Quick Blue Fawn Pitbull guide (Cost, traits & pictures)

A Blue Fawn Pitbull is a Pitbull with a fawn (yellowish-tan) coat but with blue-gray skin, nose, eye rims, and lips, instead of black and amber/pale green eyes instead of dark brown. It is a result of a combination of fawn/sable (AyAy) and dilution genes (dd).

If the dog has a facial mask (melanistic mask)- around the muzzle, jaw, eyes, and ears- it will have a bluish cast.

You can determine if a dog is a blue fawn by looking at the nose or skin color which should be blue-gray. This is because the coat color is predominantly fawn/yellowish tan (phaeomelanin pigment) which does not affect the skin color. The skin color is determined by the black color pigment (eumelanin) which in this case is diluted to a shade of blue by the dilution gene. The dilution gene reduces the intensity of any black pigment on the dog’s coat and skin including on the nose, eye rims, lips, and paw pads.

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.

Blue vs Blue fawn

Both blue and blue fawn pitties will have the dilution gene acting on the black pigment altering it to blue. A blue Pitbull will have a blue-gray coat, skin, nose, eye rims, and lips.

However, blue fawn dogs will have a yellowish-tan coat but bluish skin, nose, eye rims, lips, and paw pads. This is because the dilution gene can only act on the black pigment and not the red pigment (phaeomelanin) that is responsible for the yellowish base color in fawn dogs.

Both blue and blue fawn dogs will have amber eyes and blue skin. The only difference is in the coat color.

Blue Fawn vs Blue nose

Both Blue Fawn and blue nose Pitbull are similar in that they both have blue noses. As such, both dogs will have similar skin pigmentation caused by the dilution gene.

The only specific is that a blue fawn dog will have a yellowish coat.

Blue Fawn Pit Bull
Blue Fawn Pit Bull with a blue nose and amber eyes

Temperament & personality

The genes responsible for the blue fawn coloration will not affect the dog’s behavioral traits.

The Pitbull will remain a sweet, gentle, energetic, friendly, and family-oriented pooch that does well with children and other pets.

Blue Fawn Pitbull price

A Blue Fawn Pitbull will cost around $1500 on average. The price can be as low as $1000 to as high as $3000 depending on the breeder, location, and demand.

With such a hefty price tag, ensure you get your pup from a reputable breeder with good breeding and puppy care practices.

Are Blue Fawn Pitbulls rare?

Blue Fawn Pitbulls are quite rare to find due to the gene combination required for the coloration. The dog is required to have both the fawn/sable and dilution genes.

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