Our Mission Statement
At Sunset View Farms, Our focus is on breed improvement through sound structure, movement and proper Australian Shepherd breed characteristics. All of our dogs are raised inside our home and genetically tested through a full panel of Aussie diseases through Paw Print Genetics.
Nestled in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana, roughly 30 minutes Northwest of Louisville, Kentucky is Sunset View Farms. We are a small breeding operation with plenty of open pasture for our dogs to run, and enjoy a quiet country setting.
About Toy and Mini Australian Shepherds
Stand from 10" to under 14" at shoulder and a mature weight between 12lbs-17lbs.
14" to under 18" at shoulder and a mature weight of 20lbs to 40lbs.
18" to 23" at shoulder with a mature weight of 40lbs to 60lbs.
Australian Shepherds have 16 coat color possibilities. This does not include mismarks, or Merle to Merle breeding, which is not practiced by our farm.
Self Black- All Black
Black and Copper
Black Bicolor- Black and White
Black Tri- Black, White and Copper.
Self Merle-No White or Copper
Blue Merle and Copper
Blue Merle and White
Blue Merle with White and Copper
Self Red- All Red
Red and Copper-
Red Bicolor- Red and White
Red Tricolor- Red, White and Copper
Self Red Merle- No White or Copper
Red Merle and Copper
Red Merle and White
Red Merle with White and Copper
Australian Shepherd breed standards allow for any color eye such as light and dark brown, amber, blue, green as well as any other color that may be thrown.
Not all eyes will be the same, sometimes a dog can have two different shades or colors.
Typically, Tri- Color Dogs have brown eyes, but there is a recessive gene (Blue Eye Tri, or BET) that allows for blue eyes in both red and black tri color coats.
Merle Coated dogs more commonly have blue eyes but can have any variation of eye color.
Some eyes can have multiple colors in the same eye with marbling or flecking.