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Australian Shepherd

Dog Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd, often referred to as the "Aussie", is a breed of dog known for its intelligence, energy and distinctive beauty.

Males generally measure between 51 and 58 cm at the withers, while females measure between 46 and 53 cm. The average weight varies between 18 and 30 kg.

The Australian Shepherd has a well-balanced and muscular figure. The back is straight, the chest is deep and the limbs are strong and well proportioned.

The coat is dense and weather-resistant, with a slightly wavy or straight texture. The tail is often docked naturally or by docking.

Coat colors are varied and can include black, blue merle, and red merle. White markings and merle patterns are common.

The head is well balanced in relation to the body, with a flat to slightly domed skull. The eyes are almond-shaped and can be blue, brown or amber in color. The ears are triangular and set high.

The Australian Shepherd is known for its exceptional intelligence, loyalty and boundless energy. It is a versatile dog, capable of adapting to various roles, particularly as a guide dog. It is a working dog par excellence and excels in activities such as agility, obedience and pastoralism. As a family dog, he is affectionate and close to his owners. The Australian Shepherd is often used as a herding dog due to its natural instincts. He can also excel in dog sports and agility competitions.

Due to its high energy level, the Australian Shepherd requires substantial daily exercise. Walks, runs and mentally stimulating activities are essential for his well-being.

The Australian Shepherd is generally healthy, but like all breeds, it can be predisposed to certain conditions, including eye problems and hereditary diseases.

The Australian Shepherd is an intelligent, affectionate and playful herding dog, developed in the United States for activity and work. It has short, tri-colored hair, and eyes that can be of different colors. He needs lots of exercise, stimulation and education. He is robust and healthy, but you need to take care of his diet and his coat. It is ideal for active and sporty families, who can offer them space and freedom.

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