Australian Shepherd

A vigorous and athletic breed, the Australian Shepherd is a loyal, intelligent and delightful breed.
Australian Shepherd

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed


18-23 Inches


40-65 Lbs.


11-13 Years

Australian Shepherd Information

Australian Shepherds is a vigorous and athletic breed. The Aussie is intelligent, delightful, and loyal.

Human companionship is crucial to this breed. The Aussie is not typically aggressive to other dogs.

The Australian Shepherd has a striking and varied coat. The coat comes in four accepted colors: black, blue merle, red, and red merle.


The Australian Shepherd requires an inordinate amount of exercise. Australian
Shepherds are not recommended for apartment dwelling. 


Easy to train, the Australian Shepherd requires firm, fair, consistent, and effective direction. Their high intelligence and keen learning ability make repetitive training boring.


Australian Shepherd’s most identifiable characteristic is the natural or docked bobtail. Australian Shepherds require minimal grooming.

Breed Identification


Blue Merle, Black, Red Merle, Or Red, All With Or Without White Markings And/or Tan Points



Breed Care


More than once a week


More than an hour per day


Cushing's Disease, Elbow Dysplasia, Optic Nerve Colobomas

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