Beautiful Merle Dog Breeds That Display Dapple Patterns 

Of the many possible coat colors and patterns for dogs, merle is among the most striking. 

Truthfully, this breathtaking pattern is brought about by a genetic abnormality. 

You won't believe how many dog breeds have the Merle pattern 

and many breeders have intentionally bred it into certain lines.  

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Take a look at these stunning pictures of merle dogs and read up on all the breeds. 

The typical image that comes to mind when one thinks of a merle dog is an Australian Shepherd. 

You can find this breed in both red and blue merle variations. 

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