Heavenly Bailey (Merlequin Great Dane)

Sabra's Heavenly Bailey is 6 Months old. She is a Female Merlequin Great Dane and was our first puppy from our Zia.

She loves to play with her rag doll. She thinks that she owns the bed.

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She is so loving, and sweet. I fell in love with the Great Danes. Her mommy just had a litter of 11. She is a delight to play with and watch all the silly things they do. I guess that why Scooby-Doo won everyones hearts.

By Sabra from Blair, Nebraska

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November 14, 20050 found this helpful

What a georgeous girl!!! Thanks for sharing:)

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November 14, 20050 found this helpful

Such a pretty girl! I love her coloring and so regal

looking. What a fun friend she must be.

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November 15, 20050 found this helpful

What a pretty girl and she has such a sweet face!

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November 15, 20050 found this helpful

OH, she is such a cute dog! I miss my dog so much, she wasn't a great dane but we had to put her down. It's cool to know that our dog friends are part of our families. Yours is a great looking girl!

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November 15, 20050 found this helpful

How is Harlequin different from Meliquin??

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November 18, 20050 found this helpful

She Is a Merliquin because of her gray color and black spots. She is the result of a Harliquin breeding. Merliquin can be different shades but usually are gray. A Harliquin has a White Base and black spots sometimes will have a little merle on them. I'am glad you enjoyed the pictures.Here is a picture of one of our 11 puppies. He is a Harliquin and is 5 weeks old.

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April 13, 20060 found this helpful

Bailey is beautiful but NOT a merliquin ! A merliquin is a white dog with sparse silver patches. Bailey is a mantle merle.

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August 22, 20080 found this helpful

I think you're still confused about the difference between harlequin, merle, & merlequin - which is very concerning, since you appear to be breeding this color family :(

Below is a picture of a merlequin. Note that she has a white base coat, with patches of merling. A harlequin would have a white base coat with patches of black and (hopefully) just a minimal amount of merling. A dog with merling over it's entire body would be called a merle.

Bailey would just be considered a merle, but a very pretty one :) I see she has the white snout, toes, tail tip, & chest. If she also has a white collar aound her neck or at least part way around her neck, she would be called a mantle marked merle.

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October 22, 20080 found this helpful

Here is another example of a "real" Merlequin Great Dane, our 9 week old puppy, Bella. Yours looks more like a Merle, NOT a Merlequin...Still a beautiful dog, just not a Merlequin. A "true" Merlequin has defined Merle spots, instead of a Harlequin which has defined black spots. It's pretty much a moot point anyway, since a Merlequin isn't an "Official" Dane color and isn't recognized by AKC.

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February 19, 20090 found this helpful

This is our dog Ariel.

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September 15, 20120 found this helpful

She is still a sweet girl.

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