here's a link so you could see frasier's pic (he's a cutie pie chi whose mommy belongs to this forum) http://chihuahua-people.com/viewtopic.php?p=70785&highlight=merle#70785pouting_princess said:sorry this might be stupid, but what does a merle color look like?!?
but for one to go and say that a merle chi was produced because of a dachshund or sheltie to get that color? maybe i misread somewhere but that is what the first article sounded like to me...Owned said:Here's an article that explains the uproar over the Merle Chi's.
Frasier's Mommy said:Okay, I read the articles because that blanket comment about health problems got to me. There are no health problems mentioned other than what the vets I spoke with already told me about.
I agree with the title of this thread about people getting a life. If the authors of those articles are so worried about merles being around because they are not bred to improve the breed, then there are many other breeders they should be worried about too such as those who breed dogs over six pounds and those who expect litters from tiny little 2 lb dams.
I should have never gotten in to this discussion because I'm a very paranoid mom since I recently lost my last dog and the anti-merle crap is a hot button for me. But, I don't care if Frasier is part kangaroo (The way he jumps - he may be.) :lol: He's not for breeding or showing. And I wouldn't even care if he had no papers - he's just my baby, and thankfully he has no health problems.
LOL @ Chiwi Frasier thinks she's a cutie too :wink:luvmypuppet said:and i'm head over heels for him too! so is chiwi, she just licked your siggy and she sits on the computer desk a lot looking at it and does that every so often. she has her mini crushes i guess it just made me mad when i read that just because of a color and "there weren't any blue merles way back when" that means something must have been added to the breeding pool... doesn't it take a long time to weed certain things out like if a dachshund was used then how would just the color come through and their longness not? or a sheltie, they are pretty big compared to the tiny chi? wouldn't it take many many years just to take one small aspect such as color?
I understand why the article upset you. Not all of it is fact, but there are certain parts of the article that are unquestionably fact and should be taken very seriously.Gadget's Mom said:Thank you for pputting that URL up so that we could read it. That is good information. That is not to listen to.