A side view of an adult Australian Shepherd
A side view of an adult Australian Shepherd
 
 
One week old Australian Shepherd
One week old Australian Shepherd
 
 
Two Australian Shepherds
Two Australian Shepherds
 
 
Different coat colors of Australian Shepherds
Different coat colors of Australian Shepherds
 
 
An Australian Shepherd herding geese <br>in a competition
An Australian Shepherd herding geese
in a competition
 
 
Australian Shepherds love people.
Australian Shepherds love people.
 
 
A profile of an adult Australian Shepherd
A profile of an adult Australian Shepherd
 
Australian Shepherd
Topic(s):   Dogs (Tame)
Quick Facts
Type of Animal mammal
Country of Origin United States
Dog Breed Group herding
Size medium
Height (Average) male: 20 to 23 inches      
female: 18 to 21 inches
Weight (Average) male: 55 to 70 pounds
female: 35 to 55 pounds
Male male
Female female
Baby pup, puppy, whelp
Group litter (puppies); pack or kennel (adults)
Litter Size (Average) 6 to 9 puppies
Life Span (Average) 13 to 15 years
Type of Coat weatherproof double coat of fur
Color(s) black and white; blue merle and white; red merle and white; red and white
Shedding Level occasional brushing
Grooming Needs occassional brushing
Energy Level very high, needs plenty of exercise
Barking Level when necessary
Good with Children yes, loves children
Good with Other Dogs yes, dog friendly
Intelligence very intelligent; good at all dog sports and jobs
Skills herding, guarding, search and rescue, companion
Training very easy to train, enjoys learning
Heat Tolerance yes, tolerates hot weather
Cold Tolerance yes, tolerates cold weather
Endangered no

Fun Facts about the Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd is also called the "Aussie."

The Australian Shepherd is a friendly family dog. The Aussie likes to be with its family.

This breed started in the American west around 1840. It was used to helped to guide cattle across the open spaces.

This dog is fun to train because it learns so quickly.

The Australian Shepherd is known for its high energy. It is not a "couch potato." The Aussie is happiest when it has a job to do.

The Australian Shepherd is a very active dog that loves a challenging activity.

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Resource information

American Kennel Club. (n.d.). Australian Shepherd Dog Breed Information. Retrieved from http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/australian-shepherd/

Australian Shepherd - Information, Characteristics, Facts, Names. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.dogbreedslist.info/all-dog-breeds/Australian-Shepherd.html

Australian Shepherd Dog Breed Information and Pictures. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.dogbreedinfo.com/australianshepherd.htm

Australian Shepherd Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts - Dogtime. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/australian-shepherd

Australian Shepherds: A guide to dogs and puppies of the Australian Shepherd breed. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.dogguide.net/ australian-shepherd.php

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