Australian Shepherd Question

Breeding


Is it ok to breed blue merle with red merle Australian Shepherd's?

    In Australian Shepherd - Asked by Anonymous - 12/8/2012 11:10:59 AM
No, it is not ok to breed merle to merle. 1/3 of your litter will be blind/deaf. Serious consequences result from merle to merle breedings. You must breed merles, red or blue, to a tri.
    Answered by prov3131 - 12/14/2012 1:19:33 PM


It is very important to learn as much as possible before you breed dogs. Breeding merles together will result in double merle. 1/3 double merles have hearing loss, seeing loss, or even both blindness and deafness. Also double merles will have a mostly white coat which is not breed standards. hope this helps:)
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/26/2013 2:07:33 PM