The next day I posted to The Checkerboard Aussies, Australian Shepherd Dogs' Facebook page the following:
When choosing a breed of dog, please do the research first. A dog should not be purchased based alone on its colour, but their temperament, health background, energy level, etc ... should someone buy a dog on their coat or eye colour alone, then find they are more then they could bargain for down the road in the training & energy level, then who looses out? the owner or the dog? PLEASE do the Research. NOTE: A Merle Australian Shepherd is no more loving and loyal then a Red or Black Tri. Colour does not make the Dog.
The following photos are some of our "non-spotted (or in other words Tri & Bi coloured) pups from our past litters, who are all up to standard, not only the intelligent department, but all in the giving much love department.
Two Black Bi Pups, Red Bi, Henry, Black Bi, Ozzie, Black Tri, McGoo & Red Tri, Sprite.
And most recently our 1 year old Black Tri, Semah, who was re-homed to a wonderful family only a short week ago.
Our Merles are indeed all unique in colour, however our Red & Black Tri's or Black Bi's are equal in every other respect, as well as their own right to their colours.
Once again, Colour does NOT make the Breed.
Cindy, Owner/Breeder of The Checkerboard Aussies, Australian Shepherd Dogs.