Easy to Train
For Experienced Owners
Weight: 18-29 kgs
Height: 46-58 cms
Breed size: Medium
Lifespan: 12-15 years.
Dog Breed Group: Working/Herding group.
Coat Type: Thick coat.
The Australian Shepherd has a fairly long fluffy coat that's weather-resistant. There's quite a lot of feathering on the body and legs too.
Easy-going, great with kids, devoted, affectionate and naturally protective, the Australian Shepherd is very smart, easy to train and likes to please.
This breed could be prone to epilepsy.
Give this dog plenty of vigorous daily exercise.
Brush the coat occasionally. This breed is an average shedder.
This breed is not suitable for apartment life. It needs at least a large yard to run around in.
The Australian Shepherd is actually not Australian at all. It was developed in the Pyrenees Mountains and has traditionally been used as a working herding dog.