Color of puppies

by cheyenne
(rockford, il, usa)

heres my blue girl

heres my blue girl

heres my blue girl
blue and white in color weighing 60+lbs
here's my gotti boy weiging 95+lbs
heres a better pic

What color of puppies would I get from this breeding?

I'm going to be breeding my male blue nose Gotti. He's white with brindle grey-ish blue patches and weighs about 97lbs. Nice stocky body and nice blocky head, he's 1 1/2 years old.

My female is blue nose Razor she's blue and white in color and weighs about 60lbs nice body and nice head.

If I breed them what colorings will preferably be on the pups. Will they all have brindle markings or is there a way i could get some solid blues or whites?

Gale's Reply:

Hi Cheyenne

Let me state right from the beginning, I am opposed to backyard breeding. Just because you have two healthy, nice looking dogs, doesn't mean they should be bred.

Right now, animal shelters are overflowing with friendly, healthy, nice-looking pit bulls who deserve a second chance, but won't get it because there aren't enough homes for them all. Bringing more pet quality pit bulls into the world just makes matters worse. Millions of dogs are suffering because of it.

But let's set all that aside for just a moment. Let's imagine there's actually a shortage of pet pit bulls. Should you be breeding yours? I still say no. Why? To be frank, it's pretty obvious you don't know what you're doing.

If you had the requisite knowledge to breed properly, you wouldn't have asked the question you did because you would:

1) be more concerned about health and temperament than coat color

2) know that it's impossible to predict coloration by merely looking at pictures of the prospective sire and dam.

The genetics of color is actually a pretty complex topic. But, if you simply can't sleep without an answer to your question, then I suggest you read the following: APBT Genetics of Coloration. Even if you're not able to figure it out, the article itself may have a sedating effect on you.

However, I would strongly encourage you to reconsider your plans. If you love this breed, there are lots better ways to serve the pit bull cause than bringing more puppies into the world.

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Color of puppies

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Aug 28, 2011
Bravo!
by: Allyson L

Thank you for spreading the awareness and education that backyard breeding is not ok, allowing others to realize to truly love a breed is to be responsible enough to not help contribute to the death of thousands upon thousands of that same breed in shelters all over the country. My heart belongs to the pitties for exactly that reason. They are killed and thrown out like unwanted trash EVERY SINGLE DAY because of extreme overpopulation by breeding. Please take this info as a moment of education and not an attack on you personally and I hope you reconsider your decision. The pitbulls of the world will thank you for it!

Aug 28, 2011
Color of pups
by: Jeanne

Your reply is spot on and, hopefully after reading your comment, she will get these two
beautiful dogs spayed and neutered.

Aug 28, 2011
YAY
by: Tracy

Great answer to this person's question! You handled it with grace, which is more than I might have done!

Aug 28, 2011
Thank you!
by: Katie

Thank you sobmuch for saying exactly what I am thinking!

Aug 28, 2011
Thank you!
by: Stacy Greer

I am so glad you wrote this. People are clueless and it's horribly sad that this lack of education causes our poor dogs to suffer.

Aug 28, 2011
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by: Anonymous

I got my pit bulls when someone left them in a kennel on the side of the road as 3 month old puppies. My assumption is that some well-intentioned backyard breeder couldn't find homes for them, couldn't afford to feed them any more and didn't want to take them to a shelter where they might be put to sleep. This happens all too often.

Shelters are full of cute pit bull puppies who were bought when they were babies only to be discarded as they got to be too much of a handful. If you really want the experience of having a litter of puppies, contact your local shelters and rescues and volunteer to foster needy pups. A lot of pregnant dogs end up in shelters and the puppies have a slim chance of surviving if they are born in that environment. Often times, shelters will try to get the mom into a foster home before she gives birth.


Aug 28, 2011
My two cents...
by: Traci in Texas

While I understand that you are looking forward to passing along the wonderful things that you see in your current dogs -- consider this:

When you breed those two dogs -- the chances that any of the pups looks OR acts like either those two is actually incredibly slim.
A lot of what makes your dogs so incredibly groovy, are the experiences that they've had in life... how they raised and which road trips they've been on ;) have formed their personalities!

Even if you cloned either of these animals, other than the wrapper they come in (fur) -- nothing else about them would be the same. Their personality would still end up different!

IF you really want to experience the miracle of birth, take the advice of the person who suggested fostering an already pregnant Pibble from your local shelter.

Unless you know your dogs are completely fault-free genetically, and that their build (confirmation) is the EXACT requirement of their breed, then you should skip passing on their tiny defects. That should be the only time someone willingly breeds ANY dog! There are already tons and tons of less-than-perfect dogs out there, looking for homes.

