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Some of the Dog Breeds that carry the Merle gene Include:


Deaf Dog Education Action Fund
Owners of Blind Dogs
(Note that while both of these organizations maintain lists of dogs looking for homes, neither one of them is a rescue and cannot take dogs in.)
Australian Shepherd Health & Genetics Institute, Inc.
Basic Genetics (from Internet articles by Sue Ann Bowling)
Elementary merle genetics for newcomers (also from Internet articles by Sue Ann Bowling)
Mapping Disease Genes using DNA marker
The Dalmatian Dilemma - White Coat Colour and Deafness
Inheritance of tweed, a modification of merle, in Australian shepherd dogs
Dog Coat Color Genetics by Sheila Schmutz