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Australian Shepherd characteristics history and personality


Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd  history 

Although there are various theories about the origin of the Australian Shepherd, it is now known as a dog breed that developed exclusively in the United States. The Australian Shepherd got its name from the guild of Basque shepherds who came to America from Australia in the 1800s. After World War II, Western horse riding became known to the general public through his does, horse shows, movies, and television shows, and along with the boom, the number of Australian Sheriff's pards steadily increased. increased. The breed's innate versatility and trainable personality made it an asset to American farms and ranches. American ranchers have worked to develop the breed and to maintain the breed's versatility, keen intelligence, strong herding ability, and long-admired striking appearance. Although each is unique in coat color and markings, Australian Shepherds are all very devoted to their families. A variety of characteristics of the Australian Shepherd have made it popular.

Characteristics of the Australian Shepherd


Native to America, the Australian Shepherd is a large dog that looks like a Collie. It has long slender legs and characteristic drooping ears.

The tail is naturally short or often docked. The basic color of the eyes is brown, but there are also blue eyes with blue eyes and odd eyes with blue and brown.


The Australian Shepherd is slightly taller than it is tall, and has a strong, muscular build.

The ideal height is 51-58cm for males and 46-53cm for females.

Hair Color

They are characterized by their thick, collie-like fur and dark-colored rims around their eyes. There are a wide variety of color combinations and patterns, including blue merle, black, red merle, and red, which have beautiful black spots and gray color schemes.

 Australian Shepherd Personality

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Affectionate, devoted, and easy to train

Australian Shepherds are affectionate, very devoted to their families, and easy to train. Due to herding dog instincts, lightly biting small animals and small children may cause a habit of trying to control their movements, so be careful. Let's fix the chewing habit firmly when it is a young dog.


Needs plenty of exercise and new games and exercises

The Australian Shepherd has the endurance to work all day as a herding dog, so an hour's walk in the morning and evening is essential. In addition, they are smart and have a high ability to judge situations, so simple play and training can be stressful. Challenge yourself with flying discs, ball games, agility, and more to keep things new and interesting.


The Australian Shepherd has an average lifespan of 13 to 15 years, which is slightly longer than other large dogs.

However, it is said that the life expectancy can change if the owner pays attention to the health condition and manages it appropriately. Observe the amount of food, amount of exercise, facial expressions, and behavior on a daily basis, and if you feel something is wrong, consult a veterinarian as soon as possible 

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