Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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Brindle Pitbull – The Complete Guide

Rachel Poli Author
Dec 7 ·

The Pitbull is a purebred dog breed initially bred to be a fighting dog. Since then, that has been long banned, and Pitbulls love friendly pups. They also come in many coat colors, one of them being the Brindle Pitbull. To learn more about this coat color, keep reading.


So, what exactly is a Brindle Pitbull? It’s a Pitbull that’s no different from other colors of its breed. It’s simply the way their coat color and markings look. It is in no way affects their temperament or anything else. Brindle Pitbulls are still Pitbulls. Mabel…

However, the Brindle pattern comes from a recessive gene that makes it look like your Pitbull has tiger-like stripes. For example, Brindle Pitbulls often have darker stripes on a light base coat, such as black stripes on a brown coat. Sometimes, the opposite can occur where the base coat color is darker than the stripes.

Other than the way their coat looks, this Pitbull will look the same as other Pitbulls. For example, these medium-sized dogs can stand to be about 18 to 22 inches tall and weigh between 35 and 60 pounds.


Also, the coat coloring will not affect your Pitbull’s temperament at all. Even though every dog is an individual and their personalities might differ, Brindle Pitbulls should have similar temperaments to other Pitties. Hades…

Believe it or not, this dog won’t make a good guard dog. But, even though they were bred to fight, this doggo is sweet-natured, affectionate, and friendly. For instance, they’re loyal to their family members, excellent with young children, open to meeting strangers, and will enjoy meeting other dogs.

They do have a high prey drive, though, so if you have cats or other small animals in the house, you’ll need to keep an eye on them. Luckily, Brindle Pitbulls are easy to train so that you can nip that behavior in the bud.

In other words, if you’re looking for a guard dog, you won’t find one with the Brindle Pitbull. They’ll be a good watchdog and alert you of something or someone approaching, but they’ll be friendly to it overall. Hazel…

Caring for your Brindle Pitbull

Your Brindle Pitbull has an average lifespan of about 12 to 14 years with proper care through nutrition, grooming, and exercise.


You won’t need to worry about often grooming your Brindle Pitbull’s coat. You can give them the occasional bath with a special shampoo for sensitive skin, but they’re pretty low-maintenance. However, this dog breed does shed moderately, so you’ll want to brush their coat weekly. In addition, remember to keep up with trimming their nails, cleaning their ears, and brushing their teeth. Camo…


Luckily, Pitbulls can eat just about anything, and you won’t need to worry about allergies. Of course, every dog is different, but you should be able to provide your dog with any food that your vet approves. For example, it can be high-quality kibble or canned wet food from a commercial dog food brand or homemade dog food.


Brindle Pitbulls have high energy levels. So, you’ll want to be able to give them at least one hour of exercise every day. This can be through long walks, hikes, or running around in a fenced-in yard. This dog breed can live in an apartment but will prefer a bigger house with a fenced-in yard to call their own. Jae…


Overall, Pitbulls are a relatively healthy dog breed. Brindle Pitbulls are also healthy and have the same health issues as other Pitbulls. For example, they’re known to get hip dysplasia or sensitive skin. Be sure to bring them to the vet at least once a year for their annual checkup. This way, you can keep track of their growth, development, and overall health.

Where to find a Brindle Pitbull

The Brindle Pitbull comes from a recessive gene, but it’s not rare. So, you should find this dog with this coat coloring anywhere. For example, check with your local animal shelter or rescue organization first. You might find Brindle Pitbull puppies, adults, seniors, or mixed breeds. In addition, if you don’t care too much about the coat color, you’ll find other Pitbulls here. Drax…

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Otherwise, if you truly want a Brindle Pitbull, then you can search for a reputable breeder. The American Kennel Club recognizes this dog breed, so you’ll be able to find a good breeder on the AKC Marketplace.

You can find an ethical breeder from the rest because they’ll do the following:

  • Socialize and train the puppies as early as possible
  • Ensure the puppies are up to date with all of their vaccinations
  • Want to meet with you in person and allow you to meet the parents and the litter
  • Health screen and genetically test the parents before breeding to ensure it’s safe (and then get the puppies tested)
  • Be able to answer all of your questions about the breed, the litter, and the process

Be wary of puppy mills and backyard breeders, though. These breeders do not breed the dogs under safe or healthy conditions and are only interested in profit. Mabel…

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How much does a Brindle Pitbull cost?

Since Brindle Pitbulls aren’t rare, the average cost of this dog is about $800 to $1,000. If you adopt from a shelter or rescue, the cost will be lower.

Is a Brindle Pitbull right for you?

Pitbulls are an excellent family companion dog, and Brindle Pitbulls are no different. So, if you come across one, then you can be sure you’ll gain a great furry friend.


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Rachel Poli Author
Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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