Meet My Dog Magnum: A Fearless Blue Merle

Yes, you read me right… I am a proud owner of a fearless guard dog which named Magnum (from the popular Magnum Ice Cream). It’s a five-month old Blue Merle. He is no ordinary puppy — this ‘poker face’ warrior exudes a lot of confidence, intelligence, robust muscles and excellent hunting skills.

Once in awhile, he would ‘whisper’ to tell me he wanted to play. But most of the time, he is in a ‘serious mode’, barking at anything that gets near our gate. At a young age, Magnum has shown that he will someday be a dependable guard dog that will protect me, my family and what belongs to me. Cheers Magnum!

BTW, are you wondering what is a Blue Merle? Here is a short description of the dog coat called Merle.

Merle is a pattern or a distinguishing marking in a dog”s coat, particularly the Australian Shepherd. This incompletely dominant gene can also appear in Collie breeds, Old English Sheepdog, Shetland Sheepdog, the Pyrenean Shepherd, Catahoula Leopard Dog as well as Dachshund.

If a dog with a Merle gene is mated on otherwise black dog will produces Blue Merle same through with sable (brown) dog produces a Sable Merle. The Merle gene also affects the dog’s eye, nose and paw pads coloring. This modification can result to changing dark eyes to blue and the nose and paw pads may be mottled pink and black.

10 thoughts on “Meet My Dog Magnum: A Fearless Blue Merle

  1. nova hedges

    I love the name indeed and it's one famous ice cream, magnum is such a unique spotted dog.

  2. Maria Teresa Figuerres

    While my husband and late father-in-law would always have a pet dog at home, I'm not very particular about their breed. Like always, I learn something new today from visiting your blog. Thanks so much!

  3. Eileen

    You are lucky to have a dog. I want one so bad but the apartment owner won't allow it. Your dog Magnum is a handsome one! Would you believe that I already have dog names ready even if I don't have one yet? We plan to get a pair – a male and female. (if and when we get approval). My dogs' names would be Tah (if its a big male dog) or Xiao (if its a little male dog) and Mei-li ("pretty") would be the female dog's name. (keeping my fingers crossed)

  4. Karen @ MrsLookingGood

    Congrats for having two dogs! We're the same, our family has two dogs too. They're super active and need a lot of love and they're truly part of our family!

  5. j

    Someday, I'll have a dog again, and that is I hope in the near future. I had one when I was young so I know how it feels to have one. Your Magnum is certainly a beautiful dog.

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