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Overview of Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd dog breed is Pure breed Medium in size. Fur of Australian Shepherd is long, straight and may have curls . Basic origin of Australian Shepherd is United States of America. Australian Shepherd is Good With Children and Good With Other Animals and Fastest and Easiest to train and Smartest Dogs, Australian Shepherd is commonly Protective, Good-natured, Active, Intelligent, Affectionate. According to Wikipedia Australian Shepherd breed is highly energetic, requiring a great deal of exercise and attention, although some can be calm and easy-going. An Australian shepherd enjoys working, whether it is learning and practicing tricks, competing in dog agility, or engaging in any other physically and mentally involving activity. Australian Shepherd may show reserved and cautious guarding behaviors. They are kind, loving, and devoted to those they know. They are very loyal to their owners, and are rewarding dogs if treated well. Because the breed was developed to serve on the ranch, a job which includes being protective of its property, it is inclined to bark warnings about neighborhood activity. It is not inclined toward obsessive barking. The Aussie is intelligent, learns quickly, and loves to play. This means that a bored, neglected, unexercised Aussie may invent its own games, activities, and jobs, which to a busy owner might appear to be hyperactivity: for example, an Aussie may go from being at rest to running at top speed for several 'laps' around the house before returning to rest. Without something to amuse them, Aussies can become destructive. Aussies also do best with plenty of human companionship: they are often called Velcro Dogs for their strong desire to always be near their owners and for their tendency to form intense, devoted bonds with select people. The Australian shepherd has a reputation as a highly intelligent and versatile stock dog with a range of working styles. A good working Aussie is quick, thoughtful, and easy with its stock. The ability for the breed to adapt to the situation and think for itself makes it an excellent all-around worker. For this reason the Aussie is often chosen to work unusual livestock such as ducks, geese, and commercially raised rabbits.
Australian Shepherd is available in black,red, blue merle,red merle mixed colors Colors.

Height and weight of Australian Shepherd

Adult Male of Australian Shepherd is about 23–29 kg (50–65 lb) and adult female of Australian Shepherd is about 14–20 kg (30–45 lb) in Weight.
Height of Australian Shepherd is commonly 51–58 cm (20–23 in).

Common Health Issues of Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd has tendency to suffer from Vision problems and Epilepsy  

Appearance of Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd is a well-balanced dog of medium size and bone. He is attentive and animated, showing strength and stamina combined with unusual agility. Slightly longer than tall, he has a coat of moderate length and coarseness, with coloring that offers variety and individuality in each specimen. An identifying characteristic is his natural or docked bobtail. In each sex, masculinity or femininity is well defined.

Working Class of Australian Shepherd

Basically Australian Shepherd is Herding dog but is also used as Watch and Companion and Guard and Athlete dog.

Training of Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd is easy to train.  It learns basic commands such as sit, stay, come easily. Behavior training is also very important for your Australian Shepherd.  Behavior training prevents and or corrects bad habits of your puppy or dog. Behavior and basic commands training for your Australian Shepherd should must on these lines. Do not get impatient. You will probably have to repeat the command many times. Never use negative reinforcement. Do not call your dog to come to you for punishment because this will teach your dog not to come on command. Be sure to keep any frustration out of the tone of your voice. If you feel yourself becoming frustrated, take a break. Your dog can sense this and will start to associate training with your unhappiness. You cannot hide your frustration from a dog. You cannot pretend. Dogs can feel human emotion, so stay relaxed, firm and confident.

Exercise and Fitness of Australian Shepherd

Daily exercise for your Australian Shepherd is important, dogs are living with human since thousands of years, wild dogs have challenges to survive so they work daily to find food, save food and themselves from other animals but companion dogs have nothing to do, they have ready food and couch to sit, which may affect their health, habits and activity.
Your Australian Shepherd is recommended Fetching,Tuging,Running,Swimming regular according to its breed specific exercise requirements.

Behavior of Australian Shepherd with children and other pets

Good with children and other animals due to its stock dog nature.

Special instructions related to your Australian Shepherd

Australian shepherds can become extremely destructive if their energy is not directed in a positive way. These dogs require a minimum of 2–3 hours a day of play, exercise, and attention.

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