Merle colored Schnauzers (cross between Pomeranian or Australian Shepherds)

Merle colored breeds are the latest fashion.      Beware, when buying a Merle
colored puppy/dog.   They come with a high price tag.  Protect your investment  by
requiring the breeder to give you an extended, written health guarantee against
Merle-related health problems.  Keep in mind that once you fall in love with your
puppy, no money or another puppy can sooth the pain knowing that your puppy will
be handicapped for life or even need to be put down.

Solid colored dogs that carry for Merle have one dominant gene for solid and one
recessive gene for Merle.  No Schnauzers registered with The American Kennel
Club carry the Merle gene.  Therefore, make sure your puppy comes from one AKC
registered parent.  Merle colored Schnauzers are a cross between Miniature
Schnauzers and Pomeranian or Australian Shepherds.  Otherwise, you are taking the
chance that some of the puppies will have two recessive genes for Merle and will
be deaf, blind or both.  If they breed two Merle’s together, the majority of puppies
will get both recessive genes for Merle from the parents and will be blind, deaf or
both.   Predominantly white puppies with a few spots from dogs carrying for the
Merle gene can be carrying two recessive genes for Merle and are usually deaf,
blind or both.  Puppies born solid white from a Merle breeding usually die shortly
after birth.   In horses these white offspring would be referred to as Lethal Whites.  
It is a slow anguishing death.  These medical problems are not usually noticeable
in a young puppy.  Many people try to save money when starting up a breeding
program and purchase dogs that appear to be solid in color and not registered with
AKC.   However, this can be avoided by purchasing AKC registered dogs for your
breeding program.  Some unethical breeders will sell you a solid colored puppy/dog  
knowing that it carriers for Merle.  Many of these puppies are born with Merle
markings and loose them as they grow older.  Many puppies that carry two genes
for Merle are sterile and cannot be used for breeding.  Any Schnauzer that carries
for Merle will have blue eyes or small areas in the eyes have blue coloring.  With
many Years studying genetics I do not believe the Merle gene is gone after five to
seven generations.  If this was the case the eyes would not retain some blue in
them and the coat color would not be Merle.   BUYER BEWARE


Jeanette
MERLE SCHNAUZERS
(Confetti Schnauzer)
(Designer Breed Schnauzer)
Cross between a Australina Shepherd or a
Pomeranian with a Miniature Schnauzer
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Blue Merle
Australian
Shepherd
Blue Merle
Pomeranian
EITHER
OR
CROSSED WITH
MINIATURE SCHNAUZER
MINIATURE
SCHNAUZER
EQUALS
CONFETTI DOG
MERLE SCHNAUZER
(DESIGNER BREED
OR MUTT)
NOT REGISTERED
WITH THE
AMERICAN KENNEL
CLUB OR AMERICAN
PET REGISTRY.