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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Should an Aussie/Heeler Mix's Skin Color Be Pinkish?

by Dianne
(Helena, MT)

My vet thought our Festus had skin allergies and put him on Science Diet w/d.

Festus is half Blue Heeler and half Aussie, his dad being the Aussie. The dad is kind of a reddish liver and white. Festus got the bobbed tail from his mama.

His skin has been pinkish ever since we got him at 8 weeks and has never changed. His underarms where the fur is not quite so dense is where you can see the pinkish color. He doesn't scratch or bite at himself, his skin doesn't seem to be dry. His groomer has never mentioned anything about a skin problem. He has always loved to roll in the grass but not excessively.

Does anybody know if an Aussie of his dad's color would have pinkish skin? He has that stiff pig hair that the Heelers have on his butt, tail, and hips and the fine Aussie fur on his head, chest, tummy, and legs. I would sure love input.

He's been the most wonderful dog, he just turned 11 years old and is spoiled beyond repair. He even has his own Facebook page under Festus H Klinski.

Thanks again for any help you can give!

In one of the pictures were he's all stretched out, you can look by his arm and see just a little pinkish where his coat is not so thick.

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