If you are looking for an Aussiedoodle and are cautious about the color of the coat then you can quickly become overwhelmed because of the variety that the Aussiedoodles offer.
Color is a very powerful force in our lives. They have a wide range of effects on our lives. Sometimes, they can boost your mood and other times can provide you anxiety. So we, Human beings prove very choosy while purchasing anything even a puppy!
When you go to a breeder, you find a lot of color blends in the litter. You may face difficulty when choosing a color that is compatible with your personality.
Stick here till the end and it will help you through the process.
Types of Aussiedoodle coats:
Two variations occur in the texture of coats. They may have either wavy/curly hairs which are inherited directly from the poodle side or they may have straight hairs with beautiful color patterns just like the Australian Shepherd.
Here is an extensive list of all possible coat patterns found in Aussiedoodles.
In solids, there is only one color throughout their coat. It may be black, brown, blue, red, etc, But these are not much popular because more people sought after phantom and merle patterns.
Bi/Tri Colors Aussiedoodles:
A combination of two or three colors especially black and white with phantom color is present in most Aussiedoodles. For instance, the base of the coat is black and a little blend of white with tan is present on the legs, chest, and mouthparts. They can have two or three colors without a merle pattern.
- Red Phantom: In this renowned variation dominant color is red and has a phantom (tan) color on the legs, stomach, and snout. This is very rare, most probably one or two in each litter.
- Black Phantom: Dominant color is black with tan color on legs, chest, and around eyes like a red phantom and has white patches on paws. This looks gorgeous
Teddy Color Aussiedoodles:
As the name indicates, their color is quite similar to teddy bears and has black color on the base of the coat. Other colors may appear on the legs, around the eyes, and neck.
Now, this is again a very interesting phenomenon, the whole coat appears to be black and dark but they are like beige or gray inside and the tips are black. This is a rare case and they get it by breeding a dark-colored Australian shepherd with a dark poodle.
Parti Color Aussiedoodles:
This term is employed for two or more different colors. They may be black and white or the highlights of other colors on the legs, paws, or neck.
- Red Merle: This combination features red as dominant, and tan and gray colors are found on the paw or chest. These puppies are obtained by crossing red merle Australian shepherd with a poodle of any light color.
- Blue Merle: A mixture of white tan and blue, gray just like red merle. All the puppies in a litter will not have the same color. But blue will be dominant and surpass all puppies if the parent Australian Shepherd is a blue merle.
- Brown Merle: Brown color is dominant and tan or red highlights are present on the snout and around the neck. Merle patterns are very popular and highly sought after.
They are so adorable and rare. They may be complete silver or partially silver with blends of brown and black tips. Your black Aussiedoodle also sometimes turns to silver from the length of hairs and tips remains black.
- Black & White Tuxedo: Black Aussiedoodle with white patches on the chest and around the neck just like the tuxedo.
- Red Tuxedo: Here the red color is most dominant and has a white shirt underneath the red tuxedo.
- Apricot Tuxedo: It has the same illustration as a black and red tuxedo but with a brown jacket and white shirt inside.
A Reason for Color Variations in Aussiedoodles
As we all know Aussiedoodles are a mixture of two breeds, an Australian shepherd and a poodle. So definitely they will inherit many of their characteristics from their both parents.
The Australian shepherd has unique color blends, that we see in Aussiedoodles like merle, phantom, and bi/tricolors. They are famous for their coat colors. While the Poodles come in solid colors like black, white, etc.
Aussiedoodle Eyes color:
Studies show the connection between coat & eyes color. It also variates and no one can expect to desire the same color every time because genes control eye color in Puppies. It may be blue, brown, umber, black and green. Two eyes may have different colors.
Things to Notice
Here is something important that you should keep in the notice before choosing a color some colors fade out and turn silver or greyish. This also happens due to recessive genes that inherit from the poodle. Secondly, colors have nothing to do with the health of dogs. Two merle parents cause problems (like deafness & blindness)in rare cases, so breeders avoid them.
If you like some color that’s good and if you don’t like that is also good but one thing must be kept in your mind that a dog is a dog and they should be given utmost love and care. You should consider your preferences but we suggest choosing a puppy by its temperament, health, and behavior and not by color as diversity in colors is just an addition to its playful, adorable nature.