A lot of people have this notion that the Brindle pitbull terrier is another breed or a specific type of Pitbull, different from the regular American pitbull terrier. Well, that’s not true. Brindle pitbull is a technical term used for describing a Pitbull with specific coat color and pattern known as the brindle coat. The confusion arises since there are many other names by which these dogs are known. Some of these names are Brindle Pitbull Terrier, American Pitbull Terrier, Brindle Pitbull mix, Brindle dog, Brindle Pocket Bully, American Staffordshire terrier, Bluenose Pitbull, Bluenose Brindle Pitbull, Rednose Brindle Pitbull, Brindle Pittie, Pitty or Pitbull.Brindle Pitbulls can prove that the bad reputation of the Pitbull dogs is more of the owner’s fault than the dog’s as they are very affectionate and loyal dogs, contrary to the popular belief.
|Breed Name:||Brindle pitbull|
|Breed Group:||Terrier dog|
|17 to 19 inches tall at the shoulder|
|35 to 85 pounds (15.8 to 38 kg)|
|Lifespan:||12 to 16 years|
|Type of Coat:||Short and Stiff|
|Affectionate, loyal, loving, intelligent, and playful.|
|Other Names:||Brindle Pitbull Terrier, American Pitbull Terrier, Brindle Pitbull mix, Brindle dog, Brindle Pocket Bully, American Staffordshire terrier, Bluenose Pitbull, Bluenose Brindle Pitbull, Rednose Brindle Pitbull, Brindle Pittie, Pitty or Pitbull.|
and Exercise Needs:
|Easy to train, requires a daily exercise of 60 to 90 mins.|
|Recommended Families:||Active family
Families with children.
History and Origin
Brindle Pitbulls were originally bred in the 19th century, United kingdom as there was a desire among people and breeders to create a strong and fierce dog for pit fighting, bear-baiting, bull-baiting, and other blood sports of aggressive nature.
English bulldogs or old terrier dog breeds were used for this purpose until the time when the breeders decide to cross these two breeds and create a hybrid that combines the desired qualities of both dogs. This hybrid came to be known as the Pitbull.
Pitbulls are a combination of fierceness and loyalty of the bulldog and the intelligence of a terrier. Initially, Pitbulls were only bred for fighting purposes in blood games in the US and got known by the name ‘American Pitbull Terrier’.
The use of Pitbulls in the fighting games gave them a bad reputation as aggressive or dangerous dog breeds which lead to the imposition of several breed restrictions on them in various places around the world.
Later on, this breed gained popularity among people and a realization that they are sweet-natured and loving dogs, especially around kids, which even earned them the name ‘Nanny dogs’.
They are strong, sturdy dogs with a muscular build. You can find the brindle color pitbull in smaller or larger sized mixes, namely American Pitbull Terrier, Brindle Pitbull mix, Brindle Pocket Bully, Brindle American Staffordshire terrier, etc.
Brindle pitbull mix can weigh between 35 to 85 pounds with females of every breed weighing comparatively lesser than the male. They stand tall at 17 to 19 inches in height and have a lifespan of 12 to 16 years. You can also check this out about Rottweiler Pitbull Mix.
Their litter contains anywhere between 5 to 8 brindle pitbull puppies, the puppy is guaranteed to have a brindle coat only if both parents exhibit a brindle coat.
The coat of brindle pitbull is short, smooth, glossy, and stiff and they shed in moderate amounts. Their coat shows a striped pattern like that of a tiger wherein the base color is usually dark brown, tawny, or fawn. The darker coat is usually on the lighter base color.
Not all dogs show the same brindle pattern, some have stripes whereas others might have soft swirls of light over the dark coat. You can also observe the brindle coat in other breeds like boxers and bulldogs.
Brindle American pitbull terrier color is a mix of black, fawn, blue, red, brown, and light brown colors. The two popularly known varieties of the brindle pitbull are the blue nose pitbull and the red nose pitbull.
The blue nose pitbull is a mix of blue and grey with fawn combined with blue eyes and a cute blue nose, whereas the red nose pitbull is a mix of soft red brindle patterns with a fawn coat or white patches on the coat. The red nose pitbull has amber eyes, a black nose, red lips aẢßḍfnd red toenails.
