What are the differences between Blue Nose and Red Nose Pittbulls?
How do you tell the difference between a Blue Nose Pittbull and a Red Nose Pittbull? What is considered and American Pittbull?
- Si ~ End ~ BSLLv 49 years ago
Red nose and Blue don't mean anything.. They are just colours and are nothing special to the Pit Bull breed... The only difference from the two is the colour the Blue is more a slate Grey and the Red can be Pinkish Red.. Chocolate.. or Red in colour..
But at the end of the day they are both American Pits nothing special just the same as any other!!!!
- nosajLv 79 years ago
How do you tell the difference between blue and red?
That's the same way you tell which is which as far as nose color is concerned.It's just color,not a separate breed or type.
American Pit Bull Terrier is the proper name for the only breed that should be referred to as a Pit Bull.Nose/coat color/pattern have no significance.
The one variable is that blue Pit Bulls are actually uncommon.The blue dogs referred to as Pit Bulls are in fact American Bullies 99.9% of the time.These dogs are mutts trying to get established as a breed.
Proper APBT and standard:
American Bullies with "standard":
Forum where you can further educate yourself:Source(s): APBT owner
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- 9 years ago
What are the differences? The color of the dog's nose/coat. Period. Nothing else. At all.
How do you tell the differences? You take one look at the dog. If it's a gray color with a blue tone to it, it's a blue, if it's a reddish color, it's a red. Period.
For the record, it's American Pit Bull Terrier. Pit Bull is TWO words, and there's only ONE t. The American Pit Bull Terrier is a lean, well muscled, medium sized dog, usually between 35 and 50 pounds, 60 MAX. You can read the breed standard here:
The following dogs are considered APBT (some are in show conditions, some aren't), and will demonstrate the colors allowed and seen in the breed (which is pretty much any and all colors EXCEPT merle, which is a DQ. But you can read more about that in the link above):
Red or "red nose" (keep in mind a red nose doesn't have to be solid red in color, and white with red, etc... is still considered a red nose):
Blue or "blue nose" (although finding a WELL BRED, to standard, blue APBT, seems to be more and more difficult anymore. Do keep in mind that blue is nothing more then a dilution of the black coloring):
The only ones I couldn't really find were brown (which is normally a various shade of red or fawn if I'm not mistaken), white, seal and sable (although sable is kinda rare in the breed if I'm not mistaken). Keep in mind that all of the above colors have different variations including red brindle, red fawn, chocolate red, chocolate (which is another color as opposed to a variation), blue fawn, blue brindle, black brindle, reverse brindle, etc... As I said, pretty much the ONLY color they don't come in, or that is a disqualification, is merle. Color means next to NOTHING in terms of the APBT because they come in so many different colors. Color has nothing to do with personality, temperament, physical structure, etc... it's just a color, and that includes red and blue noses. Coat/nose color is nothing more then a color, and doesn't determine anything. There is only one, to my knowledge, bloodline that has to do with color, with is the Old Family Rednose bloodline, but that's kinda rare anymore, and even that bloodline can throw other colors.
"Red nose" and "blue nose" are basically backyard breeder terms to make their pups seem more valuable. They're advertised as rare or special, when, in fact, they're not. Both colors are common, and reds are a dime a dozen. I will say that, in general, a "blue pit" is nothing more then an American Bully. AKA, the barrel dog. It's difficult to find one without a barrel chest, bowed or turned legs/feet, next to no neck, and a giant head. They are the exact OPPOSITE of the APBT breed standard, and it IRRITATES me that backyard breeders, etc... try to pass them off as APBTs. But that's a different discussion altogether, lol.
ETA: The colors I couldn't find ARE out there, and the APBT DOES have these colors, I just couldn't find a correct example of them, lol. If I happen to find any later, I'll post them then :)
- HollyLv 79 years ago
There is no difference except for the color of their nose. This "blue nose/red nose" crap is used by back yard breeders and puppy mills to make the dogs sound 'cooler'.
Any well bred Pit is simply an American Pit Bull Terrier. No nose color included.
- WyrDachsieLv 79 years ago
Other than the color of the nose, there are no differences. A pitbull is a pitbull. BTW, correct name is American Pit Bull Terrier.
- 9 years ago
Nose colour does not mean anything, merely the colour of the dogs' nose.
There's only one true "Pit Bull" and that is the American Pit Bull Terrier.
Nose colour does not determine the "type" of Pit Bull. That's BYB-spewed garbage.
- 9 years ago
its simply color. color does not define the breed ALTHOUGH any merle APBT is 99.9% likely to be a mutt and most "blue noses" are actually american bully mutts.
REAL blue apbts are not RARE like some breeders would like people to believe but they aren't as common either.