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Please take a moment to say "hi" and tell us just a bit about you, your dogs, and what brought you here. This is a safe haven where memberships are screened, so feel free to share with confidence! Thank you for joining us, and we look forward to sharing our love of these wonderful little dogs with you!

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No New Posts Technical Issues

If you are having difficulties with any aspect of this board, POSTING PICTURES, using any features, ask your questions here and I will "try" to answer them (I'm new at this too!) ... and if I can't maybe somebody else will know the answer! That's why it's a Discussion Board ... No ONE person can know everything -- oh some come close, but ... ;) NOTE: If you are a member but for some reason are unable to access the board to post a question, please e-mail me at loveschihuahuas@cox.net and I'll see if I can help (but first, make sure your browser accepts cookies and reboot, as that happened to me and this fixed it!)

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Merle Chihuahuas

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No New Posts Questions Anyone??

If you have any general questions or comments about merle Chihuahuas, this is the place to discuss them.

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No New Posts Go Merle!

Are you crazy about merle Chihuahuas? Have a merle Chihuahua you just can't help but brag on? Think the world is just a better place with a merle Chihuahua in it? Let us hear from you!

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No New Posts Responsible Breeding: What Does It Mean?

What does it mean to be a responsible breeder? How is being a responsible merle Chihuahua breeder different than being a responsible breeder of Chihuahuas in general? How can we do the most to be sure that these precious little dogs we know and love are not only beautiful but healthy and happy too?

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No New Posts Pedigree Information

Just how long ago was the first Merle Chihuahua registered? What known merles were registered as a different color? Please share with us any information you have on this subject!

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Merle Genetics

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No New Posts Genetic-Related Questions

What questions do you have regarding merle-specific genetics? What genetic issues are specific to merle Chihuahuas that are not inherent in all Chihuahuas? Let's talk about it!

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No New Posts Genetic Research & Information

If you have any genetic research or information you have located on the merle gene, please share it with us!

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No New Posts CERF & BAER Testing -- MUST READ!

Find out more about these important tests!

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This is the place to post the results of your CERF & BAER testing. It is very important that we begin compiling research data on these beautiful little dogs in order that the truth can be known about the facts surrounding the responsible breeding of these special little Chihuahuas! NOTE: All merle Chi breeders/owners please read my post on this board! It contains important information about a Merle Chihuahua Research Database! Thank you :)

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No New Posts Merling in Other Breeds

Is a Merle a Merle? Do you have any information regarding the merle gene as it relates to breeds other than the Chihuahua? Please share your information with us! We want to learn!

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Merle Chihuahua Photographs

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No New Posts Blue Merles

Show us pictures of your Blue Merle Chihuahuas!

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No New Posts Chocolate Merles

Show us pictures of your Chocolate Merle Chihuahuas!

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No New Posts Red Merles

Show us pictures of your Red Merle Chihuahuas!

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No New Posts Sable Merles

Show us pictures of your Sable Merle Chihuahuas!

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No New Posts Other Merle Colors

Show us pictures of your "other" colored Merle Chihuahuas!

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No New Posts Phantom or Cryptic (Hidden) Merles

Show us pictures of your Phantom or Cryptic Merle Chihuahuas!

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Chihuahuas in General

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No New Posts Chihuahua Questions/Comments in General

Do you have a question or comment that is not about merle Chihuahuas specifically, but maybe just Chihuahuas in general? This might be a good place to start!

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No New Posts The Whelping Box

Do you have questions to ask or comments you would like to share about the joys, sorrows, concerns that are all a part of bringing these special little ones into the world and taking care of them in their infancy? Ask them here. PLEASE NOTE: ANY ADVICE GIVEN IS SOLELY THE OPINION OF THE POSTER. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR VETERINARIAN TO FIND OUT WHAT TREATMENT IS RIGHT FOR YOUR PET.

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No New Posts Stop and Smell the Puppy Breath!

