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Merle Amarican bully

I'm very concerned I've been seeing more and more bully breeds with merle there people out there thinking this is such a great new thing and just don't care I've learned only get my dogs from trusted breeders is there any way to stop this and I welcome good and bad feedback

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  • Yup they're taking over 

    • Photoshop 

  • I've been seeing this also. To me these people are not aware or don't care that a Merle is acceptable in the standard. A Merle is not pure so something got breed into the line some ware. I would not bother with one. If people don't buy them this will stop.
  • Merle is a color that has been in bully breeds for awhile. Some bully breeds are supposed to be merle, like the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog and the Catahoula Bulldog (which is a Catahoula Leopard Dog x American Bulldog). Some breeds, like the APBT, might've got it from an outcross to a merle dog. The gene weaseled into the genepool and will most likely stay there. This isn't something you can bar or banish. Just like the White Shepherd, it popped up, got a following, and flourished, and was even made into its own breed. I doubt this could happen with merle bully breeds, but it will pop up. Don't expect to see them in the show ring though, as it is a disqualification.

    • What abou the merle color that is so bad that makes it a disqualification.I mean I don't see it as a health issue.. 

      • The chances of having puppies that develop health issues increase when two merles are bred together. It is recommended that a merle dog only be bred to a non-merle/non-cryptic Merle dog. Cryptic merle dogs do not appear to be merle, but contain the merle gene. Many solid dogs are actually cryptic, also known as phantom, merles and can produce both merle and double merles if not careful.
        Merle can affect all coat colors. Recessive red dogs can also be affected by merle, but the patches are either hardly seen or (if the dog is a clear, recessive red) are not visible at all.  Combinations such as brindle merle exist, but are not typically accepted in breed standards.

  • Or different
  • Just like they think exotics are cool people are just trying to capitalize on something new
    • You hit the nail on the head.

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