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Merle pitbulls

uhler

Puppy
Hey everyone, curious on opinions of merle. My lexi is merle. I know shes mixed somewhere, but a great athletic dog and her personality is something else. I wouldn't try to say she is apbt, opinions on what you think shes mixed with would be great. Is there a way to add a pic on here with a phone or you need to do it on a comp?
 

uhler

Puppy
Ya, what everyone says. I looked up pics of mixes with them but didnt think any resembled Lexi.
 

Trillian

Little Dog
Why do people keep opening this can of worms?

Uhler, there are (I'm sure) MANY threads about this very topic already in existence and probably all locked up by mods for getting out of control.... as for merle...I like the color but in my personal opinion does not belong in these dogs. Merle does very bad things to breeds...
 

cliffdog

Good Dog
Ya, what everyone says. I looked up pics of mixes with them but didnt think any resembled Lexi.
If you take an APBT/houla back to a purebred APBT you are liable to get a dog that looks a lot like an APBT but carries a merle gene. While first gen crosses may not look like a merle APBT, it doesn't take too much tricky breeding to create a dog that can pass for pure but with a merle coat.
 

TannerG

Boss Member
Why do people keep opening this can of worms?

Uhler, there are (I'm sure) MANY threads about this very topic already in existence and probably all locked up by mods for getting out of control....
idk if its just mine but the search doesnt work so making a search is pretty hard
 

uhler

Puppy
Have a droid. When i hit select files i get the red !. Must have to upload to a different folder
 

CallSignOWL

Good Dog
Might just be the pic but that dog looks brindle, not merle

Heres a pic i found off their gallery uploads:
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Lots of merle "APBTs" are mixed with catahoula.

they are but the which it was centuries ago... I don't understand how we cant promote or call merle coated a purebred pit-bull but when you mix a regular dog such as lab with a poddle it can be its own breed that its now a labra doddle? really pit bulls are only classified as only solid color or brindle even to say that blues shouldn't be in this category... only thing I would suggest to people that not breed merle with any other merle... just Google why!