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The Australian Shepherd is a breed of dog that originated in the United States. Australian Shepherds are large-sized dogs that usually weigh between 50 and 70 pounds (22.68 to 31.78 kilograms) and stand at about 23 to 26 inches (58.42 to 66.04 centimeters) tall. Males, or dogs, are typically larger than females, or bitches .

Most Australian Shepherds have either brown eyes or blue eyes and they also commonly have coats with two colors, such as black and tan, red merle, blue merle or red tricolor. Australian Shepherds are easy to train because they are intelligent; however, they can also be independent which may pose a for new owners who are not familiar with Australian Shepherds.

Australian Shepherds are athletic and make for good herding dogs, as well as working dogs who sometimes help people by doing tasks such as pulling wheelchairs or carrying items. Australian Shepherds also do well in dog sports like agility .

Australian Shepherds were first bred in the United States but they were developed from Australian Koolie Dogs. The Australian Shepherd is part of the Herding Dog group and it is a breed that was developed in America for herding sheep . They have been around since at least the 1950s when they became popular show dogs. Australian Shepherds can live up to 15 years, if properly taken care of and given exercise regularly , which makes them great pets because they have a long lifespan. Australian Shepherds are good with other dogs and animals, especially if they are properly socialized .