Australian Shepherd Information

Australian Shepherd breedThe Australian Shepherd is all about working hard. After all, it was bred to do a very important job: herd livestock on ranches and farms. Intelligent and diligent, Aussies do well in agility and obedience events. If you’re going to bring one home, just make sure you are in a position to give him the exercise he needs.

In addition to their work ethic, Australian Shepherds are also known for their thick coats which can be black, blue merle, red or red merle and may have tan or white markings. This breed is easy to train and good with kids and other pets.

Breed Stats

Average Size

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Height: 1ft 6in - 1ft 11in     Weight: 40-65lbs
Lifespan: 12 - 15 Years


  • Affection
  • Children
  • Strangers
  • Other Dogs
  • Barking


  • Grooming
  • Shedding
  • Easy to Train
  • Time Alone
  • Exercise Need


  • Apartments
  • Cold Tolerance
  • Heat Tolerance

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breeds stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

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