The coats of pit bulls can be many different colors.

A pit bull’s coat color is like a person’s hair color. Red heads, Blondes, and Brunettes are all just people. Our hair color doesn’t make us better or worse than anybody else. That’s how it is with pit bulls. The coats of pit bulls can be many different colors. No single color or combination of colors makes for a better dog.

Pit bulls’ coats can come in solid colors and mixtures of colors:

  • White  Pit Bull: Whats Your Color? Keepsake (Round)
  • Black
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Brindle
  • Brown
  • Ticking/Freckling
  • Brindle & White
  • Blue & White
  • Tan & White
  • Red & White
  • Black & White
  • Chocolate & White
  • Tie-Colored
  • Merle-Coloring
  • Black & Tan
  • Brown & Tan
  • Fawn
  • Blue Brindle
  • Red Brindle
  • Buckskin

Pit bulls can also have different colored noses:

  • Black Nose – The black nose is the most common nose color in all breeds of dogs.
  • Pink Nose – Having a pink nose means that there is a lack of pigmentation.
  • Red Nose – The skin of the nose is copper-red. The red nose pit bull have amber eyes, a reddish coat, red lips, and red toe nails.
  • Blue Nose – The skin of the nose is blue. A blue nose pit bull has a ‘blue’ coat. The ‘blue’ coat is more in the grey area, ranging from a deep charcoal to a light silver.

Pit Bulls Are Unique

“Controlled studies have not identified this breed group as disproportionately dangerous. The pit bull type is particularly ambiguous as a ‘breed’ encompassing a range of pedigree breeds, informal types and appearances that can not be reliably identified.” – American Veterinary Medical Association, 2015

Pit bulls, like every dog, like every person, are unique. They have their own personalities. The one trait that’ve I’ve seen in EVERY pit bull that I’ve met (and I’ve met A LOT) is their love towards people. Pit bulls are kissers and butt waggers. I’ve been knocked down more than once just to end up with a bright-eyed, smiling, slobbery pit bull sitting on my chest.

I have never met anybody that has been bitten by a pit bull. There were people that I knew that had been bitten by a Chihuahua, a Chow, by a German Shepard. I had been to peoples’ homes and they would tell me to wait outside until they put their dog away because the dog didn’t like strangers. These dogs were: a Beagle, a Collie, a Poodle, and a Miniature Doberman. I myself have been bitten by dogs: a Pug, an American Eskimo Miniature (who bit my finger right to the bone), and a Poodle.

Judging any of these breeds as a whole never crossed my mind. Only the individual dogs, and even then I wonder what caused that dog to act that way. I know for a FACT that every time I was bitten that it was my fault. I did not read the dog’s body language. I didn’t pay attention to the signs that the dogs were trying to send me.

No two people have the same personalities. No two dogs have the same personalities. I’ve known a pit bull that refused to be house-trained. One that hated to be put in a kennel and would destroy it, but never destroyed anything else in the house. I knew a pit bull that loved to swim but another from the same litter was terrified of water. I knew a pit bull that showed no interest in anything other than getting belly rubs. One pit bull would run around the yard until he could run no more, then he would plop down and pass out.

All of these pit bulls had their own quirks, their own personalities. They all also lived with other animals. Some of them even had their own children to play with them. They were all loved by their families. All of them loved their humans. They were all also judged because they were pit bulls……

Some human foods are safe for your dog. Some of

Some human foods are safe for your dog. Some of them are even beneficial to your pooch. The following are guilt free treats that you can give to your dog. But, please, if you are unsure of any of these foods, talk to your veterinarian.

  • Bread – Plain bread in small amounts is OK but has no nutritional value. Can cause weight gain.
  • Cashews A few at time are OK. They contain calcium, proteins, antioxidants, magnesium. Too many can cause weight gain.
  • Cheese – If your dog is not lactose intolerant than in very small amounts cheese is OK. Give low fat cheeses like cottage cheese or mozzarella.
  • Coconut – Contains Lauric which helps the immune system by fighting viruses. Also, helps to clear up skin conditions and bad breath.
  • Corn – In moderation is OK. Just keep the cob away.
  • Eggs – As long as they are fully cooked. Great protein source. Can help an upset stomach.
  • Ham – Is OK in small amounts but not the healthiest since it’s high in fat and sodium.
  • Fish – Contains good fats and amino acids, which is a healthy boost for your dog.
  • Peanuts – Not salted peanuts. Peanuts in small amounts are OK. Too many could lead to pancreas issues.
  • Popcorn – Plain air-popped popcorn is OK in small amounts. Unpopped kernels could be a chocking hazard.
  • Quinoa – Is very nutritional and good for your dog.
  • Turkey – As long as it’s not covered in seasoning and garlic, turkey is OK. Remove all bones skin, and excess fat.
  • Wheat/Grains – Unless your dog has an allergy then wheat/grains are good for them. Contains fiber, protein and essential fatty acids.

