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Merle Gene in Dogs

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Merle can affect all coat colors. The merle forms of brown and black are usually called liver (or red) and blue, respectively. Dogs who are recessive red can still be affected by merle, but the patches are either hardly seen or if the dog is a clear recessive red, it is not visible at all. Combinations such as brindle merle exist, but are not typically accepted in breed standards.
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