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Fur Color Charts For APBTs/AmStaffs

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by Patch O' Pits, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. chrislynnet

    chrislynnet Puppy

    Thanks for the links! I can't quite tell if Cocoa is red brindle or mahogany brindle... they appear to be quite close. I'll probably go with red brindle because it's easier to type. ;)
     
  2. This is great information...Thanks
     
  3. Stormravyn

    Stormravyn Banned


    I recently had a gorgeous grey merle Catahoula who was the smartest dog I ever owned. That said...
    Both Merle coloring and blue eyed APBT dogs carry a recessive gene that leads to puppies born deaf, blind, etc... too many genetic abnormalities. I am no expert but I was JUST looking this up extensively last night, as I have two blue eyed puppies that I found out have a decent chance of retaining the blue color, and I needed to know why it is so frowned upon. I knew white faced, or 80% white faced dogs, especially with blue eyes or Albinism, have a MUCH better chance of being deaf or having unilateral hearing, but as mine are chocolate red nose, and black, with little white on them, I did not suspect this was the answer, but it is. They want to severely discourage breeding in these dogs so as to not perpetuate the recessive gene. :nono:
     
  4. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Merle does not exist in the APBT. And someone with knowledge of genetics, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't it impossible for a liver dog to have black markings?
     
  5. SevenSins

    SevenSins Forget The Dog, Beware Of Owner Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator

    Yes, it's impossible. I'm assuming the person meant that they own two dogs, one being liver and the other being black, both with white markings.

    Stormravyn, blue eyes don't "lead to" puppies being deaf or blind. You have mutts, so what is written in the standard for a particular breed doesn't apply to you. Since the puppies aren't breeding quality, what they may or may not carry doesn't matter, so the only thing that does matter is whether either of those puppies themselves actually has hearing issues. If you're worried about it, shell out the money to have them BAER tested. If they're not deaf, they're not going to magically become deaf later on because they have blue eyes. Problem solved.
     

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