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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.

 
Goldendoodles
Labradoodles
Other Doodles
First Generation
First Generation
F1b  (Backcross)
F1b  (Backcross)
F2B  (2ND Generation Backcross)
Multigeneration


BRINDLE / MERLE

 First Generation Goldendoodles
Kerri  - MERLE with BRINDLE markings
Kerri (and older sister Sophie)
Hiawatha  - MOSAIC

 F1b  (backcross) Goldendoodles
 F2B  (2nd generation backcross) Goldendoodles

 First Generation Labradoodles
 F1b  (backcross) Labradoodles

 Multigeneration Labradoodles
 Aussiedoodles
Bamboo at 10 weeks  - MERLE
Bamboo at 5 months
Amy at 10 wks - MERLE  
Amy at 5 months (littermate to Bamboo, above)
Amy 5 months  
Willow - 9 Weeks - BLUE MERLE / APRICOT PHANTOM
Willow at 15 weeks
 Shepadoodles
Moose as a pup  -  BRINDLE
Moose as an adult

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.