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Australian Shepherd Breeders Panama City FL

The Australian Shepherd is an enthusiastic herding breed that requires plenty of exercise. They make good family pets but require moderate grooming. For more information please read on the following article.

Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd is an enthusiastic herding breed that requires plenty of exercise. They make good family pets but require moderate grooming.

Physical Characteristics

  • Medium, athletic build
  • Black nose
  • Medium coat texture
  • Coat: Hair is blue merle, black, red merle, red; all with or without white markings and/or tan (copper) points
  • Height: 18-23 inches
  • Weight: 35-75 pounds
  • Average life expectancy: 12-15 years


  • Very smart, active, happy, easy going, very playful, courageous, loyal, affectionate
  • Interaction with people: Excellent with children; wary of strangers unless socialized as puppies
  • Interaction with animals: Good with other dogs
  • Training: Easily trained
  • Protection: Naturally protective; good watchdog.
  • Loyal to family

At Home

  • Not recommended for apartments
  • Needs large yard
  • Needs significant exercise


  • Easy to groom
  • Average shedder
  • Brush with firm bristle brush

Brief History

  • Originated in the 1920s in the U.S.
  • Ancestors from Spain and France
  • Appeared in rodeos, horse shows and on TV
  • Works as ranch dogs, service dogs and in search-and-rescue

Fido's Facts

  • In spite of the name, they're not native to Australia
  • Nicknamed the "Aussie"
  • Popularity exploded with Western and cowboy culture

Medical Conditions

  • Cancers
  • Epilepsy
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ophthalmic disorders (including progressive retinal atrophy, cataracts , distichiasis, iris coloboma and Collie eye anomaly)...

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