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    I consider my mum & sister quite knowledgable ppl when it comes to looking out for dogs. In defense for Asher they say that pitbulls AND pitbull crossbreeds have liver coloured noses. I questioned her theory regarding crosses, how do you know the cross just didn't inherit the colour. But sis says the genes of the PB is dominant and even when outcrossed they would always retain that liver coloured nose. I have tried researching to find anything about genetics and the breeding of them. I would love to prove ppl wrong and to say Asher has no PB in him because his nose is black. I never suggest it to anybody but once someone mentions that word everyone else puts shields up.

    I personally couldn't care less if he did. He is my angel and always will be. Absolute beautiful dog, although proving to be very protective of our yard. I am just curious to hear your thoughts, how far from truth is my sister in identifying pitbull (or doesn't have) in a dog purely on the colour of their nose?
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    Ok so I don't know much about Pitties but from reading American forums there are 3 colors their noses can be.
    I have heard of Red nose, Blue nose and regular 'ol black nose so sorry, their nose color has nothing to do with the breed.

    (Those description, such as Red Nose Pitt Bull are just terms backyard breeders use to make their dogs sound more "special")

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    Quote Originally Posted by mydogau View Post
    I consider my mum & sister quite knowledgable ppl when it comes to looking out for dogs. In defense for Asher they say that pitbulls AND pitbull crossbreeds have liver coloured noses. I questioned her theory regarding crosses, how do you know the cross just didn't inherit the colour. But sis says the genes of the PB is dominant and even when outcrossed they would always retain that liver coloured nose. I have tried researching to find anything about genetics and the breeding of them. I would love to prove ppl wrong and to say Asher has no PB in him because his nose is black. I never suggest it to anybody but once someone mentions that word everyone else puts shields up.

    I personally couldn't care less if he did. He is my angel and always will be. Absolute beautiful dog, although proving to be very protective of our yard. I am just curious to hear your thoughts, how far from truth is my sister in identifying pitbull (or doesn't have) in a dog purely on the colour of their nose?
    Nothing to do with your question I'm sorry as I'm just not into PBs and have very little knowledge of them - but - a dog will be as protective of his territory as you allow him to be.

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    What DA said. I don't know bull breeds either.

    As for being protective; I can't allow my dogs to get territorial or protective.

    My entire male Whippet has just started to have the odd quick bark at visitors that come to the door, as Greys will attest to, although he quickly got over it and then she got kisses.

    If it develops more than that I will have to put a stop to it.

    Because I've always got people here he has to welcome them in.

    I find that dogs are completely different when the owner isn't home and take up the role once reaching maturity without any encouragement.
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    Ah K, fair enough. They're still beautiful, Asher is more beautiful...hehe..

    DA Asher needs lots more training but I am not sure I am worried about his guarding of his territory. He barks and appears to not want to allow ppl he don't know, in our house (which I do worry about). I use the leash there to keep him under control or put him outside. As soon as my hand is better we will be back into more work.
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    Well that sounds like a good simple management plan.

    I often find people want to change what is already in the dog and that's fair enough. But often the reality is to just know you dog and avoid situations that could get out of hand in the first place.

    How is the hand going??

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    Hopefully healing, thanks mousie It doesn't hurt much now so hope that's a good sign. Will know more next Tuesday
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    I doubt you can tell a dog has Pittbull by the colour of the nose. My neighbour's dalmation has a "liver" coloured nose. There's nothing pitbull about her.

    As for the protective of back yard, loads of different dogs pure bred and mutt can develop that tendency, and it's up to you how much you allow.

    At the moment Frosty hates the gas meter man but she'll let my neighbour in and lick him to death. She barked heaps at the dog ranger (come for stray dog I was minding), but didn't touch him, or let him touch her. He said his dog was the same - another cattle dog x.

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    Geez, so many breeds with liver coloured noses out there, but why do they pick PB? I guess because it's "scaryer"?

    Maybe he has choco lab? Viszla? Dogue de bordeaux? Maybe PB? Who cares!
    Respect and you shall be respected. Animal is always right.

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    I must sound so dumb and will admit to being gullable - believe anything I am told. Especially on topics I know little about, such as the different dog breeds. I hadn't even heard of a Bull Arab until someone suggested my boy looks like he has that in him.

    Thanks guys.
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