Since we tend to talk about the Pit Bull dog breed quite a lot on this website, mainly because we believe they are one of the most misunderstood and wrongfully slammed dog breeds out there, we thought it would be quite fitting to write about the Brindle Pitbull in this article.
As you’ll be discovering in a few minutes, the only thing that sets a Brindle Pitbull apart from other Pitbulls is its coat.
Other than that, and were it not for its unique, distinctive coat, the Brindle Pitbull would have been just another Pitbull without any other differences.
Brindle Pitbull Appearance
The only thing that sets the Bindle Pitbull apart from the other Pitbull breeds most is the fact that it doesn’t have a unified coat color, it instead has a coat that comes in multiple colors.
Most of the times, the Brindle Pitbull’s coat will come in light brown color with a few black tiger-like stripes in between some parts, while other Brindle Pitbulls come with an entirely brindle coat with no stripes.
So, besides the coat, the Brindle Pitbull isn’t as rare to find or as special as some dog breeders out there want you to think with the way they market this dog to you.
Sure, they are special just like any other dog, but the fact is that had it not been for their unique coat, they’re just another Pitbull!
So please, don’t be bait for the hype of some breeder who just wants to make a boatload of money from you.
Brindle Pitbull Temperament
Since the coat color of the Brindle Pitbull in no way, shape or form makes it any different than any other Pitbull dog, the temperament, personality and characteristics of the Brindle Pitbull is the same as any other American Pit bull Terrier.
To remind you what their temperament, personality and characteristic traits are like, here are a few pointers you have to keep in mind.
When training a Brindle Pitbull, you have to keep in mind that they are strong dogs with a strong personality to them, which means you’re going to have to approach training in a different mindset.
You won’t find recommendations from us here about going all alpha-male and dominant on your dog and physically incurring pain on their bodies, because we simply believe that these methods achieve very negative results.
You just have to know that the stronger the Brindle Pitbull senses that your mindset is, the stronger they sense your personality it, the more firm they see you during training and the more consistent you are with what you do in training, the more the Brindle Pitbull will respect you and the better your results in training will be.
The less your Brindle Pitbull senses that you’re any/all of the aforementioned, the more stubborn they will become during training and the less impressive your results to show for will be.
See? Not a single mention of scolding, spanking, hitting, pinning or whatever else nonsense that’s being thrown around on the internet nowadays was mentioned here.
Pit bulls are one of the most physically active and exercise-loving dogs ever known to mankind, and the Brindle Pitbull is no different at all.
The physical endurance the Brindle Pitbull possesses is one of the most impressive endurance levels among all Pitbull breeds, so you can expect to have an athletic fella between your hands if you have one at home.
If Brindle Pitbulls aren’t given the necessary amounts of exercise they needs during the day, they will:
– Become miserable & unhappy dogs
– Will start to develop serious aggressive behavior in order to let out the extra energy inside them such as destructive chewing, excessive barking and digging.
This, added to the fact that they have one of the strongest and most muscular bodies among all dog breeds, could lead to a serious situation.
The Brindle Pitbull is an excellent and very capable dog when it comes to working tasks, such as police tasks, search and rescue, military tasks, etc ..
Why Pitbulls Get A Bad Rep
Pit Bulls have a very bad reputation among the dog owner community because they’re deemed to be “aggressive, harmful and very dangerous” dogs by many people.
However, most of this stereotype dates back to the old times where Pit Bulls were heavily engaged, by sick-minded people, in blood sports such as fighting one another where the owner of the winner fighter gets a monetary reward.
Add all of that to the fact that Pit Bulls are born with fairly strong and muscular bodies that are intimidating as is, it’s no wonder they have such a negative reputation to them.
When properly trained and socialized, all Pitbull dog breeds can be some of the most loyal, affectionate and playful dogs you’ve ever met.
It’s only ever a problem when the Pitbull being talked about wasn’t properly trained nor socialized, and it feels it’s being threatened by someone or another animal, which is won’t hesitate to attack.
Brindle Pitbull Care
When it comes to shedding, the Brindle Pitbull is a low-moderate shedder that has a fairly short and smooth coat.
Since Brindle Pitbulls are not excessive shedders, you can perfectly get by with brushing their coats once every 2 days with a bristled brush.
No need to go crazy with brushing their coats like you would with other dog breeds that are excessive shedders.
Where Can I Find A Brindle Pitbull?
If you’re looking to bring a Brindle Pitbull home, a much better choice than doing business with a dog breeder that’ll charge you 10x more than you actually should be paying is visiting a local Pitbull rescue shelter and asking whether they’ve got a Brindle Pitbull or not.
Besides, keep in mind that any dog breeder that tells you that a Brindle Pitbull is a unique breed of its own is plain out lying and you should stop doing business with them right then and there.
Anyways, there are surely some ethical and professional dog breeders out there that will only be giving you the real deal and won’t be cheating you out on your money, but shouldn’t helping out a rescue be the top priority on the list?