Also known as: Aussie
Today's Role: Companion Dog, Herding, Show Dog
History and Facts: Originally bred by Australian shepherds to herd and guard their livestock. They are closely associated with the cowboy life.
Temperament / Behavior
The Australian Shepherd is loyal, affectionate, smart, independent and reserved with strangers.
Breed-Related Health Concerns
Eye anomaly, hip dysplasia, deafness, nasal solar dermatitis, and epilepsy
Exercise: The Australian Shepherd will need daily vigorous exercise and regular playtime.
Grooming: Regular brushing is required for your Australian Shepherd.