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Blue Nose Pitbull: Pictures, Care Guide, Temperament & Traits

Written by: Rachel Giordano

Last Updated on June 19, 2024 by Dogster Team

Blue Nose Pitbull

Blue Nose Pitbull: Pictures, Care Guide, Temperament & Traits

Almost everyone has heard of the Pitbull, but have you ever heard of the blue nose Pitbull? If not, you’ve come to the right place. These dogs are no different from other Pitbulls and are not their own breed; rather, they are part of the American Pitbull Terrier family. In fact, the only difference is the nose color.

In this post, we’ll focus on the blue nose Pitbull and discuss their temperament, traits, and other interesting facts. Read on to learn more about the beautiful this breed.

Breed Overview


18 – 21 inches


30 – 60 pounds


10 – 14 years


Blue, blue and white

Suitable for:

Active families, those looking for a low-shedding dog, those looking for a loving companion


Loyal, loving, intelligent, mild-mannered, easy to train, goofy, confident

The blue nose Pitbull is a gorgeous dog that belongs to the American Pitbull Terrier breed, the American Staffordshire Terrier breed, or a mixture of the two. The grayish-purple coat comes from a recessive gene, and they are a relatively rare find. What’s unique about their coloring is the nose is the same grayish-purple color, which makes them stand out among other Pitbulls. These dogs are loyal, loving, and intelligent. They also make extraordinary family companions and are fun dogs to own, despite their unjust, bad reputation.

Blue Nose Pitbull Characteristics

High-energy dogs will need a lot of mental and physical stimulation to stay happy and healthy, while low-energy dogs require minimal physical activity. It’s important when choosing a dog to make sure their energy levels match your lifestyle or vice versa.
Easy-to-train dogs are more skilled at learning prompts and actions quickly with minimal training. Dogs that are harder to train will require a bit more patience and practice.
Some breeds, due to their size or their breeds potential genetic health issues, have shorter lifespans than others. Proper exercise, nutrition, and hygiene also play an important role in the lifespan of your pet.
Some dog breeds are prone to certain genetic health problems, and some more than others. This doesn’t mean that every dog will have these issues, but they have an increased risk, so it’s important to understand and prepare for any additional needs they may require.
Some dog breeds are more social than others, both towards humans and other dogs. More social dogs have a tendency to run up to strangers for pets and scratches, while less social dogs shy away and are more cautious, even potentially aggressive. No matter the breed, it’s important to socialize your dog and expose them to lots of different situations.

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Blue Nose Pitbull Puppies

closeup of a puppy pitbull
Image by: Diego Thomazini, Shutterstock

Blue nose Pitbull puppies may be hard to find due to their rarity, and they may cost more compared to other Pitbull puppies. Typically, you can expect to pay anywhere from $750 to $2,000 for a blue nose Pitbull. Given their rarity, you’ll likely acquire one through a breeder, and it takes two blue-nosed parents with the recessive gene to produce a blue nose Pit.

You may find a blue nose Pitbull in a shelter, as these dogs are often surrendered due to inexperienced owners or, again due to their bad reputation. Unless the dog is a service dog, some rental properties ban Pitties on the property, which forces owners to give them up. If you do find one in a shelter, you’ll pay much less than you would from a breeder.

Pitbull puppies are energetic and playful. Given their energetic nature, you’ll want to socialize your blue nose Pitbull early on, even as early as 7 to 16 weeks of age. Expose them to people, places, sights, and sounds of other animals, and most importantly, ensure the experience is a positive one. Early socialization is key with any puppy, regardless of breed, as this will shape their temperament as they mature.

Temperament & Intelligence of the Blue Nose Pitbull 🧠

Pitbulls are intelligent, loving, affectionate, and eager to please. They tend to form strong bonds with members of the household, and they love being around their humans. They are easy to train and take great delight in participating in any activities with the family. Pitbulls can have a stubborn streak, making consistent training vital for a desirable outcome.

One thing to know about Pitbulls is they don’t do well being left alone for long periods and are prone to separation anxiety. If you have to leave your Pitbull for a long period, exercise them beforehand so they’re tired and not likely to miss you as much or get into mischief while you’re away.

blue nose pitbull playing
Image by: Diego Thomazini, Shutterstock

Are These Dogs Good for Families? 👪

Yes! Sadly, Pitbulls often receive an unfair, bad reputation due to irresponsible owners or illegal dog fighting practices. In reality, these dogs make excellent family companions and are loyal to their humans. They do well with children and are big goofballs. Any dog breed can grow aggressive with improper training and abuse, and the Pitbull is no different. Given a Pitbull’s size, children should be supervised while playing with a Pitbull or any medium to large breed dog, as a child can accidentally get knocked over. Pitbulls love to play with children, but sometimes, they are unaware of their own strength.

Pitbulls make mediocre watchdogs—they don’t bark much, and they will likely not bark at an intruder. They love people and may not have the ability to differentiate an intruder from someone visiting. They will alert you to someone being on your property, but they will want to meet the person rather than attack. However, their muscular and intimidating physique will likely discourage someone from messing around on your property. They will, however, protect their human families with their lives.

Does This Breed Get Along With Other Pets? 🐶 😽 

Unfortunately, Pitbulls do not typically get along well with other dogs or pets. They have a high prey drive and may not realize the other animal is part of the family. They do better as a single dog in the home unless raised with another dog as a puppy.

