Australian Shepherd Dog Breed

Australian Shepherd Dog Breed Introduction:
If based on a name, one would think automatically that the Australian Shepherd dog breed was indeed from Australia. As with many names, that have similar affinity to another place or thing, it is a common misconception to connect the two as being one in the same. The Australian Shepherd dog breed is such a dog breed as to have another place of origination. Many refer to the Australian Shepherd dog breed simply as “Aussie.” Visit Cute Puppies For Sale’s comprehensive Dog Breeder Directory to find cute Australian Shepherd puppies for sale and an Australian Shepherd dog breeder near you.

Australian Shepherd Puppies For Sale

Australian Shepherd Puppies For Sale

Austrailian Shepherd Dog Breeder

(505) 565-5665

Australian Shepherd Dog Breed Temperament:
The Australian Shepherd dog breed in a nutshell is very clever. This is more than half the reason why such a wide variety of working styles are able to be adapted by the Aussie, and work alongside their owners with different types of farm stock. A well trained working Aussie is agile, and cautious not to harm the animals its trained to work with. The Aussie dog breed has the capability of making decisions on its own to change its strategy according to what is happening in the now. With the Aussie’s abilities of being gentle, they are often found to herd smaller livestock such as ducks, geese, and commercially raised rabbits.
As dogs bred to work and be in control of farm animals, many Aussie’s can easily try to over run families that have them just as a house hold pet. Dogs, including the Australian Shepherd dog breed, is a natural leader, and if given the chance will take over the leader roll of the “pack.” If that is allowed to take place, the end result is a recipe for disaster. Right from the get go, an Aussie owner must assert themselves as the leader of the pack. This by no means calls for any type of physical punishment to be given. A simple demonstration of pretending to eat out of the food dish before allowing your Aussie to eat will let them know they are second to you. Australian Shepherds can pick up on simple observations such as this usually right after the first time you show them. One thing to keep in mind if you are wanting to consider adding an Australian Shepherd to your household as a pet; you cannot be soft spoken, or dislike being assertive. An Australian Shepherd has bred in instincts that need to be shaped to ensure a fruitful life. Visit Cute Puppies For Sale’s comprehensive Dog Breeder Directory to find cute Australian Shepherd puppies for sale and an Australian Shepherd dog breeder near you.

Australian Shepherd For Sale

Australian Shepherd For Sale

Austrailian Shepherd Dog Breeder

(505) 565-5665

Australian Shepherd Dog Breed Appearance and Genetic Traits:
The Australian Shepherd dog breed is one of the only dog breeds of today to have such a broad spectrum of coat, and eye color to be acceptable as show quality standards. The Blue Merle color is predominantly the standard color one will find in a show. Other colors are black, red (referred to as liver), and red merle (marbled red and silver or buff). These are the foundation colors so to speak, that also can have patches of copper, white, and fawn throughout. A black or red dog with copper and white trim is called tricolor or for short tri. For a Aussie to be called bicolor or bi, one would have to be a black or red dog with white trim but no copper.. White should not appear on the body of the dog from topmost point of the shoulder blade to the tail. The Australian Shepherd dog breeders of today take heightened precautions to produce dogs with ears covered by and completely surrounded by pigment to limit the reproduction of white related defects i.e blindness, deafness, and forms of skin cancer due to hypersensitivity to the sun. The breeding of two Merle coated Aussies will result in the majority of the pups being born all white with these defects. The Dog breeder directory on Cute Puppies For Sale has well seasoned AKC certified dog breeders available that only breed the high standards according to the ASCA.
With such a cornucopia of fur coloring, the Australian Shepherd dog breeds eye color variations are even more exotic. Aussie eyes may be any shade or medley of brown, or blue. Aussie’s are commonly known to have two different colored eyes (one blue eye one brown), or bicolored or “split eyes” ( half-brown, half-blue eye). This characteristic trait, that is primarily only to be known to the Aussie, as well as being a breed accepted standard has been studied and linked to the Merle gene. Merled eyes may also occur which means two colors are swirled together. In general, however, black Aussies tend to have solid brown eyes, while red coated Aussies exhibit amber eyes, though these Aussies may carrya recessive blue eyed gene. It is clear now as to why the early nickname for the Australian Shepherd dog breed was “ghost-eye dog”. Visit Cute Puppies For Sale’s comprehensive Dog Breeder Directory to find cute Australian Shepherd puppies for sale and an Australian Shepherd dog breeder near you.

Australian Shepherd Puppies For Sale

Australian Shepherd Puppies For Sale

Austrailian Shepherd Dog Breeder

(505) 565-5665

Australian Shepherd Dog Breed History and Origin:
As time has passed by, many critical documents and early show results of dogs have been destroyed. This makes mapping out where the Australian Shepherd came from a bit of a challenge. The original breed of the Australian Shepherd was almost completely different than the Aussie’s we see today. It took the Aussie dog breed until 1957 to be recognized which was the same year there was the induction of the Australian Shepherd Club of America (ASCA). It was even later into the late 1970′s that the current Australian Shepherd dog breed description was written. In the last decade of the 20th century is when the American Kennel Club (AKC) finally stood up and made their acceptance of the modern day Aussie public. Even though the Australian Shepherd took several hundred years to be publicly noticed, the breed name has been around for centuries, and will continue to be with continued support of the ASCA.

