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Breed:

Australian Shepherd

Group (AKC):

Herding

Country of OriginEuropean (Basque and Pyrenees) and Australian mix
Type of coatmedium length, shedding, wavy or straight
Groomingregular brushing, bathing, nail trimming, ear cleaning
Average height18-23 inches
Average weight45-60 pounds
Activity levelvery high
Watchdogyes
Protectionno
Intelligencevery high
Trainabilitycan be resistant, will excel at obedience and agility work, be consistent, cannot be pushed into submission
Compatibility with childrenchildren OK, no roughhousing
Characterattentive, animated, active, intelligent, versatile, affectionate
Ideal home environmenthouse with fenced yard and agility course...This breed needs a lot of mental and physical exercise!
Ideal owneractive, consistent leader with time to train, exercise, and socialize
Suggestions:early obedience training and socialization
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