White patches can be commonly found on the eyes, chest, feet, and forehead of Brindle Pitbulls. This mixing of various colors in their coat sets them apart from other dogs. Their face is wide and muzzle, short. Their ears drop down adorably while their eyes have a twinkling innocence.
FUN FACT: The brindle color is due to a phenotypic trait that can be seen physically on these dogs. It is a similar genetic component that imparts humans with different hair colors.
Temperament of the Brindle Pitbull Dog
Irrespective of how intense and wild they may look, these dogs are exceptionally adorable and friendly. They are extremely affectionate and protective of their family.
They are goofy yet highly intelligent dogs who easily pick up on what’s being taught to them during their training. Brindle pitbull like any other pitbull is an active and highly energetic dog that demands a lot of exercises daily.
Being smart dogs, they are more prone to boredom and thus need to be kept mentally and physically stimulated by training, exercise, puzzle feeding, and other such games. These dogs are not suitable for a small space, a big yard or a house with ample space to run around is preferrable.
They are social in nature and love to have their human’s attention which makes them prone to separation anxiety if left alone for long durations. They may get bored if left alone or not exercised enough and cause destruction, chewing, digging, and barking as a result.
These dogs are also good around children in the house with proper training. Socialization at an early age is a must to get your dog comfortable around strangers or other animals although Pitbulls prefer being solo and do not enjoy the company of other dogs (exceptions are common).
They are watchful and protective of their territory and will bark and warn you at the sight of strangers or intruders. They are not aggressive dogs by nature, it’s the people who make them so.
FUN FACT: Pitbulls ranked higher than golden retrievers on the American Temperament Test.
Brindle Pitbulls are often used in search and rescue operations and as service animals due to their smart and sensitive personality. They form the strongest attachment with one person in the family even if they love and engage with the entire family.
Positive reinforcement is the best form of training as it allows the dogs to associate the task with something positive and perform them with willingness and joy.
Cruel methods and punishment should never be a part of training. Find out what drives your dog the most, it may be treats, toys, or something else, and use the same for training. Reward and praise them for every right move and see how fast they catch up.
Grooming and Exercise
Exercise should comprise 60 to 90 minutes of play, running, or walking daily. You can also take pity for a swim if he loves water. You can keep them busy and mentally stimulated by feeding them their meals using puzzles or slow feeders.
Grooming this brindle American Staffordshire terrier dog or any brindle pitbull is a fairly easy task as they have a short coat. You can comb them once a week to remove loose hair and dirt. Bath can be given as and when required, usually done once a month (unless they decide to roll in the mud, or worse, poo).
Brushing, ear cleaning, vaccinations, deworming, and nail trimming must be done regularly along with routine health checkups.
If you are feeding them commercial kibbles, it is advised to follow the instructions and feed your dog only the advised amount. If you plan on feeding your dog a home-cooked meal, you must consult your veterinarian for a properly formulated diet plan suitable for their size and growth rate.
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Brindle Pitbull Puppy Cost
A brindle pit puppy may cost between 300$ to 1000$ depending on the breeder, location, and quality of breeding.
When buying a dog, communication is the key. Communicate with the breeder, ask him to show you the place of breeding, health record, parents of the puppy, etc. if the breeder is not willing to share any of the information, it’s not a good idea to get your American puppy from them.
Every breed of dog has some associated genetic issue due to inbreeding, low breeding standards, or lack of genetic variation. Some issues commonly seen among the brindle Pitbulls are as follows:
- Cerebellar Ataxia
- Gastric torsion
- Heart disease
- Hip dysplasia
- Thyroid disease
To avoid genetic issues in your dog, you must always buy from a reputable breeder and support ethical breeding.
Brindle pitbull is not a separate breed, it is any pitbull exhibiting the brindle coat color. These dogs are goofy, fun-loving, and social. They’ll gladly be your partner in exercise as well as rainy day cuddles.
Brindle pitties are high-energy dogs and thus, require an active family with space to run around. They aren’t a good choice for people with a laidback and sedentary lifestyle.
They are social 1676and always prefer having someone around, so if everyone in your house is a working individual and the dog will have to be on its own for a lot of time, these aren’t the right choice of pups.
Brindle Pitbulls are an amazing addition to families whether you adopt or buy a brindle pit puppy. Although we recommend you to look for any rescues who need adoption from your local shelter before deciding to buy one as you’ll be giving the dog a second shot at life and happiness when you adopt.
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