Rio was the product of two Merles that accidentally bred. We thought that he might have some hearing problems because of it, but it turns out that he is perfectly healthy. We got Rio when he was nine weeks old. We were his fourth family in that short period of time. We thought that it was horrible that he had been passed around so much at such a young age. We already had three dogs but had the room and time for one more. He has such a great personality. He has never met a person or animal that he did not like. He also has no fear whatsoever, a trait that sometimes gets him into trouble. We are very happy to give him a home.