Blue Merle Mini Aussie, We recommend setting aside between $800 and $2,000 for your Blue Merle Australian Shepherd depending on where you live, what breeder you choose, and if you want to obtain breeding rights or a show-quality dog
What is a blue merle Aussie?
A blue merle Australian Shepherd is a term used to describe a specific coat color of the Australian Shepherd breed. For the most part, the blue merle Australian Shepherd has a combination of blue, grey, black and white in his fur.
How big do mini Aussies get?
The Miniature Australian Shepherd has a trademark naturally or docked bobtail. It is a well-balanced, medium-sized agile dog. Ideally, males should be 14 to 18 inches tall at the withers; females, 14 through 17 inches.
Are blue merle Aussies rare?
Blue Merle Australian shepherds aren’t considered rare and are more common than Red Merle Aussies. The color patterns of a blue merle coat can vary. They may have a piebald or solid coat with black patches. They often have white markings, especially on the legs and face.
Recent research indicates that the majority of health issues occur in dogs carrying both piebald and merle genes. The suppression of pigment cells (melanocytes) in the iris and in the stria vascularis of the cochlea (inner ear) leads to blue eyes and deafness.
Do mini Aussies shed?
Mini Australian Shepherds shed all year long, just like their larger counterparts do. They shed less frequently during the fall and winter months, but they tend to shed excessively during the spring and summer months