Animal Stories - Red-Nosed American Pit Bull Terrier


Animal-World Information about: Red-Nosed American Pit Bull Terrier

  The Red-Nosed Pit Bull is known for its gameness and pleasant disposition.
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ADRIENNE - 2012-10-03
I am confused. A reputable breeder I trust told me there is no such thing as a red-nose pit bull strain and that byb are selling them as 'rare' to just make money. She said many red-nose pitbulls are born and they are not rare, just have noses of a different color...and that they do not descend from the the old family reds.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-10-04
    Going back about 100 years there was a red nose pitt bull and they were being actively bred.  Because of the rarity, it was hard to find mates to assure that the line continued and now many say the line (breed) is probably extinct.  However, there are still some around.  As to whether they are directly descended from the Red Nose Pitt Bull being actively bred 100 years ago - I don't know.  However, they do exist, they are around and it is difficult to find a mate for them to insure the coloring.  Can someone just by chance come up with the coloring and the pup not be from the original breed - that is possible.  These are images of red nosed pitt bulls but as to whether they are from the original line - I have no idea

    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=red+nosed+pitt+bull&qpvt=red+nosed+pitt+bull&FORM=IGRE
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-10-04
    It isn't just the nose that was red in the orignal breed it is 'The lips, nose, face, eyes, legs and toe nails are all red in color that can give a very exquisite and captivating look.'  Hope this helps.  So there is what there was 100 years back and what there is.
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yheresa - 2013-05-07
I have a female red nose who is 11 weeks old n she is the most amazin baby, sweet as can be. very hyper around strangers but also very protective around the house which is what i want. i had her since she was a week old. all dogs r unpredictable but i have no fear of her at all. im still in the process of training her but she knows basic commands; sit, stay, shake, down. she is also well potty trained. i had her in the kennel since she was a month n she is doin very well. She goes to the door n sits then walks to me n barks, lettin me kno she has to go out. she is super smart n learns quickly. i have no regrets in my decision on ownin a red nose pitbull.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-09
    They have a bad rap, due to the protective purpose they were bred for. But those that are kept as pets really shouldn't as they are wonderful, loving and loyal. Glad to hear your story, it's inspiring.
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kellieverton1@live.co.uk - 2012-12-24
One family member got a full breed rednose pit Terier and her mum is a a mellowed fab dog

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Michelle Bielawski - 2012-12-04
Hey I need to know if there is such a thing as a long snout full blooded red nosed pitt

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-12-05
    What I believe you are referring to is back in the 1800's there used to be what is known as the Red nosed Pitt Bull - brought about specicifcally as a result of inbreeding.  Today what is called a red nose pitt bull is a coloring - not an actual breed.  Obviously, there should be some descendents of the original red nosed pitt bull but as to who is actually descended from that group of pups vs who just has the coloring - I don't know how you can know.  Some say they do exist and some say they do not.
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GLORIA CAMERON - 2010-02-22
Hi, I just became an owner of a 2. 5 month old rednose. He is so cute. I have a one month old, a 2 year old and 4 year old gd. Children who live with me as well as a 93 year old mother. Will this dog be okay with them? Also, how do I potty train this dog? I do know somethings about training ie. Have hand signals to go with words like 'no', 'sit' and I know they need excercise so I have a yard to play with him in.

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  • angela - 2010-07-12
    I have two red nosed. They were adults when our first child arrived and it was a source of anxiety for me also. We had a bitch and one of her first puppies. They were 10 and 6 years old...The mother, used to sleep under the cot and if she wasn't inside, she slept at the bottom of the window. Take him to obedience and train him to listen to commands as they can be excitable and they sometimes forget that they are not a maltese! Get your children involved in this training as the dog will then listen to all the family members, not just you.
    Potty training....persistence, take him outside often and tell him to go just like any other dog. We had our girl trained to walk to the door, sit and speak if she wanted to go outside. It is all repetition...and that takes time.
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Taynna - 2012-04-12
So I have a Red nose pit I don't think she is the American Terrier but when I first got her she was so loving and kind I noticed however when I gave her a bath she nearly flipped she was shaking and trying to flee anywhere she could she also wouldn't come near her water bowl if I were filling it or standing near it while it was full. After a while she lets me bathe and water her but only me I want my boyfriend to be able to do this for her too but even after month of trying she still doesn't trust him, any advice?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-12
    Have your boyfriend reward with treats and play before he tries to bathe or discipline.
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jahayra - 2011-10-15
If anyone knows an apartment place that accepts american red nose pit bull terriers in greeley,co please let me know...email me at pjahayra@yahoo.com....thank you

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Edgar Fernandez - 2011-10-11
Hi today my red nose pitbull died after 12 years sharing with my kids. I am very sad but I know that God needs more security on the heaven and then calling my 'Nannie' thanks me dog 4 this service with my family love you 4ever....DADDY EDGAR

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-12
    I am sorry. I know it is hard.
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Trixie - 2011-08-28
My dog is 11yo - I got him as a rescue at 7yo. He bit someone recently with no provocation and he has always been very nervous. I was told by the rescue foundation that he was definitely not a pitbull (the concern was over how he may have been raised as I had no control over his first 7 years) and other than being twitchy he hasn't been a problem in the past. I believe now that he is in fact a red-nosed pit bull so would like any breed-specific suggestions you could give? I am considering muzzling in public - I certainly don't want this to happen again and the no provocation thing scares me more than a little. Any help would be greatly appreciated...

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  • Anonymous - 2011-08-29
    Right and I am so glad you are conscientious enough to realize it can happen again. I am not a trainer - I am a dog lover and a bird fanatic - can you tell? I would muzzle the pup in public. Can't know what happen, I have a bird friend that absolutely will attack anyone with red hair. No provacation. Why take the chance?
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regina - 2010-05-28
I have a red nose pit. I got her about 6 months ago. I don't know much about the people who had her but she starts shaking every time a man gets around her. It took my husband babying her nonstop for her to trust him enough to let him be around her. But with me and my daughter and granddaughter she is fine. Does this mean that a man has abused her in the past and what can I do for her so she isn't so scared all the time?

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  • Brett Jeffares - 2010-07-24
    Hey regina my wife and I have a 2 1/2 yr rescue red nose and when she first came home to us pretty much any time I looked at her she cower between my wife's feet and pee on the floor, and that told me right away that she had been abused by a man. Your girl sounds like she was abused too and that's very sad. I have found that when it is just myself and our rescue "Brandy" at home she is very loving and caring towards me but when my wife and son are home she tends to be rather timid towards me. I have been talking to several breeders of both reds and blues, and they all keep telling the same thing if one of these beautiful animals has been abused by either a male or female they will always remember that, and be very cautious around them. The only other thing I can say is encourage your husband and any other close male friends or family to give your girl all the love and attention in the world and to never ever raise their voice in an aggressive manner towards her or any of the children in the household. Say "NO TO BSL" "BAN THE DEED NOT THE BREED" LOVE YOUR PITTIES AND HUG THEM EVERYDAY!
  • Jasmine - 2011-07-03
    I am sorry this happened to your dog, but yes it does mean she was abused by a man in the past. Your husband should give her treats and toys every time he wants to be with her, so she associates good things happen when a man comes near her. This may take a while, but she should start feeling more comfortable around your husband, or any other man.
    Hope this helped,
    Jasmine
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