Malinois? General Chat

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    Malinois?

    We've recently rescued what seems to be a belgian malinois or possibly a dutch shepherd. Hes younger than a year and very friendly. We have alot of other dogs, mostly smaller and they dont want to play with him because he's like an overbearing child to them. He has unusual markings that ive not seen on those 2 breeds. Has anyone? Heres pics. Note the black spots.

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    Looks like he has a stray merle gene from another breed. It would be interesting to dna test him for breed. If you did, do let us know the result.
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    Im looking into doing that. Ill post any result.
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    Found a good test for 159 dollars. Wisdom panel. Anyway it doesnt really matter.
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    Heres another view of him hard at work. IMG_20210914_224746_567.jpg
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    I researched merle genes. It doesnt seem like he's that and i hope not. Theres several health issues that go along with that. Also blue eyes are common with that gene and hes got brown. Im getting the dna test anyway out of curiosity and it can reveal any health tendencies. I thinking hes just tri-color or has a mix in him. Im not looking to breed him so it really doesnt matter. I guess we'll have him neutered although i hate to put him through any discomfort.
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    The health issues normally result from mating merle to merle.
    With your boy it looks more like a touch of the type of dappling that you get in breeds like Dachshunds or Catahoulas. It could be something from way back.
    I once had a very well bred Golden Retriever with a black spot on his muzzle; a rare occurence but they do occasionally happen.
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    Looks like a brindle to me. Sometimes rather than striping, a brindle coat will have splotches o f black like that.
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    Thanks for that info. I like his markings. It makes him very unique

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