Coats and Coat Colors of the Mini Aussie

 

 

COAT COLORS

 

Australian Shepherds come in two main colors: black and red.  With the solid coat pattern we have black tri and red tri dogs.  The recessive gene variation produces merle which are call blue merle and red merle. Blue merle looks like splashes of black against a gray or powder blue background.  Red merle looks like red or brown splashes against a buff or silver background. Any of these colors can come with white and/or copper-colored trim. Dogs that have only one color of trim are called bi or bi-colored (i.e., a red and white dog is a red bi). Aussies that have both trim colors are called tri or tri-colored (i.e., a black dog with copper and white is a black tri).  During this time, they can shed heavily for several weeks. Regular brushing can help reduce shedding. Overall grooming of Mini Aussies is relatively simple, and many owners do their own grooming. 

 

Mini Aussie puppies for sale.  We'll C Mini Aussies' black tri (BET) stud dog, Mic.

 

 

 

 

 

This is an example of a Black Tri Mini Aussie  with bright copper highlights.                  

 

 

 

           

      Mini Aussie puppies for sale.  We'll C Mini Aussies' red tri male stud dog, Jessie.                                                                        

 

 

 

 

This is an example of a Red Tri Mini Aussie.  You can see copper eyebrows.

 

 

 

 

Mini Aussie puppies for sale.  We'll C Mini Aussies' blue Merle female, Maya.

 

 

 

                              

                                                                                                                                         

This is an example of a Blue Merle Mini Aussie.        

 

 

 

 

Mini Aussie puppies for sale.  We'll C Mini Aussies' red Merle female, Amber. 

 

 

 

 

This is an example of a Red Merle Mini Aussie.

 

 

 

 

Mini Aussie puppies for sale at We'll C Mini Aussies in NW Montana.

 

COAT TYPES

 

Miniature Australian Shepherds on average have a medium-length coat, adapted to protecting them while they herd, although coats can range from very thick and long to very short and thin.  The coat can be straight, wavey, or even a bit curly or kinky.

These dogs do shed! They drop some fur year round but lose their undercoat completely twice a year, in the spring and fall.

 

Mini Aussie puppies for sale.  We'll C Mini Aussies' red tri short hair female, Suzzie.

 

 

 

 

 

This is an example of a short coat.

 

 

 

 

Mini Aussie puppies for sale.  We'll C Mini Aussies' black tri long haird Mini Aussie, Ruger..

 

 

 

 

 

This is an example of a long show type coat.

 

 

 

 

Mini Aussie puppies for sale.  We'll C Mini Aussies' curly haired red Merle, Amber.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is an example of a curly or kinky type coat.

 

 

 

Mini Aussie puppies for sale at We'll C Mini Aussies in NW Montana.