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Australian Shepherd Gifts

The name is a bit of a misnomer, because the Australian Shepherd was actually developed in Western America over the latter part of the 19th century and into the 20th. The influx of immigrants brought with them their own special “breeds” of dogs that were less pedigreed or purebred, than they were bred for working purposes. Shepherds and cattlemen bred what had the right traits with little heed to type or color. The influx of people due to the Gold Rush, brought people, sheep and dogs from the east coast, the Spanish south, and even Australia, which had no more input into the breed development than the other dogs. Today the Australian Shepherd is a diverse dog,... (continued below)


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(continued) ...ranging in size from 18-23 inches and weighing 35-75 lbs. It comes in red or blue merle, black, red, and may have white in designated areas. An even tempered and companionable dog, they still possess a strong working instinct, and have a tendency to either herd children and other pets, or to run at full speed, even indoors to wear off their energy and frustration. Regular exercise and a program of challenging work keeps them happy and content to be a companion dog. The Australian Shepherd excels at such sports as agility and obedience. © DogDecor.com
 
 
     
 


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