more skin issues than black nose pit bulls. Being a blue nose does not mean that a dog will have more skin issues, yet they may be more prone for such. But it has nothing to do with the skin or nose color. I have had many blue nose pits that never have had any such issues. It has nothing to do with the color. Instead, most of the skin problems that people associate with blue pitbulls are not because of the blue color, but because of inbreeding. Because of the high demand for blue pitbulls today, many amateur breeders with no experience have been inbreeding dogs, and it is inbreeding that is responsible for these health issues. Good diet is always a key to heading off most health issues in dogs. Skin problems are often a clue that there are deeper issues that need to be contended with.
If your dog has skin issues start by reading my pages on Raw Meat Diet and read my Health pages that focus on Skin Issues.
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