The Australian Shepherd, the cowboy's herding dog of choice, is a medium-sized puppy with a keen, penetrating gaze Aussie coats come in many types, such as merle (a mottled pattern with contrasting colors of blue or red).
Although occasionally reserved with strangers, who want to always be close to their families.
Varying in size from 18 to 23 inches tall at the shoulder.
Sheep herder; farm dog.
Apartment? Not so much.
Enjoy big yards Due to Their activity level
Love to train and learn.
If you want a dog that...
Is medium-sized and hardy
Has a lovely coating that comes in stunning colors
Thrives on vigorous exercise and athletic activities
Is exceptionally versatile -- when well-trained, can learn virtually anything -- one of the smartest of all breeds
An Australian Shepherd may be right for you.
If you can't deal with...
Providing enough exercise and training to maintain his busy body and both active mind satisfied
Destructiveness and barking when bored or not exercised enough
Suspiciousness or shyness if not socialized enough
Stubbornness and dominance in certain people
Chasing and nipping at things which move: kids, joggers, other creatures, bicycles, automobiles
A whole lot of shedding
An Australian Shepherd may not be right for you.