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No that is not true. A dog has to be cleared by a vet before being responsibly bred though. Both sire and dam.....they need to be checked of any genetic health issues and should only be bred if they can be proven by conformation, weight pull, schutzhund, etc. I have a blue who's parents were both blue. All pups healthy and the mother and father were cleared of any health issues such as hip dysplasia, etc. Also, you have to have a dog with a stable temperament. I hope you are not planning on breeding unless you do everything right as I just stated. You breed to better our breed not just breed because you can. The only way you will end up with health problems is if the parents have genetic issues as well.
 
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nope. im not breeding. i love the breed, so just wanted to know my facts. bc someone is trying to argue with me about it. so.... but thankx though
 

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Glad ur not breeding. I see u are from Massachusetts as well :) we have so many pits in the shelters around us it is sad :( . Have any pics of your pup? You should post some up :roll:
 

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No that is not true. A dog has to be cleared by a vet before being responsibly bred though. Both sire and dam.....they need to be checked of any genetic health issues and should only be bred if they can be proven by conformation, weight pull, schutzhund, etc. I have a blue who's parents were both blue. All pups healthy and the mother and father were cleared of any health issues such as hip dysplasia, etc. Also, you have to have a dog with a stable temperament. I hope you are not planning on breeding unless you do everything right as I just stated. You breed to better our breed not just breed because you can. The only way you will end up with health problems is if the parents have genetic issues as well.
Your last sentence could be taken wrong by some. Dogs can be health tested for hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, etc. and have good ratings, yet they can still produce puppies with HD, ED bad hearts etc. I'm sure you already knew that but just wanted to make it clear to the person who originally posted.
 

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Your last sentence could be taken wrong by some. Dogs can be health tested for hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, etc. and have good ratings, yet they can still produce puppies with HD, ED bad hearts etc. I'm sure you already knew that but just wanted to make it clear to the person who originally posted.
Ah, yes. My bad :( thanks for pointing that out :)
 

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Your last sentence could be taken wrong by some. Dogs can be health tested for hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, etc. and have good ratings, yet they can still produce puppies with HD, ED bad hearts etc. I'm sure you already knew that but just wanted to make it clear to the person who originally posted.
Excellent point, Steph!
 

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continually breeding dilute colors like blue to each other CAN lead to skin issues and allergies. Maybe not the first generation, but it'll come eventually! Best course of action is to breed dilutes to dogs that are not. Like, black brindle to blue brindle.
 

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There's is a LOT that goes into breeding sound dogs, but as your friend said, breeding two Pit Bulls of the same color together isn't normally the reason why issues arrise. If health issues arise, then there was something else going on.

Now, your friend may be under the assumption that "rare" blue Pit Bulls (FYI there is no such thing as "rare" blues) are their own breed, and yes, if your not careful, breeding two Blue colored Pit Bull CAN lead to more health issues then say breeding two Red noses. The Blue color in Pit Bulls is actually a diluted Black color and has been known because of over breeding to cause increased Skin issues like Mange and just dry, flaky, itchy skin. Also A LOT of Blues are more American Bully style, and if your not careful, that alone can cause some major health issues with the dogs hips and ankles. When people start breeding for the extreme like weight and size, you are going to start having more and more health issues, but again that isn't because of color, but because of the dogs themselves.

Overall, just looking at fur color, your not going to get extra health issues normally just because your breeding two of the same colored Pit Bulls together. If you want to know more on the issue so you have fact to back up your statement, check out Old Family Red Nose lines. All Red/red noses and a pretty darn healthy line.
 

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im new at this. dont really know how to use this forum site. i loaded up some pics but their not showing? lol
Try loading your pics through photobucket or imageshack. Google either one. I use photobucket. Set up a password and its free to use :)
 
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