A Blue Fawn Pitbull is an American Pitbull Terrier with a dilute blue coat coloration and a silverish cast on it. There is no difference between this Pitbull with any other Pitbull but the color of the coat and the reddish or bluish nose. The Blue Fawn Pitty is a loyal smart and confident dog that makes for a great family addition.
They may have a reputation for being considered aggressive but they are friendly and sweet dogs.
If you are looking to adopt a Blue Fawn American Pitty, keep reading to find more of what he has to offer.
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- About the Blue Fawn Pitbull
- General characteristics and appearance of the Blue Fawn Pitbull
- Temperament and personality traits
- Frequently asked questions
- Grooming requirements
- Blue Fawn Pitbull Exercise needs
- Feeding and dietary requirements
- Training a Blue Fawn Pitbull
- Known health concerns
About the Blue Fawn Pitbull
The Blue Fawn Pit is one of the rarest Pitbull variety and not a breed of his own.
This adorable and sweet dog had a blue-fawn coat with a silver hue that comes by due to genetics.
Let me explain.
Blue Fawn Pitty genetics
The blue fawn color in a Pit Bull is a result of recessive gene dilution.
The Dapple French Bulldog is also a product of gene dilution. Click to learn more.
This happens when a Pit inherits 2 copies of a dilution gene that causing the color of the canine to fade.
I know this may be a bit complicated but pay close attention to not get lost.
The Blue Fawn color occurs when the black color(eumelanin) on the D locus is diluted. For this to occur a Pitbull has to inherit a pair of the dilute gene(dd).
This means that each of the parents has to pass a “d” to the offspring.
However, the parent does not have to be blue fawn to produce a blue fawn puppy as he/she can have a Dd pair(a dilute and non-dilute gene).
So, if the puppy inherits a recessive dilute from each of the parents, the coat that could have otherwise been black turns to blue/grey.
Sometimes the coat can look somewhat black until it is closely examined.
Also, if a Pitty has a dd pair of dilute recessive genes, the eyes will be affected and will not be dark brown but 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 will produce a Blue fawn puppy. That means that 2 black Pits can produce a Blue Fawn Pitty.
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.
General characteristics and appearance of the Blue Fawn Pitbull
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|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.
The physical appearance
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.
Other Pitbull colors;
Temperament and personality traits
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The coat color does not affect the personality and temperament of any Pitbull that include the Blue Fawn Pittie.
This dog is friendly, energetic, playful, and outgoing and in the hands of the right owner, he will always be a gentle pooch.
He loves his human friends and will want to be on their side which may prompt him to also be a big lap dog. There is nothing that this pooch would love more than human attention and affection.
However, you will need to provide this dog with exercise to allow him to burn out some of his energy.
He is a quiet canine most of the time and will only bark to alert you of something or when he feels neglected.
The Blue Fawn Bully forms very strong bonds with his family and will always protect them. You should, therefore, socialize these dogs from a young age to avoid any incidences.
With that said, you should note that the Blue Fawn Pit is not aggressive toward people but can show some aggressive tendencies towards other animals, especially dogs.
Is the Blue Fawn Pitbull a Good family dog?
Nicknamed the Nanny dog, this canine makes for an incredible family dog.
They are incredibly good with children and will easily put them to sleep by the gentleness after a play session.
Frequently asked questions
Is the Blue Fawn Pitbull aggressive?
The Blue Fawn Pitty is a very friendly and social dog that should not be aggressive towards humans. They, however, have a reputation of being aggressive towards other animals a trait that 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 greyish or blue. Blue Fawn Pitbulls are not separate breeds.
How much does a blue fawn Pitbull cost?
Blue Fawn Pitties are commonly sought after and can cost anywhere between $1200 and $10000 depending on the location, breeder, and the line from which they are bred.
These dogs are considered to be somewhat rare and some breeders tend to increase the price of their puppies for this reason.
How long do Blue Fawn Pitbulls live?
A Blue Fawn Pitty has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years.
The grooming requirements for this dog are fairly low thanks to their short and manageable coats.
Brushing these canine friends weekly will dog the trick in keeping their coat good looking and healthy. This should be done using a slicker brush to remove any loose or 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.
You should not use human toothpaste on this dog 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 the moods of a Blue Fawn Pit 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 play.
These pooches are also good at hiking but as you do this you should always make sure that you leash your Blue Fan Pit.
A safe and well-fenced yard will also be ideal to allow 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 he weighs.
Feed the dog twice or thrice a day to reduce the risk of bloat.
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Training a Blue Fawn Pitbull
The Blue Fawn Bully is a very trainable dog.
You will be amazed as to how many tricks and commands at this dog can learn and can complete many tasks.
The best way to train this dog is by praising him and positive reinforcement but you should never punish him.
If he is interested and pleased with what you are teaching him this Pitbull will be very cooperative and will learn quickly.
You should also socialize this dog constantly and from an early age by introducing him to different people, environments, and other animals alike.
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
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 very 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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