The chances are that you may not have heard about the blue nose pit bulls until now. Well, they are quite rare. That said, their existence dates back to the 19th century. They came into the world when a terrier and bulldog were crossbred.
Appearance-wise, they are almost the same as the regular pill bull, with the exception that they bear a small pigment in their nose. This should explain how they got their name, ‘blue nose pit bull.’
Now, many of you might wonder why do they bear a blue nose and not a regular color nose. The blue nose is caused due to a genetic problem. It’s related to skin pigmentation, which causes their nose to change color at the time of birth.
As described earlier, appearance-wise, they have the same muscular structure as that of a conventional pit bull. Smart and strong, a full-grown adult can weigh anywhere between 30-90 lbs, just like other pit bull breeds.
So, they are no different than the American Pit Bull Terrier. Of course, the only major difference is the nose color, which sets them apart. In other words, they are known for their infamous noise.
What is the Lifespan of Blue Nose Pit Bull?
Assuming that the blue nose pit bull you own is an American Pit Bull Terrier, it can live for 8-15 years. If it’s an American Staffordshire Terrier, you can expect a life expectancy of around 12-16 years. As you can tell, they can live a long life with a good health regime in place.
Since they are genetically prone to skin issues, they may need more grooming than other types of pit bulls, which, as you may know, can be a time-consuming task. So, don’t get this pit bull just because you admire its blue nose. You should be prepared for the grooming activities too.
What are the Common Causes of Death in Blue Nose Pit Bull?
Needless to say, the cause of death may differ from one dog to another. That said, they are prone to heart diseases, which may lead to premature death. Other untreated health issues can aggravate too, causing them to die from the unattended issue. Blue nose pit bulls can also die early due to poisoning or internal bleeding.
In many rural areas, pit bulls can succumb to death due to snake bites as well. Believe it or not, some dogs may know when they are approaching their end. They will look for human comfort and love during their final hours. Of course, losing any pet dog is never an easy affair.
The best line of defense against premature death is proper care and regular health check-ups. This to say that you should do full bloodwork for them, of course, periodically, as you would normally do for yourself. It’s also important that you address any issue that you catch during the periodic tests.
Don’t expect a blue nose pit bull to be a completely separate breed that will require drastically special or any less treatment than a regular pit bull. As hinted earlier, it’s just a skin defect in its genes that separates a blue nose pit bull from other types of pit bulls. So, they can be as fantastic pets as other types of pit bulls.