Fruits and Veggies

  • Apples – Great source of vitamins A and C, and fiber. Just remove the seeds and core first.
  • Bananas – Should only be given as a treat because of the high sugar content.
  • Blueberries – High in antioxidants.
  • Broccoli – Should be given as an occasional treat. May cause gastric irritation in some dogs.
  • Cantaloupe – OK in small amounts because it is high in sugar.
  • Carrots – Raw carrots are good for your dogs teeth. They are high in fiber and beta carotene.
  • Celery – Freshens doggy breath. Helps promote a healthy heart and fight cancer.
  • Cranberries – In small amounts is OK but too many could cause an upset stomach.
  • Cucumbers – Can boost energy levels because they are loaded with vitamins and minerals.
  • Green beans – Plain green beans are great for dogs. They are loaded with vitamins and minerals and full of fiber.
  • Mango – Packed with vitamins. Remove the pit first.
  • Watermelon – Remove the rind and seeds, they could cause intestinal blockage. Awesome way to keep your dog hydrated on hot days.
  • Sweet Potatoes – Full of nutrients and fiber. Avoid seasoned and sweet potato pies.
  • Strawberries – Can help whiten dog’s teeth. Give in small amounts due to high sugar content.
  • Raspberries – Has anti-inflammatory properties. Give less then a cup at a time because they contain small amount of the toxin Xylitol.
  • Potatoes – Make sure they are cooked and plain.
  • Pineapple – Contains Bromelain which makes it easier for proteins to be absorbed.
  • Peas – Not canned peas. Peas are high in protein and high in fiber.
  • Pears – Remove the pit and seeds. High in vitamins and minerals.
  • Peaches – Not canned peaches. Remove the pit. Can help fight infections.
  • Oranges – Remove the peel and seeds. Give in small quantities.

As you can the list for safe foods for your dog is much longer than the unsafe foods. So if Spot is giving you his adorable head tilt and puppy dog eyes, while you are eating any of these foods, feel free to share. Dogs can have food allergies to just about anything, just like people. If you have any concerns about giving your dog any of these foods, then please speak with your veterinarian.

We as humans are cruel. We are cruel to each

We as humans are cruel. We are cruel to each other and to all living things on this planet. We as humans fight and kill, seemingly for the fun of it sometimes. Humans bully each other to the point of suicide. Humans are so very judgmental of everyone and everything. Yet, some people peacefully fight the cruelness, fight the bullying. Campaigns against bullying are all over the place. Videos on the web. Anti-bullying rallies in schools. Anti-bullying picket lines.

It's the bad owners that give certain breeds bad names. Ya know why we don't hear about vicious Chihuahua's on the news (and they're out there)? Because when they bite someone (and they do) it doesn't cause mortal damage. Good owners = good dogs. Bad owners = bad dogs. Period, end of discussion. Breed doesn't enter into it at all.Bullying happens because people are judgmental of something….. the clothes you wear, the color of your hair, how skinny you are, how fat you are, how nerdy you are, and the color of your skin. I see several posts a day on Facebook about not judging others, because you don’t know what other people have been through. Don’t judge that man covered in tattoos and rides a motorcycle…. he might be a doctor or a fireman. Don’t judge that quiet kid that sits in the corner all alone….she might get abused at home. Don’t judge, don’t bully…..

So, if ‘we’ are so very anti-bullying towards each other, then why is it ok to be judging and bullying animals? Pit bull type dogs and their owners get bullied more often than not. Most people cross the road if they see a pit bull looking dog… Is that not judging? When you tell a pit bull owner that they are crazy and stupid for having that dog…. Is that not bullying? When laws are breaking up families because of the look of a dog…. Is that not judging?

New | A community of Pit Bull lovers!Yes, people do need to stop being cruel to each other. The judging and bullying needs to stop. We all bleed red. Guess what? So do pit bulls. Stop being judgmental about a dog. Stop bullying the owners. Instead, learn. Educate yourself about the pit bull breeds. Gathering information is a much better use of your time than judging and bullying.

There are some human foods that are NOT safe to feed

There are some human foods that are NOT safe to feed your dog.  If you like to share your food with your dog, be careful.  There are plenty of human foods out there that are not safe for your four-legged best friend. If you are ever unsure you can always ask your veterinarian.

