Blue nose pit bulls are American pit bulls with a blue nose or coat ranging from a light, silver-grey color to a deeper charcoal. The blue color is a recessive genetic trait that must be carried by both parents, making this color rare, desirable and often in high demand.
The blue nose pit bull has distinct health problems inherent in the breed. As they mature, blue nose pit bulls can be prone to stubborn skin disorders that may be difficult to treat, such as excessive dryness, itching, irritation and hair loss. The bluenose is also more susceptible to viruses as well as bacterial and fungal infections.
Blue nose pit bulls may display both animal and dog-on-dog aggression and should not be left alone with other animals. They are energetic and active with a strong need for vigorous daily exercise to curb boredom and destructive behavior. They are also great jumpers with the ability to leap long distances. They may be stubborn and require positive reinforcement and training to foster obedience and minimize bad behavior.
The bluenose pit bull is friendly, affectionate and loyal with people and though it may appear intimidating, it may not make a suitable guard dog. Their noses are not always blue and can change color from blue to black or red.