People often buy a Pit Bull based on the dog’s temperament, price, and looks. When it comes to looks or coat color, many dog lovers tend to pick a Black Pit Bull dog. Most people find the black to be a beautiful color and that kind of color on a Pit Bull makes the dog very pleasing to the eye of the dog lovers.
What is a Black Pit Bull?
Dog breeds like American Staffordshire Terrier and American Pit Bull Terrier often produce pups that have a solid black or black mixed with a white color coat. Pit Bulls with a solid black color have no other color on their body while those with black with little white have chest or other body parts that are colored white. Regardless of the dog’s coat color, these are still considered as Pit Bulls, and they are not a separate breed of dogs.
The dog breed was bred and used for blood sports like bull baiting as well as bear baiting. Later they used as fighters in dog fights pitting Pit Bulls against fellow Pit Bulls. The breed’s power and aggression had another use namely for domestic purposes. As a result, their breeding was more focused on enhancing their guard, cattle driving and hunting instincts. A few generations later they found their place as pets for families and their children. These are Pit Bulls that one finds in the lineage the Black Pit Bull dog.
The dog breed was the favorite Pit Bull pet of some famous persons like General George Patton, Helen Keller, and Theodore Roosevelt.
Why is there some negativity about the black colored Pit Bull?
The negativity surrounding the dog is at best underserved and at worst blown out in proportion. One sad fact is that some despicable people still use the dog as a fighter in dog fighting. They tend to use Black Pit Bull Dogs as fighters and, as a result, most uninformed people think that black colored Pit Bulls are aggressive. This kind of generalization often drags other dogs that are lucky enough to be family pets, not fighters.
The other kind of negativity comes from the often exaggerated reports of black colored Pit Bulls attacks. Yes, it is true that some of these dogs attack humans and animals. Said attacks happen because the dog is not properly trained and socialized. Pit Bulls who has been trained and socialized are more restrained (expect when it comes to being affectionate to their owners)in their behavior.
The popularity and health of the Black Pit Bull Dog
Black Pit Bull Dogs are a very common variation of an American Staffordshire Terrier and American Pit Bull Terrier breeds. This abundance of black colored dogs makes them the least expensive or cheaper dog that a person can buy. Still some of the dogs that are in kennels are overlooked by people who are looking for a dog to adapt. There is also the fact that some people mistake a Blue Pit Bull Dogs with Black Pit Bull Dogs. The blue coat of Blue Pit Bull Dogs is so dense that they look like the color black to the eye of the casual observer. Make sure you check the Pit Bull if it is indeed dark or just solid blue.
A disease like joint problems, heart disease, allergies, and cataracts often afflict the dog. In spite of these ailments the Black Pit Bull dog is a relatively healthy specimen of a dog. All pets have their share of health problems, and the dog is no exception. Proper care and the occasional visit to the vet can mitigate the health problems.
How much do black colored puppies cost?
At a $100 to $500 price range, this is the cheapest price available though the puppies are of poor quality. If you’re on a budget, you could go for an $800 to $1000 Black Pit Bull puppy. Finally, if you want a pup from a well-known bloodline, then the pup’s price tag is at $2000 to $20000.
Regardless of whether the dog is a Black Pit Bull or not be sure to train and discipline it. With the proper attention, love and affection your Pit Bull dog will be a loving and valued member of your home and family.