Animated, adaptable, and agile, the Australian Shepherd lives for his job, which still involves herding livestock and working as an all-purpose farm and ranch dog. He needs much activity and a sense of purpose to be truly content. Today, due to the breed’s intelligence and versatility, Aussies excel in AKC events such as agility, obedience, and herding. Their coats can be black, blue merle, red merle, and red with or without white markings. History There are many theories about the origin of the Australian Shepherd. Despite its misleading name, the breed we know today probably developed in the Pyrenees Mountains between Spain and France. It was called the Australian Shepherd because of its association with Basque shepherds who came to America from Australia in the 1800s. Many names, including Spanish Shepherd, Pastor Dog, Bob-Tail, Blue Heeler, New Mexican Shepherd, and California Shepherd, were initially called the Australian Shepherd. Temperament An energetic breed with strong herding and guarding instincts, the Aussie requires daily vigorous exercise. Although sometimes reserved with strangers, they are people dogs that want to always be near their families. Their thick coats require weekly brushing.

  • Herding Group; AKC recognized in 1991.
  • Ranging in size from 18 to 23 inches tall at the shoulder.
  • Sheep herder; farm dog.

Environment

  • Apartment? Not so much.
  • Love big yards because of their activity level

Exercise

  • Vigorous activity.
  • Extended exercise.
  • Love to learn and train.

Grooming

  • Easy care.
  • Light brushing.
  • Infrequent bathing.
  • Average shedding.

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