The Australian Shepherd is a shepherd dog historically used on many farms and ranches. The breed originated in the USA.
Appearance & Grooming
The Australian Shepherd is a medium-sized dog and looks similar to the Collie and other sheepdogs. The breed has a double dense coat with various colors in red, blue, merle, and black. The Australian Shepherd sheds seasonally and requires weekly brushing when shedding.
Behavior & Disposition
The Australian Shepherd is known for its exuberant and intelligent personality. They tend to play well with children and other dogs.
The Australian Shepherd has a high activity level, but it is still easy for the breed to become overweight. The Australian Shepherd should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption.
The Australian Shepherd is an energetic, intelligent, and loyal dog. Due to their nature, they typically respond very well to obedience training. Socialization during puppyhood is recommended.