Australian Shepherd Dog

Australian Shepherd Dog
Origin USA
Classification Pastoral
Height 45-58cm / 18-23in
Weight 18-29kg / 40-65lb
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Exercise High
Easily Trainable Yes
Watchdog Medium
Good with Children Medium
Good with Other Animals No
Indoor / Outdoor Living Indoor
Grooming Twice Weekly
Feeding Normal Diet
Size Medium

Australian Shepherd Dog Description

The Australian Shepherd Dog is a medium sized, solid herding breed of dog. They are very attractive to look at with many variations of coat and eye colourings. Their coats can be blue or red merle, black, totally red or black with tan. The eyes can vary from brown, blue and amber and can be both coloured the same or a combination. Their ears are triangular and dropped but set fairly high on their head. The breed has a naturally short, bobbed tail.

Australian Shepherd Dog Character

The breed is akin to the Border Collie and possesses a remarkably fierce herding instinct and prey drive making it unsuitable to reside with other animals. If introduced to children from an early age though it will accept them. Australian Shepherd Dogs are very vocal and have a strange combination between a bark and a howl. Extremely intelligent and highly active needing a high level of daily exercise and a purpose in life.

Please note: This is only a guide.

You must contact a breeder club, read relevant literature and even contact vets to understand the full requirements of this breed.

Please ensure your lifestyle, home and family are suited to this particular breed and you fully understand the requirements needed to give the dog the life it deserves.