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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Red Nose Pitbull – The Complete Guide

Rachel Poli Author
Dec 7 ·

A nose color might not seem like a big deal, but it is for Pitbulls. Red Nose Pitbulls are the second rarest Pitbull you can find, aside from the White Pitbull and the Merle Pitbull. So, if you want to learn more about this nose color, keep reading.


The red nose comes from a recessive gene, making it a rare occurrence. You can tell a Red Nose Pitbull from the rest because they’ll have a matching coat color. For instance, they have a red coat with a red nose, also known as a copper color, and they’ll also have red or amber eyes. In order words, a Red Nose Pitbull is just about red all over.

Otherwise, there’s not much difference between this Pitbull to any other Pitbull in terms of size. For example, they can grow about 18 to 22 inches tall and weigh between 35 and 60 pounds, making them medium-sized dogs. Sadie…


Aside from their coloring, this Pitbull has a similar temperament to other Pitbulls. But, of course, every dog is an individual, so their personality will vary. However, Red Nose Pitbulls and other Pitbulls are known to be friendly, sociable, and loyal.

For example, they’re affectionate with their family members, great with young children, enjoy meeting new people, and are great around other dogs. Unfortunately, they have a high prey drive, but that can be nipped in the bud with training. Luckily, they’re easy to train.

This breed was initially bred as fighting dogs, no longer allowed. Don’t expect your Red Nose Pitbull to be a guard dog despite this. They’ll make a good watchdog and alert you when something is off, but they won’t do much else. Donut…

Caring for your Red Nose Pitbull

With proper care through grooming, nutrition, and vet visits, you can expect your Red Nose Pitbull to have the same lifespan as other Pitbulls. For example, they have an average lifespan of about 12 to 14 years.


You won’t need to worry too much about grooming their short and smooth fur. However, they do shed a moderate amount. So, weekly brushing will be ideal for keeping the loose fur at bay. Otherwise, be sure to keep up with trimming their nails, cleaning their ears, and brushing their teeth regularly. Maggie…


You can feed your Red Nose Pitbull any dog 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.


Pitbulls are athletic and have high energy levels. Red Nose Pitbulls are no different. They’ll do better living in a bigger house with a fenced-in yard rather than an apartment. Be sure to give them at least one hour of physical activity every day through long walks, hikes, or playtime in the yard. Scoobie…


Luckily, this coloration of Pitbull won’t affect their health too much. They might have more sensitive skin than other coat colors, but that’s easy to manage with special shampoo and sunscreen in the warmer months.

Otherwise, they’re a generally healthy breed. So, be sure to bring them to the vet at least once a year for their annual checkup and keep track of their growth, development, and overall health.

Where to find a Red Nose Pitbull

Believe it or not, you should be able to find this dog breed anywhere you can adopt a dog. For example, you can check with your local animal shelter or rescue organization for a Red Nose Pitbull. They might have Pitbull puppies, adults, seniors, mixed breeds, or other colorations of this purebred. Nuhysah…

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If you truly want a Red Nose Pitbull, though, then you’ll most likely have to go through a reputable breeder. This dog breed is recognized by the American Kennel Club so that you can begin your search on the AKC Marketplace. You’ll have to look around for specific breeders who breed Red Nose Pitbulls, though.

When doing your research, be sure to stay away from puppy mills or backyard breeders. They don’t breed the dogs under healthy or safe conditions, and they’re more interested in making a profit rather than finding good homes for the puppies.

So, remember that you can tell an ethical breeder from the rest because they’ll do the following:

  • Health screen and genetically test the parents before breeding to ensure it’s safe (and then get the puppies tested)
  • Provide health documents and family tree history for you to bring home upon adoption
  • Want to meet with you in person and allow you to meet the parents and the puppies
  • Socialize and train the puppies as early as possible
  • Ensure the puppies are up to date with all of their vaccinations Boss…

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How much does a Red Nose Pitbull cost?

Even though a Red Nose Pitbull is more on the rare side, you can be sure that you’ll spend no more than $1,000 for this doggo. Murphy…

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Is a Red Nose Pitbull right for you?

Aside from the coloring, a Red Nose Pitbull is pretty much the same as any other Pitbull dog. So, you can be sure that you’ll receive a fun, loving, family companion dog. Hazzardtails…

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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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