Australian Shepherd Facts
The Australian Shepherd originated in
the United States, despite the name the
Australian Shepherd originated in the
United States in the 1800s.
The Australian Shepherd was initially
bred to herd sheep. The Australian Shepherd
is a medium size athletic dog, they are
lithe, and agile. The Australian Shepherd
weighs 35-70 lbs and is 18-23 inches tall.
The Australian Shepherd has thick long
fur, with a variety of coat colorings
from blue merle, black red merle with
or without white or tan markings. In fact
each Australian Shepherd has a unique
pattern of markings. The Australian Shepherd
has a double coat that is weather resistant,
that is medium texture and length, it
can be straight or wavy.
Australian Shepherd are known for their
obedience. The Australian shepherd has
a great deal of stamina, they are bold,
alert, confident, independent smart and
responsive. The Australian Shepherd requires
daily mental and physical activities.
With proper exercises and training Australian
Shepherds are loyal, devoted and obedient
companions without stimulation they can
act out and become difficult.
The life span of an Australian Shepherd
is 12-15 years.
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