My friends dog who was excused from the ring by judge Ms. Shelley Roos on
02-15-09, because he is a sable merle and was in the open sable & white class. 
And at the same show, where a female sable merle was shown and NOT excused from the open sable & white class, yet she too had noticable body spots.
It's time for CCA to recognize the sable merle and allow these beautiful dogs
their turn in the ring without prejudice.

Queen - We are the Champions

Partial lyrics
We are the champions - my friends
And we'll keep on fighting - till the end -
We are the champions -
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions - of the world -