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Fur Color Charts For APBTs/AmStaffs

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by Patch O' Pits, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. its sad to see bad owners of the breed =( they deserve so much more!
  2. Sabrina

    Sabrina Moderator

    I agree, I tried to educate them and that's all you can really do. :(
    We shouldn't hijack this thread though.
  3. i know sorry! i just wanted to post a pic of my girl and i finally figured it out sooooo here she issss

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  4. Sabrina

    Sabrina Moderator

    :lol: No worries.
    She's a beauty! :D Feel free to post more pics of her in our Photography, Artwork & Videos section.
  5. i will thanks for all your help! =)
  6. Sabrina

    Sabrina Moderator

    No problem. ;)
  7. Patch O' Pits

    Patch O' Pits Good Dog

    Minaj the Rednose,
    Your dog is adorable and her coloring would be considered as:
    red brindle red nose.

    Because there still seems to be some confusion... If your dog is an APBT you need not worry about what AKC thinks as they do not recognize APBTs.

    AKC frowns upon dogs with a red nose no matter what coat color. Their standards calls for a BLACK nose. Though they do put up many many blues who obviously have blue noses LOL. So I think it is a bit hypercritical of them to not be as accepting of a red nose especially since nose color doesn't enhance a dog's performance or abilities.

    "Nose definitely black."
    American Pit Bull Terrier Network
  8. kamikaze

    kamikaze Good Dog

    aww... How she get all the scars?
  9. jmsheahan

    jmsheahan Little Dog

    Good analysis of the colors. I found this really informative!
  10. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    I think the great bias against the red-nose is because the specific reason behind it is well-known. It was specifically put there to keep the red-nose out of AKC. There are believed to be a couple of reasons for the decision -- a dislike of the red-nose dogs by the founders back then (remember, there weren't nearly as many around in 1936 as there are now; and like now, there was a bias against them BECAUSE of the way they look); and, a desire to keep that different look of the red-nose dogs out of the AKC dogs. (They DO have quite a different "look" about them with the lighter eyes -- which totally changes expression -- and the red nose). Those who desired to show in the AKC ring knew they had quite a lot of different looks anyway and the look of the red-nose may have been deemed to be just too different. Much of the AKC standard is devoted to maintaining pigment (calls for dark eyes, no pink eyerims, etc) and none of that would have been able to have been maintained if red-noses were allowed.

    "ANY" color is permissible in Am Stafs; and nothing is mentioned about "blue". There have always been blue dogs, but the noses were most likely so dark back then (none of the washed-out stuff we see today), that it was not realized those noses were NOT black! The genetics was not known and those noses "appeared" black! We ask judges to fault dogs to the extent that noses are NOT black -- ie, the darker the better and red/pink is a long way from black!

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  11. Bloodynose

    Bloodynose Puppy

    Has anyone heard of a blue fawn rednose? My peanut has a dark maroon nose and blue fawn coat...
  12. cliffdog

    cliffdog Good Dog

    There's no such thing as a blue red nose. The coat is probably lilac/isabella.

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  13. marriss770

    marriss770 Good Dog

    This thread was SO informative. If I read the AKC color chart correctly, Barrett is not tan and white, but rather fawn and white? Loved looking at all the different coats. Such gorgeous dogs
  14. Tiffseagles

    Tiffseagles GRCH Dog Premium Member

    I think a blue fawn dog will have a blue nose/mask.

    Your dog appears to be something called lilac - maybe one of the color experts will chime in.
  15. Danny

    Danny Puppy

    Great information. Always helpful, I have myself a blue. :)
  16. Mustang0712

    Mustang0712 Puppy

    coat color

    Harley is black,tan and white but his tan spots are brindle. Everyone always asks if he is a rottie mix because of the colors, which drives me foolish, lol, what do you guys think?

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  17. Mustang0712

    Mustang0712 Puppy

    This is our girl Chloe, looking at the color charts i would say she is a fawn bluie?? What are your opinions?

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  18. Krista

    Krista Krypto Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    I would call Harley black/tan.. Chloe looks like a blue fawn and she looks more like an Ambully. Both are pretty girls! :)
  19. Mustang0712

    Mustang0712 Puppy

    Thank you, they are both great dogs. Harley's father was chocolate tri colour pit and his mother was all brindle am staff. Chloe is a pure pit that photo makes her look more bully then she actually is.
  20. pampam22

    pampam22 Good Dog

    Wow...I believe this is the first time I have seen a brindle tri...very handsome boy! Your girl is pretty as well!

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