Brindle Pitbull Bloodline Facts:
The Brindle Pit Bull breed originated from the American dog show. The first brindled pit bull was bred in the United States in 1891 by George W. Davenport (1855-1941). He showed a black and white brindle female named “Bessie” at the New York State Fair. At that time there were no other dogs with such coloration known to man or even to animals.
She won the Best Female Dog award. Later she was bred to produce a litter of four puppies. Two of them died before birth and one survived only two days after birth. The surviving puppy had a very small head, large eyes, short legs and thick fur around its body. These characteristics are considered to be characteristic of brindle pit bulls today. The name “brindle” comes from the fact that these puppies had a reddish cast to their coat. Today, brindle pit bulls have been bred to produce litters of five or six pups. They are usually smaller than purebreds but they do not look like miniature schnauzers.
The Brindle Pit Bull breed is very loyal and protective of family members. They tend to be obedient and docile when trained properly. The brindle pit bull doesn’t need much exercise and can coexist happily with other animals. They do tend to drool, and most would argue that they don’t make good watchdogs since they are friendly to almost everyone.
However, that is not the reputation the dog has among gang members. The brindle pit bull is a fierce fighter. One of the most infamous American gangs of the 20th century was the Al Capone Gang. Capone was a leader of organized crime during the Prohibition era in the United States. During that time, pit bulls were used as guards, and the 1920s gangsters often used them as attack dogs and sometimes to settle disputes with rival gangs.
Although Capone’s dog was actually a boxer, he became notorious for being vicious and a brindle pit bull widely known as the “St. Louis Enforcer.”
Can A Red Nose Pit Bull Be Considered Part Of The Brindle Pitbull Bloodline?
As it turns out, the red nose pit bull is a breed in its own right. There are actually two types of red nose pit bulls, the American style and the English style. Both originated in England and both types are bred for dog fighting.
The English Red Nose Pit Bull is a short-haired dog weighing anywhere from 30 to 80 pounds. It has a broad head and a short nose. Their coats vary in color from fawn to red. They are very strong and muscular and have great stamina. The American Pit Bull Terrier is slightly bigger and heavier than the English type.
It has a large head with an under bite, and its coat is generally red or white with some brown or black patches on its body.
The origins of the pit bull are uncertain. There are some who believe that the bulldog of today is what the pit bull of the past once looked like. Others believe that the pit bull is a descendant of the Alaunt, a medieval hunting dog that was bred for hunting wild boar. Still others say it is a direct descendant of the molosser dog of ancient Greece. The most widely accepted theory is that they are a descendant of the now extinct English Bulldog and have been refined and bred for dog fighting for centuries.
The American Pit Bull Terrier was recognized by the AKC in 1898. The “taming down” of the pit bull through breeding for show purposes began around that time since it had become popular among the upper class. It was also recognized by the United Kennel Club. The American Staffordshire Terrier was originally developed to resemble the English type. It became popular in the 1980s when it appeared in several movies and TV shows.
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