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The next fad dog will be the merle American cocker spaniel.

And you will get double merles that have all sorts of problems.

Merle coloration exists in no other breed of gun dog.

So I have no idea where this color came from.

That particular breeder understands the rule about breeding merles, but my guess is the average cocker puppy miller who founds a colony of these dogs won’t follow that rule. Breeding merle to merle will make more merles to be sold for higher prices.

Keep in mind that this breed of cocker has just now started to recover from decades of insane over-breeding. There aren’t many of them that work as useful gun dogs, and if you find a working cocker, it will most likely be of the English cocker breed.

Why merle to merle mating is cruelty.

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