June 20, 2013   226 notes
bochelly:

Is poor little Rosie the puppy mill chihuahua blue merle? Is she double dapple (hard to tell since she’s missing a lot of fur), and could that along with inbreeding/careless breeding explain her appearance? Here is her website, she has a slew of wtf deformities, but at least she’s in a good home now and is improving.

      She’s definitely merle, but I think she’s liver - her nose appears to be brown. She could be double (some doubles are cryptic - since merle dilutes patches at random, there is a chance that it will not even show up) but that wouldn’t explain her appearance.       She’s not necessarily a “puppy mill” dog, since puppy mills are generally for-profit operations. Her owner was accumulating, not selling, dogs.      She was conceived in a hoarding situation where animals were inbred and malnourished and received no veterinary care. The conditions of her dam as well as the accumulation of deleterious recessives could have a devastating impact on the population’s overall vigor, causing developmental as well as genetic defects to be expressed.       I don’t know much about the animals kept, but it’s entirely fathomable in a situation like this that all of the Chihuahuas descended from a single breeding pair inbred over generations with no human interference.

bochelly:

Is poor little Rosie the puppy mill chihuahua blue merle? Is she double dapple (hard to tell since she’s missing a lot of fur), and could that along with inbreeding/careless breeding explain her appearance? Here is her website, she has a slew of wtf deformities, but at least she’s in a good home now and is improving.

      She’s definitely merle, but I think she’s liver - her nose appears to be brown. She could be double (some doubles are cryptic - since merle dilutes patches at random, there is a chance that it will not even show up) but that wouldn’t explain her appearance.
      She’s not necessarily a “puppy mill” dog, since puppy mills are generally for-profit operations. Her owner was accumulating, not selling, dogs.
      She was conceived in a hoarding situation where animals were inbred and malnourished and received no veterinary care. The conditions of her dam as well as the accumulation of deleterious recessives could have a devastating impact on the population’s overall vigor, causing developmental as well as genetic defects to be expressed.
      I don’t know much about the animals kept, but it’s entirely fathomable in a situation like this that all of the Chihuahuas descended from a single breeding pair inbred over generations with no human interference.

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    It’s not the dog’s fault. She’s ugly but she’s so strong. A brave little puppy mill survivor.
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