Yup she is brindle.
Aw your dogs are adorable! Are you going to do weight pulling with the pup someday? And I LOVE your white male, he is beautiful. I'm a sucker for white pitties haha.
Neat! I could kind of see it but wasn't sure. The light red red nose pups sister is buckskin brindle red nose and her brother is red red nose.
Thanks for the complements. I might do weight pulling with her but I'm not quite sure how well she likes it. We are doing conformation first. Her sister seemed to catch on quick and enjoy herself in the harness. Her brother is just a little "loony", he is fine with it but don't think he gets the concept so it is hard to say how he will respond when he is older and when weight is heavy, ect. He was just running around crazy.
The white male has come to the end of his show career so at the last show I decided to see how he would like weight pull. I put him in and he enjoyed it a lot. He surprised me and pulled 2790lbs and took a 1st place. So I think with training for him to understand that he CAN do it in his mind and physically conditioning to build strength and get him in shape he has a chance to do much better. So I'm very happy. He loves going to shows and gets very upset if he has to stay home.
do white pitts have the same chance as white boxers at being deaf?
No not really overall. It depends on genetics, some breeds are carriers for the genetics which will produce the deaf dogs. For the most part it is not a huge concern with APBTs. It depends on the type of white. The reason why white dogs or dogs with white ears/head can be deaf is because of lack of pigment in the inner ear. In turn they loose their sensory hair cells and sound can't be transmitted and send to the brain. Breeds like Boxers and Dalmatians typically have these genes and have a likelihood of producing deafness. Where other breeds might produce white but normally not the same white, the dog has the pigment cells so they won't be deaf. I've known a few white deaf Pits though so it is possibly. It is just not very common, same with several other breeds out there.
From what I've heard, Pits shouldn't ever be completely white. I've heard that they have the chance of being deaf if they are more than 75% white or something like that. Pure white isn't a "natural" color for purebred pit bulls, at least it didn't used to be.
Pits so many myths so little time. I'd have to laugh in the persons face who said they shouldn't be white and were never white.
That is not true at all. Whoever said that is full of it. They reason they can be deaf is if they lack pigment in the inner ear, which means they could be a lot less then 75% and be deaf. If they are a dog with a solid colored body but white head they could be deaf. There are deaf colored Boxers also because of the same gene, the more breeders chose to breed white Boxers and infect the rest of the gene pool the more deaf Boxers we will see of both variety.
It in no way true that white Pits are not pure bred. Or that Pits "didn't used to be" white. GR CH Richmond himself was white and was one of the earliest dogs imported. I'd imagine he's in most any APBTs pedigree today. Then the other early dogs like GR CH Duffy's Jack and GR CH Armitage's Kager. And of course many of Colby's dogs had flashy white markings, more then 75% up to being solid white. It is not logical to think a dog which can produce flashy white markings can't be almost all white or solid white since the gene can do as it pleases. If you breed 2 nearly solid colored dogs together they can produce white pups.
If pure bred Pit Bulls don't come in white then there is no such thing as a pure bred Pit Bull because several of the early foundation dogs brought to this country were white with spots or even solid white.
Then to look at their likely genetic background of being a mix of bulldog and terrier. Many claim the english WHITE terrier is responsible for the terrier part. Bulldogs often had white markings or could be white dogs. The ancestor of bulldogs thought to be the molossers could be white as well, it is said that the Alaunt could often be white, there were no shortage of them.
Therefore my dogs are not mutts, thank you very much! Their white coat does not dictate a pure or mixed lineage.
(ETA: The only color which isn't acceptable and thought to be brought in by mixed breeding is merle)