Jax the Double Merle Australian Shepherd Stray Dog!
by Melissa Wilkins
(Mooresville, NC, USA)
Our Australian Shepherd showed up on our doorstep a couple weeks ago! After 2 weeks and no owner claiming him, we officially adopted him! He is very special because he is a Double Merle with Iris Coloboma and deafness due to being a Double Merle :( My Son has people Coloboma! 1 in 10,000 people are born with Coloboma, so we took this as a sign from God that this Dog was meant to be with our family!
We are in the process of learning how to train a dog that is deaf, but we will learn as we go along! My theory is someone in my area was breeding Australian Shepherds and ended up with our Jax and couldn't sell him because of his disabilities. We put up "Found Dog" posters everywhere and no one claimed him! It's a good thing though because we love having him and plan on having him for years to come!
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