Do All Aussiedoodles Have Blue Eyes?


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There are only a few dog species that are reported to have blue eyes being Husky, German Shepherd, Dalmatian, Border Collie, Daschund, Weimaraner, Pit Bull, Shetland Sheepdog but most importantly Australian Shepherd. This being said, it is observed that a lot of Ausssiedoodle, a crossbreed between a poodle and an Australian Shepherd, have blue eyes. Which makes us wonder, Is this true for all Aussiedoodles? 

So, do all Aussiedoodles have blue eyes? The answer is NO. Not all aussiedoodles have blue eyes. There are Aussiedoodles that have gray, amber, brown, green, and marbled eyes. Oftentimes, the pale blue coloring in the eyes for newborn pups is mistaken to be the general eye color of an Aussiedoodle. However, you can’t detect the true eye color of your Aussiedoodle until they reach their 16th week. Only then will you be sure that the eye color of your dog will not change.  

The “Merle” gene which is common for Australian Shepherd that is sometimes passed on to Aussiedoodles are oftentimes responsible for the blue eyes of Aussiedoodle. This happens when a cell is unable to create pigments that results to randow pigment dilution. Random pigment dilution can be observed in different parts of a dog like nose, eyes, fur etc. The more pigment dilution on their fur and skin, the more likely your Aussiedoodle will develop blue eyes. 


By now, after reading the explanation above, you already have an idea on why some Aussiedoodle have blue eyes. However, we have more interesting eye related information regarding your Aussidoodle. Keep reading as this information might be helpful especially if you plan or already owned an Aussiedoodle.

Factors Affecting the Development of Blue Eyes of Aussiedoodle

Having the merle gene does not guarantee that your dog will have blue eyes, as previously stated. Other things that may contribute to your dog’s blue eyes include:

  • Heterochromia
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Heterochromia is a term that refers to having two different colored eyes. One of the eyes will have a blue tint to it. The ailment could be a sign of a more serious health problem, such as glaucoma.

This is a result of 2 different eye colors from each parent of an Aussiedoodle wherein the puppy gene copied double. These trait is cool but actually is not rare for an Aussiedoodle. 

Aussiedoodles with blue eyes may be at risk for eye infections, such as Cataracts or Glaucoma, because they have varying pigmentation. Some of these eye infections, on the other hand, may be treated by your veterinarian.

  • White Patches Of Fur On Face
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Blue eyes can also be created by white patches of fur around the face. This can be a result of lack of pigmentation in the fur around the face. This occurence can also affect the other part of your Aussiedoodles face like the eyes, nose, and skin. Any breed with prominent white patches on its face has the potential to have blue eyes.

  • Albinism
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Albino dogs, also known as C-series, have a significant lack of color across their bodies, as well as a pink nose and blue eyes. Although there is no such thing as a “pure” albino dog, some breeds have shown significant pigment like Aussiepoo, resulting in a white coat, pink nose, and blue eyes.

  • Recessive genes
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Blue eyes have been known to appear in any breed, even if their immediate parents don’t exhibit any signs of having those qualities. This is most frequent in mixed breeds of Siberian Husky and Australian Shepherd

Important Note:  Never ever crossbreed a Merle Carrier with another Merle Carrier. Double Merle Carrier have a high chance of exhibiting dangerous health problems such as blindness and deafness. Aussiedoodle with White coats have a high chance of being a Double Merle Carrier. 

Does an Aussiedoodle Having Blue Eyes Affect the Price? 

Most Aussiedoodle with Blue eyes require extra dollars compared to other Aussiedoodle Dogs but not because of the color of the eyes. Most Blue-eyed Aussiedoodle have the blue merle gene that is not only reflected in the Aussiedoodle eye coloring but also with its coat. The color of the coat is what determines the few extra cash. 

Different Coats for Aussiedoodle

If you are wondering why we are discussing different coat colors in this article, well you will be surprised to know that the coat color of an Aussiedoodle greatly reflects its eye color as well. For example, a blue merle Aussiedoodle often has blue eyes. The same goes with red merle Aussiepoo, they have blue or marbled eyes as well. 

To find out more, check out the different coat colors of an Aussiepoodle below: 

  • Blue Merle Aussiedoodle
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This is currently one of the most popular Aussiedoodle colors. To achieve this color, a white or cream poodle is usually paired with an Australian Shepherd with a blue merle coat. The coat of a blue merle dog is usually a mix of tan, white, gray, and blue colors that appear in places throughout the dog’s coat. There’s no way of knowing where or how the coloration will be stretched and extended.

Blue eyes are common in Blue Merle Aussiedoodles.

  • Red Merle Aussiedoodle
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The red Aussiedoodle is another common or popular color. It’s a cross between a poodle and an Australian Shepherd with a red merle coat. The hues white, red, and tan combine in a red merle Aussiedoodle.

Marble Blue or Brown eyes are common in Red Merle Aussiedoodles.

  • Black and Chocolate Aussiedoodle
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The third and fourth most prevalent colors for this type of dog are chocolate and black. This coloring is most common when a dark-colored Poodle and an Australian shepherd with no merle pattern are mixed.

Gray, amber, or brown eyes are common in these dogs.

  • Aussiedoodles in Bi-Colors/Tri-Colors
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Bi-colors and tri-colors, often known as double and triple colors, are also frequent in this breed of dog. These are Aussiedoodles with double or triple colors but with no trace of merle pattern.

Gray, amber, or brown eyes are common in these dogs.

  • Black Tuxedo Aussiedoodles
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This coloring describes a black puppy with white patches on the neck and chest. The name is self-explanatory in certain ways. The dog’s white and black coloring gives it a Tuxedo-like appearance.

Gray, amber, or brown eyes are common in these dogs.

  • Black Phantom Aussiedoodle
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This is thought to be a highly fascinating color. The dominating color is black, with ghostly tan colors seen on various sections of his body, notably around his eyes, chest, stomach, and legs.

Gray, amber, or brown eyes are common in these dogs.

  • Red Tuxedo Aussiedoodle
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This color is quite rare. They are usually completely covered in a red tint that is sometimes referred to as chocolate. Tuxedo denotes that this dog has very little white; in certain cases, the dog only has a slit of white up to his chest, as if he were wearing a tuxedo.

This coat color can have gray, amber, or brown eyes, but they can also have blue or marble eyes on rare occasions.

  • Aussiedoodle Red Phantom
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This is yet another amazing and gorgeous color combo.The predominant hue is red, but there are tan accents on other portions of his body, such as his face, chest, and legs. There could even be a white patch on his chest or paws.

This coat color can have gray, amber, or brown eyes, but they can also have blue or marble eyes on rare occasions.

  • Teddy Aussiedoodle
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The teddy color Aussiedoodle refers to a white or tan colored collar with a teddy bear look. They usually have a black base color with white and tan ghost highlights.

This coat color can have gray, amber, or brown eyes, but they can also have blue or marble eyes on rare occasions.

  • Sable Aussiedoodle
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A sable Aussiedoodles have a distinct appearance with black-tipped hairs that contrast with tan, gray, silver, or beige hair. The overall blackness of the look is determined by the amount of black at the bottom part of the hair

Brown eyes are common in Sable Aussiedoodles.

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