Dogs

Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd breed is known to be a herding dog. This medium-sized breed looks stunning and can be the perfect home dog because of its personality. They are active and love to be around their owner. Also, they are quite brainy and can be trained easily. This breed belongs to the herding group and costs $700 – $3000. 

Breed Information

Dog SizeMedium
ColourBlack, Blue, Red, Chocolate
Dog Breed GroupHerding
Height18-24 Inches
Weight40-65 Pounds
Coat LengthMedium
Life Span12-15 Years
OriginSpain
CharacteristicsThe Australian Shepherd Breed is very playful, loyal, confident, and fun-loving. It mingles easily with kids.
HistoryContrary to popular belief, the Australian Shepherd breed was born in America. This breed was developed to herd the farmer’s livestock in the western parts of the US. However, there are different theories related to their creation. Earlier, breeders wanted to enhance the ability of their herding that be hardworking, smart, as well as versatile.
PersonalityThis breed is loyal, playful, confident, etc. But being around strangers can be difficult for them. Early socializing can be beneficial for them from a young age. However, sometimes they can be dominant.
HealthThis breed stays healthy but can face some health issues. Regular checkups with the vet are necessary as they can face health problems like cataracts, hip dysplasia, etc. Also, the ears of Australian Shepherds should be cleaned every day to avoid any wax and their teeth should also be brushed.
CareThe Australian Shepherd breed is full of energy and athletic which is why they need daily exercise for an hour. This breed loves long walks with its owner. Also, this breed can be a perfect companion for treks.
FeedingThe Australian Shepherd breed needs perfect feed suggested by a vet. This breed required 1.5 - 2.5 cups of dry food daily to be healthy. Also, the feed should be divided into different meals depending on their overall health.
Coat Color And GroomingThe Australian Shepherd breed comes in black, red merle, blue merle, etc. coat colors. This breed requires brushing of their coat every week to make them look gorgeous. Also, during the shedding season, it is essential to remove their dead hair.
Relationship with Children And Other PetsThis is a herding dog breed so with caution and training; this breed can be great around kids as well as other pets. However, if the children are too young then this breed shouldn’t be left alone with them.
Temperament and TrainingThis breed is playful and smart. Early training as well as socialization can help them to be great watchdogs. This breed can be easy to train within a short duration.
PriceAround $700 - $3000

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