shadow

can someone pls tell me if my dog is a red merle and why you should not breed to red merles


Asked by shadow on Feb 13th 2013 in Breeds
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Lily

Breeding two merle's (any kind of merle, or the Australian Shepherd breed) together often result in a double merle, and there is a high chance a double merle will be deaf and/ or blind.

Breeding a merle with a non merle is considered safe.


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Rain

I cant tell in the picture you have, try posting more. And I agree with the other poster, breeding two merles CAN result in double merles, not will. Hope this helped, best regards!
:)


Rain answered on 2/15/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Sabi

Unless your dog is either a superb stock dog or an excellent example of the breed there is no reason to be breeding it. Your dog is a merle and especially with a merle breeding should be left to the experts.


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