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The Australian Shepherd is part of the Herding group. The Australian Shepherd is a dog with Excellent problem solving abilities. The trainability of the Australian Shepherd is Excellent. It was breed to be good for Herding, Protection, Watch Dog The Australian Shepherd lifestyle is Prefers outside, but can adapt to any lifestyle

The Australian Shepherd is susceptible to hip dysplasia, blindness and deafness. It is important that when contacting a Australian Shepherd breeder that you express health concern issues and ask the breeder what they are doing in order to help mimimize them.

Please don't purchase your Australian Shepherd from a petstore which commonly are known to support Australian Shepherd puppy mills. Doing so only promotes inproper breeding ethics and promotes current Australian Shepherd health issues. The ASCA, AKC (and it's breed club USASA), NSDR, UKC, FCI, CKC, SKC, WWKC, FIC registries recognize the Australian Shepherd breed standard.

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Australian Shepherd
Group:  Herding
Shoulder Height: 18.00 in - 23.00 in
Weight: 35-70 pounds
Exercise req'd: High amount
Intelligence: High
Suitability for kids: Good
Registries: ASCA, AKC (and it's breed club USASA), NSDR, UKC, FCI, CKC, SKC, WWKC, FIC


Country of Origin: Actually an American breed, with debatable heritage - some say Spain, others Australia. It was a popular herding dog with the Basques, many of whom settled in Australia. When Australian wool became popular in the US, Australian sheep were imported along with their herders and small blue dogs.

Character: Intelligent and eager to learn. Very loyal and bonds closely with the family.

Temperment: Good with children and other pets but shy around strangers.

Coat: Medium to long hair in a dense coat.

Care Low grooming requirements. Use a comb during shedding.

Colour: Blue merle, red merle, tricolor (black or red w/tan and white)

Comments: High energy, but not compulsive. Better suited for rural living.

Purposes: Herding, Protection, Watch Dog

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