The Blue Pit Bull Myth
This is perhaps the biggest load of nonsense surrounding Pit Bulls. The truth is, blue Pit Bulls are not rare or unique, and in fact they are being bred like crazy by irresponsible backyard breeders looking to make extra cash. Merle, Blue and Silver varieties are all quite easy to find, and within the next few years the blue pits will be as common as the red nose Pits in local shelters – which is where most of them, unfortunately, will end up. Don’t believe me? Look in the pets section of any local classified section and you will find dozens of people breeding and selling these dogs. In fact, I would not be surprised if an ad for Blue Pit bulls appeared on this page somewhere while you were reading.
The problem with breeding dogs to get a certain color is that certain things such as good temperament and health are overlooked. Many blue Pits end up with very fearful temperaments and are prone to skin disorders, in addition to other health problems. Pit Bull breeders will ask upwards of $5,000 or a single pup of the “rare” blue coat, and it is truly one of the saddest things I have ever seen.
Blue pits are not rare, and they are often simply a way for irresponsible people with no morals to make money off a craze and further damage this hurting breed. I am not saying Blue PitBulls are not great dogs, but for the most part their breeders are rotten people just out to make some quick cash. This not only applies to Blue Pitbull breeders, but also for any breeder breeding for coat color, eye color, width, big fat heads, short little legs, or whatever attribute they see people are going crazy for. Breeding for profit, especially the Pit Bull, is a moral crime against the very animals they claim they love.
Be part of the solution, instead of part of the problem. Do not breed or buy while shelter animals die.
Posting from Philadelphia Craigslist, dated 5/14/08 -
This beautiful blue pitbull terrier is Gina!
Poor Gina has a sad story – Gina was kept as a “breeding” dog. Because of her beauty and color, Gina was obviously forced to bear litter after litter of puppies, which we are sure were taken from her and sold for profit on the streets. Gina is now about eight years old and since she is no longer good for breeding, her heartless “owner” simply tossed her out into those same streets.
Gina was not a beloved pet and it is sad that she doesn’t really understand what love and affection are all about. Gina is wishing for a home that will give her the golden years that she deserves and a chance to know happiness!
Gina is calm and gentle. She doesn’t really care for other animals but would love a child of any age. It is not too late for Gina to have a happy life – Please spread the word that Gina is available at Camden County Animal Shelter and is waiting and praying for a second chance!