We had this discussion at work about colors of dogs and cats and peoples biases against certain colors. For example, black dogs and cats are adopted really slowly from shelters. Brindle is becoming the new black. I have owned almost every color of animal there is. Black(solid, bi and tri), white, copper red, orange, sable, blue merle(bi and tri). I have only acquired one animal because of its color and that was Ember. In shelties, I do prefer Blues and in order-bi- blue , blue merle, Tri , Bi black, sable and sable merle then the CHW. I do admit I will likely never own anything but a blue or black sheltie again. But I never say never. I guess color is pretty far down on the list for me in choosing a dog but I know for some it is very important(some people looking for puppies go gaga over certain markings ie a split face or a blaze). Don't get me wrong I know what appeals to me and what I like but I look for more. So my question for the sake of a fun discussion is why do you have the color shelties you have? When you were looking for a dog did you have any biases or preferences?(I used to really dislike plain faced bi blacks which is really funny to me now) Did you chose the color or did the color chose you?