What is a Phantom merle Aussiedoodle?

What is a Phantom merle Aussiedoodle?

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What is a Phantom merle Aussiedoodle?

The phantom in “phantom blue merle” means this puppy has generous amounts of copper (tan) on it’s face, eyebrows, legs and chest. The phantom blue merle is one of our most requested colors.

What colors do Aussiedoodles come in?

Aussiedoodles coats are often a mix of their Australian Shepherd and Poodle parents. Their coat can be a variety of colors typically seen in Australian Shepherds, like blue merle, red merle, black and red tri, black and tan (AKA ‘phantom’), parti, sable, or even a solid color in rare cases.

Do merle Aussiedoodles shed?

Aussiedoodles, like all other dog breeds, do shed. But, the question is: how much? There’s no way to stop the shedding completely, but there are ways to reduce it.

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Is red merle and chocolate merle the same?

The most recognizable is the blue or red merle, but chocolate merle is also possible (see photos below). Merle refers to the pattern in the coat and is not a color as such. The white and gray patterns that appear on a black make them appear to have a blueish cast.

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Do merle puppies change color?

Merle Dog Puppies Merle coloring can become darker with age. So, be aware that those white areas on your merle puppy may start to look grayer as your dog ages. But other than that, a merle dog puppy will have all the attributes of an adult of the breed.

Why you should not get an Aussiedoodle?

Aussiedoodles will develop very naughty habits quickly without training. However, if you are very hands-on with your dogs and love to train, this is the breed for you! Aussiedoodle thrive with constant engagement and stimulation. The sky is the limit in terms of what you can teach these dogs.

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What does merle mean in dogs?

Merle is an incompletely dominant coat color pattern characterized by irregularly shaped patches of diluted pigment and solid color. Miniature Australian Shepherd puppy with merle pattern.

What is Phantom color Aussiedoodle?

Phantom. A Phantom is a solid base color with sharply defined markings of a second color appearing above each eye, on the sides of the muzzle, on the throat or chest, on all four legs and feet, and below the tail. Any combination of acceptable colors is allowed.

Is it better to get a male or female Aussiedoodle?

Male vs Female Ultimately, both male and female Aussiedoodles make wonderful companions. There are not very many differences between males and females, and any differences that can be made are generalizations. At the end of the day, each dog is an individual with individual personality traits.

Are Aussiedoodles high maintenance?

AussieDoodles are considered more of a “high maintenance” dog. Both the Australian Shepherd and Pooodle are very intelligent and active breed. This means your AussieDoodle puppy will need a little more exercise and mental stimulation than some other doodle breeds would.

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Do Aussiedoodles like to cuddle?

Don’t be surprised if you wake up with one sleeping on your head. It doesn’t matter their size, they’ll want to cuddle with you. If you allow Aussiedoodles on the bed, be prepared to make it a nightly tradition. As soon as you invite them up, they’ll find a comfortable spot, even if it means hogging the sheets.

Are merle dogs unhealthy?

Yes – merle dogs can be just as healthy as dogs that have a solid color. They have the same life expectancy, they are just as strong and athletic and smart as their counterparts without the merle gene. In lines with responsible merle breedings, all offspring will be healthy and live a long life.

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What is a red merle?

Australian Shepherds come in lots of beautiful colors, including the red merle. Similar in their markings to the blue merles, red merles have mottled patches of liver and cream. They may also have patches of white or copper. They have a merle gene that can change their eye color to either pale blue or odd-colored eyes.

Do merle dogs have health issues?

When inherited in the homozygous state, the merle mutation causes dogs to be white and have an even greater incidence of deafness, blindness and sterility. The auditory and ophthalmologic abnormalities linked to merle are similar to those observed for the human auditory-pigmentation disorder Waardenburg syndrome.

Do red merles get darker?

Probably the most common type of color change is that of progressive darkening. Many blue merles and red merles are born with their merle areas fairly light. As the years go by they darken until in old age blue merles can resemble black tris and red merles can resemble red tris (or bis, or selfs).

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Do red merles darken?

Red merle Aussies may darken with age, as well, and they have a marbled reddish coat. Red merle puppies can be very light in color, but the red in their fur will usually turn a rich, brownish-red by adulthood.

How do I know if my dog is a merle?

The merle gene modifies the dark pigment in the eyes, occasionally changing dark eyes to blue, or part of the eye to be colored blue. Since merle causes random modifications, however, both dark-eyed, blue-eyed, and odd-colored eyes are possible. Pigmentation on paw pads and nose may be mottled by pink.

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Written by: Sweeny Jane
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