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Brenda - 2010-05-20
I bought a 9 week akc red-nose pit bull and he has a little bit of a long coat why is that? Is that normal? I have a 5 yr old female pit and she has short hair but shes not a red nosed and I got her when she was 8 months old reg. tan an white.

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  • ak - 2010-06-19
    You have a red nose with a little bit of a long coat because the crossed pits
    with chocolate labs a few years ago to get the red nose and a real red nose is hard to find.
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Rick - 2010-06-12
I've raised American Pit Bull Terriers for more than 25 years...not as a breeder, but simply as a pet owner. Most of the dogs I've raised were either shelter rescued or fostered from families that could no longer care for them. I may be biased, but I sincerely believe the APBT to be easily within the top 3 of the absolute best dog companions that a person could care for. They are loyal, fun-loving, energetic, bold, courageous, and playful...although not for everyone. Because of their natural tendency towards dog aggression and their indomitable spirit, they should be raised by committed and skilled owners who are familiar with their history. I currently have two, a male named Kane and a female named Trinity. They are both rescues from the local shelter. Kane is approximately three years old and I've had him since he was around six months; Trinity is 18 months and I've had her about a year. Kane was found as a stray before being taken to the shelter, and Trinity was surrendered by a family that could no longer care for her. Although, there were some initial challenges, the life of my family has been greatly rewarded by the inclusion of these two great dogs. I would encourage anyone who is looking to own a member of this beautiful breed of dog to do their research, become familiar with their local laws regarding ownership of the APBT, and consider adopting from a rescue organization or animal shelter. And, by all means, please spay or neuter your pet. Currently, the American Pit Bull Terrier is probably the most exploited dog in the world. Because of their desire to please their owner, they are successfully being utilized for both legal and nefarious purposes, and their reputation precedes them. This is the #1 breed of dog that is euthanized in shelters. This breed does not need any more back yard breeders. There are a sufficient quantity of APBTs being kept in shelters to satisfy the most discriminatory owner. If you are the right owner for this breed, your rewards will be immeasurable with the proper training and care of an adopted dog.

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Paige A - 2010-04-06
I love my mini Schnauzer, Sgt. Schultz. We go outside as weather permits, but he loves to play indoors too. Luckily we have a long hall way. Our mini loves to fetch and is pretty good about bringing back his toys, for you to "do it again" and again... I would agree they do well indoors, but really need to release that energy. Ours is a "chewer", so best to pick up shoes!

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  • diane lindeman - 2010-06-04
    I have a 14 year old mini schnauzer named"schultz" after Sgt. Schultz on Hogan's heroes. He is also an almost 4 year CA survivor. Do you call him schultz for short? Gotta love the schnauzers. diane L
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leona - 2010-05-18
You can get them fixed at any age but it will cost more once they start to go up in age. It's best to get them fixed at a young age so they can recover faster and you can have a happy puppy back. Second old family red nose pitbulls are not hard to find they are not rare. If they were half of my friend would not be breeding them. They are so easy like any other blood out there to find. I have camelot pits and they're my babies I love them. People need to do research before they start to talk crap about the breed.

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Sandra - 2010-05-06
At what age is it ok to neutralize my Pig dog (english Bull Terrier)? I'm afraid if we do it too early, that he will not be as "manly" as he should.
He is 1yr and 4 months now and is chasing and grinning at the other females (not b.terriers) when they come on heat.

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Diane Merendo - 2010-01-24
Looking for information on how old they should be when you have them altered. My son was told 41/2 months. His is currently 15 weeks and is a red nose male. He rescued him in Oregon at 4 weeks old. Thank You..

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em - 2009-10-13
Your Puppy may have Demedex, it's a form of mange that is genetic and can be very tough to get rid of. My pitbull terrier had it and it was terrible!
My vet here in the USA actually told me to use Promeris flea treatment which studies had found had a side effect of curing the demedex. It goes on once a month on the back of the neck like Frontline and it cured my dogs problem.

Hope maybe this helps!

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jackie daniels - 2009-08-26
Hello,

Have you tried a raw food diet? One of my dogs had sever allergies. When I put him on a raw food diet, his allergies subsided

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mitch - 2009-08-17
How awful for you and your dog to have to go through this for 2 years. Have you discussed the problem with Bullies in Need, the British rescue group? They are incredibly experienced with the breed and I recently read something on their website about a bullie who was saved from an almost terminal allergy problem, much as you're describing. Has to be worth a look at their site, bulliesinneed. org. uk or dropping them an email. Hope you get through this and good luck.

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Holly - 2009-04-23
You are so so cute. I would love to have you.

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