Australian Shepherd

  • Size

    Medium
  • Height

    Males - 20 to 23 inches at the shoulders
    Females - 18 to 21 inches at the shoulders
  • Weight

    35 to 70 lbs.
  • Coat

    Medium
  • Color

    Black, red, or blue or red merle
  • Energy

    High
  • Activities

    Agility, Herding, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Tracking
  • Indoor/Outdoor

    Both

Despite his name, the Australian Shepherd developed in the Pyrenees Mountains. This intelligent, active and good-natured breed is a skilled livestock herder and all-purpose farm and ranch dog. Aussies can be reserved with strangers but are true people dogs that want to be near their family. The breed requires daily vigorous exercise and a sense of purpose. The Aussie’s thick, weather-resistant coat requires weekly brushing.

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