Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Dog breeders do it, too. Which is why you now see merle colored dogs.
Merle is considered a 'bad' color because there are genetic abnormalities associated with it, and the puppies used to be destroyed. Now they're given away or sold as pet quality.
Unfortunately, some bonehead idjits decided that merle was an acceptable color to breed, so now we have all these fugly, ill-conformed, diseased dogs out there.
The AKC won't register a merle, which should tell these folks something.