Merle chihuahuas. Very interesting stuff.

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  1. Zoom

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    I'll be having more Aussies, that's for sure. ;)

    You can have dark eyes in a merle, again, look at Sawyer.
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Oddly enough, I don't think I've ever heard that saying about shelties. Hmmmm... something to ponder.
     
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    I love APBTs, but they are different. For me, they are not potato chip dogs. UNLESS I owned my own house and/or lived with some acreage. Reggin, I love him dearly, he is the highlight of my days, but he is enough for me to handle at this time and point in my life. I would be a fool to try and take on another, especially if they grow up anything like him.

    Small dogs are so much more easier... chihuahuas. Compact little dogs who are low energy (compared to Reggin). Lap warmers who love to snuggle.
     
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    Laurelin, I know what you mean about most people hitting on a breed they love and swearing they'll always have at least one. I said that about Dobermans when I had Lyric. But now I've gotten more lazy and I've had a serious back injury that may well flare up at times in the future. So, a Doberman, as much as I adore the breed is probably not right for me anymore, like it was so right during the time I had Lyric. So, life styles and wants can definitely change. I'm pretty much sold on small dogs....maybe even a Poodle. That always crosses my mind too. But I have a special fondness for Chi's, their unusual antics...really, they are different in their movements when they play, what mundane things can really entertain them, the simple pleasures they get, undemanding personalities (mine at any rate) and their alertness....well, they really are different than a lot of dogs. And just so cotton pickin cute!

    No kidding Regan, once you have a Chi or two, not having Chi's, will never do. LOL.
     
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    Chi are cute I mostly like the long coated, but most the ones I have met minus one where extremly nervious or fearfull (zero sociolised) :(
     
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    And dont forget badly bred. The breed has been a target of BYBs for years. Do you think they give a rats a$$ about a dogs temperament before they breed? NO. They want puppies to sell, period. Who cares about anything else when you are looking for money.

    I've had bad experience with a lot of small breed dogs as a kid. One chihuahua attacked me and my sister from its front yard, one shih tzu bit my finger, I once witnessed 3 boshon frises attack a mail man, etc.

    People dont think their cute little harmless dog needs any training or socialization. You need to treat small dogs just like you would treat a larger dog. Small dogs CAN do damage.

    And because of that, toy dogs get a bad name. Just like the pittie....
     
  7. Laurelin

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    I wouldn't mind a good longhaired tri one day maybe. If only someone can talk me out of another pap if I'm looking for a small dog.... Toys can really be some of the absolute BEST dogs. They tend to have lovely, lively little personalities.
     
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    Laurelin, don't find a pap TOO soon. :p I think you'd do great with a spitz. :p
     
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    Funny...
    I had never heard of merle Chihuahuas before this thread...and here they are on a local buy/sell website.

    http://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/7434328

    Crossed with Brussels Griffin though.

    I have to say...not the cutest dogs I've ever seen.
     
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    How mush of white a dog has to have to be considered a double dapple?

    There was an aussie in the newspaper he had clothes but he is dapple grey and one of the back legs is almost compleatly white minus for a black spoty, so he is a double dapple right?
     
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    GET over here and tell that to Molly!!!! Please!! LOL She is the most demanding 3 lbs I have ever seen:yikes:;)

    I have had two that were not though, LOL and I LOVE this breed and hope someday to get very involved in them, but that is at least 5 years away as I am too busy and have too full a house right now.
     
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    Not necessarily. It's not about 'amount of white' but rather how the white is inherited.

    For example:

    Double merle shelties:

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    This one is actually mostly colored.

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    Color headed white shelties:

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    Both mostly white but not double merle.

    CHW does NOT have any health associations that double merle does, but they look very close.
     

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