1: 2: 3: Pag: Pos: Hei: Sta: Upd: Vie: Sto: Nav:

Australian Shepherd

Breeding group : Herding
TOP
BREED RATING
BREED ATTRIBUTES
BREED DETAILS
USER COMMENTS
PICTURES & VIDEOS
 
COMPATIBILITY:
XX%
TAKE TEST TO
FIND OUT
         
   
   
view all pictures & Videos
Upload a photo or video
BREED RATING

Intelligence:
Trainability:
family friendly:
Dog friendly:
Watch/guard dog:
Affection / Dependance:
Energy:
Playfulness:
Exercise needed:
Space needed:
Aggressiveness:
Tendency to bark:
Grooming Requirements:
Aggressiveness:
Tendency to bark:
Grooming Requirements:

BREED ATTRIBUTES

GENERAL  
Breed group: Herding Type: Pure Breed
Talent: Agility, Competitive obedience, Guarding, Herding, Narcotics detection, Obedience, Police work, Retrieving, Search & rescue, Tracking, Tricks, Watchdog

PHYSICAL  
Size: Medium Weight: 40-65 lbs Fur length: Ears: Pointy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: 3 Colors, Black & Brown, Black & White, Brown & White, Merle / Spotted / Brindle / Speckled

ATTRIBUTES  
Life Expectancy: About 12 – 15 years Rarity: Common Availability: Easily available
Climate: Good for every climate
BREED DETAILS

GENERAL
'The Aussie' as the Australian Shepherd is known is a vigorous medium-sized and well-balanced dog breed. In spite of its name, the Aussie is not Australian at all, but was actually developed in the pasturelands of the United States in the nineteenth century to work as a herding dog, retriever, and watchdog on ranches. The Australian Shepherd is a great companion for anyone as well as an above average Herding dog. They are committed to making their owners happy no matter what it takes. An amazing dog breed that is always eager to please.

COLOR
Blue merle, red merle, or red and black all colors may come with or without white markings and/or tan (copper) points.

COAT
The striking and varied outer coat of the Australian Shepherd is of medium-length, weather-resistant, straight to slightly wavy, while the quantity of undercoat may varies with climate.

PERSONALITY
Courageous, loyal and protective the companionship with human is essential for the Australian Shepherd and is fully devoted to his owner. Its strong herding behaviors can be a problem for his family, because of its overwhelming instinct to perform this task on everyone or anything that moves may weaken its ability to function as a family dog. However, if well socialized as puppies this tireless worker is usually a sweet and affectionate dog that is good with children, strangers, and other animals.

CARE
The Aussie is susceptible to countless health issues; like possible eye diseases especially cataracts, iris coloboma, PRA (progressive retinal atrophy), PPM (Persistent Pupillary Membrane) and CEA (Collie Eye Anomaly). They may also suffer from CHD (Canine Hip Dysplasia), nasal solar dermatitis, VWD (von Willebrands Disease), epilepsy, lumbar sacral syndrome and MHA (Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia). The Australian Shepherd requires moderate grooming, the coat needs an occasional brushing with a firm bristle brush and bathe only when necessary. This breed is a seasonal shedder.

TRAINING
The Australian Shepherd is highly smart and easy to train at the condition that they know who the master is, they require a firm and consistent training or they will attempt to take control. The Australian Shepherd excels at herding, guarding, retrieving, police work, competitive obedience and a great Frisbee, flyball dog too.

ACTIVITY
The Australian Shepherd needs plenty of exercise and will do best with some real job to do, he also loves to play and share all family activities. This high activity levels breed is not recommended for apartment dwelling and requires an active owner to stay in shape, they thrive on running in a large securely fenced yard or enclosed environment.

See More
 

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD DOGS FOR ADOPTION

MORE ABOUT EASTER BONNETS †»
EASTER BONNETS â€Â
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Baby
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT IM ADOPTED 80’S »
IM ADOPTED 80’S
BORDER-AUSSIE
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Baby
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT SNOWFLAKE »
SNOWFLAKE
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT HAYLIE »
HAYLIE
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD x BEAGLE
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Young
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT ABIGAIL »
ABIGAIL
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Young
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT HOBO »
HOBO
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Young
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT ELI »
ELI
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Young
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT BELLAFLECK AKA PRETT »
BELLAFLECK AKA PRETT
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Senior
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT TARYN WELLS BARKLEY »
TARYN WELLS BARKLEY
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Baby
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT STALLONE BARKLEY »
STALLONE BARKLEY
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Baby
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT COSMO BARKLEY »
COSMO BARKLEY
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Baby
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT BILLY »
BILLY
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Baby
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT POTTER »
POTTER
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Baby
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT DIGGINS »
DIGGINS
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Young
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT KING »
KING
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Adult
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT PEACHES »
PEACHES
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT KUZCO »
KUZCO
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Adult
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT JASMINE »
JASMINE
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT VALORIE »
VALORIE
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Young
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT MACCHIATO »
MACCHIATO
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT ALICE »
ALICE
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT TANSY D180243 »
TANSY D180243
BORDER-AUSSIE
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Adult
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT CLAUDETTE D180228 »
CLAUDETTE D180228
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Baby
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT PAULETTE D180227 »
PAULETTE D180227
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Baby
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT **MAGGIE (FKA IRIS D »
**MAGGIE (FKA IRIS D
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT BLONDIE *BONDED WITH »
BLONDIE *BONDED WITH
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT JOJO *BONDED WITH BL »
JOJO *BONDED WITH BL
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT BILLIE JO »
BILLIE JO
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Young
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT BETTIE JO »
BETTIE JO
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD x CATTLE COLLIE DOG
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Baby
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT BETHANY »
BETHANY
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT GINGER »
GINGER
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Young
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT DUKE »
DUKE
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Young
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT HALFWAY TOBY »
HALFWAY TOBY
BORDER-AUSSIE
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Adult
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT NIKKI »
NIKKI
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD x AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Young
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT KIARA »
KIARA
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Young
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT COOPER »
COOPER
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Young
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
COMMENTS
 


 
 
FEEDBACK
Feedback
Name
Email
Message
350 characters left
SEND FEEDBACK
Suggest a Name
Name
Please provide a name
This name already exists
Gender
Please indicate gender
Language Origin
Please indicate origin
SUBMIT NAME