What dogs have Merle coloring? And blue eyes?
Looking to adopt.
on Apr 12th 2012
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Australian shepherds and some border collies. Some Collies ( both rough and smooth coats ). Cardigan welsh corgies sometimes get that color but its rare especially if you're looking to adopt.
Roodi answered on 4/12/12. Helpful? / 1
A catahoula leopard dog has those traits. 1.bp.blogspot.com
Maggie Mae answered on 4/12/12. Helpful? / 0
Hey, there are actually many more breeds that come in merle besides those mentioned.Check out the wikipedia page for "merle":
Here is another handy list of breeds that carry it:
Please keep in mind, whatever dog you choose, do some research first. Many of the merle-carrying breeds are high-energy, intense working breeds that may not be suitable as pets. There is a lot more to choosing a dog than its color. And the merle gene itself is problematic- having a single copy (being heterozygous) creates the beautiful mottling, having two copies (homozygous, called "double merle" or "lethal white") makes a seriously impaired dog, often blind and deaf with other health problems. Unscrupulous breeders of merle breeds may produce double merles and try to pass them off as "rare" and valuable, so caveat emptor. This includes shelter dogs too, since double merles often end up in rescue.
Maggie answered on 4/12/12. Helpful? / 0
The sites Maggie gave answer that question :)
Be very very careful though.... adopting a dog should never be based on it's color or how pretty it's eyes are... My favorite breed used to be the Siberian Husky [don't get me wrong, I still love em] ONLY because of their beautiful looks... but they just aren't the right dog for living in a town. So I ended up getting a black & tan mutt, and a solid-tan [to be honest, I'm not much of a fan on solid-colors...] pit mix.... and I'm SO glad I didn't choose either of them because of their color. They are amazing dogs!
Perhaps researching what breeds would suit your lifestyle FIRST.... then you can get more picky about what they look like ;)
Best Regards! =D
Shasta answered on 4/14/12. Helpful? / 0