Does My Aussie Look Like It's Mixed?
I purchased a puppy off of my local Craigslist. They showed me pictures of his 'parents', and told me he was pure bred with no papers. Initially we were set up for a meet and greet and to discuss behavioral habits, health, etc.
However, at last minute we meet at a public location after dark. They handed him to me, covered in baby powder and baby oil. It was suffocating. No information or documents offered or asked. I handed them the money, and took him home.
When we got home we bathed him, fed him, and did the best we could to comfort him. The next day we took him to the vet with our concerns, and his puppy pack. Turns out he was ill from an environmental contaminant, and had the pre-stages of pneumonia. He had fleas, and tested positive for round worm infestation. He's been treated, and is currently on medication.
He's already doing so much better. He's been a member of our family for 3 days now, and we are in love. Now that you have his backstory... to my question.
Does he look like a true Aussie? I feel like his fur is a bit shorter, along with the size of his muzzle. His blue merle coloring is very dark and dominates the majority of his body. None of this sways the way I feel about him. It is strictly from curiosity. Oh, he is 8 weeks old, and 6.3 lbs.