Colour: Slate-grey, reddish-fawn, black, blue, all shades of grey, brown and sandy with or without white markings
Lifespan: 12 to 13 years
Reserved, loyal and attentive are the Australian Shepherd dogs.
Virtually unknown in Australia, the Australian Shepherd was develop exclusively in the USA, being useful on farms and ranches. The resulting dog has strong herding and guarding instincts and a high energy level.
Originally bred to herd sheep.
This dog has strong herding and guarding instincts.
High. Full of energy.
Owners: loyal, affectionate
Other Pets: good, may chase
Strangers: reserved, territorial
Unfamiliar Dogs: tolerant
Experienced, strong-willed, considerate owner who has enough time and energy to give this active dog a job and an outlet for its strong drives through play and training.
Some dogs may display chasing problems. May be aggressive towards strangers if they are inadequately socialised.
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