RED NOSE/ BLUE NOSE PIT BULL FACTS: LIFESPAN AND HEALTH
Before discussing lifespan and health, it is essential to note that there is no blue nose or red nose pit bull breed.
Both these types of dogs are the same breed – The American Pit Bull Terrier.
(Please note that: The AKC does not recognize the American Pit Bull Terrier. It recognizes a similar one: the American Staffordshire terrier.
Their names come from their coloring rather than anything else. Here is an interesting color chart for pitbulls.
This difference in coloring doesn’t have any effect on their health, longevity, or temperament.
Due to this, the Red Nose Pit Bull lifespan and health issues are the same as a blue nose.
We must make a note of this because many people think that Blue Nose and Red Nose Pits are different breeds and require different food, training, and healthcare.
In this regard, people are wrong.
AMERICAN PITBULL TERRIER BREED INFO
Height: 17 to 19 inches
Weight: 30 to 90 pounds
Lifespan: 12 to 14 years
HOW LONG DO PIT BULLS LIVE?Pit Bulls are fantastic pets for any family. However, people tend to overlook information regarding their expected lifespan. Without this information, prospective owners will underestimate the responsibility of owning a Pit Bull.
The average life expectancy of a pit bull is about 12 years, which is fairly good for a medium-sized dog. But, there’s a misconception that Pits live shorter lives, which isn’t true.
More importantly, you must understand 12 years is an average. Like any other dog, Pit Bulls can die earlier from cancer or congenital disabilities. On a happier note, they can also live longer than their average lifespan.
In the end, it depends on the type of care each dog receives. Every decision you make as an owner can affect your dog lifespan.