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What is a blue American Pit Bull?

A blue Pit Bull has a blue coat that ranges from a light silvery gray to a deep charcoal. Likewise, blue nose pitbulls have a grayish nose with a leathery texture rather than the more common black nose.

What causes the blue-gray coloration might surprise you. Blue is a dilution of black. The genetic makeup of a blue dog contains a recessive trait that causes color pigmentation to clump around the middle of the hair shaft, leaving the tips colorless. The effect on our eyes is a dusky gray commonly called bluish. Blue is a difficult color to find, it comes from selective breeding within certain bloodlines.

You may recall from your school days in science class that a recessive trait (like blue eyes in humans) is expressed in the offspring only if both parents carry the recessive trait gene. Add to that the fact that the alleles that interact with and influence coat, skin color, and color patterns are found in several places along the canine genome. You can appreciate how difficult it can be to create a particular color. There are many different bloodlines around today. Blues come from a history of Blue lineages and old-school family dogs. Do your homework before purchasing a blue that is too tall for the Pitbull’s height and weight standards. Inbreeding can cause many issues, so be careful. Usually, the entire litter is blue, but sometimes single black or fawn-blue pups are also born in the litter.

Blue American pit bulls are quite popular because of their color, which makes this fantastic breed look very unique. Please be careful when purchasing a blue pit bull or any American pit bull. Many scammers advertise on various classified sites and require holding deposits up front without you viewing the puppies. Emailing you a puppy picture doesn’t guarantee a puppy. Ask for a copy of the registration papers and make sure they are registered. An interesting site to study colors and breed standards is the American Pit Bull Terrier Network APBT color gallery.

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The American Pit Bull is the most popular breed in the USA. It is an American icon. A test done in the USA revealed that Pit Bull attacks on humans ranked #96 out of all dog breeds. You are more likely to get attacked by a Maltese/chow or a lab. Visit http://www.atts.org/

The American Pit Bull Terrier has a natural inclination for hunting and has been trained to hunt everything from birds to wild boars. It is considered to be the most powerful dog pound-for-pound ever developed, even though they are also known for their devotion and steady temperament to humans.

Enjoy these ultimate specimens of human companionship and remember:

“American Pit Bull Terriers: Feared by many, loved by few… Respected by all.”

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