Question by  mlord (19)

What is a Mantle Merle Great Dane?

My friend told me he just purchased one.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

He's referring to the color of the dog. A mantle means the dog is black and white, and merle means the a gray base color with black patches (in the case of danes), so a mantle merle doesn't actually exist.


Answer by  DerekH (65)

The Great Dane your friend purchased is Mantle (which describes a solid black patch covering its back and white underneath).Merle refers to it having a pattern of grey spots.


Answer by  Dreamlight (856)

Mantle is a color pattern in the Great Dane similar to the color patterns found in a Boston Terrier. In cats the color is known as tuexdo. In small mammals it is known as dutch. Merle probably refers to the spot pattern in the darker parts of the coat. The most common merle in dogs is blue merle.


Answer by  shastie (1601)

It refers to the coloring of the dog. This is a popular color as it is not seen very often. It looks a lot like a boston terrior. With the mostly white coat, and black around the face, paws and tail. They make a very pretty dog in my opnion better than a plain gray dog.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

The best thing you can do to help you find out is to either talk to a vet they will have a lot of knowledge on them or you can do a net search and that will give you details on the breed.


Answer by  dogfancier (201)

Mantle Merle is a specific color of great dane. The color pattern looks very similar to a boston terrier's color pattern, but also includes the merle marking that is common to great danes.


Answer by  boxers3 (550)

Mantle Merle is the color pattern of the dog. The pattern is similar to that of a Boston terrior. Mantle is one of the recognized colors for showing.


Answer by  withsmluck (793)

Mantle Merle refers to the color of the Great Dane. They are predominately black and have a white muzzle and blaze, and are white chested and collared with a white tipped tail.


Answer by  mb (5482)

This is a sub-breed of the great dane breed of canines. They were made popular by the late british actor Howard Merle.


Answer by  DogLady85 (171)

It is a coat color in danes where merle coloring (white or grey with black spots) is overlaid on mantle (black body with white face, feet, chest and/or tail) coat.

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