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    Brad is SLOWLY making the decision as to what pup he wants to keep (if any) and is getting extremely attached to Inka.

    Just a heads up (obviously Il be doing my own research via internet, vet etc) is there any particular things that come hand in hand with owning a mostly white dog?

    I think the most obvious ones would be:

    - being more prone to skin conditions/cancer etc
    - having to be smothered in sunscreen when in the sun etc.

    Anything anyone would like to add?

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    I don't know for sure, but there might be some genetic related trouble - hence why white boxers are not acceptable. So if you get the dog desexed that would be a good idea. And there's the sun stuff. I admit I was not going to bring home a dog with a white nose to see it slowly die of cancer. And Frosty loves sunbaking, sigh. At least her nose will probably be ok, but I worry about her naked belly.

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    Hey Hyca.

    I have CERTAINLY learnt my lesson and she will of course be desexed!

    Also she doesn't have a white nose its black but has very pink skin around her nose, ears, feet, belly etc.

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    This is her......



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    The white pup on the right with her back to the camera ^^

    I really need to take some updated pics lol

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    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, sooky puppy Di here.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    hi JTDNTB

    They're very cute, but I'd guess that both the white ones would be prone to sunburn around the nose and eyes, there's just not enough black there. I've heard of people getting the noses tattoo'd black though I'm stuffed if I understand how that could help.

    Glad you plan to get your next puppy desexed. I sometimes look at Frosty with her "lovely nature" and wish I could have another the same to share or for me, but then I remember her sister wasn't very like her in nature. I also remember it's hard to leave Frosty with other people (if I need to go on holiday / play a game of hockey) because she only wants to be with me.

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    lol hi Di *waves*

    I know that there skin/coat colour is going to take part in being a massive responsibility for me and OH just wondering if there is any other health issues I need to be aware of aswell.

    Hyca they are very cute although it is more her personality that appeals to me

    and I would never breed with any of them (so learnt from that mistake!) I can only hope that the potential owners have the same thought :/

    OH and friends all shook their heads at me for having Bailey desexed because she has such a good nature....which I love.....but would hate to add even MORE pups to the BSL list *sigh*

    Oh and BTW Bailey has produced milk now and is quite happily feeding all the pups (they also eat solids) occasionally. I rang the vet and they told me to let the surrogate thing run its course and let Bailey enjoy the "mother role" as she cant have any of her own.

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    My whippets have a lot of white and sunbake.

    No issues to date, although the pigment around their noses is dark the bellies are not. However I am pleased that the boy has dark pigment of his rather delicate parts.

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    The only other issue I know of with some mostly white dogs can be deafness. But they usually (not always) show blue eyes as well. Keep an eye on her hearing. She's very cute.

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    Ok

    Google for
    white dog genetic defect

    got me these
    Boxer Health Problems
    Deafness
    Congenital deafness is recognised as a problem in many breeds of dog that carry the extreme piebald gene. Such breeds include Dalmatians, White Boxers and White English Bull Terriers. More than 80 breeds of dog have been identified as suffering from congenital deafness (deafness at birth). Inherited deafness is passed down through one or both parents. White Boxers should NOT be bred.

    ****zygous Lethal White Merles :: Australian Shepherd Health Information
    It just so happens that the genes that are involved in determining pigmentation or coloring also have a dramatic affect on the development of hearing and sight.
    ...
    something about horses and genetic defects in their bowels.
    and why people call it "lethal white" even though it's not lethal to dogs (though the skin cancer might be)

    The White Aussies Project, at Lethal Whites .Com
    This website exists to help explain white coloration in dogs, as clearly as possible; this page explains possible defects.
    Double Merle Dogs - The White Aussies Project, at Lethal Whites .Com

    Now to google Australian Dog DNA tests - cos I think JTDNTB - if you DNA test your dogs you may be able to protect them from BSL - woo hoo - ie Significantly not anything on the BSL - ie The BSL is essentially bull dust and only enforceable by opinions of council dog rangers - so a DNA test ought to be proof against that. Especially if it rates your dogs significantly something not on the BSL list. Not that anyone has tested this in court. Maybe I should write the poor sucker with his not-quite-staffy in the doggy jail while he fights in court to get it back.

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