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Australian Shepherd

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Size: Medium / Large

Weight: 40-55 (Female) 50-65 (Male)

Height: 18"-21" (Female) 20"-23" (Male)

Life Span: 12 - 15 years

Health Problems: Eye anomaly; hip dysplasia; epilepsy

Origin: United States

Also Known As: Aussie Breed Info | Best Food, Training, Grooming & More

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.


Descending from European herding dogs bred to herd and guard livestock, the Australian Shepherd was fine-tuned in the United States. Aussies were utilized by cowboys in the Western U.S. for the same herding purpose as their ancestors.

Best Dog Food for Your Australian Shepherd

Puppy, Diet, Senior & Sensitive Stomach Formulas

Puppy Select 6 lb. Front Counter

Puppy Select Formula

Features our exclusive balance of nutrients for growing puppies.

Adult Select 6 lb. Front Counter

Adult Select Formula

Formulated for dogs of all ages, an excellent choice for multi-dog families.

Senior Select 6 lb. Front Counter

Senior Select Formula

Formulated for dogs 7 years and older.

Bil-Jac Picky No More Medium & Large Breed Dog Food package front countertop

Picky No More™ Medium & Large Breed

Created to please even the pickiest of medium & large breed dogs.