A Blue Fawn Pitbull is a Pitbull Terrier variation with a dilute blue-colored coat and a silverish cast for a blue-grey color. This dog has a reddish or bluish nose but is not a separate Pitbull breed. Blue fawn Pitbulls are loyal, smart, confident dogs great for families.
They are considered to be very sweet and friendly dogs, though they may not be suitable for all dog lovers.
There are several things you need to learn about this dog before committing and that is what this guide is for. So, let’s get right into it.
- What is a Blue Fawn Pitbull
- Blue Fawn Pitbull characteristics and appearance
- Blue Fawn Pitbull Temperament and personality
- How to care for Blue Fawn Pitbull
- Blue Fawn Pitbull known health concerns
- Frequently asked questions
What is a Blue Fawn Pitbull
The Blue Fawn Pitbull is a rare Pitbull variation but not a separate breed. They are a Pitbull Terrier variation with a dilute blue-colored coat and a silverish cast with a red or blue nose.
These pups are adorable and sweet dogs that have blue-fawn coats with silver hues that come by due to genetics.
Let me explain.
Blue Fawn Pitty genetics
The blue fawn color is a result of recessive gene dilution which happens when a Pit inherits two copies of a dilution gene causing the coat color to fade.
I know this may get a bit complicated but try not to get lost.
The Blue Fawn color occurs when the black color (eumelanin) on the D locus is diluted (D locus is the location of the gene in a chromosome).
For dilution to occur, a Pitbull needs to inherit a pair of the dilute gene(dd) meaning each parent has to pass a “d” to the puppy.
However, the parents don’t have to be blue fawn to produce a blue fawn puppy as each can have a Dd pair (a dilute and non-dilute gene).
The puppy inherits a recessive dilute from each parent and a coat that would have been black fades to blue/grey.
Sometimes the coat can look somewhat black until you closely examine it.
Also, if a Pitty has a dd dilute gene pair, the eyes will not be dark brown but will have an amber color instead.
This simply means that;
- A blue fawn Pit pup can be produced by mating 2 Blue Fawn Pitties.
- Mating a Blue Fawn Pitbull with another Pitbull that does not carry the dilute gene will not produce a Blue Fawn offspring.
- If you mate 2 non-Blue Fawn Pitbull with each one carrying a dilute gene, a Blue fawn puppy is produced. This means that 2 black Pits can produce a Blue Fawn Pitty.
The Dapple French Bulldog is also a product of gene dilution. Click to learn more.
5 Fun facts about the Blue Fawn Pitbull
- The Pitbull moniker is generally used to refer to the American Pitbull Terrier but it can also be used to refer to the American Staffordshire Terrier.
- Contrary to what his appearance may have you believe, the Blue Fawn Pitty does not always make a great guard as he is too friendly and social for that.
- Pitties were the US Army’s mascot.
- Pitbulls perform very well in the temperament test and even have a higher score than the Labrador Retriever that is considered very family-friendly.
- Just like any other Pitbull, the Blue Fawn Pit does not have locking jaws, contrary to the popular belief.
Pros and cons
✓ These dogs are brilliant and highly trainable.
✔ They tend to behave like lapdogs despite being working dogs.
✓ These canines are loving, protective, and super loyal.
✗ This dog may not along well with other dogs.
✘ He has a tarnished reputation.
✗ Some countries and states have imposed bans on Pitbulls.
Blue Fawn Pitbull characteristics and appearance
|Blue Fawn Pitbull summary table|
|Lifespan||12 to 14 years|
|Purpose||Companion and working dog|
|Suitable For||Active families|
|Health concerns||Allergies, Hip and Elbow dysplasia, Parvovirus, Cerebellar Abiotrophy|
|Temperament||Sociable, Easygoing, Playful, Devoted, Eager To Please, Loyal, Intelligent, Energetic, and Confident|
|Other names||Blue Fawn Pit, Blue Fawn Pitty|
Height and weight
The Blue Fawn Pitbull is a medium-sized dog.
- Males stand between 18 and 21 inches and weigh between 35 and 60 pounds.
- Females stand between 17 and 20 inches and weigh between 30 and 50 pounds.
These dogs are muscular and strong and have blocky heads. However, they should never be disproportionate.
Their ears are pointy and the adorable eyes are amber with small tails that are wide at the top and have tapering ends.
Blue Fawn Pits should have medium-sized snouts and distinct blue noses.
Coat appearance and shedding
The Blue Fawn Pitbull has a short and smooth blue-grey coat with a silver hue. However, despite this, the dog will shed, especially during fall and spring.
