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Australian Shepard

The Australian Shepard is a large breed of dog. They do require a lot of exercise to stay out of trouble and also to stay in shape. These dogs do tend to put on weight so daily runs and long walks are a must. The Australian Shepard is a great family dog if socialized with children as a young pup.

Australian Shepard's at a Glance.

Characteristics of an Australian Shepard Rank
35- 75 pounds
Activity Level
8/10 08
Guard Dog Ability
Social Ability - People
Social Ability - Animals


The Australian Shepard was originally breed in Australia to be a guard dog for sheep and other live stock. This breed of dog is highly trainable .Training is very easy if you use clicker treats on occasion. The dogs respond well to these treats. Provided that they receive proper training they can fit into a new family very well. This breed can be a bit skiddish around kids. It is important that you work with the dog at an early age and show him how to "act" around kids and what behaviors are acceptable. The earlier this socialization can start the better.

This breed sheds throughout most of the year. You will need to vacuum daily due to the long shedding fur. The fur on the Australian Shepard is dense and long. It can be flat or somewhat curly. The colors range from cream, tan, black to a white color.

If you are looking for a puppy, you may wish to work very closely with a breeder or a rescue organization. If you are working with a breeder, make sure they belong to at least one national group. In fact, it would be great if they show you their membership certificate. When possible, before getting a puppy it is best to meet his mother. Study his mom for her personality traits, such as aggressiveness, shyness, activity etc. Chances are her puppies will take on similar traits. It is important that you tell your breeder or rescue group as much information as you can about your family and life style. Matched with the right family, you will find the Australian Shepard to be a real treat to get to know.




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