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DOODS & COAT COLOURS

Brindle / Merle / Mosaic

A brindle has a pattern of dark and light striping in the fur.    There are black, chocolate, red & silver brindles. A merle dog has a base coat of a solid colour with patches and mottled areas of other colours. A mosaic coat has patches of colours.  It is not a colour variety carried by genes.  It is rare and likely caused by a colour gene mutation. K locus alleles determine the colouring pattern of a dog's coat.  A brindle pattern will be expressed if the dog has one kbr allele and no KB allele. M locus alleles determine whether a dog expresses a merle pattern to its coat. Phantom markings must have a ky/ky genotype plus an E or EM, and also be at/at Click here for more information on Coat Colour Basics. F1 Goldendoodle Kerri, merle with brindle markings, as a pup and as an adult (with sister Sophie) Hiawatha -  mosaic F1 Aussiedoodle Bamboo at 10 weeks and at 5 months F1 Aussiedoodle Amy at 10 weeks and as at 5 months F1 Aussiedoodle Willow - blue merle / apricot phantom - at 9 weeks and at 15 weeks F1 Shepadoodle Moose - brindle - as a pup and as an adult
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DOODS & COAT COLOURS

Brindle / Merle / Mosaic

A brindle has a pattern of dark and light striping in the fur.    There are black, chocolate, red & silver brindles. A merle dog has a base coat of a solid colour with patches and mottled areas of other colours. A mosaic coat has patches of colours.  It is not a colour variety carried by genes.  It is rare and likely caused by a colour gene mutation. K locus alleles determine the colouring pattern of a dog's coat.  A brindle pattern will be expressed if the dog has one kbr allele and no KB allele. M locus alleles determine whether a dog expresses a merle pattern to its coat. Phantom markings must have a ky/ky genotype plus an E or EM, and also be at/at Click here for more information on Coat Colour Basics. F1 Goldendoodle Kerri, merle with brindle markings, as a pup and as an adult (with sister Sophie) Hiawatha -  mosaic F1 Aussiedoodle Bamboo at 10 weeks and at 5 months F1 Aussiedoodle Amy at 10 weeks and as at 5 months F1 Aussiedoodle Willow - blue merle / apricot phantom - at 9 weeks and at 15 weeks F1 Shepadoodle Moose - brindle - as a pup and as an adult
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The information contained on this site is in no way intended to replace that of proper veterinary advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is meant to provide resource, so that we can better understand canine health related issues.  Terms of Use