Brindle Pitbulls live for around 12 to 14 years.
However, in rare cases, they are seen to live for 20 years as well.
Brindle Pitbulls can die early from tragic accidents or common health problems. Some factors that can shorten their life span include hip dysplasia, cataract and hypothyroidism.
Hip dysplasia is a very common health problem in brindle Pitbulls that leads to stiffness in the movement and causes extreme pain in the hips. Hip dysplasia can further develop into arthritis and osteoarthritis and also limits the mobility of the dog.
It can further develop in both legs. It mostly develops in older dogs, and there is no cure for this. Vets prescribe only anti-inflammatories to keep the pain in control.
They are prone to developing cataracts; hence their eyes must be checked by a vet regularly.
Hypothyroidism leads to excessive weight gain and skin problems. Sometimes it also results in fearful aggression. It occurs in middle age brindle Pitbulls, and lifetime doses treat it of hypothyroid.
Brindle Pitbulls are hyperactive breeds, and they love jumping, chasing, playing catch, and zooming. That results in wear and tear of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL), connecting tissue in the knees.
If that tissue pops, it results in pain, and surgery is required to repair it. If not taken care of on time, the condition can cause other health issues.
It is always good to seek a vet’s help when you notice the early signs of health issues. Make sure that you visit the vet at least once a year when the brindle Pitbull is young, and as they get older, you can visit twice a year. This will help in spotting any poor health conditions and cure them at an early stage, thereby enhancing the life span of your pet.