When you hear Razor Edge Pitbull your first association probably won’t be “friendly dog”. But, you’d be wrong. Pitbulls don’t have the best reputation among dogs, but did you know that they were never bred to be bloodthirsty monsters? Sure, many people like to portray them like that, but it’s not true!
There are a lot of bloodlines of the Pitbull breed, but almost all of them were actually bred to be friendly, family dogs. And so was the Razor Edge Pitbull! This Pitbull bloodline, might in fact be the friendliest Pitbull ever!
But, let’s take it back a notch. In this article, we’ll talk about this bloodline of the Pit. About all of its traits, how they look, and if they really are so friendly. So let’s talk about these companion dogs!
While you’re already here, you can check out our other articles on Pitbulls:
- Gator Pitbull Bloodline: There’s a lot to know!
- Gotti Pitbull: What You Need To Know
- Teacup Pitbull: The Smallest Pittie
- How Many Puppies Can A Pitbull Have?
Razor Edge Pitbull – What to know
Now, we might have misled you a little bit. The Razor Edge Pitbull is not really a purebred Pitbull. Instead, they are a mix between an American Bully and various other breeds. While they are technically a mixed breed, they are not simply a cross between two different breeds.
But, the thing with these dogs is that they have to be bred with “official” bloodlines. This means that a breeder can’t just take any American Pitbull Terrier with, let’s say, a Mastiff and say it’s a Razor Edge Pitty. That’s not how it works. The Pitbull has to come from a specific bloodline. That’s why you’ll only be able to buy this breed from a professional breeder.
Of course, because this is a mixed breed American Kennel Club doesn’t accept them, but there are other Pitbull Kennel Clubs that do accept these dogs.
What they look like
This Pitbull has been around for quite some time. This means that our theory of “there is no standard to mixed breeds” doesn’t apply here. Breeders had a lot of time to perfect this mix, so they reduced a lot of that randomness that comes with crossbreeds. This means with the Razor Edge there are no surprises, all puppies will be born with similar traits!
Basically, they will look very much like any other Pitbull, with a few differences. Firstly, they have a larger body than most Pitbulls. This is because the main goal when breeding them was to create a big Pitty. Secondly, breeders wanted to create only blue or blue brindle coat colors. That’s why they are also called Blue Razor Edge Pitbulls. But, today you can find breeders that specialize in other colors like black and white and blue fawn. Their coat is short and soft, just like a Pitbull’s.
While you’re already here read more about other Pitbull colors:
- Grey Pitbull: The breathtaking beauty
- Tri Color Pitbull: Unique And Beautiful
- White Pitbull: What Makes Them White?
- Blue Fawn Pitbull: How Rare Are They?
- Black Pitbull: Elegant And Fierce
Thirdly, they have bigger heads than other Pitbulls and their legs are more compact. Besides this, they have shorter backs than purebred Pitbulls.
Now, when it comes to their size there are many varieties. The standard variety usually stands at 16 to 20 inches, which males being larger than females. The XL variant is larger, with dogs standing at 19 to 22 inches. There is also the classical variety, which is about the same size as purebred Pitbulls.
What they’re like
The Razor Edge Pitbull has a lot of Pitbull DNA in them. So this means, they have a very similar personality to the average Pitbull. They are friendly dogs, and very people-oriented. They aren’t aggressive dogs, and in fact, you could even say that they are too friendly. Don’t rely on them to protect you or your home, if an intruder comes along they will probably try to befriend them and not bite them.
But, these dogs are big barkers. They will bark at anything and anyone. This doesn’t mean it’s out of aggression, they are just excited to see new people.
Because of their kind, loving and gentle nature, they make great family pets. They love children and get along amazingly with them. they are patient and won’t get stressed out by persistent children. Now, even though they aren’t dangerous, you still shouldn’t let your small kid and Razor Edge play unsupervised. You never know what can happen.
The Razor Edge Pitbull gets excited easily, so it’s best that you keep them on a leash during walks. Even the smallest, exciting thing can make them run into traffic or forest. That’s also a reason why they need a fenced area.
Exercise and training
This mix is very smart, so training them is easy! Besides being smart, they aren’t stubborn like some other breeds. They also want to please you, which is another reason why training them isn’t difficult.
What can be a problem is that they have “selective hearing” in some situations. This means there are situations when they get overly excited and will ignore your commands.
This is why training and socialization from an early age are important.
When it comes to exercise, they only need 20 to 30 minutes of exercise every day. They easily get bored with any activity. We recommend two moderate walks every day, it’s going to be enough.
The Razor Edge Pitbull is relatively healthy. But, of course there are health problems these dogs are susceptible to.
- Hip Dysplasia
Hip dysplasia is a malformity that occurs while the hip is growing. For one reason or another, the ball and socket do not grow at the same place. This makes the hip unable to fit together correctly, which causes excessive wear. This can lead to pain and arthritis-like symptoms.
- Brachycephalic Respiratory Syndrome
A condition that affects dogs with shorter muzzles. Due to this condition dogs can’t breathe right.
- Eye conditions
Many eye problems are possible, like cherry eye, ectropion, and entropion.
- Cone-Rod Dystrophy 1
A genetic health issue of Pitbulls that causes retinal degeneration at an early age, which quickly results in complete blindness.