Red nose pit bulls and blue nose pit bulls are characterized by the color of their nose leather. They have similar body types and skin colors.
The red nose pit bull breed came to the United States from Ireland in the 1800s. The red coloration of the nose leather was an unintended side effect of breeding the dogs to be more aggressive. The history of the blue nose pit bull is not known. Some breeding experts state that the blue nose breed was a term given to pit bulls without the red nose in order to make the standard pit bull breed appear to be a special breed.Learn More
The eyes of a blue-nose pit bull tend to be a dusky gray, though they are commonly referred to as blue. Like other pit bulls, they have medium-sized eyes that sit low and are spaced far apart on the skull.Full Answer >
According to the ASPCA, the ancestors of pit bulls are from England. They were likely a breed of bulldog but are not related to the English bulldog, which is a much younger breed.Full Answer >
An American Pit Bull Terrier can live anywhere from eight to 15 years. This is about the same as the average lifespan of American and European dogs, about 12.8 years.Full Answer >
The term "pocket pit bull" usually refers to a cross between a pit bull and a patterdale terrier. This breed mixture creates a dog that is significantly smaller than the full-sized American pit bull terrier.Full Answer >