Australian Shepherd Dog Breed Mortality:
The Australian Shepherd has the physically capable of living outdoors but if given to his own devices, the mental development of the Aussie will greatly be hindered. The Australian Shepherd dog breed susceptible to cataracts and in very rare cases, Collie eye anomaly (Collie eye anomaly (CEA) is a congenital, inherited, bilateral eye disease of dogs involving the retina, choroid, and sclera. It can be a mild disease or cause blindness). The most common, but not high percentages of Aussie’s, can develop maladies like hip dysplasia, cataracts, epilepsy(seizures), and autoimmune problems such as allergies and hypothyroidism. Veterinarians today are already knowledgeable that the Australian Shepherd dog breed is multi-drug reactive. Certain prescription dog medicine can be fatal to Aussie’s if administered. The Australian Shepherd dog breed is not for the lazy dog owner. If you are looking into owning an Aussie, as a lazy dog, don’t get an Aussie, you will get the complete opposite. The Australian Shepherd dog breed is a 12 year long commitment, and is a decision not to be made lightly.

Australian Shepherd Dog Breed Summary:
Its not a bad thing to admit that maybe owning an Australian Shepherd is not for you. In fact, if you can make such an educated guess you are well on the right path, and should be a dog owner. This is not to say that The Australian Shepherd is not an excellent dog. Because they are a great dog, when the right owner can ensure a comfortable, enjoyable relationship a true Aussie deserves. If you fit that criteria, visit Cute Puppies For Sale’s comprehensive Dog Breeder Directory to find cute Australian Shepherd puppies for sale and an Australian Shepherd dog breeder near you.

28 Responses to “Australian Shepherd Dog Breed”

  1. adele says:

    Hi im looking for a australian shepherd puppy any1 selling any??

  2. Reza says:

    Hi im looking for a australian shepherd puppy any1 selling any??

  3. calvio says:

    Hello here are some cute puppies for sale they are very good for family care please contact me intressted thanks

  4. dee bell says:

    Hi, we are interested in buying an Austrailian Shepard. We would like to know how much they would be and where the nearest seller in Tyne and Wear would be.Thank You!!

  5. mel says:

    hi!! looking for a male blue merle puppy for christmas ..i live in texas and is willing to drive to the distination

  6. wolfdream says:

    im looking for an austrain shep puppy its 11-23-10 rite now. and id need a puppy ready this spring/summer. contact me on facebook [allison sellers] and id be happy to see the lil aust sheps=]

  7. wolfdream says:

    ^^^oh. id prefer red orblue merle colored one thanks=)

  8. linda suttee says:

    I am looking for a tri-colored male or female dog. This pup needs to have all shots, docked tail, dew claws and ready to travel. This pup is for a companion,gaurd dog, and working cattle.I live in Wyo am willing to travel some to see. If you think you one that will fit please contact me. Thanks

  9. jody says:

    looking for male shepard

  10. davilee says:

    i would want one like this how much do you think it would be….?

  11. Bek says:

    Looking for a blue merle Ausie puppy. Show quality is necessary! Will be shown and handled by a Junior in AKC dog shows. If any are available just email me :)

  12. britney says:

    hay i would love to buy a puppy i have 200$ and i got a good home for him so please send me a mess

  13. joy says:

    they are soo cute!!!!

  14. jacky says:

    hello again i will like to see how much does one of these puppies cost please reply back at my email website msn.com

  15. jacky says:

    hi send me a message how much do these puppies cost there so CUTE i will love one i got a great home and a big backyard for we could play frissbee

  16. jacky says:

    thank you so much my mom said maybe and my my dad said yes so im VERY VERY HAPPY so maybe give me your address for one day i could pick up the puppy up to my house

  17. shay says:

    there so cute when they grow up there even more cuter i have 3 aussies i love them so much

  18. j shen says:

    I want one soooo bad i would like to buy one i just need a price and one to be avaliable of course

  19. phil torsiello says:

    looking for blue merle female puppy

  20. kenya says:

    i what it now SO CUTE

  21. Lovepups ;D says:

    They r so CUTE! I WANT ONE!

  22. Jen says:

    I got an australian shepherd puppy from Trinity Bay breeders in Houston, Texas. They have several available right now. Be prepared though! These dogs are little balls of electricity. They need to play all the time, and WILL get underfoot trying to redirect you. If you have never trained a dog before, I recommend not getting an australian shepherd. They are very smart, but VERY stubborn, and require constant supervision and play/excersize. It take both me, and my husband to give this dog proper training and attention. NOT a dog to be crated all day while you are at work-it will go crazy.

  23. Tori says:

    I have an aussie, 17 months old now and i absolutly adore him and i would love to find a nice blue merle for him to play with after our old dog dies soon and another aussie would be the only dog tht can keep up with him…maybe a female :)

  24. allison says:

    how much are the aussies and i looked at ur website when will the next litter be. when they come could u contact me please.

  25. Lisa says:

    Someone I work with in MN has these puppies for sale, they will be ready for their new home in 2 weeks.

    myprettyhorses@gmail.com

  26. jenny says:

    THEY ARE SSSOOOOO CCUUTTEE!!!!!

  27. Donna says:

    My daughter has a beautiful male aussie….He is 2yrs old…They need a good home for him..No children….He is very attached to my daughter…He just bit my grandson,trying to protect my daughter…We are trying someone to take him that can work with him and someone who has land so he can run…..He has not been neutered…Please,only serious people cuz he is very spoiled and needs someone that will not let him be the boss…..

  28. amanda says:

    my granny has one i named him lucky because he got hit by a car all they do is feed i go up there and play with it she call it my dog because i am the only one that playes with him. what should i do.
    i tell them i will take him home and can i take him homw.

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