For The Love of
Bred-Owned & Loved By
Many people have emailed asking for permission to link to this page.
This is documentation of one breeder's experience in breeding Merle
Over the last several years, many people have placed statements about this page on their websites implying NONE of what you see here is the truth. NO one is claiming that this happens with ALL merles.
The TRUTH is it DID happen to this breeder, and for many of us that was once to many!
All of the 7 live Merles were placed.
Note: Barbara had 5 litters of Merles. Sixteen puppies were born (15
were Merles). Nine merles died
Here is a 4-LB, 4-year-old NON merle next to a 7-month-old merle puppy that
was already 7 lb.
Below is the Merle Chihuahua used to produce the Merles shown on these pages next to the Grand Sire to all the puppies pictured?
Here is a picture of a 4-year-old 4 LB NON merle who is the son of the red boy above next to merle puppy sired by the merle above.
5 year old grown Chihuahua next to a 6 month old merle puppy.
Grown Chihuahuas next to a 8-month-old merle puppy.
What's wrong with this picture?
A 5 LB mama and her 2 week old puppy.
Here is the photo of the Merle Chihuahua Barb bought in 1995 from Dave Webb and sold that same year due to size. While a child is holding him, this dog weighed 8 pounds when this photo was taken.
Note: Not much difference from this one and the Merles Barb bred in 2002.
Here is the same dog pictured with 4 adult (1 - 1 1/2 years of age) Chihuahuas...he is 5 months old in this photo.
Below are photos of the two Merle Chihuahuas that were found by Barbara and her Vets to be blind and deaf:
Bubbles progress from birth.
Here is a real heart breaker...watch this dogs growth real close.
Is This Breed Type? Not hardly. 12 lbs at maturity.
While this dog Cerfed Normal...could you look into those eyes on a daily basis?
This puppy is a few minutes old, 8 ounces and from a 5 pound Momma.
"Above All Do No Harm"
Willie's Mother (above) was CERF'd at 6 years of age and was normal.
Countries that have banned registration of the
Countries that have revised their standards to make the
Countries that are in the process of revising their standard to disqualify
the merle pattern in Chihuahuas.
Permission to use these photos was granted to Kathy Hinderliter by Barbara Davis/Legend Chihuahuas
Copyright Infringement Actively Pursued.
All Photographs and content © Copyright 2004 and Beyond
Kathy Hinderliter / Kandee Chihuahuas