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HUGHES Miniature - TOY Australian Shepherd dogs

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COLORS OF AUSSIES

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 BLUE MERLE - can be dark (almost black) to light (almost silver)

either eye can be blue, brown, green, marbled

dark blue merle

med  blue merle

 

light silver blue merle

 RED MERLE- can be from dark brick red to light "blonde" to silver red

 either eye can be blue, brown, green, marbled

dark red merle

med red merle

Very LIGHT red merle (yes she is colored to her shoulders - not white and is not a double merle white)

 
 BLACK TRI/BI

usually brown/green eyes =

blue eye(s) RARE

 

black tri - w copper

BLACK BI - does not have gold "tri" coloring

black tri w/ blue eyes

 

 

 RED TRI/bi

Red coloring can be from dark(almost black) to light brown/

usually brown/green eyes =

blue eye(s) RARE

Dark red tri

light red )blonde) tri

red BI - does not have gold coloring

 
"WHITE MARKINGS"

from no white

 

very little white,

 

 

white blaze, full collar-4white feet

"pinto" - addl white on body - we like it..

"mismark" - white/dark is not symetrical on face

 OTHER  

E- locus yellow - golden

"unaccepted" by breed standards=  as it masks the underlying color - same as golden labs - we like it - not rocket science to know if the dog is a merle or not...

 

 

 "irish spotting gene white- this puppy was from known "BLACK TRI" that was not a phantom merle -  was all white w/ blue eyes and can see and hear just fine - the white markings just got 'overdone".. owners tell people she is an "irish shepherd" to stop ignorant  people from telling them the dog is deaf- will die.

 

 DOUBLE MERLE WHITE -if get a puppy that looks like puppy to right from merle to merle breeding - it is likely deaf

 these dogs are the result of merle to merle breeding and are usually DEAF, can have eye problems -    we have them humanely euthanized by our vet when we have tails/dew claws done..