Aussies are characterized by their strong square, balanced bodies. Their coats are medium length and often one of the following colorations: black, red, blue merle, red merle or a combination with white or tan markings. They have a medium length muzzle and bright intelligent eyes that are always watching and observing anything that may be out of place and need herding.
The Aussi is a dependable, easygoing, and loyal companion with a strong work ethic. They are often said that they never outgrow being a puppy stage and love play well into their elder years. This breed would rather be outside working and playing then being inside with the family.
Origin of the Australian Shepherd
The Australian Shepherd originated in the United States despite it’s name. This breed hails from the Gold Rush days in the early 1840s. Herding livestock was the primary task that this breed during the olden days, and in modern times we see the Australian not only still herding livestock, but also winning agility trials.
Is a Australian Shepherd right for me?
If the Australian Shepard is your chosen breed, you will have an intelligent and energetic companion.
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