Call us Now Call us+91-8744012053

Mon - Sat ~ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Follow & Like

Australian Shepherds Breed

download (12)

The Australian shepherd dogs are devoted to their owners. They like to be as close to their human friend as possible. They like leaning against a leg, sitting on a foot, or even wedging themselves into your lap.  This breed of dogs is focused and smart, and a good Aussi can be your best friend ever, but only if you are prepared to keep these dogs busy with the dog sports.

The Australian Shepherds are not from Australia and in fact they were developed by Basque shepherds in the USA. The confusion about the origin of these dogs is only one of many misconceptions about these hard-working and talented herding dogs. Apart from Aussie, Pembroke Corgi and Cardigan Corgi are also bred for the heading purpose; therefore, these can also be good options if you are looking for herding dogs.

[ Want to know about Corgi Dog Breed? –“Here is complete information of Corgi Dogs”]

If you are considering Australian Shepherds as your canine companion, you should read following general information about this breed:

Breed Name Australian Shepherd
Origin United States
Other Names Aussie or little blue dog
Lifespan 13 -15 years
Breed group Herding dog breeds (AKC)
Height Male: 20–23 inches (51–58 cm)Female: 18–21 inches (46–54 cm)
Weight Male: 25–31.8 kgFemale: 15.9–25 kg
Temperament Affectionate, Active, Intelligent, Good-natured, Protective
What to Feed Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Shedding Moderate
Litter size     2-5 puppies
Compatibility with other pets Generally good with other dogs and good with other pets
Children Friendly No
Coat Type Short Coat
Coat Colors Black, Blue, Gray, Red, Silver
Health Concern There are many health problems that are related with Australian Shepherd. They can acquire back and hip problems, vision problems, and pancreatic problems. Furthermore, they can develop bladder problems and urinary infections over time. In many aussies thyroid problems are also appearing.
Hypoallergenic Breed No
Space Requirements House with Yard
Trainability Varies From One Dog To The Next
Energy Level High Energy
Grooming Brushing Once a Week or Less
Protective Ability Varies From One Dog To The Next
Tendency to Drool Moderate
Tendency to Snore Low
Tendency to Bark High
Tendency to Dig Low
Social/Attention Needs High
Bred for Livestock herding
Activities Aussies are very energetic breed of dogs, so they need lots and lots of exercise. They should ideally have some sort of work to do. These dogs need daily jogs or walks, and should have ample time to romp and play off-leash.
Recommended Vaccinations
  • 6-8 weeks: Distemper, Leptospirosis, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo, and Corona virus (DHLPPC)
  • 10-12 weeks: Second DHLPPC
  • 14-16 weeks: Third DHLPPC and rabies
  • Annually: DHLPPC and rabies booster
Club Recognition
  • AKC Classification: Herding
  • UKC Classification: Herding Dog
  • Prevalence: Common


From Delhi, Rahul is an animal lover at heart. He is a writer and most of his writing revolves around making people aware of animal issues like health, training and grooming.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *