|Barked: Sun Mar 13, '11 11:32am PST |
|True albinos have pink eyes, period. However, white dogs with the genetic problems you're concerned about have blue eyes. I.E. boxers, australian shepherds, catahoulas, american bulldogs. I haven't heard much about am. staffs having these health concerns, but personally I'd pass. The all white english bullies tend to have more health issues as well. If nothing else, she would sunburn VERY easily and you'd have to have her wear little shirts or apply sunscreen regularly.
I work with an albino alligator at our aquarium, so I am very familiar with the genes going on there. I have never seen a "true" albino dog, pink eyes, totally white, no pigmentation whatsoever. Albinos also lack pigment even at birth, so if she has blue eyes now she is not an albino.
Sounds like some of those sites you found are feeding people a lot of phooey.
Edited by author Sun Mar 13, '11 11:35am PST
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