Hi, im tokenss and i want to know as much as Possible on Australian Shepherds. If you can give me any Advice,Tips,Behavior, Problems and anything else you can think of, i Really appreciate the help that Anyone gives me. Thanks. -tokenss-
There is so much about the Aussie...where can one start??
First off, they are super hi energy, they demand and need a job. Whether it be herding, rescuing,gaurding, etc., they have to be kept busy. They are not a good dog for someone who wants a couch dog. If you can take your aussie for a run 3 times a week and play for an hour or two the other days they are right for you.
They won't make good apartment dog unless you are dedicated and give him exercise and discipline. A bored Aussie is a destructive aussie!!
WE currently have 2, a blue merle and a red tri.
If you plan to breed, DO NOT breed merle to merle. The merle gene is dominant and you will produce pups with great disabilities. I.E. blind, deaf, no eyes, etc.
Their coat is really low maintenance. A dog muddy in the AM will be clean by noon. They do require a good brushing at least once a week.
If you are thinking of getting one of these dogs, please do your homework if you can't keep him active. Too many Aussies end up in shelters due to this one small thing!!
My Australian Shepherd is about 11 months old and 20 pounds. I am thinking she is a mini but I don't know because I got her from some one that got her from someone else and had no papers and I can't talk to them. Any ideas?
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