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Australian Shepherd information
Name Australian Shepherd
Other names Aussie or little blue dog
Origin United States
Size Type Medium & Medium sized dog breeds
Breed Group Herding dog breeds (AKC)
Life span 13 -15 years
Temperament Active, Affectionate, Intelligent, Good-natured, Protective
Height Male: 20-23 inches (51-58 cm) Female: 18-21 inches (46-54 cm)
Weight Male: 25-31.8 kg Female: 15.9-25 kg
Colors Black, Red, Red Merle, Blue Merle, Black tricolor, Red tricolor, Merle
Puppy Price Average $500 - $600 USD
Australian Shepherd Characteristics
Good with Kids
Best !
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Hypoallergenic No
The Australian Shepherd is an intelligent working dog of strong herding and guarding instincts. He is a loyal companion and has the stamina to work all day. He is well balanced, slightly longer than tall, of medium size and bone, with coloring that offers variety and individuality. He is attentive and animated, lithe and agile, solid and muscular without cloddiness. He has a coat of moderate length and coarseness. He has a docked or natural bobbed tail.
Body type
The body is firm and muscular. The topline appears level at a natural foursquare stance. The chest is deep and strong, with ribs well sprung. The loin is strong and broad when viewed from the top. The bottom line carries well back with a moderate tuck-up. The croup is moderately sloping, the ideal being thirty (30) degrees from the horizontal. Tail is straight, not to exceed four (4) inches, natural bobtail or docked.
Of medium texture, straight to slightly wavy, weather resistant, of moderate length, with an undercoat. The quantity of undercoat varies with climate. Hair is short and smooth on the head, outside of ears, front of forelegs and below the hocks. Backs of forelegs are moderately feathered, breeches are moderately full. There is a moderate mane and frill, more pronounced in dogs than bitches. Non-typical coats are severe faults.
Blue Shaiyun stone color, black, red merle or red, with or without white markings ( white markings may be brown, the color transition ) there are no bad points or order. White collar does not extend over the withers. White appeared in the neck ( partial or total), chest, legs, muzzle, below is acceptable, a white blaze on the head and white elbow extends upwardly from no more than 4 inches is acceptable. White on the head can not occupy the dominant position, and around the eyes must have color around eyes must be adequate, pigment. Merle features will increase with age and growing. Disqualification : a body having white, means that no matter what color, at the withers, tail before, both elbows and back buttocks and other local color white.
The Australian Shepherd is an intelligent, active dog with an even disposition; he is good natured, seldom quarrelsome. He may be somewhat reserved in initial meetings. Faults Any display of shyness, fear or aggression is to be severely penalized.
Tasty Tidbits
Australian Shepherd need to be dried, hygiene, ventilation room, to clean every day once a week, to completely eliminate a poison. Disinfection by ultraviolet light irradiation can, chemical drugs ( caustic soda, to Suhl, King sterilizer, Xiao Ling wash ) etc.. It 's time to clean tableware, weekly use drug immersion disinfection time, water should be sufficient, cleaning, daily need to be replaced.
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