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What’s a good cross for a Merle lurcher?

I got a wonderful Merle pup last year and was only days away from breeding him with another merle lurcher bitch until a friend stopped me and told me about the lethal white gene, so was just wondering what would be a good mix instead, because everyone who’s met him wants one of their own

Eggempire
Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Tell us more about this white gene. Haven't heard about that one.

nedzer
Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Apparently if you breed two Merles together the pups come out albino and with a high chance of being deaf and blind

Eggempire
Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Greengrass

Doctorsroomghost
Thursday, February 1st, 2018

you could cross it with a Labradoodle you could call them Mabradoodles.

paddycrawford
Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Haha paddy I was just thinking what kind of coat on another lurcher! I like the way you think though

Eggempire
Friday, February 2nd, 2018

I found a merle collie on the road he had wandered away from home he had no eyes at all because of the gene problem thankfully his owner was found and he is safe.

mrs myrtleberry
Monday, February 19th, 2018

He probably couldn't see where he was going.

paddycrawford
Monday, February 19th, 2018

Yeah it’s a dark old disease alright, I couldn’t live with myself knowingly bringing that into the world

A husky lurcher cross looks pretty good, as does a mastiff, I’m torn between the two

Eggempire
Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Malinois. Im after a mal lurcher but they are hard to find. Mal/collie/grey or mal/bull/grey or even mal/wheaten/grey would suit but i wouldnt be interested if saluki was in the mix as it would be a potential nightmare

tank girl
Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Very jnteresting suggestion! I’m overly familiar with the breed, I guess they’re not as common as the shepherd, but google has revealed that a cross between the two is quite a handsome dog indeed

Eggempire
Sunday, February 25th, 2018


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