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Blind Double Dapple needs a foster

From: Cheri C.
Sent on: Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:31 AM

I have talked many times in the past about double dapples. It happens when you breed 2 dapple dachshunds together.  Double dapples have beautiful coats and markings, but often are blind, deaf or both.  2 dapple dachshunds should NEVER be bred together.

Breeders will purposely breed double dapples for the beautiful coats as they can sell the dogs for more money.  They don't care that many of the puppies will be blind and deaf.  They will still sell them to unsuspecting buyers, or dump them in shelters or rescues or....you don't want to know.

Here's a link to a good article if you want to learn more about Double Dapples:

http://www.anipaltimes.com/2011/06/double-dapples-the-risk/

Why am I suddenly talking about double dapples?  This little sweetheart has come up in rescue and needs a foster home asap.


He's 2 years old, was part of a neglect case and is now needing a foster home.  If you want to help this little man on his journey to a forever home (or maybe you want to give him a forever home!), please contact Hands, Hearts and Paws.

Link to their fb page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hands-Hearts-and-Paws/254353621263854?fref=nf

Email: [address removed]

Website: http://www.handsheartsandpaws.petfinder.com

I don't know anything else about him, but would guess that he is not potty trained if he was neglected.  He probably is a little shy, but is open to being loved since he hasn't had much love in his life until now.  Have no idea how he gets along with other dogs, cats or kids.

Remember, dogs that are blind from birth don't know they are blind.  They don't know any different.  They use all their other senses to help guide them.  They are smart and figure out the layout of their home and yard very quickly. (Don't keep rearranging the furniture though!  It's rough on them!)

And they are very sweet and loving... Can you tell I love me a blind dog (and deaf ones, too!)  We have several people in our group with blind or deaf (or both!) dogs.  If you decide to foster this little guy, you would have support and advice right at hand.  :)

Pass this on to anyone that you know that might be interested in fostering this little guy!

Thanks,

~Cheri

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