Originally Posted by Firehazard
Truth be told the "purple" look was before the "blue" and was refered to as "blue" .. the first "blue" performance dogs I seen was a catch dog video some of you know it
Those dogs looked purple... Refered to as a Seal variant ..
Purple dogs are going to come up out of all the color breeding there is going on and fad colors and names to colors pop up like yesterdays news..
For instance the Bellon dog that is supposed to be a "game" "blue" is down from black dogs and obviously there was a dominate red gene that wouldnt dilute rather it compremised the black and they come out all intertwined and depending on the more of one color .. black, white or red .. depends on the hue or color we get or we think we see..
Look at the dogs on a greater detail and you'll see they don't have purple hair .. they have some sort of salt and pepper seal coat with black(diluted or not) red, and white hairs all together.
IF there is a purple dog with purple hair and NOT intertwined primary dog colors red,black, and white (which variants provide the color scheme to the rest of the hair color diluted this and merged that).. WELL I would say thats breeding for the loss of pigment and something not good will surface.
Good post bud though i will always stand its not a color for a bulldog, there were a few (do mean a few) game dogs in the past that we could consider now in days "blue" but only a handful. I've heard of some good catch dogs and some strong workers that were also considered blue, one of PK's hounds for instance.. Though for me too much can go wrong genetically and overall genetically tainted.. modern at least and by the boat loads. Some i see respect worthy as in the end the color of a dog shouldn't matter if that said dog can work but IMO theres a reason for the dilute to have stayed clear for so long in these dogs.. Then post 76' came and the 90's came with the explosion of "rares"..
Make no mistake, any advertising of rare is not worthy if you are considering a working class dog or a show worthy dog.. Too risky, might get lucky but odds are those owners are peddling off dogs left and right for the profit.. $3,000, $5,000, $20,000... "Rare purple pits" ya herd? I hear you loud and clear and it aint worth my time.
The only "rarity" are proper owners handling proper bulldogs, for every 500 (probably more) that claim to have an APBT
theres 1 that actually does.. I'm sure larger..
Bullies are in, saving "Pit Bulls" are in.. All fads and all street credit in some form or another. All about them statements and nothing about those dogs.