AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD

Australian Shepherd is an athletic dog of medium size and bone; The Australian Shepherd is lithe, agile, and slightly longer than it is tall. If you’re seeking a hard-working, loyal, and intelligent companion dog breads, then the Australian Shepherd may be the ideal family pet for you. Australian Shepherd is a lean, tough ranch dog, is one of those “only in America” stories: a European dog breeds perfected in California by way of Australia. These dog breeds are muscular and powerful enough to work all day, without sacrificing the speed and agility.

IMPORTANT STATS

  • Life expectancy:  12 – 15 years
  • Origin: United states
  • Temperament:  work oriented, Exuberant, smart
  • Height:  Male: 20–23 Inches, Female: 18–21 Inches
  • Weight:  Male: 50–65  pounds, Female: 40–55 pounds
  • Colors:  Tri-colored (black/red/blue), Bi-colored (black/red/blue), blue merle/red merle
  • Group:  Herding Group

MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS

Other names
 Aussie
Coat: Straight and may have curls
Litter size average 5 to 10 pups maybe larger
Life span12-14 years

 

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD DOG

If you’re seeking a hard-working, loyal, and intelligent companion dog breads, then the Australian Shepherd may be the ideal family pet for you. This dog is extremely smart and focused, an Aussie can be the perfect family dog, as long as you are prepared to keep him mentally and physically stimulated.

Australian Shepherd is a great dog! They’re intelligent, super trainable dog, they’re active but also love to cuddle, Aussies grow incredible bonds with their owners, and they’re just plain fun to be around! Aussies dog can be a lot of work though! As fun as this dog breed is, they’re certainly not right for everyone!

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD TEMPERAMENT AND APPEARANCE

  • The dog has a great deal of stamina and is loving, bold, alert, confident, independent, smart, and responsive.
  • If these dog don’t get a chance to exercise and challenge their strongly developed mental and physical activities, these dog are apt to become frustrated and also difficult to live with.
  • Moreover with proper exercise and training, this dog is a loyal, utterly devoted, and obedient companion.
  • The Aussie is reserved with strangers, and has a protective nature dog.
  • These dog breeds may try to herd children and small animals by nipping.

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD HEALTH AND CARE

  • Life expectation is 12 to 15 years.
  • Major concerns: cataract, CEA
  • Minor concerns: CHD, nasal solar dermatitis, Pelger-Huet syndrome, iris coloboma and also CEA, hypothyroidism
  • Occasionally seen: lumbar sacral syndrome, epilepsy, PRA, distichiasis, elbow dysplasia
  • Suggested tests: hip, eye, (thyroid), (DNA for CEA), elbow
  • Note: This dog is often sensitive to ivermectin. need gromming, Homozygous merle, which is detrimental to health, commonly results in deafness and also blindness. The natural bobtail can result in some serious spinal defects.

 

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