Saturday, December 8, 2007

Deaf Dogs

One of the puppies we are hoping to get
may be deaf so we’ve started using hand
signals with Nosey for the things we
usually use only words for and have been
reading up and trying to learn a few more
signs. You can find out more about deaf
dogs here.

Some deaf dogs come from having double
merle breedings. These pups, who also may
have eye malformalities as well, are sometimes
referred to as Lethal whites - lethal because
they would be killed at birth or soonafter.

Some double merles are almost all white.

Some have more color to them.

Mike, the pup we've applied for has
more color than the top photo, but less
than the one above. He's just right.

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