6 Reasons to Love a Red Nose Pitbull
Like we mentioned in our Guide to Types and Breeds of Pitbull, Red Nose Pittie pups are not actually their own breed. They are simply a highly sought after type of American Pitbull Terrier with red fur and pink-toned noses and nails - similar to the Blue Nosed Pitbull.
As frequently reported in the media, Pitbulls have a poor reputation. But in today’s article, we hope to show you how loveable Red Nosed Pits can really be! They have received quite a bad rap through no fault of their own.
Unfortunately, humans have taken advantage of the Pitbulls’ loyal and obedient nature for centuries, by training and breeding them to fight. But when placed in a loving and nurturing home, Pittie pups blossom and let their true nature shine through!
With proper socialization and positive training, a Red Nose Pitbull will make the ideal family dog. In fact, we have curated this list of six reasons you will fall in love with a Red Nose Pit if you decide to give them a chance!
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1. Red Nose Pitbulls are Beautiful
Known for their muscular physique, Pitbulls are stocky and solid. Red Nose Pits are no different in this case. They display the characteristic Pittie traits like a wide and flat block head, a deep barrel chest, a soft and smooth coat, broad, strong shoulders, and a powerful jaw. Once full grown, you can expect your Red Nose Pitbull to be between 17 and 21 inches in height. And most will weigh between 30 and 60 pounds, with females being on the smaller side.
What is truly unique about the Red Nose Pit is that from birth, she stands out! Unlike pits with black or brown noses, Red Nose Pitties are very easy to identify. Their fur is always a reddish brown, of course their noses are red or pink, and even their nails have red tones! It is undeniable that Red Nose Pitbulls are beautiful and worthy of your admiration.
2. Red Nose Pitties are Friendly
Despite their checkered past and marred reputation, Pitbulls are actually one of the most friendly and outgoing breeds. In fact, studies show that Pit puppies prefer human contact, over their mother, two weeks sooner than other dogs.
However because of their size, a bite from a Pitbull can easily prove fatal. But this does not necessarily mean they are dangerous. Attentive and responsible breeders have made every effort to breed out the aggression associated with fighting dogs. In fact, according to temperament tests Pitbulls are less aggressive than Golden Retrievers!
But like with any dog, early training and socialization is very important for Pitbulls. Learning boundaries and acceptable behavior is key for all dogs, especially larger breeds like the Red Nose Pit. So before adding one to your family, it is best to brush up on positive training methods.
When your Pitbull is still a puppy, introduce her to people, places, pets, and things that she may encounter frequently. Make sure she has a positive experience so that she learns that she is safe and does not have to be afraid of men in hats, children, loud noises, or other animals. This will set the stage for a happy and well-adjusted Red Nose Pitbull.
Even if you decide to adopt a fully grown Pitbull from a shelter or rescue organization, you can still offer socialization and training. This process may prove more difficult than training a puppy, because you may have to undo some learned behaviors, but it will help you bond and build trust with your new Pit. It is sure to be a rewarding experience!
3. Red Nose Pitbulls have Irish Roots
Would you believe that Red Nose Pitbulls have been around for over 150 years? Long before they were brought to America, they were closely bred in Ireland to achieve the popular red color. The genes that give these beauties their unique noses are recessive to every other color except for white, or albino. This makes Red Pits very rare.
So to produce the Red Nose Pitbull, Irishmen carefully selected each red puppy from the litter and bred it with another red puppy. Sometimes, this resulted in inbreeding and the dogs became known as “Old Family Red Nose” across the United Kingdom.
But eventually, Pitbulls made their way to America and the bloodlines have expanded to dilute the negative inbreeding effects. As a result, today’s Red Nose Pitbull is very healthy and full of love to share!
4. Red Nose Pitbulls are Very Intelligent
Pitbulls as a whole are known for their intense loyalty and eagerness to please their owners. You can train them to do anything! Sadly this trait is what makes them so popular with abusive dog fighters. But when placed into loving hands, Red Nose Pitbulls really come out of their shells and shine.
Like other dogs, Pitbulls perform best with a positive training method. You should reward them with praise and treats when they do what you ask them to, and redirect them when they do not. You should never yell or hit them. Red Nose Pitbulls are incredibly obedient and will learn quickly with this proven positive method.
5. Red Nose Pitbulls Really Adore their Humans
From the moment you bring your Red Nose Pittie pup home, they will love and adore you. They will always want to be near you, and despite their size, they may even cuddle in your lap!
Unfortunately, the flip side of this is that Red Nose Pits may suffer from separation anxiety. They really do not take well to being left alone for extended periods of time. Some may only be able to tolerate a few hours of loneliness! So this may not be a great dog for you if you work long hours.
When left alone for too long, your Red Nose Pitbull may become destructive by chewing, barking, or scratching at the door. But do not worry! You can help prepare your Pittie by making sure she gets at least an hour of exercise before you leave her. Running, chasing a ball, or engaging in brain games are all great ideas. You should also leave interesting toys to entertain her while you are gone.
And if you will be gone from home for more than an hour or two, consider hiring a dog walker to stop by and take your Red Nose Pit for a little walk. It will certainly calm her down and help the time pass more quickly!
6. Red Nose Pitties are Low Maintenance
Fortunately, when it comes to grooming and coat maintenance Red Nose Pitbulls do not require much! Pitties are known for their short, sleek coats. They shed pretty regularly and do not require much brushing. Just run a soft bristled brush over their backs and sides once a week or so and your Pit’s coat will shine!
Unlike Blue Nose Pitbulls, Red Noses have healthy skin and few issues. They typically only require baths once a month. This will keep their skin’s natural oils intact, so just spot clean them with a damp rag if they get dirty before it is bath time again.
And like with all pups, make sure you stay up to date with ear and tooth cleanings, and annual veterinary exams! Vaccines, preventative medications, and health visits will help keep your Red Nose Pitbull happy and living her best life!
Summary of Red Nose Pitbulls
Hopefully we have shown you more than a handful of reasons to love Pitbulls. They rank very high in intelligence, and even beat out Golden Retrievers when it comes to temperament! They are loyal and Red Nose Pitbulls are one of the most beautiful dogs you will ever see. Plus, these dogs are exceptionally obedient and easy to train.
Of course when buying any dog, a reputable breeder is key. This matters even more when it comes to Pitbulls due to their brutal past. But when they come from a good line and go to a good home, Red Nose Pitbulls are one of the most friendly and happy breeds available!
Early and repeated socialization to a variety of situations will help make sure that your Pittie pup is well-adjusted and ready for a long and loving life with you! If you decide to adopt a Red Nose Pitbull from a shelter or rescue, these activities will be even more important. Your dog may have gone through abuse or other traumatic events, so be prepared to work with her when it comes to trust and behavior. In the end, you will be rewarded with a lifetime of love and loyalty!
We hope that you can see Pitbulls are just the same as other dogs - in some cases, even better! They have gotten a bad rap in the media through no fault of their own, and they just want a shot at being loved! Pits crave attention from humans and will adore their families more than anything.
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