Breed Group: Herding Height: 18 – 23 inches at the shoulder Weight: 40 – 65 pounds Life Span: 13 – 15 years
Intelligent, versatile and affectionate, Australian Shepherds are a dream herding dog. They’re sturdy and muscular and an all-purpose farm and ranch dog. Lots of activity is an absolute must else you’ll be stuck with lonely howls and massive destruction. Australian Shepherds are loyal to their people and are hardworking companions. They’ll work all day and out-smart the novice master. An ideal guard dog, Aussies are wary of strangers and will bark at things of suspicious appearance. Australian Shepherds are ideal in search and rescue, detection, hearing, assistance and therapy. Provided their exercise needs are met, they can live anywhere and it’s simply in an Aussie’s blood to live attentive and tireless.
Australian Shepherd Cons: They shed lots and unless properly exercised, can cause heaps of destruction.
Australian Shepherd Pros: Their coat comes in striking colors, they love action and are exceptionally versatile.
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