Merle Testing Information

Biofocus can identify and report 4 alleles on the M Locus - M, Ma, Mc and m. 

Contact information for Biofocus
Website - http://www.biofocus.de/tier-genetik/hund/farbvererbung

The easiest way to contact Biofocus is to email Dr. Wagner and request a Merle testing kit - 
wagner@biofocus.de

As well, you can use your own sterile swabs provided by a vet or purchase a G.U.M. Proxabrush package and download the paperwork provided below.

Testing Swabs
Testing Swabs

Cost for Merle test - 54 Euro - Breeder Price
                                - 64 Euro - Non-Breeder (Approx $76/US)

Mailing Address - Biofocus 
                              Berghäuser Str. 295
                              45659 Recklinghausen
                              Germany




Laboklin in the UK can identify and report 5 alleles on the M Locus - M, Ma, Mc and m. 
Plus they have recently added the Mh - "Harlequin Merle" allele.

More information regarding the Mh allele will be updated on this website in the near future. Many breeds refer to this pattern as "Herding Harlequin" or "Pseudo-Harlequin".

Cost for Merle test - £48 (Approx $65/US)


Labogen (a partner lab with Laboklin) in Germany can identify and report 5 alleles on the M Locus - M, Ma, Mc and m. 

Plus they have recently added the Mh - "Harlequin Merle" allele.

More information regarding the Mh allele will be updated on this website in the near future. Many breeds refer to this pattern as "Herding Harlequin" or "Pseudo-Harlequin".

Cost for Merle test - €59.50 (Approx $70/US)

The Labogen link below is in English and you can order online using Paypal.