Australian Shepherd Dog Breed
Australian Shepherd Dog Classification:
Australian Shepherd dogs are working dogs,
who are intelligent and frequently used
Other Names: Aussie, Little Blue
Australian Shepherd in Foreign Languages:
Danish: australsk shepherd
Estonian: Austraalia lambakoer
French: Berger australien
German: australischer Schäferhund
Hungarian: Ausztrál Pásztor
Indonesian: Australia gembala
Latvian: Australijas aitusuns
Lithuanian: Australijos Pastoris
Norweigian: australske shepherd
Polish: Owczarek australijski
Portuegese: Pastor australiano
Romanian: pastor australiana
Spanish: Pastor australiano
Origins: Australian Shepherds
were bred in the Western United States
as herd dogs, it was thought to do descend
from Collie stock. It is believed that
the original stock has roots in Spain
and was used there by shepherds.
Description: Australian Shepherd
dogs are agile, solid and muscular dogs.
Australian Shepherds are able to pivot
quickly and many are born with bobbed
tails, while others have long tails. Australian
Shepherds have varying colored eyes and
they often even are mismatched.
Size: Australian Shepherds weigh
between 40–65 lbs, they stand 18to 23
||20-23 inches tall
||18-21 inches tall
Coat: Australian Shepherds have
a long, silky, double coat, that comes
tri-colored(black/red), bi-colored (black/red)
,blue merle and red merle.
Disposition: Australian Shepherds
are sweet and affectionate, they are good
natured dogs with a strong work ethic.
They are good family dogs, but may have
the tendency to herd young childrens and
other small pets.
Type Dog: Australian Shepherds
are classified as working herd dogs.
Litter Size: Australian Shepherds
give birth to litters of 3 - 10 puppies.
An average Australian Shepherd litter
has 7 pups.
Behavior: Australian Shepherds
are highly intelligent and very quick
to learn. They have an active mind, require
attention, mental stimuli and a moderate
amount of daily exercise. Australian Shepherds
do best when they have a "job"
to do, if they are not stimulated they
will make their own games, which may be
destructive. Australian Shepherds are
versatile dogs with a high energy level.
Traits: Highly obedient, intelligent,
good natured, loyal
Country of Origin: USA
Life Span: Australian Shepherds
dogs typically live 12-18 years.
Club Recognitions: FCI, AKC, ANKC,
CKC, KC (UK), NZKC, UKC