The Australian Shepherd, commonly known as the Aussie, is a medium-sized, robust, and well-balanced dog. The Australian Shepherd’s muzzle is equal or slightly shorter than the back skull and the teeth should form a scissors or level bite. The ears are set high at the side of the head and are triangular in shape with a slightly rounded tip. The eyes are oval in shape and medium in size and come in a variety of colors including brown, blue, amber, or any combination including flecks and marbling. The Australian Shepherd’s coat is a medium texture, straight to slightly wavy, and has a moderate length with an undercoat that varies with climate. The coat colors include black, blue and red merle, red with or without white markings, or tan.
- Australian Shepherds are easy-going and still act puppy-like in their adult years.
- The Australian Shepherd is courageous and makes a good watchdog.
- The Australian Shepherd is excellent with children because they love to play.
- They are devoted and make loyal friends and guardians because they are naturally protective.
- Affectionate, very lively, agile, and attentive, the Australian Shepherd is eager to please.
- Australian Shepherds are highly intelligent and easy to train.
- Australian Shepherds are not the type to lie around the living room all day, live happily in the backyard, or go on just a fifteen-minute walk. They need a lot of exercise and something to occupy their mind daily. Otherwise they will become bored, which leads to behavior problems.
Clubs, Registries & Associations
(Based on breed recognition. See store for details on a particular puppy.)
- American Canine Association Inc.
- American Canine Registry
- American Kennel Club
- American Pet Registry, Inc.
- Continental Kennel Club
- National Kennel Club
- United Kennel Club
Average Weight: 40-65 lbs.
Personality Traits: Intelligent, playful, loyal
Country of Origin: United States
Coat: Double Coat