Brindle Pitbull Owner’s Guide

By Kim •  Updated: 07/09/20 •  6 min read
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Are you looking to adopt a dog? Perhaps you are interested in a Brindle Pitbull and want to learn more about them. With the history of the Pitbull, you may be trying to do your research on the breed before you adopt one. It is always recommended that you do this before adopting any pooch. So, let’s learn about the amazing Brindle Pitbull and what they can bring to your life.

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What is a Brindle Pitbull?

Of course, we are all familiar with how Pitbulls look. They are strong and athletic-looking canines that have a large and round head and straight ears. This is accompanied by straight, stiff and short fur on their body. A Brindle Pitbull is simply referring to the appearance of the coat.  In particular, they have darker stripes, such as dark brown and black on a lighter brown background. They can also have patches of white on their paws, chest and snout.

Do Brindle Pitbulls Have a Good Temperament?

No doubt you have read something negative about American Pitbull Terriers in the news or on the internet. Unfortunately, they are a dog breed that has been subjected to a lot of negative press over the years. But it is important to realize that this breed is not inherently aggressive or dangerous. In fact, Brindle Pitbulls are just like other Pitbull pups and they are exceptionally affectionate, loyal and loving to their pack. They make great family dogs and are unfairly criticized.

American Pitbull Terriers have always been nicknamed the ‘nanny dog’. This is due to their fantastic temperament and loving nature with children. They are patient and will make a loving family pet to have around the house. But it is essential that you remember they are strong dogs that do not always know their size. This can mean that they might accidentally knock over small children. They should be supervised the same as any other dog.

Are Brindle Pitbulls Good with Other Dogs?

A lot of people worry that a Pitbull will not get along with other dogs when they are out walking or at the dog park. Just like any other breed, a Pitbull is not going to know how to be sociable if they do not learn as a puppy. Therefore, if you have your canine from birth, it is best to socialize them from an early age to avoid any future problems.

One thing to realize is that Pitbulls may be dominant in a group of dogs. They will like to be in charge and they are not always submissive to others. Again, this is something that you can help your pup with. It is best to learn about dog body language so that you can avoid any negative interactions for your furry friend.

Do Brindle Pitbulls Need a lot of Exercise?

Brindle Pitbulls are just like all other Pitbulls; they need a lot of exercise and they are happiest when they are active. They are high energy canines and this means that you have to spend time exercising them with long walks and playtime. They make great companions for going on hikes and running. In addition, they will enjoy going to new places and going on an adventure.

If a Brindle Pitbull does not get the exercise they need to burn energy, they can become boisterous and hyperactive in the house. This can lead to destructive behaviors, such as chewing on furniture and causing trouble. Therefore, if you are not going to be home to exercise your canine’s through the day, a dog walker may be recommended.

Do Brindle Pitbulls Need a lot of Grooming?

The great thing about having a Brindle Pitbull is that they do not need a lot of grooming. You can brush your pooch but this will not help their short and stiff coat in any way. Your furry friend will just enjoy bonding with you!

During shedding season, you will see your Brindle Pitbull losing some hair. But since they have a short coat, this should not be a lot around the home. You can bath your Pitbull on a monthly basis or when they get dirty. One thing to remember about this breed is that they can be prone to skin conditions. This means that they may require a special shampoo. You can always do research on the best one or ask your veterinarian.

You will have to clip your Brindle Pitbull’s nails on a regular basis. This is going to ensure that they do not get too long and interfere with their paws. This is something that you can do at home or at your vet. If you do choose to cut your canine’s nails by yourself, make sure that you do not cut the quick of the nail. This can cause bleeding. You will also have to get your Brindle Pitbull used to the process so that they allow you to cut them and they are not scared during it.

How do I Find a Brindle Pitbull?

If you want to adopt a Brindle Pitbull, the best place to go is your local animal shelter. Unfortunately, there are a lot of Pitbulls that are given up for rehoming. But the good thing is that you have the opportunity to give one their forever home and welcome them into your family. There are going to be several Pitbulls you can choose from and one of them may be a Brindle pup. In addition, there are charities and rescue centers online that are going to help you find a furry friend.

If you want to have a Brindle Pitbull from when they are a puppy, another option is to choose a breeder. A puppy can vary in price but you can expect a Brindle one it cost around $500 to $700. But you will have to be very careful when you are selecting a breeder. You must ensure that they are reputable and experienced. There are still some Pitbulls that are used for illegal dogfighting. It is imperative that you do not buy from these breeders. Start by looking up American Kennel Club breeders. This is a good place to begin and you can know that they are experts. Then you can visit them and ask lots of questions to feel comfortable. Always ask to see the mom and dad before choosing a puppy.

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Kim

Kim is a talented author, who loves animals especially dogs. She engaged in writing books and articles relating to animals a decade ago. Kim resides in Chicago with her husband and son. The family is the proud owner of a dog and a parrot (Jack and Lily). Kim wanted more than these two pets, but her husband put his foot down... She often visits elementary schools to talk to the kids about what she learned about pets and how they could learn from them.

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