HUGHES Miniature - TOY Australian Shepherd dogs

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        WHAT IS A "TOY"  AUSSIE???

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

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

 either eye can be blue, brown, green, marbled

   
 BLACK TRI/BI

usually brown/green eyes =

blue eye(s) RARE

 

 

BLACK BI - does not have gold "tri" coloring

black tri w/ blue eye

 

 

 RED TRI/bi

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

usually brown/green eyes =

blue eye(s) RARE

red BI - does not have gold coloring

 
 OTHER  

E- locus yellow - golden

"unaccepted" as masks 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..

 
"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