I love my merle chi. His dad is a CH and his mother was CH sired, with lots of CH in the lines. Mine is very pretty, I have no idea if he is built for conformation. I don't really care right now, but anyway I went to a local show and saw a few very nice long and short hair merle colored chis. None of them did very well in the ring. Anyone have any experience showing merle chihuahuas, or know anyone who does with any success? Or experiences good or bad? I would love to hear more about, and see more photos of champions with this beautiful coat color/mutation.