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Dark Chocolate Merle English Bulldog DNA info for the Merle Pattern is Mm or MN according to the lab you use.

The merle gene dilutes random sections of hair to a lighter color which leaves patches of the original color. So if you start with a black dog and add the Merle Gene, you still have a black dog, a black dog with Merle markings. Unlike the piebald pattern, the patches may look jagged on the outer edges. Merle affects only Eumelanin, and does not affect Phaeomelanin (red) which will appear normal. So black, liver, blue or lilac in the coat, eyes, or nose will be merled.

Black Merle dogs are often called Blue Merle because of the blue/grey color between the patches in their coat. This is a widely used term but is not correct. Technically they should be called black merle. Their nose pigment is black and their eyes are brown or blue. If they didn't have the merle gene, they would be solid black. Blue Merle is misleading because it indicates that these dogs have blue pigment (dd) when in fact they have black. It is the PATCHES on the dog that visually defines the dogs color & what it should appropriately be called. 

In the hierarchy of genes, the Merle Gene overrides the Dominant Black(SEAL) gene.

UC Davis now offers the MERLE Test! https://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/services/dog/Merle.php
 
More info on merles: The Merle Controversy  The Official Rare Color Chart    8 AKC Generations of Merle
CH Rare Bulldogs The Whole Sha-Bang! is now proven! 3 beautiful chocolate boys...2 are merle!
See more photos on their litter page HERE.
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Meet Rare Bulldogs Dark Chocolate QUAD Merles
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Meet "Rare Bulldogs Merle Marvel the Whole Sha-Bang"
aka  BANG 
 Meet "Rare Bulldogs Merle Marvel Merlee' "
aka  MERLEE'
Chocolate Merle AKC English Bulldog  Chocolate Merle English Bulldog
Meet "Rare Bulldogs Merle Marvel Noodle "
aka Noodle
Meet "Rare Bulldogs Merle Marvel Picasso"
aka PICASSO 
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Rare Bulldogs produces the first Dark Chocolate Tri QUAD Merles.
 
      
 
Rare Bulldogs  Goa Trance our Import Merle Girl
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Meet Sha-Bang RB's Dark Chocolate Merle Stud
   

   
Bang's Sister Merlee'
 
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