Australian Shepherds are working dogs; however, they can also be loving family companions if their energy and intelligence is appropriately channelled.
United States of America
Males: 18 - 32 kg
Females: 16 - 29 kg
Males: 48 - 58 cm
Females: 46 - 56 cm
12 - 15 years
They were bred for herding livestock.
Intelligent, loving, high-spirited and playful.
Compatibility With Pets/Children:
Compatible with other dogs as well as children over the age of eight.
Epilepsy, hereditary eye diseases, deafness, hip dysplasia.
Their coat needs to be brushed once a week and once every day when shedding.
These dogs are highly energetic and require one hour a day of play and exercise.
Higher fat content, digestible carbohydrates, starchy vegetables and protein.