Despite his name, the Australian Shepherd originated in the western U.S., not Australia, around the time of the Gold Rush in the 1840s. Originally bred to herd livestock, he remains a working dog breed at heart; the Aussie, as he’s nicknamed, is happiest when he has a job to do. He can be a wonderful family companion if his intelligence and energy are channeled into dog sports or activities.
DOG BREED GROUP
General: 1 foot, 6 inches to 1 foot, 11 inches tall at the shoulder
General: 40 to 65 pounds
Female: Starts at 47 pounds
12 to 15 years
Aussies are often adopted without any clear understanding of what goes into owning one. There are many Aussies in need of adoption and or fostering. If you don’t see a rescue listed for your area, contact the national breed club or a local breed club and they can point you toward an Aussie rescue.
Aussie Rescue and Placement Helpline, Inc.
Second Time Around Aussie Rescue, Inc.
Aussie Rescue Canada
Australian Shepherd Rescue Page
Below are breed clubs, organizations, and associations where you can find additional information about the Aussie.
United States Australian Shepherd Association
Australian Shepherd Dog Review
* More amazing dog tricks by Amy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmMfQNsiSMY
Amazing Dog Tricks performed by Amy! Amy is an Australian Shepherd and 2 years old.
Enjoy watching! ♥
Camera: Nikon D3100
Edited in iMovie
Music: “Learn To Fly” by Josh Woodward
Amy’s Homepage: http://amy-aussie.jimdo.com
Amazing Dog Tricks 2 – AMY (Australian Shepherd)
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