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Does This Australian Shepherd Pup Look Like a Double Merle?

I’ve wanted a blue merle female Aussie for awhile now and this is the only one I’ve found in my area. The mom has quite a bit of white too so maybe I’m over concerned but I’d hate to get a pup with health problems.

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Double merle?
by: Anonymous

Your photo shows a black tri and a blue merle, so their pup would not be double merle. It will have lots of white on its head and ruff as well, but remember the coat colour is still developing and will get more defined as it grows. It looks like a beautiful pup!

Cryptic merle
by: Anonymous

Do a DNA test for/with Synegen by laboratorium Tilia in Europe. As otherwise Mary Langevin she knows a lot. It seems that solid color dogs can be genetical merle which they do not show in their appearance.

She looks to carry white head like her mom, but should be healthy
by: Squirrelytail farms

Both parents have a large amount of white and clearly carry whitehead. Which is discouraged in the Australian Shepherd breed. She likely won't have any health issues from the larger amount of white. She just wouldn't be allowed to show/or would be marked down, as she is considered mismarked. What area are you in? I could perhaps help you find a reputable breeder.

Probably excessive white
by: Anonymous

Looks like the breeding combination was tri to merle so double merle is highly unlikely unless the tri has some hidden merle in him/her which from what I can see is not the case. The tri does have more white on it’s face which can cause excessive whites in its pups. Excessive white in pups can cause pup to have hearing or vision problems if it’s around the eyes or ears but not always. Only specialists can tell you this at the pups young age.

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