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Australian Shepherd

Distant relatives of the Australian Shepherd were taken from the Basque region of the Pyrenees Mountains between Spain and France to work with herders in Australia. When the herders later arrived in the USA bringing their dogs with them they were given the Australian Shepherd name.

An intelligent and highly active breed, the Australian Shepherd has excelled in obedience, agility and tracking as well as his more traditional herding role.

While calm and easy going when he has a job to do, an under-stimulated Australian Shepherd will invent his own amusement, which will almost certainly be viewed as hyperactivity. Smart, good-natured and highly trainable, this breed needs an active home and an experienced handler in order to fulfil his potential.


Australian Shepherd Size: Large
Height: Dogs: 51-58cm; Bitches 46-53cm
Coat: Medium
Grooming: More than weekly
Exercise: Over 2 hours daily
Ideal Home: Large countryside dwelling
Colours: Black • Black Tricolour • Black with Copper Trim • Black with White Trim • Blue Merle • Blue Merle White & Copper Trim • Blue Merle with Copper Trim • Blue Merle with White • Red • Red Merle • Red Merle White with Copper Trim • Red Merle with Copper Trim • Red Merle with White Trim • Red Tricolour • Red with Copper Trim • Red with White Trim