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At A Glance


Size: Medium

Weight: 35 - 75 lbs.

Height: 18" - 23"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Australian Shepherd

Also know as: Aussie

Group: Herding

Origin: Australia

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Herding, Show Dog

History and Facts: Originally bred by Australian shepherds to herd and guard their livestock.

Temperament / Behavior
The Australian Shepherd is loyal, affectionate, smart, independent and reserved with strangers.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Eye anomaly; hip dysplasia; deafness; nasal solar dermatitis

Special Needs
Exercise: The Australian Shepherd will need daily vigorous exercise and regular playtime.

Grooming: Regular brushing is required for your Australian Shepherd.

 

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