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blue merle puppy with heterochromia (1 blue and one brown eye)

Discussion in 'Sheltie Colors' started by Estella'smom, May 16, 2015.

  1. Estella'smom

    Estella'smom Forums Regular

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    I have been ready to add another sheltie to our family for a while. A local breeder is offering a blue merle boy who is too big to show. He is a blue merle with 1 blue and one brown eye. I think he is is quite beautiful. Is heterochromia a flaw? Are there accompanying health concerns?
     
  2. trini

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    One blue and one brown eye in a blue merle is quite common and I have never heard that it is connected to any health issues. Of the many blues I have had over the years about 50% have had the one blue/one brown. So, if you like this pup and he is from a reputable breeder, I wouldn't hesitate to get him.

    We would love to see pics when he does come home. :smile2:

    Trini
     
  3. Lunatic59

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    Run, don't walk to that breeder and do whatever it takes to bring that puppy home. My Winston had one blue eye and one split blue/brown. He was the best dog in the world for 14 years.

    http://cmgd.net/archive/winston_foyer.jpg
     
  4. Calliesmom

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    I have two merles and both have one blue and one brown eye.
    they have both been CERF'd (eye test) and have no health issues due to the eye color.

    Cranpup
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  5. ClantyreSheltie

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    If you can look at it, get him! I have only had one with mismatched eyes, and it's not my favorite thing to look at. But it's totally normal in merles,
     
  6. Emmasmom

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    My Noah, a blue merle, had one brown eye, one that was half brown/half blue. He was a gorgeous dog.
     
  7. Horse Chestnut

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    My Ida has one brown eye, and a brown eye with just a small patch of blue. When I first saw her I thought her eye had been injured. But nope, it's just a merle thing.
     
  8. Cleo2014

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    That is the same with Cleo. With her you can harldy tell but when I noticed I thought she was going blind in that eye. I made the vet check her eyes 3 times before he reassured me it was just a merle thing. :lol: I worry about her too much it seems.
     
  9. bkzoo

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    My bi-blue Trace had one brown, one 3/4 blue. It was one of my favorite things about him!
     
  10. Phoebe'smom

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    My sable merle has one eye that is 1/2 and 1/2. The other eye is blue with a bunch of brown spots. So much so that it appears a browny hazel. She sees fine.
     

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