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Things to Know When Owning a Blue Nose Pitbull

We all know the bad reputation that comes along with Pitbulls. You should be aware of breed restrictions with this breed before you decide to bring one into your family. For example, some rental properties will not allow a Pitbull to live on the premises.

You should familiarize yourself with all traits and characteristics so you’re prepared to own a Pitbull. In this next section, we’ll cover some specifics about the Pitbull and what you can expect and prepare for before adding one to your family.

Food & Diet Requirements 🦴

Pitbulls are active dogs and require high-quality dog food that is complete and balanced. They need high-quality protein, which should be the first ingredient listed on the label, such as beef, turkey, or chicken, followed by essential fruits and veggies.

Your blue nose Pitbull should eat roughly between a cup and half to two and a half cups of kibble daily, depending on your particular Pit’s size, and ensure you split the meals: one meal in the morning and one meal in the evening. Avoid dog foods with added artificial preservatives and flavoring, and limit treats to account for 10% of their daily diet.

Exercise 🐕

Pitbulls are active dogs and love to play. They need adequate exercise to stay mentally and physically stimulated. Your Pit will happily engage in a walk, jog, or play fetch in the backyard. Ensure you aim for at least 90 minutes to 2 hours of exercise daily, spread out into two sessions, and while walking or jogging, always keep your Pit on a leash—they have a high prey drive and will take off if they see something worth chasing.

Keeping your Pitbull exercised and in shape is essential for its overall health, and your Pit will be less likely to get into mischief and engage in destructive behavior when properly exercised, both mentally and physically.

pitbull playing in an open field
Image by: Diego Thomazini, Shutterstock

Training 🎾

As we’ve mentioned, Pitbulls are intelligent and relatively easy to train. They are eager to please and love learning new tricks. Keep in mind that they can be a bit stubborn, and you’ll need to be consistent with training. Patience is vital while training a Pit, and ensure you use positive reinforcement and train calmly and gently. Pitbulls are sensitive dogs and will become afraid of you if you are forceful with training. Keep training sessions short and fun for the best results.

Grooming ✂️

Pitbulls are low maintenance and don’t shed much. They will shed more in the spring and fall, but typically, all that is needed is a quick brush once a week and a bath using mild shampoo if they get dirty. Wash your Pitbull’s bedding as needed, and check the ears once a week. Clip the nails when needed or take your Pit to a groomer if you’re uncomfortable with this task.

Dental hygiene is important with any dog breed, and the blue nose Pitbull is no different. Try brushing the teeth at least three or four times a week. Getting your Pit used to having their  teeth brushed at a young age will make the process go much smoother. If your Pit fights you and absolutely hates it, you can buy dental treats that will help.

blue nose pit bull dog playing
Image by: Diego Thomazini, Shutterstock

Health and Conditions 🏥

Pitbulls are relatively healthy, but like with any dog breed, they can be prone to certain genetic medical conditions. Given the blue nose Pitbull is rare, inbreeding can be a problem in order to obtain the recessive gene that gives them the grayish-purple coat and nose. Here are specific conditions to watch for:

Minor Conditions
  • Skin allergies
  • Deafness
Serious Conditions
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)

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Male vs. Female

As far as gender, the only real difference between males and females is that females are not quite as big as males. Female Pitbulls may have longer bodies than males, but their peak weight averages 50 pounds compared to 60 pounds in males. Both sexes have the same broad skull, but a male’s head is a bit wider than the female’s.

We’ve mentioned Pitbulls don’t typically do well with other dogs, but females tend not to fight with other dogs compared to males, but this doesn’t mean they don’t; it’s just not as likely.

female pitbull puppy
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3 Little-Known Facts About The Blue Nose Pitbull

1. They Are Impressive Jumpers

Pitbulls are athletic dogs with muscular physiques—and they are also excellent jumpers. They can jump from 4 to 5 feet with the aid of their strong hind legs, and some can jump even higher. Pitbulls also excel at agility courses, and they love to compete, especially alongside their favorite human.

2. Not All Blue Nose Pits Will Have a Blue Nose

Contrary to their name, some will not have the blue nose. The blue nose comes from a recessive gene, and even if both parents have the blue nose, this doesn’t guarantee all offspring will have the same. Dominant traits are typically red, black, or pink noses, and these traits are not always weaned out. The Pitbull would have more of a chance of having a blue nose if the parents’ grandparents had a blue nose.

Even puppies born with a blue nose may lose it as they grow; however, once the dog reaches 1 to 2 years old, whatever color the nose is will be the color for life.

3. They Are Emotional

Pitbulls are very much in tune with their owners. They can read your demeanor the moment they see you, which is partly what makes them excellent companion dogs. If you’re sad, your blue nose Pit will try hard to comfort you. Given they are sensitive and can sense emotion, they also make excellent therapy dogs.

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Final Words

The Pitbull is one of the most misunderstood dog breeds in the world. They simply cannot help the fact that they were initially bred for pit fighting. Thankfully, these barbaric events have been deemed illegal, but the stigma still follows the breed, including the blue nose Pitbull.

If taught these behaviors, any dog can be aggressive. Pitbulls are not naturally aggressive dogs—they love people and make exceptional companions. Our hope is that the Pitbull’s reputation can escape the stigma once and for all.

Featured Image Credit: Diego Thomazini, Shutterstock

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