Please spay and neuter these beautiful dogs and enjoy them for what they ARE - your pets, your buddies, your doorbell, and your bed-warmers! For that, they are PERFECT, I'm sure!

Aug 28, 2011
don't
by: Anonymous

find another way to make a buck. your money making scheme will have an impact that reaches much farther than your bank account (and btw, did you realize how much you need to spend on care of a pregnant bitch and her puppies? that is if you were to do it correctly.) get your animals altered and spend your free time volunteering at a crowded animal shelter.

Aug 28, 2011
Kudos for your Reply
by: Jennifer

Well written reply - the more people you can educate and entice them to just think about the impact that they are having on the overall problem, the better. Thank you and let's hope she doesn't breed these dogs and gets them altered.

Aug 28, 2011
"Don't BREED or BUY while shelter dogs DIE"
by: Leah

Eloquently put ladies and gents. It is sad that there are so many uneducated people out there that cannot or will not understand how many of these beautiful and sweet dogs are put to death every day because of pet overpopulation and lack of homes, shelter space and foster homes. PLEASE, if you love these dogs, get them fixed. Be responsible, be a part of the solution. Not part of the problem.

I pulled this off of the same website this blog is on...
"Consequently, it is estimated that only 1 in 600 pit bulls ever finds a permanent, loving home. That means the other 599 live all or part of their lives in shelters or on the streets where they eventually succumb to injury, disease or starvation."
Read more: http://www.the-proper-pitbull.com/pit-bull-rescues.html

Aug 28, 2011
Sad
by: Anonymous

Backyard breeding is the main reason why Pitbulls are being banned all over North America. Improper breeding also results in questionable genetics and I personally believe this is why there have been so many Pitbull attacks.

Aug 30, 2011
Just great...
by: Anonymous

Another one that just HAS to breed w/o any knowledge or concern...Exactly what this world needs with all the BSL's out there...
Listen to everyone that had commented here and DON'T breed your dogs if you want to call yourself a RESPONSIBLE Pittie owner...

Aug 30, 2011
It's not a good idea...save a shelter pup!!
by: Gina

Just because you think your dogs are GREAT stock pits is NOT a reason to breed your 2 beauties & as stated there are literally THOUSANDS killed daily all over the US because of people having pups & then not being able to unload them. Some people also just buy your sweet lil babies to be bait dogs for their fighters! NO NO NO dont breed yours just so you'll see what colors they'll come out or because you LOVE puppies! It can be so hard to get rid of them & not know what will happen to them.
& what colors could/would you get???? it's unlimited unless you know the complete lineage of your dogs you could end up with any & every color NOT just blues as you seem like you are trying for! Then what will you do with your "rejects"?????? Go save some mom's life from a shelter & see what you get there & fix yours so you dont have an accident & end up with unwanted dogs that end up DEAD PLEASE!!!!

May 14, 2012
ha ha ha
by: Anonymous

I guess that everyone knows everything from birth... It's a legitimate question.. how do you learn if you don't ask? Gayle that was a smart a** response... Wait answer this to.... How deep is the grand canyon, or how about this. How long does it take to get your head out of your a double s? The person is learning .. stop discriminating and educate... You alraedy have all the answers .. share them with the rest of the world.. ha ha goodness

Aug 20, 2012
YOUR ALL BIASED IDIOTS
by: Anonymous

I hope everyone of u rude idiots have adopted dogs from a shelter. Leave this person alone, a real backyard bteeder has oops litters and dont know the sire. Technically everyone is a backyard breeder by what your all saying. A kennel breeder is worse those dogs are pinned up.He will be giving people a new family member. It doesn't matter the breed, it is people who get the dogs not the breeder why dogs end up in the shelter big and small breeds its a fact of life. Get a life and stop thinking you want to go along with people rude comments that want to play the blame game. How about u take your opionions and put into action and all u go adopt a shelter dog and stop butting into other peoples business

Aug 20, 2012
Rescue dogs...
by: Traci in Texas

At the time I posted my comment, I had FOUR rescued bully or Pit dogs.
Since then, my almost 17-year old Boxer-Pit-Akita dog has expired, so I am down to THREE and in a few months will RESCUE another little Pit Bull.

But, thanks for suggesting it!

May 08, 2013
armstrong NEW
by: Anonymous

So I guess that's why humans are so jacked up . Because we all have been backseat,on the couch , top of the stairs bred. He the world continues to follow your dumb ass advice it will definitely all be screwed. Animals as beautiful and so is life. I bet your a person that's for abortion . If she had a labrador retreiver they would say that shit.

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