It’s no secret that black Pitbulls are some of the most common dogs found at shelters, but did you know that black and white Pitbulls arrive at shelters at nearly the same rate? Black and white is one of the most common colorations in “Pitbull” type dogs, and unfortunately, these dogs end up in shelters more than any other breed.
If you’ve been looking for a dog and are able to open your home to a Pittie, I can promise it will be worth your while! Incredibly sweet, loyal, and hilarious dogs, here’s what you need to know to decide whether a black and white pitbull could be the right dog for you.
Meet 5 Black & White Pitbulls
As if we needed an excuse to show you cute dog photos, let’s take a closer look at the black and white Pitbull by meeting five from Instagram!
Birdie is a black and white Pitbull from Omaha who lives her best life with her two Pitbull siblings, Chalupa and Sawyer. A distinguished lady who always has to sit on something soft, Birdie is a master at lounging.
Jack is an 8-year-old black and white Pittie from Australia who is most definitely a daddy’s boy! A big fan of going on walks and hanging out with dad, Jack is a big softie who always likes to be along for the adventure.
Eight-year-old Zero from Houston has ears for days and a smile that can’t be beat! As handsome as they come, this gorgeous black and white Pitbull mix is all about teaching people to love Pitties with the help of his mom and Instagram.
Adopted in 2020, Zuko is absolutely thriving; he get’s to play with dogs, take long naps, and get plenty of cuddles from his people.
Lucy is a three-year-old black and white Pitbull whose best friend is a miniature Poodle. Dogs aren’t the only animals Lucy likes–she’s also friends with kitty cats!
Black & White Pitbull Basic Info
The term “Pitbull” is something of a misnomer, since there are at least five breeds that fall under the Pitbull umbrella including:
- American Bulldog
- American Bully
- American Pitbull Terrier
- American Staffordshire Terrier
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier
For the purposes of this blog, I’ll be focusing primarily on the American Pitbull Terrier.
Black & White Pitbull Temperament
Black and white Pitbbuls have the same temperament as any other Pitbull and tend to be playful, active, loving, and stubborn. Known for athletic prowess and becoming easily bored, Pitbulls need plenty of mental and physical stimulation to keep them happy and content.
Black & White Pitbull Size
American Pitbull Terriers are usually around 17–21 inches in height, and 30–60 pounds in weight. Keep in mind that many Pitbulls are mixed breeds, and their sizes can vary drastically between individuals.
Black & White Pitbull Health
Black and white Pitbulls are prone to some of the same diseases as other medium to large dogs, including hip and elbow issues and joint dislocation later in life. Pitbulls are also prone to allergies, itchy skin, and skin infections, so putting them on a low-allergen diet may be recommended.
Where Can You Get a Black & White Pitbull?
You can find black and white pitbulls at almost every shelter and rescue throughout the U.S., and these dogs are often at higher risk of euthanasia due to lower demand. Because black and white are common colors for Pitbulls, they aren’t considered as desirable and may be more likely to face neglect or be surrendered to shelters.
If you happen to be looking for a black and white Pitbull, it’s your lucky day, we guarantee there will be at least one or two at your local shelter.
If you are searching for a black and white Pitbull puppy, be sure to do extensive research before buying. Remember that Pitbulls are a breed vulnerable to mistreatment and that supporting reputable breeding programs can help to support the future of the breed.
Black & White Pitbull FAQ
You’ve got more questions about black and white Pitbulls and we’ve got more answers!
When purchased from a breeder, Pitbulls cost around $1,000–$2,500. If you adopt a black and white Pitbull from a rescue, you’ll pay $150–$400.
Some people call black and white Pitbulls “moo moo Pitbulls” or “cow Pitbulls” because of their coloring! If the dog is mostly black with white spots, it is considered a “piebald Pitbull.”
The word “Pitbull” refers to five breeds! Most commonly, people are referring to the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, or the American Pitbull Terrier.
Blue and blue fawn are considered some of the rarest and most sought-after Pitbull colors. Blue Pitbulls are deep, almost-blue gray and often have light eyes. Blue fawn Pitbulls are a rich tan or light liver color, and may also have light eyes. Because of the high demand for these colors, blue and blue fawn Pitbulls can go for as much as $5,000.
Did you know why are black Pitbulls the most common dogs at shelters? Find out why here!