the Merle Pomeranian
owned by Alane
Levinsohn - Showcase
The purpose of the site is to
provide accurate and helpful information regarding Merle
Pomeranians. Our desire is to present
a balanced and
unbiased look at the Merle
Breeders of Merle Pomeranian have been great
improvements to the Merle Pomeranians. The quality has improved
quickly and Merle Pomeranians of obvious quality are now a
regular sight in the show ring.
We have exquisite Champion Merle Pomeranians
gracing our Show Rings.
wonderful achievement by clever, knowledgeable and dedicated
Pomeranian owners/exhibitors and breeders.
pictured above the Merle
pictured here as a
Owned by Alane Levinsohn
to the World of Pomeranians should be aware that Merle
Pomeranians are a very recent appearance in the Pomeranian
Many experienced Pomeranian
Breeders have expressed concerns regarding the sudden
appearance of Merles within the Pomeranian
The fact is
that Merle is caused by a dominant gene.
So a merle
dog must have at least one merle parent.
Merle is a
color combination in dogs’ coats. 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
most breeds that can have merle coats also typically have white
markings (such as around the neck, under the belly, and so on),
and often tan points (typically between the white and the
darker parts of the coat), these are separate colors from the
merle; some dogs do appear completely merled with no white or
also alter other colors and patterns besides the usual red or
black. These combinations such as Brindle Merle or Liver Merle
are not typically accepted in breed
addition to altering base coat color, merle also modifies eye
color and coloring on the nose and paw pads. The merle gene
modifies the dark pigment in the eyes, occasionally changing
dark eyes to blue, or part of the eye to be colored blue. Since
merle causes random modifications, however, both dark-eyed,
blue -eyed, and odd-colored eyes are possible. Color on paw
pads and nose may be mottled pink and black.
merle Pomeranian puppies are incredibly beautiful , there is
important merle genetic information that is invaluable to
Pomeranian breeders and purchasers of Merle Pomeranians
are genetic problems associated with the merle gene, that
breeders and owners of merle Pomeranian need to be aware of
has shown that the merle gene may be associated with genetic
problems .These defects can include eye anomalies,
hearing problems and impairment of sperm production
DOG FROM BREEDING A MERLE TO A MERLE
Mm MERLE DOG WITH ONE NON MERLE
mm NON MERLE
MERLE TO MERLE POMERANIANS
Pomeranian to Merle Pomeranian should yield 50% of the progeny
merle, 25% black and 25% white. The whites produced from these
matings may be deaf and/or
actually a heterozygote of an incomplete dominance gene. If two
such dogs are mated, on the average one quarter of the puppies
will be double merles ("double dilute") and a
high percentage of these double merle puppies could have eye
defects and/or be deaf.
Knowledgeable Pomeranian breeders who intend
producing merle pomeranian puppies mate a merle pomeranian with
a non-merle pomeranian dog; these breedings will produce merle
Special Thanks to Alane
Levinsohn of Showcase
providing Merle Pomeranian Photos.
Visit Alane's Merle
Pomeranian Site for more Merle Pomeranian Information.
Some of the information regarding Merle Pomeranians
on this page has been sourced from Wikipedia.