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Australian Shepherd: Origin, Personality, Training (Aussie)
Group: Herding Dogs.
AKC Ranking: 34
About Australian Shepherd
Country of Origin, History of Australian Shepherds
The Australian Shepherd
was developed in the U.S. to work as a herding
dog on ranches. The breed's principal forebears
were most likely Spanish dogs that accompanied
the Basque shepherds and herds of fine Merino
sheep exported to both America and Australia
in the early days of the colonies. At some
point it probably crossed with Collie stock.
The Aussie has a strong, deep chest
and stands squarely on all fours. The medium-sized
oval eyes come brown, blue, amber, or any variation
or combination including flecks and marbling. Each
individual's masculinity or femininity is clearly
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Description of the Dog
The Aussie is a medium-sized, robust,
well-balanced, rustic dog. The ears are set on high
at the side of the head, triangular and slightly
rounded at the tip. An identifying characteristic
is his natural or docked bobtail.
The coat is of medium texture,
straight to slightly wavy, weather resistant, of
moderate length with an undercoat and comes in comes
in blue merle, red (liver) merle, solid black, and
solid red (liver) all with or without white markings
and/or tan (copper) points with no order of preference.
There is a moderate mane and frill.
Dogs 20-23 inches (52-58cm.)
Bitches 18-21 inches (46-53cm.)
Dogs 50-65 pounds (25-29 kg)
Bitches 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg.)
Temperament of the Breed
Australian Shepherds are easy going,
quiet, playful, courageous, loyal, protective, lively,
agile, attentive, eager to please, affectionate
and forever young. They possess a sixth sense about
what the owner wants. Excellent with children but
a little aggressive with livestock and suspicious
of strangers. This breed is not usually dog aggressive.
Some like to nip people's heals in an attempt to
This energetic working dog needs
plenty of vigorous exercise, including long, daily
walks or should be made to jog run alongside while
the owner bicycles. It’s better off with a
proper job to do. If under-exercised, this breed
can become restless and destructive. This Dogs are
highly intelligent and easy to train.
Suitable for apartment
This breed is not recommended for
apartment life. They are moderately active indoors
and will do best with at least a large yard. Working
lines of this breeds may be too energetic to be
The coat of this average shedder
is easy to groom and needs little attention. It
should be brushed occasionally with a firm bristle
brush and bathed only when necessary.
Major concerns: cataract, CEA.
Minor concerns: CHD, nasal solar dermatitis, Pelger
– Huet syndrome, iris coloboma. Occasionally
seen: lumbar sacral syndrome, epilepsy, PRA, vWD,
distichiasis, PDA, PPM. Suggested tests: hip, eye.
Some are prone to hip dysplasia This breed is often
sensitive to ivermectin; however, the dosage for
heartworm preventive is considered safe. Also IMHA
(Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia).
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