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FACTS ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD DOG BREED

Australian Shepherd Dog Breed

The name may deceive you as an Australian, but in reality, it is American. It works with dedication and happiness and used as a sheepdog. Now it can be a great family companion if trained and directed for games. the 17th most popular dog breed in the United States. They are loyal, obedient, and one of the easiest dogs to train. If you’re looking for a faithful dog that can be trusted, this is your best bet.

Here are a few things you should know about the Australian Shepherd;

• The Australian Shepherd or Aussie is a working dog that was initially used to herd sheep.
• Aussies have strong protective instincts and an uncanny ability to sense danger. 
• Although they have a medium size, their energy level is quite considerable. For this reason, owners of Australian Shepherd always keep their dogs busy by playing fetch, frisbee, and other dog games.


According to reports, they have been used to work on ranches in the United States since the 19th century. However, they only became officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1993.


TEMPERAMENT OF THE AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD

Not only are Aussies kid-friendly dogs, but they are also pet-friendly. You will also find that they are;

• Loyal
• Good-natured
• Protective
• Energetic


PHYSICAL FEATURES

Here is how an Australian Shepherd dog looks:

• It has a slightly long muscular body
• There is a noticeable mane around the neck
• The tail is usually short
• It is double-coated; The outer coat is lush, straight or slightly wavy
• Weight is usually between 35 to 70 pounds
• Height is from 18 to 23 inches
• Colours include; black, red, merle, red merle, black tricolor, red tricolor, and blue merle


PERSONALITY AND BEHAVIOR

 Australian Shepherds are great family dogs that love to spend time with their owners. You can never go wrong with an Aussie because:

• They are easy-to-train dogs
• They are loyal to their families
• They love to play with kids in the yard
• They have very strong protective instincts
• They are also versatile and would quickly adapt to any new environment. 


SPECIAL CARES AND GROOMING

Living with an Australian Shepherd
Naturally, Aussies have a high level of energy. As a result, they would require:

• To be active always (keep them on their toes!)
• Regular mental stimulation (or something that’ll feel like a challenge)
• A lot of attention from their family 
• Brush coat every week to remove dead hair and prevent tangles
• Bath dog occasionally to keep the coat healthy


GENERAL HEALTH

 Australian Shepherd dogs are healthy breeds. However, they are prone to have specific health issues like:

• Epilepsy
• Vision problems 


If you intend to add this breed of dogs to your family member. You can find adorable Australian Shepherd puppies for sale near you

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