The strong and large dog breeds are mainly used as working and herding dogs. One of such breeds used as herding dogs is Australian Shepherds.
The scene where an Australian Shepherd herds a flock of sheep is beauty in itself. However, Australian Shepherd is also a good family dog that loves its owner, besides being a good working and herding dog.
Australian Shepherds, also known with a nickname Aussie, are highly intelligent, sharp, and energetic dogs who love to do jobs and activities like sports.
Here are some details about the Australian Shepherd.
About Australian Shepherd
Australian Shepherd is a versatile dog that makes the best use of its intelligence and energy if gets a chance for it. Otherwise, you have to think all the time to keep it busy to channelize high energy levels. They have no concept of being a couch potato.
Australian Shepherd stands at the 17th rank according to the AKC Breed Population with a height of 20 to 23 inches and 50 to 70 pounds of weight. Australian Shepherd has a straight or curly coat with tri or bi-color selection from brown, white, and blue.
Do not get confused with the name. Australian Shepherds has nothing to do with Australia. They initially originated from the United States of America. The origin of Australian Shepherd is confusing before it arrived in the US in the 19th century.
The American Kennel Club registered Australian Shepherd in the year 1993.