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What are some facts about pure red-nose pit bulls?

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Facts about pure red-nosed pit bulls include that the dogs have people-pleasing and people-loving personalities, short coats, and high levels of intelligence. The term "pit bull" applies to the American pit bull terrier, the American Staffordshire terrier and the Staffordshire bull terrier.

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A pit bull dog may come in many different colors including black, blue, bronze, fawn and white as well as brindle variations of these colors. Pit bulls also come with different masks or facial markings including black, blue, brindle, white and tan masks. Spotted and patched markings or brindle points are also common. The dog's nose is either black or red, although black is more common. However, the American Staffordshire terrier with a red nose is ineligible to place in the AKC show ring, since the club considers a red nose a fault of the breed.

Red-nosed pit bulls do not differ from black-nosed pit bulls in other physical features or temperaments. Pit bulls are active diggers that love to spend time digging outdoors. The pit bull is also very protective of its family and may fight to the death to protect them. Socializing and training of the pit bull from an early age is important to prevent bossiness.

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