Unsafe Foods

  • Chocolate – Contains methylxantines which stops a dog’s metabolic process.  Can cause vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, irregular heart functions, and death.
  • Cinnamon – Can lower a dog’s blood sugar, cause vomiting, diarrhea, and can cause liver disease.
  • Garlic – Can cause anemia.
  • Ice Cream – Dogs don’t digest dairy very well.
  • Macadamia Nuts – Can cause vomiting, inability to walk, higher body temperature, and lethargy.  Can affect the nervous system.  Other nuts to avoid are: Almonds, Walnuts, and Pecans.

Unsafe Fruits and Vegetables

  • Asparagus – It is too tough for dogs to eat raw.  Once it’s cooked there are no nutritional benefits.
  • Avocado – Causes vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Cherries – Cheery plants contain cyanide, which disrupts cellular oxygen transport.
  • Grapes – Grapes and raisins can lead to sudden kidney failure.
  • Tomatoes – The green parts of the plant contain solanine, which is toxic.
  • Spinach – Is high in oxalic acid, which blocks the body’s ability to absorb calcium.  Can cause kidney damage.
  • Onions – Can cause red blood cells to rupture.  Can cause vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and nausea.  Chives and leeks are bad also.
  • Mushrooms – Avoid giving mushrooms to your dog. There are many types of mushrooms that are toxic to dogs and could kill them.

If you are eating any of these foods, just ignore that cute puppy dog face and sad pleading eyes.  Let your buddy whine and don’t feel guilty because you are doing the right thing.  Again, if you are unsure about what you can or can’t feed your dog, please call your veterinarian.  Keep your dog safe and healthy.

There are some over the counter medicines that could be

There are some over the counter medicines that could be beneficial to your dog. Though these medicines are for common symptoms, PLEASE talk to your veterinarian before you give any medicine to your pet. Make sure to read ALL labels on the containers. Better safe than sorry.

Do NOT give any animal Advil or Tylenol. Never give your dog Advil (Ibuprofen) because he/she could have a heart disease or other conditions that could be made worse with Advil (Ibuprofen). Never give your dog Tylenol (Acetaminophen) because he/she could have a liver disease or other conditions that could be made worse with Tylenol (Acetaminophen).

Here is a list of safe over the counter medicines that you can give your dog. Again, always talk to your veterinarian first.

  • Benadryl – Used for allergies and itching. Dog Dose: 1/2 – 1mg per pound of body weight.

  • Buffered Aspirin – Used for pain relief and anti-inflammatory. Dog Dose: 5mg per pound of body weight every 12 hrs.
  • Dramamine – Used to reduce motion sickness. Dog Dose: 12.5 – 50mg every 8 hrs.
  • Hydrogen Peroxide – Use after ingestion of poisons to induce vomiting. Dog Dose: 10ml by mouth. Repeat in 15min if not vomiting. Do NOT exceed 3 doses.
  • Immodium AD – Relieves diarrhea. Dog Dose: 1ml per pound of body weight or 1mg per 20 pounds of body weight every 8 hrs.
  • Kaopectate – Relieves diarrhea. Dog Dose: 1ml per pound of body weight every 2 hrs.
  • Mineral Oil – Eliminates constipation. Dog Dose: up to 4 tablespoons daily.
  • Pepto Bismol – Relieves diarrhea, vomiting, gas. Dog Dose: 1tsp per 5 pounds of body weight or 1 caplet per 20 pounds of body weight every 6 hrs.
  • Robitussin DM – Relieves coughing and hacking. Dog Dose: 1tsp per 20 pounds of body weight every 8-12 hrs.
  • Digel Liguid – Antacid and anti-gas. Dog Dose: up to 4 tablespoons every 8 hrs.
  • Epinephrine 1:1000 – Treats reactions following medications, insect stings, and bites. Dog Dose: 1/10 to 1/2ml intramuscular or subcutaneously.

Roughly 2,000 pit bulls are euthanized everyday.

Roughly 2,000 pit bulls are euthanized every day. About 1million pit bull type dogs are killed every year. It is about 500,000 times more likely that a pit bull will be killed by a human than the other way around. Not counting the professional and backyard pit bull breeders, at any given time across America there are around 35,000 pit bulls available for adoption in shelters.

So why are so many pit bulls euthanized daily? And why are there so many pit bulls in shelters?

