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Australian Shepherd

Most Australian Sheperds  require a lot of human companionship: they are often called

Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd is very intelligent, learns quickly, and loves to play. True to form a resting Aussie can spontaneously within a second jump up and run at top steep for several 'laps' around the house before returning to rest. Most Australian Shepherds require a lot of human companionship: they are often called "Velcro Dogs" 

 

Other names:
Nickname: Aussie or little blue dog
Origin: United States
Life Span: 12 to 15 years
Group: Herding/Working

 

The Australian Shepherd despite its name is not from Australia but originated in the Western United States.

Size: Males 20-23 inches / Females 18-21 inches
Weight: Males 50-65 lbs / Females 40-55 lbs
Colour/s: Tri-coloured(black/red), Bi-Coloured (black/red) ,blue merle/red merle, all with/without white markings and/or tan spots


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 About The Aussie

 Cool Cat's Dog – “Toby” at age 4 years

Australian Sheperds

Some Australian Shepherds are born with a naturally bob-tailed while others have a full long tail. Our dog has a full long tail that he is quite proud of.


Known to be highly energetic and requiring a great deal of exercise and attention. If they don’t get enough exercise it’s stated they can be destructive. We also found material that says they need 2-3 hours a day of exercise. They are great for any type of physical and mental involved activities.
They can be known for showing reserved and cautious guarding behaviours. With their natural loving nature they are devoted and very loyal to their owners. Bred initially to work on a ranch it is inclined to bark warnings about activity around the home. Their barking is known for not being obsessive.


The Australian Shepherd is very intelligent, learns quickly, and loves to play. True to form a resting Aussie can spontaneously within a second jump up and run at top steep for several 'laps' around the house before returning to rest.


Most Australian Shepherds require a lot of human companionship: they are often called "Velcro Dogs" for their strong desire to always be near their owners and for their tendency to form intense, devoted bonds with select people they know. The Australian shepherd being a high spirited dog, requires a lot of attention and work. The breed also has great stamina and can live in a wide variety of terrain. That's why they are a popular pick as trail dogs and working dogs. We believe they are a popular pick for a household pet.


Now, since I own an Aussie who is just turning 8 years old, I would like to put some personal notes on the research we found. Our dog does not need nor has he been destructive without 2-3 hours of exercise a day. Toby gets 30-60 minutes a day and is quite happy being a coach potato the rest of the time. However, he would never stop playing ball, your arm will give out long before he gets tired. We fully agree with the “Velcro dog” comment, he does follow us everywhere and always wants to be with us. At bed time, he is not in a crate but his 70 lbs takes up a quarter of our bed. He did show some tendency to be leery of strangers but we found he has grown out of this, it was around the 2 year mark.


My personal and totally bias opinion, if you are looking for a medium sized bed hogging dog this is the perfect choice!


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