Animal Stories - Red-Nosed American Pit Bull Terrier

Animal-World Information about: Red-Nosed American Pit Bull Terrier

  The Red-Nosed Pit Bull is known for its gameness and pleasant disposition.
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yheresa - 2013-05-07
I have a female red nose who is 11 weeks old n she is the most amazin baby, sweet as can be. very hyper around strangers but also very protective around the house which is what i want. i had her since she was a week old. all dogs r unpredictable but i have no fear of her at all. im still in the process of training her but she knows basic commands; sit, stay, shake, down. she is also well potty trained. i had her in the kennel since she was a month n she is doin very well. She goes to the door n sits then walks to me n barks, lettin me kno she has to go out. she is super smart n learns quickly. i have no regrets in my decision on ownin a red nose pitbull.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-09
    They have a bad rap, due to the protective purpose they were bred for. But those that are kept as pets really shouldn't as they are wonderful, loving and loyal. Glad to hear your story, it's inspiring.
Reply - 2012-12-24
One family member got a full breed rednose pit Terier and her mum is a a mellowed fab dog

Michelle Bielawski - 2012-12-04
Hey I need to know if there is such a thing as a long snout full blooded red nosed pitt

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-12-05
    What I believe you are referring to is back in the 1800's there used to be what is known as the Red nosed Pitt Bull - brought about specicifcally as a result of inbreeding.  Today what is called a red nose pitt bull is a coloring - not an actual breed.  Obviously, there should be some descendents of the original red nosed pitt bull but as to who is actually descended from that group of pups vs who just has the coloring - I don't know how you can know.  Some say they do exist and some say they do not.
GLORIA CAMERON - 2010-02-22
Hi, I just became an owner of a 2. 5 month old rednose. He is so cute. I have a one month old, a 2 year old and 4 year old gd. Children who live with me as well as a 93 year old mother. Will this dog be okay with them? Also, how do I potty train this dog? I do know somethings about training ie. Have hand signals to go with words like 'no', 'sit' and I know they need excercise so I have a yard to play with him in.

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  • angela - 2010-07-12
    I have two red nosed. They were adults when our first child arrived and it was a source of anxiety for me also. We had a bitch and one of her first puppies. They were 10 and 6 years old...The mother, used to sleep under the cot and if she wasn't inside, she slept at the bottom of the window. Take him to obedience and train him to listen to commands as they can be excitable and they sometimes forget that they are not a maltese! Get your children involved in this training as the dog will then listen to all the family members, not just you.
    Potty training....persistence, take him outside often and tell him to go just like any other dog. We had our girl trained to walk to the door, sit and speak if she wanted to go outside. It is all repetition...and that takes time.
Taynna - 2012-04-12
So I have a Red nose pit I don't think she is the American Terrier but when I first got her she was so loving and kind I noticed however when I gave her a bath she nearly flipped she was shaking and trying to flee anywhere she could she also wouldn't come near her water bowl if I were filling it or standing near it while it was full. After a while she lets me bathe and water her but only me I want my boyfriend to be able to do this for her too but even after month of trying she still doesn't trust him, any advice?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-12
    Have your boyfriend reward with treats and play before he tries to bathe or discipline.
jahayra - 2011-10-15
If anyone knows an apartment place that accepts american red nose pit bull terriers in greeley,co please let me me at you

Edgar Fernandez - 2011-10-11
Hi today my red nose pitbull died after 12 years sharing with my kids. I am very sad but I know that God needs more security on the heaven and then calling my 'Nannie' thanks me dog 4 this service with my family love you 4ever....DADDY EDGAR

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-12
    I am sorry. I know it is hard.
Trixie - 2011-08-28
My dog is 11yo - I got him as a rescue at 7yo. He bit someone recently with no provocation and he has always been very nervous. I was told by the rescue foundation that he was definitely not a pitbull (the concern was over how he may have been raised as I had no control over his first 7 years) and other than being twitchy he hasn't been a problem in the past. I believe now that he is in fact a red-nosed pit bull so would like any breed-specific suggestions you could give? I am considering muzzling in public - I certainly don't want this to happen again and the no provocation thing scares me more than a little. Any help would be greatly appreciated...

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  • Anonymous - 2011-08-29
    Right and I am so glad you are conscientious enough to realize it can happen again. I am not a trainer - I am a dog lover and a bird fanatic - can you tell? I would muzzle the pup in public. Can't know what happen, I have a bird friend that absolutely will attack anyone with red hair. No provacation. Why take the chance?
regina - 2010-05-28
I have a red nose pit. I got her about 6 months ago. I don't know much about the people who had her but she starts shaking every time a man gets around her. It took my husband babying her nonstop for her to trust him enough to let him be around her. But with me and my daughter and granddaughter she is fine. Does this mean that a man has abused her in the past and what can I do for her so she isn't so scared all the time?

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  • Brett Jeffares - 2010-07-24
    Hey regina my wife and I have a 2 1/2 yr rescue red nose and when she first came home to us pretty much any time I looked at her she cower between my wife's feet and pee on the floor, and that told me right away that she had been abused by a man. Your girl sounds like she was abused too and that's very sad. I have found that when it is just myself and our rescue "Brandy" at home she is very loving and caring towards me but when my wife and son are home she tends to be rather timid towards me. I have been talking to several breeders of both reds and blues, and they all keep telling the same thing if one of these beautiful animals has been abused by either a male or female they will always remember that, and be very cautious around them. The only other thing I can say is encourage your husband and any other close male friends or family to give your girl all the love and attention in the world and to never ever raise their voice in an aggressive manner towards her or any of the children in the household. Say "NO TO BSL" "BAN THE DEED NOT THE BREED" LOVE YOUR PITTIES AND HUG THEM EVERYDAY!
  • Jasmine - 2011-07-03
    I am sorry this happened to your dog, but yes it does mean she was abused by a man in the past. Your husband should give her treats and toys every time he wants to be with her, so she associates good things happen when a man comes near her. This may take a while, but she should start feeling more comfortable around your husband, or any other man.
    Hope this helped,
kelsey - 2010-07-26
Ok so me and my boyfriend just recently adopted a four year old red nose pit, he is very friendly but not in the right shape a pit should be in, what is the proper diet and exercise to bulk him up a little and get him into shape?

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  • Leona - 2010-08-01
    First of all what kind of shape is he in. Is he overweight or underweight. Was he a fighting dog a bait dog. What is his history. For overweight dogs you need to get it off him and start working him at least 3 times a day walks, runs, tug of war anything that will make him work. Also go to your local feed store and find some food that fits your wallet and that's going to be great for him. Taste of the wild is awesome food. Nurto is also good. If you have a costco in your state get their food. 40 pounds for $20. No fillers and has everything you want to give him. Or you can do the all raw diet. Either way you need to work him out in order for him to get in the shape you want him to be. Also try going to your vet and asking if there is anything that they would say to do. Google it also. I hope something that i had to say works. Oh and also get him a backpack and put empty water bottles in it then after a week start to add more weight. Walk him an hour a day 2 times a day once in the morning once at night. If you really want him to become a great healthy dog do that and you will have a wonderful dog. Happy bullying :)