Toy Australian Shepherd


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ID10993
Toy Australian Shepherd
June 1, 2018
Male
Puppies N Love Arrowhead
Breeder Info:
SANDY SIMONS
USDA #:

Group

Herding

Description

The Toy Australian Shepherd is a very good looking breed with a relaxed, playful personality. It has a medium length coat that you most often find in blue or red merle or red and black tricolor - both with white and/or tan markings. The coat varies from straight to slightly wavy. This breed is highly intelligent and known for having a sort-of sixth sense about what its owner is thinking. This also makes them easy to train. Australian Shepherds really do well when you give them a job to do, as they are active and can get bored quite easily. They can also show signs of nervousness and destruction if left alone too long with no physical or mental stimulation. Overall, this will make a devoted family pet and does super well around children.

Additional Information

The breed is not large so doesn't require a whole lot of living space, therefore, it can be suited for an apartment but it will need proper exercise to burn off energy. Not dog aggressive and does great with kids of all ages, but keep in mind this is a herding breed, so some puppies will try to nip at your heels as they think it is their job to herd you. You need to teach them that herding humans is not acceptable. As a responsible owner of this breed, you must establish that you are the pack leader so as to avoid Small Dog Syndrome, a human induced behavior issue in small dogs leading them to think they are the leader if/when undesirable behaviors are not fixed at a young age.