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The Australian Shepherd


Background

The name “Australian Shepherd” is somewhat misleading. They were often found at rodeos, horse shows, and even made their way into main stream movies. They were breed for their work skills, and us such the shepherd likes to work!

Sizing Up

  • Size: Medium
  • Weight: 30-65 pounds
  • Height: 18-23 inches
  • Coat: Thick
  • Color: Black, Blue Merle, Red, Red Merle.
  • Lifespan: 11-13 years

What are they like?

The Australian Shepherd takes pride in a job well done. That is also to say they need a job. This isn’t the type of dog to curl up at your feet for a movie marathon. They need intense workouts and a task that can satisfy them both physically and mentally. They’re full of energy. They’re great at dog sports, most notably herding. When herding cattle, instinct kicks in and they stay low, able to nimbly dodge kicks. With proper training they can compete in herding competitions. They’re an intelligent breed, and fast learners. For that reason you’ll need to be quick to correct bad behavior. They will remember everything that you let them get away with doing.


Aussies have a wonderful spectrum of colors, not just their coat but also their eyes, which might even be two different colors. They’re an extremely unique breed with more than a little variation. Some are bred as herding dogs and others as show dogs. You should inquire with the breeder before you bring a new shepherd home.


Aussies are known to bare teeth when they smile, one of only a few breeds to do so. Although they are not obsessive barkers, they will bark to protect their property, and warn you of nearby activity. Of course if you can’t find constructive ways to channel their energy the barking might get worse.

Australian Shepherd's are at a greater risk for:

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Patellar luxation
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • MDR1 Gene
  • Cataracts
  • Pelger Huet Anomaly

Right breed for you?

  • Energy: A high energy breed, Aussies must be engaged and physically active for 2-3 hours of the day.
  • Potentially destructive: One way or another Aussies will need to use all of their energy. If you miss a day of exercise you might find yourself with one less pair of shoes, or worse!
  • Attention: This is a people breed. They always want to be close to family.
  • Grooming: Aussies thick coats require brushing once a week.

If you have any questions or concerns, you should always visit or call your veterinarian – they are your best resource to ensure the health and well-being of your pets.


The Australian Shepherd - pets

The puppies from this amazing litter of Aussiedoodles are now available! Ready to go home today! They will train easily. We take them out every day.

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Boomer Aussiedoodle Phantom Tri - $2,000

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Molly Aussiedoodle Phantom - $2,500

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Australian Shepherd for Stud - $1,500

This is Ocho, an Australian Shepherd blue merle with Mosaic Merle markings. He is a lovely and friendly dog, smart and full of energy.

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Lexi Blue Merle Aussiedoodle - $3,500

This darling beautiful blue merle girl is ready to be shown off to your friends on April 11th! Lexi is a gorgeous female puppy.

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Brody Aussiedoodle Phantom Tri - $2,500

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Duke Aussiedoodle Blue Merle - $3,500

This is Duke. He has rich copper points and is a real looker. He will ready to come home on the 11th of April.

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Maggie Aussiedoodle Phantom RESERVED 2/22/21 - $2,500

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CHANCE Aussiedoodle Blue Merle - $3,000

My oh my! Just look at this handsome boy! Chance has the most striking blue Merle coat. He is the sweetest guy and he.

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The Australian Shepherd Temperament Guide & Personality Profiles From Real Owners

Australian Shepherds are some of the most amazing dog breeds in the world. They’re fantastic workers with a bright and warm personality. They have very good-natured temperaments as well. I would argue that Aussies are everything you would want and love in a family dog.

These are just a few words owners have used to describe an Australian Shepherd’s temperament:

  • Good natured
  • Lively
  • Intelligent
  • Work-oriented
  • Devoted

But if you’re thinking about getting an Australian Shepherd, it’s important you understand their temperaments and personalities in depth. Several thousands of owners would agree they’re fantastic dogs. However, they may not be right for everyone.


The texture of the mini Australian Shepherd's fur is intermediate between rough and soft, the length is medium, being smooth or wavy, and highly resistant to the weather. The inner coat varies in thickness depending on the climate.

The distribution of the hair of this dog has certain characteristics. It is short on the head and forelegs, longer and more abundant on the back and hind legs, ears, and feet as well as behind the hock, and dense on the tail.

As for the color, it presents great variability and individuality between individuals, having great acceptance among the different combinations that can be given. Accepted colors are black, blue merle, red, and red merle. This can appear in different patterns, such as blotches, flecks, or marbling.

They also present copper-colored spots that can be spread over any part of the body. They also have white areas but it should not be the predominant color. In most cases, the spot is on the head, around the eyes, on the abdomen and on the legs.


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