Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Red Nose and Blue Nose

We will be discussing the difference between red nose and blue nose dogs and what this really means. Every time I go to a pet store or a "pit bull" event or basically anywhere where there's dogs, there's always someone who claims to have a "purebred red nosed pit bull" or "purebred blue nosed pit bull" or just a "red nosed pit bull" or "blue nosed pit bull" - both are the same things, just said differently. Most of the time these people have dogs with black noses that they are claiming to be "red nosed" or "blue nosed". So, what is a red nosed or blue nosed pit bull?

Well, first off, there's no such thing as a "red nosed pit bull" nor a "blue nosed pit bull" or any other nose color of a pit bull. There's not multiple breeds of pit bulls and the color of a pit bulls nose doesn't make it a different breed of pit bull. A dogs nose color is just a color - there's nothing special about a color of a dog's nose.

The only true "red nosed pit bull" is Old Family Red Nose (OFRN). OFRN dogs are red with red noses. Some dogmen do not appreciate the OFRN strain, one famous dogman said that he would cull any red dog that came onto his yard as he didn't see the use for them. I personally love the OFRN strain. OFRN APBTs make excellent working dogs and there's very few breeders out there that are still breeding this strain.

The "blue nosed pit bull" does not exist. In fact, there is no such thing as a blue nosed anything. Blue nose is not a bloodline, and there's definitely nothing special about a blue nosed dog. My personal opinion is that blue nosed dogs are curs. Blue nosed often refers to the American Bully, and sometimes the Am. Staff, NOT the American Pit Bull Terrier. The blue color is extremely common in American Bullies. There is no such thing as a blue nosed pit bull, and in my opinion, APBTs aren't blue/do not come in blue. 

Let's take a look at some examples of what people think are "red nosed pit bulls":

(these are just examples of dog's that I have "seen" that look like these dogs that the people considered to be "red nosed pit bulls" and what some people consider them to look like)




Black/white dog with black nose



Black and white dog with black nose



Brindle and white dog with black nose




White dog with pinkish nose 



Red and white dog with pinkish nose













Here are some prime examples of Old Family Red Nose Dogs: 


















































Notice that all of the OFRN dogs above are red with red noses. Does this mean that every red dog with a red nose is OFRN bred or even an American Pit Bull Terrier? Absolutely NOT! Just because your dog is red and has a red nose can even mean that it is a mutt. If you don't have a pedigree or know the pedigree on your "red nose" dog, then your dog is a mutt. And, since OFRN dogs are not "common" and the good ones are with select few good breeders/owners, it is very rare that these show up in the general public. OFRN bred dogs are not dogs that are or should be owned by the general public.


Let's take a look at some "blue nosed" bullies (very common and NOT pit bulls):





















































Now, let's take a look at some blue American Stafforshire Terriers (Am.Staff for short):

























The above blue dogs are American Bullies and American Staffordshire Terriers, not American Pit Bull Terriers and should not be referred to as "pit bulls". They should be referred to as American Bullies or American Staffordshire Terriers because that's what they are. So, stop calling your dog a "blue nose" or "red nose" and stop calling your bully or Am. Staff a "pit bull".


Here's an image I've always appreciated:




9 comments:

  1. You just said that AmBulls and AmStaffs are 'curs'...
    "My personal opinion is that blue nosed dogs are curs. Blue nosed often refers to the American Bully, and sometimes the Am. Staff, NOT the American Pit Bull Terrier. The blue color is extremely common in American Bullies."
    -Why is an APBT not a cur, if an AmBull or an AmStaff is a cur?

    Good for you for labeling baseless opinion as such...
    "in my opinion, APBTs aren't blue/do not come in blue. "

    "The above blue dogs are American Bullies and American Staffordshire Terriers, not American Pit Bull Terriers and should not be referred to as "pit bulls".
    -How's that workin' out for you?
    -Trying to get people to stop calling anything which is muscular and has a vaguely square head a "Pit Bull?!"

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  2. You just said that AmBulls and AmStaffs are 'curs'...
    "My personal opinion is that blue nosed dogs are curs. Blue nosed often refers to the American Bully, and sometimes the Am. Staff, NOT the American Pit Bull Terrier. The blue color is extremely common in American Bullies."
    -Why is an APBT not a cur, if an AmBull or an AmStaff is a cur?

    Good for you for labeling baseless opinion as such...
    "in my opinion, APBTs aren't blue/do not come in blue. "

    "The above blue dogs are American Bullies and American Staffordshire Terriers, not American Pit Bull Terriers and should not be referred to as "pit bulls".
    -How's that workin' out for you?
    -Trying to get people to stop calling anything which is muscular and has a vaguely square head a "Pit Bull?!"

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  3. Right you are. I have a sorrell bloodline APBT and EVERY time I'm out with her, no one even knows what breed she is. They all ask the same question... "what's she mixed with?" but then they see an american bully and they're like "Oh, what a beautiful blue nose pit"

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  4. Right you are. I have a sorrell bloodline APBT and EVERY time I'm out with her, no one even knows what breed she is. They all ask the same question... "what's she mixed with?" but then they see an american bully and they're like "Oh, what a beautiful blue nose pit"

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  5. there is no such thing as a blue nosed anything. Blue nose is not a bloodline, and there's definitely nothing special about a blue nosed dog. micro bully

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  6. I've been hearing about bully pits. People are acting like their an official breed paying big bucks but if they're not considered a breed by the akc are they just over paying for mixed breeds

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  7. Interesting arguments. Many words vibrating the air with the only thing being really shown is nothing really has value unless someone else wants it. Bloodlines were established long before paperwork or AKC was born. So far all that I see that's been established here is everyone has their opinion.

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  8. What is the big deal what you call your pit? I often refer to my APBT by his color as well as his breed. Just like when I talk about my lab I say I have a yellow lab. That describes color as well as breed not saying that yellow is the breed. Let people call their dogs what they will.

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  9. It's funny people who believe the crap will argue over this. I'm just glad to find an article or blog with a shred of truth. Directly after this in my search results is a blog post titled "ten things you didn't know about blue nose pitbulls." And includes a picture of a Staffordshire Terrier. Lol

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