Why We DON’T Breed Merle Dogs.. And You Shouldn’t Either — American Bully Breed

The Health Problems Associated With The Merle Gene Mutation in the American Bully Breed

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17 min readApr 15, 2022

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Unfortunately, the merle coat pattern is also associated with a number of serious health problems and, for that reason, is not accepted by the American Bully Kennel Club and several other associations.

In this article we’ll go into detail about the merle coat pattern — what causes it, the health problems associated with it and the reasons it’s shunned by most ethical breeders and Kennel Clubs. We’ll take a closer look at why some American Bully breeders continue to breed merle dogs in spite of the known health issues associated with it.

The debate is raging on in the American Bully community as we speak.

Merle in the American Bullly

THE MERLE COAT PATTERN

In certain breeds of dog, there is a coat pattern known as ‘merle’. I is sometimes referred…

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