Discussion in 'General Health' started by Daleford, Jan 22, 2021.
Thanks for the info. His dad was a blue merle but he is looking like a sable.
Saw your photo of him in your other post - he is a sable merle, like my Meadow. She has a small speck of blue in one of her eyes, which disqualified her as a show dog. (In Shelties, brown dogs must have completely brown eyes, blue is OK in blue merles or bi-blues only.) Barkley's mom must have been a sable.
You learn something new everyday!
Yes, his mom was a beautiful sable and his dad was a merle. I hope he looks like his mom.
Sable merles can be very hard to tell that they are merles. I actually got my sable merle because I was sure that you would be able to tell that he was a merle when he was grown up. and you definitely can.....
I like your first line. I hope you cannot see any merle when he colors out. I will be posting some pics of his colors at 8 weeks when I get this photos hosting thing worked out.
it is what is challenging if a breeder doesn't realize that a dog that they are using for stud or as a dam is a sable merle and they breed with a blue merle or a biblue- then you have the chance of double merle puppies and that is where health issues occur.
I know a beautiful sable Merle (besides the beautiful ones on this forum). I think your pup will be beautiful no matter what