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Australian Shepherd

Country of Origin: United States Group: Herding
Height: 18 - 23 inches Weight: 40 - 70 lbs
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More information about Australian Shepherds

Australian Shepherd: Additional Info

Temperament

The Australian Shepherds are affectionate, playful and athletic. This breed is active, alert and they make wonderful watchdogs. They are great with children and well behaved which makes them wonderful family pets. This breed is a bit shy around strangers.

Coat

This breed has a double coat. It is medium in length with a slight wave to it.

Coat Colors

Their color is liver/red, liver/red merle, blue merle and black.

Coat Care

Brushing 2 – 3 times weekly will help maintain their healthy coat. During shedding season they will require extra attention.

Health

The Australian Shepherd life expectancy is between 12 - 15 years. Health issues to watch for in this breed are:
• Eye Disorders
• Hip Dysplasia
• Allergies
• Deafness

History

The Australian Shepherd was first bred in the United States. This breed was created to herd cattle, sheep and livestock. There are thought to be many different herding breeds that made up the Australian Shepherd. This breed was recognized by the AKC in 1991.

Australian Shepherd Puppies for sale in PA

Click on any of the available Australian Shepherd puppies for sale to receive the breeder name, telephone number, and additional information on the puppy. Any puppy that has a white box, instead of blue, comes with a 1 year genetic health guarantee.