Puppy of the Day: Roger the French Bulldog

Roger is 11 weeks old! And wow. So cute.

Merle French Bulldog Puppy In Someone's Arms
Merle Frenchies are apparently pretty unusual and expensive. There are, needless to say, quite a lot of them in certain neighborhoods of San Francisco.
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2 Responses to Puppy of the Day: Roger the French Bulldog

  1. GG says:

    Unfortunately, part of why merles are uncommon is that they require well-planned breeding with genetic testing, and when irresponsible breeders don’t do that, they can end up with “double merle” puppies who are often blind and deaf, and are usually sentenced to death. A shelter I volunteered at has a special program to rescue these puppies and give them a chance at life. This is an issue in Australian Shepherds and other breeds where a Merle coat is common. Personally I believe breeding Merle puppies is unethical for this reason, but the sad fact is that people like the way it looks and usually don’t know (or care) about the tragic cost of creating it. Anyway, if you want to learn more, just google “double Merle side effects” or “lethal white.”

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