Everybody say awwwwww! ;) If you all are like me, you simply canNOT get too many puppy pictures! Please share your new bundles of joy with the rest of us! :)

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No New Posts Healthy Pets

Do you have any questions or comments regarding keeping these precious little ones happy and healthy? Please ask questions and share your experiences here. PLEASE NOTE: ANY ADVICE GIVEN IS SOLELY THE OPINION OF THE POSTER. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR VETERINARIAN TO FIND OUT WHAT TREATMENT IS RIGHT FOR YOUR PET.

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No New Posts Genetics in General

Here is the place to discuss genetics in general, non-merle specific.

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No New Posts Colors and Patterns

Have a question or information about the way in which certain colors and/or patterns work? Dominant? Recessive? Special considerations? Post that stuff here.

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No New Posts Braggin' Rights

Have a Chihuahua you just HAVE to brag on? (Oh yes, non-merle Chihuahuas are beautiful too! ;)) Brag away ...

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No New Posts Showing and Handling

Here is a good place to discuss issues related to showing and handling. Questions on conformation, show point system, etc.? Ask them here! :)

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No New Posts Informative Links

If you know of any informative links, here is the place to post them. For example, links to genetic information, pedigree information, breeding information, etc. --- NOT links to your dog Spot's personal website (oh, yes, I'm sure he's a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e!!) ;)

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No New Posts Breeders' Links & Contact Information

Instead of a buy/sell forum I have created this place for breeders to place links to their websites or other contact information only (NO PUPPIES FOR SALE PLEASE) so that those interested in a new best friend can find someone to contact about that here. There will be no selling or buying on the forum and all transactions will remain private between the parties. PLEASE NOTE: This is a public board and anyone with an e-mail address can join. PLEASE DO YOUR RESEARCH whether buying or selling as the Administrator of this board cannot take any responsibility for the relationships between buyer/seller.

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Off-Topic Discussion

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No New Posts Is There Life Outside Chihuahuas?

I realize it's a crazy notion, but there may just be somebody out there who might want to talk about something other than Chihuahuas (can't imagine what, but, hey to each his own!) ... so talk already!

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No New Posts Chat-Away Zone

This is another place for chit chat, about whatever you like. Chat about Chihuahuas, chat about life, chat about? ;)

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No New Posts Laughter - The Best Medicine!

We all need a good laugh now and then. Share with us your daily chuckles, puns, funny stories, etc. We could all use a smile. :)

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No New Posts You're My Inspiration!

It's no secret, we could ALL use a little inspiration from time to time! Feel free to share daily devotionals, inspiring and uplifting stories, and the like here. You might just make someone's day! :)

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Merle Chihuahua Breeders ONLY (Private Forum)

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No New Posts Breeder to Breeder

This area is only for those who are actively breeding merle Chihuahuas. Admittance to this area is on an individual basis and if you are interested in participating in this forum, please contact the Administrator. Thank you.

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READ ONLY ARCHIVES - Old Posts From The Merle Chihuahua "Debate" Era -- See How Far We've Come! ;)

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No New Posts Birth of the REAL Merle Chihuahua "Discussion" Board

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No New Posts Why Not Merle Chihuahuas?

Why would anybody be opposed to these beautiful little Chihuahuas? This is the place to voice those concerns.

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No New Posts Pro Merle Chihuahua Threads

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No New Posts Miscellaneous Archived Threads

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PLEASE READ THIS BOARD! Very important information about an anti-merle petition of discrimination to do away with these beautiful dogs we know and love!

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This is just to let you guys know that in light of the CCA's decision recognizing the merles (GO MERLE) there will be some changes to the board. I will be archiving the pro/con debate - you can still read it but it won't be active- and rearranging boards, etc. so we can get on with the fun of learning and sharing all we can about living with these beautiful Chihuahuas -- and all Chihuahuas in general! FEEL FREE TO MAKE SUGGESTIONS ... IT'S YOUR BOARD TOO! Watch for the debut of the New Board after the Memorial Day Weekend!!

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No New Posts Choose a Merle Registration Coding System: Cast Your Vote!

Let's choose a universal coding system for registering merles! Tell at a glance from the registered name of a Chihuahua if it is a known merle or a merle bred Chi and thus avoid any chance of breeding merle to merle unknowingly!

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