Australian Shepherd Height: 18 - 23 inches
Australian Shepherd Weight: 45 - 70 lbs.
Australian Shepherd Colors: Blue merle, black, red merle and all red with or without white markings and/or tan points.
Country of Origin: United States.
Coat: The Australian Shepherd's hair ranges from medium to long with a dense undercoat.
Character: The Australian Shepherd is intelligent and eager to learn. The Australian Shepherd is loyal and bonds closely with the family.
Temperament: Australian Shepherds are generally good with children and other pets. Australian Shepherds can be shy around strangers.
Care: Relatively little grooming is required for the Australian Shepherd, however a good combing is needed when shedding.
Training: Training is easy because the Australian Shepherd learns quickly and easily.
Activity: Not only does the Australian Shepherd need a lot of exercise, it needs to keep occupied. The Australian Shepherd dog is an excellent companion for people that are very active, particularly in outdoor activities.
Australian Shepherd Description: Australian Shepherds, despite their names, are an American breed. Australian Shepherds are an attractive, long-haired breed with a bobtail and striking, varied coat coloration. Coats and eye color are highly variable and, it is not uncommon to have an Australian Shepherd with one blue eye or one that is half blue and half brown. Australian Shepherds have strong herding and sheep guarding instincts. Australian Shepherds are recognized performers in areas such as search and rescue. Dependable and tireless workers, Australian Shepherds are devoted to their owners. Though somewhat shy in initial meetings, Australian Shepherds are not aggressive. Intelligent, attentive and animated dogs who are strong and well coordinated with great stamina, Australian Shepherds can make great family pets. Australian Shepherds are active dogs with an even disposition and quite good natured.