Can a tri Aussie carry merle Gene?
A tri colored dog has two tri genes or tri/tri & WILL offer each puppy one gene. When breeding a merle to a tri the puppies that get a merle gene from the merle parent & a tri gene from the tri parent are merle in color.
How much are tri-colored Australian Shepherds?
The average price of the Australian Shepherd ranges from $650 to $850. However, an Aussie can cost anywhere between $300 to $1,800+ USD depending on breeder reputation, coat colors, pedigree and location.
What does a tri Mini Aussie look like?
Mini Australian Shepherd Appearance They can be tri-colored, bi-colored, or just one color with white accents. They have broad chests and shoulders set upon muscular bodies, and their heads should be proportional to the size of their body. Their attentive eyes can be brown, blue, or even heterochromia.
Can a dog be a merle carrier?
All dogs exhibiting the harlequin pattern are also carriers of the merle gene. Common in Great Danes, (and registered as Harlequin) it is less commonly seen in other breeds such as the Catahoula Leopard Dog, Shetland Sheepdog and Collie, where the dogs are registered simply as merle.
How do you get a merle Aussie?
Two dominant copies produce a “double merle” which will most likely have serious eye defects and may be deaf. Two recessive copies result in a dog that is not merle. One of each is a normal merle, a state midway between the two homozygous forms.
What is a mismarked Aussie?
What is a mismark? A mismark is a simply a dog that has markings that are outside the desired boundaries. The sketch included with this post shows a “Max White” aussie- one that has the most possible white without being a mismark. Notice the dog still has color over the eyes, ears, and saddle area.
What does a blue merle dog look like?
Blue merles can exhibit a range of coat markings. Some blue merle dogs will have a mostly gray-blue coat with a few small, black patches. The most common merle pattern and the one described in most breed standards is a coat that is approximately 50 percent merle, or gray-blue, and 50 percent black patches.
Why do Australian Shepherds have blue eyes?
Australian Shepherds have blue eyes due to a condition called heterochromia. Heterochromia happens when there is a lack or excess of melanin (pigment) in the iris. Dogs with blue eyes will consequently have a lack of melanin in their iris.
How many puppies can an Australian Shepherd have?
Aussies like to herd whenever they can so if you are running with your Aussie expect to be herded. The average number of puppies for an Australian Shepherd litter is seven but it can range from six to nine puppies.
How big are mini Australian Shepherd puppies?
puppies are registered with the IMASC, MASCA, ASDR, and/or AKC. Mini Australian shepherds retain the same traits and working ability as the standard Australian shepherd but. in a smaller package. They range in height from 14 to 18 inches and generally weigh between 17 and 35 pounds.