|Barked: Thu Nov 22, '12 12:19am PST |
|first off, you need to know that she is not albino, she is double merle. Dogs don't have a true mutation that causes albinism. Even if there was one, just like with horses, it would likely be fatal at infancy.
Double merle dogs have terrible genetics.they are prone to blindness, deafness, digestive problems, allergies, skeletal deformities and all sorts of things. They can be wonderful dogs, but be aware that you will be spending lots of time at the vet.
#2 on the list for a special needs dog is to get a professional trainer. You want this dog to be happy, and it's not going to be happy if it misbehaves because you haven't been able to consistently teach it otherwise. Blind dogs take voice commands, nd deaf dogs learn sign language, but blind and deaf dogs will require more inventive ways of communicating.
For the life of the dog, you will have a hard time rearranging your furniture. Your dog maps things out, and he needs a stable environment.
Watch where you are walking, because the dog won't.
Edited by author Thu Nov 22, '12 12:29am PST
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