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Blue Fawn Pitbull Temperament and personality
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Coat color does not affect the personality and temperament of any Pitbull including the Blue Fawn Pittie.
This dog is friendly, energetic, playful, and outgoing. In the hands of the right owner, he will always be a gentle pooch.
They are big lap dogs that love their human friends and can be clingy. Blue Fawn Pits value human affection and attention.
However, they need regular exercise to burn some calories and to keep them lively.
These canines do not bark a lot but will do it to alert you when something is not right or when they feel neglected.
The Blue Fawn Bullies forms very strong bonds with their families and are protective. You should, therefore, socialize these dogs from a young age to prevent any incidences.
With that being said, the Blue Fawn Pit is not aggressive towards people but can show some aggressive tendencies towards other dogs, especially male ones.
How to care for Blue Fawn Pitbull
These dogs are fairly low maintenance thanks to their short and smooth coats.
Regardless, these dogs will need weekly brushing to keep the coat looking good and healthy. Brushing with a slicker brush should help remove loose and dead hair.
You can also use a damp cloth to remove excess hair and minimize shedding.
These dogs should also be bathed once every 2 months.
Dental hygiene is also important and can be done by brushing their teeth and giving them dental treats and chews. Don’t use human toothpaste but rather a flavored dog toothpaste (should be recommended by your vet).
The nails should also be trimmed when they begin to curl to prevent them from getting long.
Blue Fawn Pitbull Exercise needs
To keep your Blue Fawn Pit mood high and to keep him happy and healthy, you will need to meet his exercise needs.
You can achieve this by walking the dog twice a day which should be coupled with some minutes of play.
These pups are also good at hiking but as you do this, always ensure you leash your Blue Fawn Pit. A safe and well-fenced yard is also ideal for this dog to play and explore.
|Number of walks||2(20 minutes each)|
|Exercise needs||60+ minutes|
Feeding and dietary requirements
You will need to feed this dog on a high-quality and well-balanced diet.
The diet should be mainly made up of meat-based protein while fats and carbohydrates should be kept low.
A general rule of thumb is to give the dog 25 pounds for every pound that they weigh.
Feed the dog twice or thrice a day to reduce the risk of bloating.
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Training a Blue Fawn Pitbull
The Blue Fawn Pitbull is an easy to train dog that is capable of learning a slew of tricks and commands while also completing many tasks.
The best way to train this dog is by praising him and using positive reinforcement.
If he is interested and pleased with what you are teaching him, he will be very cooperative and more eager to learn.
Also, socialize this dog constantly from an early age by introducing him to different people, sounds, environments, and other animals alike.
Blue Fawn Pitbull known health concerns
Although this dog is generally healthy, he may be prone to some health conditions that include;
- Hip and Elbow dysplasia
- Cerebellar Abiotrophy
Frequently asked questions
Is a Blue Fawn Pitbull rare?
Blue fawn Pitbulls are considerd rare because of their dilute blue-colored coats and their red nose.
Do Blue Fawn Pitbulls Shed?
Blue Fawn Pitbulls shed heavilly mostly during fall and spring. Therefore they are not the best dogs for people with allergies.
Is the Blue Fawn Pitbull a Good family dog?
Nicknamed the Nanny dog, the Blue Fawn Pitbull makes for an incredible family dog. They are incredibly good with children and can easily put them to sleep by their gentleness after play sessions.
Is the Blue Fawn Pitbull aggressive?
The Blue Fawn Pitty is a friendly and social dog that is not aggressive towards humans. They, however, have a reputation of being aggressive towards other animals, a trait you can correct by consistently socializing them.
What does a Blue Fawn Pitbull mean?
A blue fawn Pitbull is a Pitbull with blue-grey coat color and a nose that can either be red or blue. Blue Fawn Pitbulls are not separate breeds.
How much does a blue fawn Pitbull cost?
Blue Fawn Pitbulls are highly sought after and can cost anywhere between $1200 and $10,000 depending on the location, breeder, and the breeding line.
These dogs are considered rare and some breeders may charge you more because of this.
How long do Blue Fawn Pitbulls live?
A Blue Fawn Pitty has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years.
The Blue Fawn Pitbull is an adorable, friendly, and very trainable color of the American Pitbull Terrier that is also very adaptable from the countryside to apartments.
They are great family dogs and do well with children. However, the same cannot be said for other dogs.
They will need a lot of mental and physical stimulation to keep them happy and healthy.
As long as you can understand and cater to all the needs that this dog has, he will be the perfect pet for you.
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