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Australian Shepherd

Size: Medium / Large

Weight: 35 - 75 lbs.

Height: 18" - 23"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Health Problems: Eye anomaly; hip dysplasia; deafness; nasal solar dermatitis

Origin: Australia

Also Known As: Aussie

Group: Herding

Category: Companion Dog, Herding, Show Dog

Exercise Needs

The Australian Shepherd will need daily vigorous exercise and regular playtime.

Grooming Needs

Regular brushing is required for your Australian Shepherd.


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

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


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