Merle (coat colour in dogs)

English: Merle is a colour combination in dogscoats. It is a solid base color (usually red/brown or black) with lighter blue/gray or reddish patches, which gives a mottled or uneven speckled effect. Some percentage of merle puppies could have eye defects and/or could be deaf. Genetically it is linked to the Silver dapple color of horses and the microphthalmia Locus of the Mouse.
Deutsch: Der Merle-Faktor ist ein Scheckungsgen, das zu Fehlbildungen der Augen wie dem Fehlen von Linse oder verkleinerten Augäpfeln bei Tieren führen kann. Die Mutation entspricht der Pferdefarbe Windfarben und dem Microphthalmia-Locus der Maus

Blue MerleEdit

Blue MerleEdit

Blue Merle with tanEdit

Blue Merle with white SpottingEdit

Three-Colored Blue MerleEdit


Red MerleEdit

Red Merle and whiteEdit

Mixed groupsEdit


Last modified on 1 June 2012, at 08:30