Kasey is an Australian Shepherd, specifically a Blue Merle. Merle is for the grizzling pattern of colors you see in her fur, and blue is for the fur that appears grey at a distance but which is really blue tinted. In this photo the lighting is right and you can see the blue tints in her fur.
We took Kasey and Chewey to Shawnee Mission Park today and they loved it. They met some new friends, including four Aussies. One of them was a double merle which most often results in birth defects, you will see her in the video. She got rescued by two kind ladies but is partially blind and deaf. For people who don’t know this: please do not interbreed two Australian Shepherds who are both merles either blue or red, it usually results in defects from the merle genes.
Update: Youtube disabled the audio track for reasons of copyright even though I am linking ELP’s Amazon page. Ah well, I guess they have to do that.
Kasey typically barks when people come by, generally not in a mean tone, more of a “please come over here and play” tone. The exception is when the garbage truck comes. I think she worships it and all of the interesting smells it brings with it.