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Australian Shepherd Dog

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Australian Shepherds have a courageous and easygoing temoerament. They have heaps of energy and love to expend it by playing mentally stimualting games and charging through the contryside. They adore their families but are likely to form a tight bond with their main ''handler''. Socialise and train early to help them grow into a calm and obedient dog.

Health Problems

Health problems that may affect Australian Shepherds include inherited blindness and deafness, spinal defects, cataracts, canine hip dysplasia (CHD), blood clotting disease and epilepsy.

Breed Details

  • Status: Common
  • Life Expectancy: 12 - 18 years
  • Weight: 20 - 29 kg
  • Rare: No
  • Coat: Medium
  • Grooming Requirements: More than once per week
  • Town or Country: Country
  • Minimum Home Size: Large House
  • Minimum Garden Size: Large Garden
  • Breed Type: Herding
  • Size: Large
  • Energy Level: High
  • Exercise Required: Over 2 hours

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Highly active and smart breed - Evelyn,

A wonderful and fun dog breed the Australian shepherd is not for someone who just wants to hang around the house and go for a leisurely walk. They need plenty of running, sport or agility to tire them out physically. And they also need a "job" to tire them out mentally - such as obedience, nose work and also agility. Highly intelligent they can develop an understanding of several words and signals. They are loyal and obedient (generally), but can be stubborn. The personalities can differ quite a bit from pup to pup. Some may be more shy and hesitant in new situations and others are more outgoing. Because of their energy level and exuberance they can be overwhelming for very young children.