Please stop backyard breading pits. Because of fkn assholes like you, millions of them a year are being destroyed! Put to sleep because you people are fucking piece of shit douchebags! You deserve a bullet right between your eyes. And I'll be the one to do it if I ever catch one of you fucking piece of shit! * The biggest reason is that people breed pit bulls for money. Back yard breeders continuously breed the females. This can lead to birth defects and health problems in the mother dogs. Once the females are no longer of use, they get thrown away like trash. As do the non perfect pups since no money can be made from them.

Starting at 6 months old, dogs come into heat a couple of times a year. They are pregnant for only 2 months. In just a few years one dog can have hundreds of puppies. Of course if not fixed, those puppies will have puppies. In 6 years, 1 unspayed momma and her puppies can produce up to 67,000 dogs. That’s about 11,167 dogs a year….

* Another reason so many pit bull type dogs end up in shelters is owner surrender. This happens for different reasons: they have to move and the new landlord doesn’t except pit bulls, life gets too busy to properly take care of a dog, the dog gets old, they got another pet that doesn’t get along with their pit bull, or just plain don’t want the dog anymore.

* Some pit bulls end up in shelters because they got loose and went for a joy run. If they are micro chipped then they usually get back home where they belong. Not all of them are chipped, so not all of them make it home. Some of them get on the adoptions list and some of them get on the euthinasia list.

Please get all of your pets chipped or at least have tags on them. Please get them spayed and neutered. Please adopt don’t shop.

FOX 23 NEWS

I am so happy for this dog.  And for the little boy that is his best friend.  I am so glad that he is going to be a therapy pit bull.  Another positive outcome.  Thanks to all who helped to save this dog.

What a incredible Dog……..Many times incredible people rescue innocent Dogs that find themselves in bad situations….But in this case the incredible Dog that was rescued saved a life!!!!!

Posted by Pit Bulls Love on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Great Safety Tips

I read an article, written by Sara Bower, in the May 2017 issue of Good Housekeeping. It had some very good tips on how to keep your family safe around dogs. I believe that everyone, whether you’re a dog person or not, should educate themselves on how to be safe around dogs. I use these tips myself with dogs that I know and dogs that I meet on my walks. I try to be very observant of their body language.

Teach Safe Snuggling

Giddy kiddies may miss signs that a pet is scared or agitated, which can lead to a bite. Protect your little ones with these tips.

Check His Ears – Some go away signals, like growling and teeth-baring, are obvious, but others may not be. “If the ears are turned back or flat on the head, the dog is unhappy,” says Gina DiNardo, vice president of the American Kennel Club. If a dog is backing away with his tail tucked or turning his head away from you but still watching closely, the animal is likely scared. A dog standing rigidly, shaking or not, should also be left alone. Remind kids that it’s not only mean, angry dogs who bite- biting can be a normally friendly pooch’s way of escaping a situation he doesn’t like.

Look At His Bottom – A wagging tail means a happy dog, and when his front legs are down and his behind is in the air, he’s inviting you to play. Still, encourage kids to approach slowly so as not to startle him.

Put It In Human Terms – Children know they shouldn’t go up to a stranger-or even a friend-and touch him or her all over, so explain that dogs deserve the same courtesy. Teach them to ask the owner if petting is all right. Then, says DiNardo, “kids should always put a hand palm-down under the dog’s nose, then slowly turn ut up and let him smell it’ for a proper intro. If the dog backs away, leave him be. If not, pet him under the chin or on the neck, side or rump above the tail, which he won’t find threatening.

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie – Kids who wake up Mom on a Saturday morning do so at their peril, and it’s similar with dogs: Surprising a pup when he’s asleep can trigger him to snap. (So can messing with his food dish.)

Explain That Dogs Like Their Stuff – Grabbing Fido’s toy – especially while he’s chomping at it – can be dangerous. Kids should skip tug-of-war with him too: He might nip their hands by accident. Encourage games with less roughness, like Fetch.

Never Approach An Off-Leash Dog – If a loose dog comes over, a child should play tree: Stand still, arms crossed, and avoid eye contact. This neutral stance discourages an aggressive reaction – the dog will likely sniff, get bored and walk away.

I hope this article was educational. Be safe and love your pups.

Lola – Rescued Pit Bull

This poor dog.  Thank God for these rescuers and her new mom.  I just don’t understand how people can be so cruel to animals.  This story is a perfect example of what people working together can do.  Thanks to all the people who donated to Lola’s care.  This is a happy ending….but there are so many more pit bull type dogs that need a miracle.

Dog Chained Up For 8 Years Is Living In Luxury Now

This sweet dog was chained up for 8 years — but now she lives like a QUEEN in her brand new forever home 👑 💕

Posted by Dodo Impact on Thursday, June 8, 2017