Scarlett_trocar (scarlett_trocar) wrote in boston_buddies,
Scarlett_trocar
scarlett_trocar
boston_buddies

Curious about the Red BTs

We went to the pet store this weekend to get Sofie some food and toys and saw they had a red/brindled BT with light blue-ish/green eyes. *sigh* Yes, I fell in love, and told my husband we need to find a breeder that can give us one. I mean, how cute is that to have a black and white and a red and white BT? It's like matching salt & pepper shakers! lol

Anyhow, we were chatting with someone that knew a little about doggies, and we were telling her about this cute BT we saw, and she informed us that they have a lot of health problems because they are the color they are since they've gotten the recessive genes of their parents. Is this true? The only thing I've read about color-related health problems are that BTs with more white on their heads, especially if they have blue eyes, tend to be deaf in the ear that is mostly white (or deaf in both ears if it is a lot of white.)

I was just curious what you all in this community could share on this. I'd really like a red BT, and I understand that with any dog, you just never know what kind of potential health problems will arise, but at the same time, I don't want to get a dog that is pretty much guaranteed to have problems either.
Subscribe

  • My babies

    I haven't posted in forever... I'm sorry for that. I think I'll be around more often, and I hope all of you will be too. My babies:…

  • rest in peace

    In case anyone still checks this community, I thought I'd post this. My Lainie died yesterday. She had turned 11 years old not long ago. I took her…

  • Hi all!

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 20 comments

  • My babies

    I haven't posted in forever... I'm sorry for that. I think I'll be around more often, and I hope all of you will be too. My babies:…

  • rest in peace

    In case anyone still checks this community, I thought I'd post this. My Lainie died yesterday. She had turned 11 years old not long ago. I took her…

  • Hi all!