Australian Shepherd Breed Facts

  • Average Weight: 40–70 pounds (male) and 35–65 pounds (female)
  • Energy Level: High
  • Lifespan: 11-13 years
  • Temperament: Intelligent, Loving, Devoted
  • Colors: Black, Red, Blue Merle, and Red Merle
  • Hypoallergenic: No

Australian Shepherd Breed Overview

Developed in Australia during the 19th century, Australian Shepherds, also known as Aussies, rose in popularity with a boom in Western riding after World War II.

What is the Australian Shepherd Temperament?

Valued for their versatility and trainability, they work regularly as stock and herding dogs, which makes them inherently highly energetic.

Aussies require a great deal of exercise and attention, and are kind, loving, and devoted to their owners and those they know. They are very intelligent, learn quickly, and loved to play.

What are the Proper Australian Shepherd Grooming Tips & Care?

Australian Shepherds have a water-resistant coat that should be brushed weekly as they shed throughout the year, paying particular attention in spring as they shed their winter coat.

What are the Australian Shepherd Health Conditions?

Vision problems are common in Aussies and are the most common dog breed to acquire Epilepsy.

What is the Proper Australian Shepherd Diet?

The Aussie’s size, exercise level, and age should be considered when planning their diet, but they should eat at least 1.5 – 2 cups of dry food a day.

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