Ok, I'll be honest & say that I don't know much of anything about the smaller breeds of dogs because I really don't care for them. (however, I try to have the basics down to help clients). Anyways, I was up at the clinic the other day (I'm staying at home with my infant son right now except to go do surgeries on occasion & work the lab) & saw a woman with a merle Pomeranian. Of course she was proud of her "extremely rare" dog but not only have I never seen nor heard of Poms coming in merle coloration, but it looked a little off to me. So is merle an actual coloration in these dogs? Is it accepted? Or is outcrossing going on to bring it into the genepool? (as what happened in the APBT breed.....FYI, there is NO such thing as a merle APBT) Merle Chihuahuas are becoming quite the scene here as well are the blue tri's.